Is there anything sweeter than hearing your two year old lean over her newborn cousin saying, "You're cute, Baby DN-J! You're cute!"?
How about when she squatted in front of her, holding her burp cloth in her hand, wanting to help so much she tried to command spit up to spew? "Spit up!"
Okay, I don't consider myself to be a "girly girl" except when it comes to bugs and mice. And a little black mouse just ran out from the kitchen towards the washer and dryer. EEEEEKKK!!! I had been hearing noises this morning from under the fridge, and suspected a little guest, but didn't really want to check it out. Yuck! Hopefully it just ran back outside through an obvious hole under the dryer.
Apparently I got in trouble for not posting about the fabulous time I had at the zoo with a friend from the MOMS Club, L. It was supposed to be a bigger group, but two people cancelled the day of and one had to leave soon after we arrived (we were late), so L. and I walked around with the kids. We had a great time. It is so nice to spend time with another mom and actually "click" - conversation was really easy and I truly enjoyed myself. There, L., if you read this (which I doubt you do), here's proof that I really did have fun. Happy now?!! :)
And Monday Heather came over in the afternoon with the two girls. We were going to garden, but it had just rained and wasn't really a good idea, so we just let the kids play. So wonderful to have a playdate with another teacher! About ten minutes into the playdate, after listening to each other interact with the kids, we both started laughing about how obvious it was that we were both teachers. It was great to hear another mom expect her child (and mine) ask for things nicely - I sometimes feel like I must be one of the strictest moms around for making my child say, "May I have a turn, please." It's nice to hear someone else do that too. And we had a great time talking.
I have more to talk about but have to get the kids to school and J, DN-J, and I to the gym. Will try to check back later today.