This week has been stressful for me; we’re going to the beach for 10 days and leaving on Saturday. Sometimes I wonder if vacation is worth it (of course it IS worth it!) but between getting things packed and ready, trying to get caught up at work, get caught up on the book, get some other articles written and at least started, and cleaning the house for our dog sitter, I’ve been a little on the busy side. Oh and did I mention that the kids are both sick, so nobody’s sleeping at night? And I’ve been running every other morning because I’m trying to do a 5K in December, but that’s another story.
So anywho, kids of course are the most observant creatures on the planet, and my daughter decides mommy and daddy need a boost. Daddy had already left in the morning when she got up, so while I was in the shower, she fixes a nice “surprise” for me. I close my eyes and she walks me downstairs into the kitchen, and voila! Full tray of breakfast with water to drink and froot loops with milk. She even placed the vase of flowers on the tray and folded the paper napkin for me. She was so proud of herself, and it was such a nice gesture, of course it made me all teary-eyed.
And then I see this piece of paper with her writing on it and she tells me that was her “list". It read:
FYD THE DOGZ AND CAT
LET VEM AOSIDE
YAY FOR DADDY! YES!
MOMMY AND DADDY!
SHY GIT HR WIS!
Get up at 9:00 (which is really about 7:00)
Feed the dogs and cat
Let them outside
Yay for Daddy!
Happy Congratulations! (I had written that word out for her before)
Mommy and Daddy!
She get her wish!
Well it just cracked me up, and then I thought sheesh I’ve created a monster - she sees me all the time scheduling and making my “to-do” lists so I can keep on top of things. Yikes.
But it certainly did make me smile and have a much better day. So thanks Em!