Thursday, May 13, 2010

Good Parenting. Check.

I've got a billion things to do this morning before I get to have lunch a with my friend, Kathryn, to celebrate both her birthday and being five years, cancer free.

She's pretty great and for sure, this is a day worth celebrating.

So, I have to actually shower and wash my hair this morning and then turn the whole thing into something that will pass actually walking into and sitting down in a restaurant instead of the Chick-fila drive through window.  Let me tell you, it's not gonna be easy.

Yesterday afternoon Sadie told me she was hungry so I asked her if she wanted a snack. She replied in her sweet, sing-song voice, "Mom, how 'bout, instead of a snack, we actually eat something?"  And I realized I had officially succeeded in teaching her that a snack is not actually eating, it's just the food version of activity interruption.  Like the phone ringing, or having to use it.

High fives, all around!

3 comments:

Sarah said...

"Having to use it" This cracks me up. There are phrases/slang that I'm not totally sure what they mean, but the first time a little boy told me "I gotta use it" I thought, "No mystery there- I know exactly what you are saying." Love it.

Karin Katherine said...

LOVE IT! When is your parenting book coming out?cul

emily said...

meals are overrated!