Friday, February 12, 2010

Wasting all my best stuff on Facebook

I've neglected my blog. I know it, you know it. People don't stop by here very often anymore, in case you count that May 2009 entry... which I don't. I tend to put snippets of my day up on Facebook now, not taking the time to really write things down. But today is good, today is one of those days you want to remember. Well, twenty minutes of today was so special I know it's worth remembering - and lets be honest, sometimes you don't get twenty minutes in a whole week that are lovely and special.

Today my darling daughter, the younger one, is home sick. She's in first grade... and today she is missing her Valentines Day party at school. She's sad, but she really doesn't feel good at all. Husband was up with her lots last night, and she's got a pretty bad cold.

She announced a bit earlier that she was hungry. I asked her what sounded good to her, and she couldn't think of anything. So I started sharing some ideas. Peanut butter crackers? No. Jelly sandwich? No. Soup? No. Jello? (pause) No. (Ahhh, I'm getting warm.) Ice cream? (pause) "Can I really have that?"

She's missing her school party - which is a big deal in first grade. Know what you do when that happens and the only thing that sounds good to her for lunch is ice cream?

You give it to her.

Know what you do next?

You go get yourself a bowl and join her.

You watch her eyes get big, and you make her giggle about how naughty this is - how wonderful to get to do something so out of the ordinary. You both laugh about how this is the silliest, craziest lunch in the whole world!

And then you smile, and you file this one away forever.


Mrs. Kravitz said...

Love it!! Love it!! It reminds me of a time when Cameron was out of town and I told the kids we could go get ice cream first, then pick up a pizza on the way home for dinner. Sometimes you have to just do little things like that to make you the coolest mom EVER! :)

You really should blog more... you are such a great writer. (I'll buy your book when it comes out, too. :) )

Summer is a Verb said...

She will remember that moment for the rest of her life! Kudos Mommy...XXOO

Martha said...

Ah yes, fond memories of the "ice cream for breakfast" tactic I once used to get the kid to stop crying and go to kindergarten!

Savor the sweetness...both of the ice cream and your forever-snuggle baby!