31 December 2006

Recent Reads

Mrs. Kimble by Jennifer Haigh; You Have to Kiss A Lot of Frogs by Laurie Graff; Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner; The Probable Future by Alice Hoffman.

Currently reading...

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

11 December 2006

Out of the mouth of Emily

My daughters took part in their annual school Christmas program yesterday. The girls attend a Catholic school so the program takes place in the church each year. In order to accomodate all the families who want to attend they do two performances. I attended the early performance and then since I was going to be without kids for an hour made plans to meet my good friend at the local bar for pizza and some drinks during the evening performance. T and I had a great time, as always!

When I returned to the church to pick the girls up the first one I went for was my youngest, Emily. When she noticed me she ran over and grabbed me and then looked up at me and in the loudest voice possible said, "You smell like you've been at the bar!!"


08 December 2006

Officially Uncool

My oldest turned 11 yesterday, no biggie, she was the same kid when she got out of bed that she was when I put her to bed the night before. Then I dropped her birthday snack off at school...

After leaving the 31 mini cheese cakes (what happened to Tootsie Pops?) on her desk I hit the playground to let her know. As I was leaving I leaned in to give her a kiss, as always, and she leaned away. I would give anything to have seen the look on my own face. I think I truely believed she wouldn't be a typical kid because let's face it, I'm a cool mom!

I obviously believed wrong.

Perhaps the funniest part was when I told her later that I returned home and cried after her rejection. She rolled her eyes at me and replied, "No you didn't."

Ah, and to think the best years are yet to come.

"O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet."
St. Augustine

I'm Reading

I'm Reading
The Night Villa
by Carol Goodman