Makes My Monday! - Mommy Moments

Monday, January 19, 2009

I have really been enjoying thinking about my “Makes My Monday” post, sponsored by Twinfatuation. This Monday, my week has begun with a good start thinking about some nice “Mommy Moments.”

Saturday, I was at Sam’s Club with the kids and was letting Katie get a drink after we checked out because she was “SO firsty!” She wanted to carry the humongo RED fountain drink herself and I told her she couldn’t because “It was more than likely that it would be spilled if she did” and I got an “Awwright.” There was a lady getting ready to fill up her drink. She looked about 10 years older than me, so an experienced mom. She caught my eye after my exchange with Katie and just had a big smile and started nodding as if to say Good call, mommy. I just love sharing that “knowing-mom-look”.

Katie was off from school today in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As a picture of him came on tv this morning she pointed excitedly and shouted “Dr. King, Dr. King!” So cute to see her learning new things at school. She is getting so good at learning new things. She knows her telephone number, now, and is working on her address. I’ve also been having her repeat some prayers after me at night before bed and to my utter disbelief 2 nights ago, I started with “Hail Mary…” (her favorite prayer) and she just took off and recited the entire thing. She doesn’t do the whole thing every time without help, but she is doing a great job.

In the late morning today, we headed out to the store and on the way went to visit her old daycare as they’ve been very eager to meet Timmy. There’s a big dip in the road, which I forgot about since I haven’t driven that way in awhile and I took it a little to fast. As a result, this is the conversation that ensued:

Katie: Whoa, that was a bump mommy.
Me: Yea, it felt a little like a roller coaster, didn’t it?
Katie: Yea, I like roller coasters mommy.
Me: I know you do.
Katie: I like rides, I want to go on rides.
Me: Well honey, it’s too cold right now. Rides aren’t open again until it’s warm out.
Katie: Warm and sunny and I don’t have to wear my jacket.
Me: Yup! You know Katie, maybe you should tell daddy that you really want to go on rides. Mommy really wants to go to visit Mickey Mouse again. Remember that fun place? There’s lots of rides there.
Katie: Yea, I want to go there.
Me: Me, too. We can't REALLY go, but make sure you tell daddy.
Katie: I know the magic words mommy!
Me: Oh yea? (thinking, please?)
Katie: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse! (She means Meeska, Mouska, Mickeymouse! – which makes the clubhouse appear)
Me: Oh, they ARE magic words Katie, but it’s a lot of money to go there. I don’t think mommy and daddy really have enough money right now to go.
Katie: I have money. I have MY money.
Me: giggle
Katie: I have money in my piggy bank, mommy!

Oh, if ONLY that were enough. I love the innocence of children.

P.S. I know this is an example of poor parenting, but we all have our weaknesses and right now wanting to plan a vacation is mine! ;)


Cheryl Lage January 19, 2009 at 8:38 PM  

I dunno, I think it's very good parenting to let the babies know things aren't free! I think you are a fabby mom...and LOVE the knowing Mommy looks too! ;)

Thanks so much for playing along, Julie! :)

[And thank you for your kind comments on our current situation. So appreciated!]

debi9kids January 20, 2009 at 4:06 PM  

Yes! get katie working on Chris to plan a vacation. LOL
Too funny Julie!

ps Yes, Joelle is HUGE. The girls said he's almost 7 ft tall!

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