As I type this my fine manthing is bravely heading to the post office. I am proud yo say all family packages are headed out before Christmas. This might be a first for us, I have no problems mailing any time during the 12 days of Christmas. I still have to finish a hat, make something for j and make more lip balm because I miscounted or didn't count and find myself short.
Mo reminded me that she won't be the same age much longer, she said it in the cutest way I wish I could remember. I am grateful that I have been able to stay home with my kids nothing beats it.
This morning went something like this:
Mo had set up an Arveda salon and I made an appointment to have my hair brushed and pretend cut. While she was cutting my hair she asked if I wanted a book, I said no I would like to talk. Here is how it went:
me: What is your name?
Mo: Michelle Reese
me: How old are you?
Mo: Almost 101 my birthday is tomorrow.
me: You look great for 100 do you exercise?
Mo: Yes, and I use this cream on my face so I don't get wrinkles. That's why I don't look like a gramma.
me: Do you have children?
Mo: Yes, thousands. I can count how many I have. I have 75.
She brushed and I sat in silence for a little bit and then:
This morning Mo and I walked J to the bus stop. We were almost there when we watched a bus roll on by. I nearly panicked and starting walking home when the right bus stopped!
Mo and I have the mornings to ourselves which I love but then off to school we go.
It was cute to see all the little ones lined up at school.
Mo was not content with the first day of school she needed something bigger...
She yanked out one of her loose teeth! The tooth fairy is visiting her tonight, I can not remember what the going rate is at our house. Sadly the new tooth is coming in the wrong way but that is an adventure for another day!
I am so grateful that they enjoyed school. And that they arrived home safely on the bus. That part had me worried and the bus was 20! minutes late but Jacob sat with his sister which I think is fantastic.
Just back from buying the school supplies and I am in shock, I spent $130 and we have more to buy! Why do we have to buy so much? Why does my kid lose his scissors every year? Can't kids use old crayons? What about an old notebook that has not been filled? I will admit I love the newness of it all and have fond memories of my trips for school supplies, it screams freshness and beginnings, but I know better now. I would prefer to teach my kids it is ok to use things until they are at an end. I would never in a million years use hand sanitizer but I have to buy two bottles of the stuff, same with clorox wipes. I think we need to teach proper hand washing and go back to basics with sanitizing. Just think of all the trash not created when we use a bar of soap that comes wrapped in paper or a one gallon jug of clorox or even vinegar diluted with a reusable rag. Rant over.
Last night J man flew off a merry go round and did a number on his arm. It changed our plans from library and ice cream to a visit to the ER. He was amazing through a very long wait and his strength inspires me. Even before pain meds he kept making sure I was ok. We tried to think of the good things that came out of the experience. Here is what I can remember:
-I got several inches of knitting done on my sock
-Chris did not have to make that late trip into the office
-j man got to stay up past bedtime
I pray for a speedy recovery and that this is the last trip to the ER for a very long time.
This morning I offered a trip to the indoor playscape to mo. I was hoping she would meet some kids- outdoor parks have been deserted since the temperture has dipped. I knew I could sew up the baby sweater too. But then we got outside and saw the fog, the magical frost and an enchanting morning. I wanted to grab the camera and take some photos before the fog lifted, but mo was ready to play and I kept my word. Because I am a mom, and I know the fog will return. I also am all to aware that my five year old is growing up fast and I need to cherish our time together.
I did finish the seams, need to sew on the ties and it will be complete.
Mo made friends and had a great time.
And I was asked to knit some mitts for j's art teacher, hoping she will trade for some pottery!