"Raising a kid is part joy and part guerrilla warfare."
~Ed Asner

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Cracked Eggs

"Mama, I want pamcakes for breakfast."
"What do you want?"
"Pamcakes...I looove pamcakes."
"Okay, sweetie, I'll make you some pancakes."
"And then, we go to Nana and Papa's house?"
"Not today Izzie.  You and brother are sick."
"Ookaayy." (sad face)

"Mama, I want to go to Nana and Papa's house."
"Not today..."
"But, but, but...I neeeeeed to go to Nana and Papa's house."
"You and brother are sick and it takes a long time to get Nana and Papa's house."
"Okay...I wish Nana and Papa lived closer."

"Look Momma, I have all my stuff.  I have my coat and my hat...And Noah's coat and hat.  Will you help me put it on?"
"Where are you going?"
"We're going to Nana and Papa's house."
"Yah...And I'm going to drive.  Well, bye."

Did you know that children have amazing memory?  They never forget anything.  If you tell them they can go to the store with you after their nap, they will wake up and ask if you're ready to go to the store.  If you tell them they can go to preschool when it's summer and warm outside, a month later, on the first warm day of spring they will tell you that it's warm outside and they're ready to go to preschool.  And, if you tell them they're going to Nana and Papa's house, but then you don't end up going because they get sick, they will ask you every day when they're going to Nana and Papa's house and remind you that you told them they were going. 

Trust me, right now I would love to take Izzie and the Beast to Nana and Papa's house.  I would love to take them anywhere.  We're heading into the dangerous 'no sleep due to coughing all night-extremely crabby-fighting over crumbs' zone.  I did take them outside for a few minutes yesterday when the sun was out, and the fresh air was nice.  It's rainy and cold today and we're all starting to crack being stuck inside.  Hopefully, we'll make it through the rest of this week with minimal damage. 


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