Stick In The Mud

October 29, 2009 at 4:06 am Leave a comment

Today was a bad day.

I mean, a cry over a big piece of cake and a glass of milk kind of bad day. (Although that sounds like a good day…whatever.)

Anyway, in the midst of the prayer and concern that is a constant for my grandmother, and now my sweet nephew Jack, Paisley got sick. I knew it was the flu, so I took her in to see the pediatrician. Of course, because we homeschool, I had to take all three kids because I have no drop-off options during the day.

The threats to hang them by their toes and pull their eyelashes out if they talked while the doctor was talking worked pretty well.

As we were sitting in the waiting room, my phone rang. Now, I don’t just have a regular ringtone. My tone is Paisley, singing “Jesus Loves Me” at the TOP of her two year old lungs. I think it’s hilarious. People around me apparently do not.

It was my realtor, and any call from her is welcome, day or night. She informed me that someone was coming to see my house in two and a half hours.  I was in Madison, 20 minutes away, waiting to see the doctor. My husband was out of town. Our house was not a pigsty, but it was what I like to call “Dad’s gone, and Mom’s hanging in there” state.

The visit went quickly, Paiz has the swine flu. We’re stocked with Motrin, all is going to be well.

I raced home and pulled into the driveway. We got out of the van and I told the kids, “Do NOT ask me for anything. Your Nonna (my sweet mama) is coming to get you so I can get this house clean in a hurry. Sit in front of the TV and do NOT move until she gets here!”

Aidan looked at me with that skinny face, his big dark eyes amazed. “Mama?” he said. “You’ve NEVER said that to us before!”

“What?” I asked.

“You’ve never told us to go sit in front of the TV. That’s so cool!” He was most impressed.

In the midst of the craziness of today, I think I reached hero status with my little boy. And on a day like this, I’ll take it.

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