My mom just moved back home to Connecticut. Yes, she is still pursuing her Master’s Degree in social work but she’s decided she wants to finish her degree in the Nutmeg state. The lure of the nutmeg is mighty.
As I drove with the girls from Manhattan to Connecticut to visit my mom, I did a little hands-free parenting…
“Summer, please stop whining and tell me what you need. No, Dylan is looking at that book. You can have it in two minutes. Summer, if you keep whining, you’re not getting the book. It’s Dylan’s turn. Look at this book instead. Summer, there is no reason to throw it on the floor. You can just say no thank you. No, you can’t have Dylan’s book yet. In another minute. We have a million books back there. Why don’t you look at a different one? Summer, why are you crying? You’re getting the book in a minute. Crying won’t make it happen any faster. Ok two minutes is up. Dylan, please give her the book now. No, I can’t read it to you. I’m actually trying to drive….”
When Jennifer H goes on her lovely, scenic Thursday drives, she must not take the kids along.
But once we arrived at the beach and felt the sand between our toes and the cool May breeze, the mini road trip was completely worth it.
Later on, we grabbed dinner.
Before becoming a mother, I would never have imagined that one day I’d go into a restaurant with my kids, sit down and start perusing the menu before realizing that my 2 1/2 year-old wasn’t wearing any shoes.
And then a momentary pause to think , “Did I even bring her shoes?”
And then I realize, yes I did.
And even better than shoes, the girls slept all the way back to the city.
mama bird notes:
Thanks to everyone who entered the contest to win a Kodak ESP-7 All-in-One Printer! Of course, now I’m dying to see these embarrassing, funny photos of you all. I had my dad randomly pick a winner (so if you didn’t win, take it up with him). The winner is jsk! Send your address to email@example.com and my dad will personally deliver the printer. Ok, it might be FedEx.
If you’re following my journey on 23andMe, here’s an excerpt from latest post. My husband has decided to take the DNA plunge:
“I’ve known my husband almost a decade and I just didn’t think he had any hidden talents left. But I was wrong because the guy can really spit. When I did my spitting for 23andMe, it took FOREVER…”
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