Thursday, April 23, 2009
What Not To Wear.
It's cooled down. We are all much happier. The baby is sleeping again. All is well with the world. It's amazing to me that the entire experience of parenting is rooted in sleep or, the lack of it. I still think the ever enterprising drug companies are missing out on a big opportunity. Not that I would give drugs to my baby. It just seems that there might be some parents who would benefit from it. Not me you understand.
We have a busy week. This weekend we have a special event. I bought a dress. After being pregnant on and off for ten years - I have many extra pounds. I always buy black. This year I decided enough with the black and bought something colorful. The six year old thinks it's the most beautiful thing she's ever seen.
On Friday I am spending the morning in the six year old's classroom. It's an annual event and the six year old is VERY excited it's finally my turn.
She came to me yesterday with that sweet (give me anything I want) smile on her face.
"Mummy, I want all the friends at school to see you at your most beautiful, will you wear something special?" Awwwww.
"Yes sweetie, what a great idea - what did you have in mind?"
"Well how about the new dress?"
The hopeful look on her face was so emploring, I actually spent a few minutes wondering if I could dress it down enough to wear it. To class. With 22 sticky fingered kindergarteners. We settled on something else - pretty but a little more practical.
If only we adults lived in a world where I would have just worn that dress and delighted my daughter.