Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wanted: A Manual for Moms with real kids

Being a mother is tricky somedays.  It's joyful, overwhelming, lovely, and tiring.
Last weekend I had a little scare with Marley when she broke out in quite severe hives, then began vomitting.  A lot.  This morning my sitter called in sick.  These are the things you just don't expect. (Note: I have a lovely sitter who NEVER calls in sick).  Anyhow, luckily Cameron could watch Mia in the am as I had a field trip with my class and I took the afternoon off to look after her.  I have to say, I was actually really looking forward to it - with an afternoon nap and all.  I figured - start supper, do a little laundry, wrap some gifts, relax.  WRONG!  Turns out it was a good thing Mia was home (or not).  Vomit, vomit, oh yes, a little more.  I don't like your shirt much mommy - blahhh.  I think you need to wash my sheets again - blahhhhhh. 

Today was also Marley's Kindergarten Christmas concert over the lunch hour.  It was cute.  She waved at me after every song.  She was very excited that I came.  These are the moments you remember.

She waved basicallty the whole perfomance. It was AWESOME
Still waving

Tonight at dinner, Maisie is concerned about a junior dance at school tomorrow.  They have to wear something nice (a new dress) to attend.  The big problem is about a boy.  Maisie gave me a note, it says "I want Will for the dance but it's tomorrow! What am I going to do? From:Maisie  
So here are my thoughts - First:WHAT!!!  You're in grade 4 for goodness sake!  Frankly that was my only thought.  How am I supposed to answer that?  I can't really say what I want to.  Think, think, think. 
Maisie, have to talked to him? 
Okay, during the dance, just ask him. 
"NO!! The kids will laugh" 
Okay, boys don't really dance at that age anyway.  You'll see.  Frankly Maisie, boys don't ever really like to dance.
"But daddy dances" 
We don't call that dancing.  enough said.

Daddies get to have all the fun

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