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Hrmph…and there goes the Kindle.

This was going to be a cutesy Valentine’s Day post…all about love, hearts, gushy, mushy, lovey dovey stuff.

And then I got a call from my daughter at school.

I answered with “What did you forget?”

Her response was “Five things that are liquid”.

Now…my mind and my mouth said “WHAT?”  Not having heard these words before I had no clue what she was talking about.

So she went on to explain how she was supposed to bring five things that are liquid to school today for Science class.

She didn’t need to say she forgot them.  She didn’t have to.  She knew that it never came up in the discussion last night of “Do you have any homework?”

She had just groaned, put her Kindle down and grabbed her English book.  After she was done, she promptly grabbed her Kindle again…stuck the earbuds in her ears and started singing away.

Let’s suffice it to say, after her explanation on the phone, this mother promptly said “There will be no more Kindle for a long time.”

She answered “I know”.  I could vision her shoulders sag.

Shall I add the vision of me standing in my kitchen in my husbands fleece and my leopard print flannel pajama pants…obviously not showered yet.

As I rummaged through my refrigerator, I very slyly thought of bringing the goods to the school and sloughing up to her room in said pajama pants just to give her a moment of embarrassment – that would show her, wouldn’t it?  She’d never ask me to bring her anything again, would she?

Alas, my ego got the better of me…I just couldn’t show up at the school in my jammies.

Not that I haven’t driven her to school in them (all the way praying that I don’t get into a car accident)!

So…with Soy Sauce, Teriyaki Sauce, French Vanilla Creamer, Beef Broth and Chicken Noodle Soup in hand…and yoga pants on…I headed to the school office.

As that lovely little impish face showed up, I gave her the sternest look I could and told her there would be no Kindle for a week.  She once again said…”I know” {insert shoulder slump}.

As we walked out together, I said “And one more thing.”  She gave me this weary look as I grabbed her around the shoulders and whispered “Happy Valentine’s Day”.

She smiled a big old braces filled grin as she walked back to her classroom yelling over her shoulder “Thanks Mom!”

And all is well with the world once again.

Have a GREAT Valentine’s Day everyone!

We’ll be cheering Miss Gabi on at her basketball game tonight!  After which we’ll come home and have a piece of Red Velvet Valentine’s Cake from our local Plum Bun Bakery!

I’m picking it up at noon…do you think it will still be whole when they see it?  Hehehe….

Patty O

ps…The picture is of a little vignette I did in our bathroom…flowers, bath salts, heart, and vintage ice bag (get the irony)?

pss…The cake didn’t make it unscathed until they saw it.  Oops!

9 Comments Post a comment
  1. You sound like a great mom! Happy Valentine’s Day! don’t be too hard on your daughter, we were all kids once!


    February 14, 2013
    • Thank you! Yes we all have had our moments, haven’t we?


      February 15, 2013
  2. Loved this and I can so relate! This made me smile and cry; great job! 🙂


    February 15, 2013
  3. Jan #

    Red Velvet Cake!!!


    February 15, 2013
    • Jan…I’m home all day with babies…want to come for coffee and cake? 🙂


      February 15, 2013
  4. randy #

    great blog, loved it!


    February 15, 2013

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