NUMBER ONE: MY MAMA. Today is my mama's birthday, and though my children refused to speak to her on the phone this morning, she is the grandparent they connect most to, probably because she never hesitates to roll around on the floor with them and lets them run the show (within reasonable limits). She's Montessori Nona, and we all love her to pieces.
I had one of those days that was productive yet pleasant. I got a lot done, but I never felt rushed or stressed. I started the day with this enormous accomplishment:
|That's fourteen pairs of shoes, I'll have you know!|
Can I say that I enjoy polishing shoes? It gives me such a sense of satisfaction after very little time and energy. And today, I had a fire in the fireplace, new shoe polish, and children willing to self-entertain. Brian kept saying, "You polished all my shoes? They look completely different! Wow, you polished all my shoes?" Add the gratitude of one's spouse to the list.
Maggie was also completely charming. She tried on my brown heels and told me they looked like an elephant (heel-->trunk). She also excitedly announced to Brian, "Daddy, come see the new tuh-nail polish we got you!" To Maggie, all polish is tuh-nail polish. Nevermind if it is for shoes or that her daddy does not actually paint his toenails.
Someday I will own a box like this. How cool is this? I know you all want one, too.
|Our haul--stay tuned for how it will be used.|
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