“No Daddy, It IS Fragile!!”February 13, 2013
Amelia has been very concerned this week about whether things are “fragile.” She and Bill got into a bona fide argument about whether the car is fragile. Amelia insisted that a car is fragile. Bill explained to her that while cars can break, they don’t break easily, and so they are not especially “fragile.”
Bill picked Amelia up early from school today. He took her to her dentist appointment and then they had a Daddy-and-me outing for the remainder of the afternoon. My cell phone rang on my way home from work. It was Bill calling to tell me the car wouldn’t start. Loooonnnng story short, AAA had to tow it to a local automotive shop. When Billy and I arrived to pick them up, Amelia exclaimed triumphantly, “Mommy! Mommy! Do you know what?? Cars ARE fragile!!
Touche little one. Touche.
Incidentally, when I arrived, Amelia also whispered (loudly), “Mommy! Daddy bought you a present, but it’s a SECRET!! SSHHHHHHHH!!!!”
Wanna bet this Mommy gets a Valentine’s present on Thursday??
I’ve been thinking a lot this week about how events that seem unfortunate or bad at the time, sometimes lead to the most wonderful and important things (or persons). That has definitely been true for me. I really need to focus on that when things in my life seem unsteady or uncertain or potentially bad. Things have a way of working out. Even seemingly bad things.
Here’s another thing that I’ve been thinking about that’s pretty strange. Remember back when you were a kid like Billy and Amelia and you thought that your parents had everything figured out? That they always knew what the right decision was? The faith you had in them? I remember feeling that way, and then I step up into my current shoes as parent of the Kalahurka Kiddos. What a hoot! I have no idea what I’m doing! But I realize that Billy and Amelia probably think I do. When I mentioned this to Bill, he said that it’s really unrealistic to expect that we will make all the right decisions. Really, the best we can hope for is to weed out the really bad decisions and then do the best we can with the rest. We just have to try to be good people, and to spend a lot of our time with our kids, hoping that some of it will rub off on them. Have I mentioned that Bill is brilliant? Well, he is.
Okay. That’s probably enough for one week. Here are some photos from our spontaneous Sea World trip this weekend. It was a REALLY good time (and great to beat the crowds and the hot weather). The kids had a blast. Billy thought Bert and Ernie were great — but Cookie Monster is apparently very scary!! Also, I FINALLY pulled Amelia’s birthday video together.
Hope you all have a wonderful week!