Tuesday, November 10, 2009

today's mommy moment

this morning:
child awakens one hour
thirty minutes before usual
tired
.
breakfast
shower
dress
curious george
etc.
.
load diaper bag
load stroller
load child
.
stroll to park
enjoy fall day
release child into the
(gated in)
wild
.
referee toddlers
.
chat with the bestie on the phone:
one hour
forty-six minutes
twenty-five seconds
(there was much with which to acquaint her)
.
let child play too long
tired
hungry
mad
.
child climbs into stroller of own volition
mother notes: this willing stroller confinement
is an unprecedented event
in all the twenty-three months
and sixteen days
of the young lad's life
.
child: hungry
banana
banana falls into sand
crackers?
declined
pretzels?
declined
raisins?
disappeared
fruit snacks?
accepted!
.
mom rushes into CVS
child: hungry, tired, mad
second packet of fruit snacks?
accepted
.
mom scrambles through aisles
searches through vitamins
child: hungry, tired, mad
mom: desperate
third packet of fruit snacks?
child: happy
.
purchase vitamins
walk half way home
discover hidden bottle of vitamins in stroller canopy
oops!
accidental thievery!
.
think to self:
"do i return them now?"
"or later?"
"i don't want child to fall asleep"
"i need to get him home for lunch"
"i really need to pee"
"thou shalt not steal!"
.
return to CVS
.
think to self:
"do i return them to the cashier
and confess to my thievery?"
"do i just put them back on the shelf?"
.
conclude:
put them back on the shelf
undiscovered
.
conscience:
relieved
.
walk home
.
child: out
transfer sleeping lunchless child to crib
pee
blog
nap
.ta.

3 comments:

Rachael said...

Love it. Our days are very similar, including Curious George, fruit snacks, and accidental thievery which always results in the same debate in my mind with the same outcome. Very good post.
Are you coming to Super Saturday?

Amy D. said...

I just bought Ethan the same sweater today! great minds think alike. Miss you.

Gramma Dani said...

Very touching post! Love it!