Saturday, April 20, 2013
around and about
I love my kids. They are so good. Or I'm so crazy. Anyway, when I say it's time to go home, they jump to it. Occasionally I have to pick up lP. But the kids know that if they freak out, I'll threaten, and follow through.
Months ago M and her various friends were obsessed with talking birthdays. The cakes would be as big as tables. They would invite everyone in every social group they belonged to. I asked M to stop. I told M to stop. Finally I threatened that if she didn't stop, she would not get a birthday party. Our family has a standardized birthday equation. Pizza, cake, pinata at the park with every kid from church and school invited and their families. So M knew the routine. And she kept talking about birthdays. So I told her she wouldn't have one. And she accepted that.
Eventually I realized that it would actually be really convenient to not have to do the usual circus approximately 2 weeks after having given birth. So I was really glad it fell out this way. Now M is going to go to Burger King with Dad, G and lP for her birthday. She's fine with that.
She's a miracle. They all are. Well... lP screams a lot, but she calms down and says "I'm happy" really fast when I tell her to.
Posted by Lucky Day at 8:44 PM