Thursday, February 28, 2013

Mom's New To Do List

My little girl turned 5 last week.  5!  That means she'll be starting kindergarten in the fall, and we all know kindergarten is the gateway drug to college which means she'll be all grown up and moved away and wearing a suit to work before I know it.  

I checked my to do list and didn't see "have panic attack about daughter turning 5" anywhere on it.  So I added it and checked it off.   Then I looked at the rest of the things on the list: run dishwasher, kids laundry, grocery store, schedule 5 year check up, pack lunch, caulk the windows, vacuum...blah, blah, blah.  Hundreds of items of blah, blah, blah. 

Well, I am rewriting my to do list right now:
Lauri's Stories
BIG plans today!

1.   Hug each girl 153 times per day. 
2.   Be the first one down on the rug asking them to play Candy Land.
3.    Come running when one of them yells, "Mommy I need you right now!" even though it's just to put pants on a Ken doll.  (Keeping pants on Ken really should be a goal anyhow.)
4.    Try my very hardest to color within the lines.
5.    Quit picking my nose so much.  Wait how'd that get in there? That's a different list.
6.    Take a moment to enjoy the smell of bath night hair.
7.    Linger in the girls' rooms even after they are asleep, just to watch them breathe for a few minutes. 
8.    Write with wine.   Hey don’t judge me!  I watched the kids sleep, and man they are out.  And everyone knows the Mediterranean diet is the best one for writers.

There.  That's a much better to do list. 

Hey, isn't someone going to take care of all the frickin' laundry around here?!

Which one fun thing are you going to add to your to do list today?


  1. Aw...Happy Birthday girl!

    Do you know the This is Childhood series? You will find 5 poignant, I think.

    1. Oh Cathy - having just come from kindergarten registration, that was a lovely read about life as a five-year-old. How appropriate that as I stop to pause, Allison describes five as the apex of the roller coaster where you can take a second to soak up the journey to the top. Thank you for sharing that link!

  2. HA! ;) Hmmm... Get 1000 AR points before February is over. Check! I have 1000.6 AR points! :D

    1. I thought you could! I thought you could! I thought you could!

  3. Yep. I, too, am a head sniffer. Also a wine drinker. But my game is Battleship. I'm not sure what this says about me, but there it is.

    1. You hit my Destroyer! My husband and I actually played a game of travel Battleship during labor 5 years ago (that was after the epidural).

    2. That's not really a fair game, you being on drugs and giving birth and all.

  4. Oh, happy 5th birthday to your little girl! When school starts, it's like you don't know what they're doing for half of the day anymore :( Here's to extra cuddles and games!

    1. Thank you Jennifer. Yeah, our kindergarten is only half day so it's just a tiny 2 hour break, but I'll take what I can get!


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