Baby Zed was just falling asleep on my breast, the boys were watching their Canadian History video on the couch beside me and I could hear that Girly was getting into something. That is what happens when she needs attention, when we are all too busy doing and not connecting with her. In she ran with flour on her hands and proceeded to wipe it on the ottoman. Ack!
But, and I am so proud of myself, I got up, told her to vacuum up her mess and asked her if she would like to bake something with mommy. Then I took Baby upstairs, laid him on the bed and went down to make cookies with my girl.
Monkey joined us as he hates to be left out. After we had a batch done, I put on the kettle and we all sat down for tea and cookies. I asked the kids who makes the best chocolate chip cookies in the world. There had been some discussion about this because they had eaten cookies made by two other women recently and proclaimed them both the best ever. My kids are nothing if not polite. *wink.
I was greeted with a chorus of, "You do, Mom!" Right answer.
But Monkey piped in with his Aunt's name. I said, "What?!?!" and laughed.
He looked at me very seriously and said, "Mom, I don't always think what you think."
Can I tell you that I was ever so proud in that moment? I am doing something right.
So thankful today to know that everything I say does not just go in one ear and out the other.
Oh yeah, I decided to do Nablopomo and 30 days of thanks this month, come and join me! Thanks Lori for inspiring me!