- Wake-up Call
I confess that I hoped to be writing this much later than I am, since, as a working mom, I had a rare opportunity to sleep in on a weekday, but Mandy had other ideas. Mark got up at his regular time, and then after about fifteen minutes, Mandy jumped up on the bed and stood there quietly behind me for about 30 seconds. (It is even odds as to whether this was her own idea or whether Tyra was egging her on.) When I didn’t pay any attention, then she took her nose, and touched it gently and sweetly to my ear. I continued to ignore her, so after another pause, she deliberately stepped on my side with her front paws, took another step so that I was between her front and back paws, finished walking over me with her back paws and jumped off the bed and circled around to the other side. I still continued to ignore her, so she repeated the walk-over. However, this time instead of circling around to the other side of the bed, she escalated by turning back to where she could reach my face from the floor , waited another few seconds and when I still didn’t get up, she started licking my face furiously, at which time I really had no choice but to start laughing and get up. If I had rolled over to ignore her yet again, her next step would have been to jump up on the bed and walk on my hair. That hurts!
- Lunch Money
Kayla was worried this morning – she might miss second breakfast. Let me explain. The school sends home each Thursday the amount of lunch money remaining in her account. This Thursday, she did not have a balance, but we owed the school 10 cents. If you owe the school or have a zero balance, you cannot have breakfast until money is posted back in your account. Although I am sending a check with her today, it won’t be placed into her account until right before lunch, so breakfast at school will not be available. She explained all this to Mark, who came out to check if I had lunch money to send with her. As Mark said to me, “She told me she gets first breakfast (at home), second breakfast at school, lunch at school, snack at school, snack at Learning Lodge and she says you’re usually good for a snack right when the two of you get home, but she is worried she about missing second breakfast in case they have cheese grits!” I gave her a dollar just in case the school was serving cheese grits and sent her away smiling. Mark was buying her breakfast at McDonald’s, so she was getting extra food for first breakfast, too. It reminds of the time when, a young and inexperienced couple with no children, we took our nephew, who was about Kayla’s age at the time, to the Kennedy Space Center, and he told his mother after the trip, “It was fun, but they only fed me three times a day!”
- Funny Bone
I was walking by our kitchen desk area and hit my funny bone hard on the chair in the kitchen. It was not, as anyone who has had this experience knows, funny at all. It was one of those self-censoring moments – right when I hit, I started by saying “Gawww….” and remembered to shift streams to finish with “lly gee whilikers!”
Have a great weekend everyone!