A totally random snapshot from my week:
Little girl's school does show-and-tell based on letters of the alphabet. The first week all the kids bring things that start with letter "A", the second week was "B", etc. The kids write 3 clues about their item and put it in a small fabric bag. When they take it to school they get to tell their clues and the classmates try to guess. She took this tiny doll to school this week as her letter "D" show and tell. And then it rode home from school in my cupholder. Because why not? When you are that tiny you can just ride anywhere! Of course Little Girl wanted me to take a picture of her doll in the cupholder since clearly a doll in a cupholder screams "Kodak-moment!"
Speaking of dolls, having 2 daughters and having been a little girl who loved dolls, I thought I'd seen it all when it came to doll features. You know, there are ones that talk, ones that go potty, ones that drink a bottle, ones that crawl, ones that swim, etc. But, no, I had no seen it all!
Recently I took my 8 year old to the toy store to redeem a gift card she got for her birthday and we saw this doll:
The Runny Nose doll! She comes complete with her own box of Kleenex and a little cup that she apparently drinks out of and then this happens:
I told my daughter. Well, at least they are making dolls true to reality now, because when you guys were babies and toddlers there were days when I felt like all I did was wipe your nose over and over again. But still, I wouldn't want that feature in my doll!
Next there will be the projectile spit-up baby doll!
I had to make the walk of shame recently. The one where you have to go up to the librarian at the elementary school library (the one where you volunteer once a week, no less) and tell her your child has lost their library book, it cannot be found anywhere and you need to pay for it.
There was a time earlier in my mothering when I might have seen this as a parenting failure. But, really it's not like they hand you a "Bad Mom" sign right there in the library. You pay for the book, get a receipt, and you instruct your little angel to be more careful with books in the future, life goes on. No big deal!
There's nothing like the wisdom of more years of mothering and more children to mellow a woman out!
And honestly, the fact that this is the FIRST school library book we've lost after 6 years with some combination of kids attending is actually a win in my book! I have 3 kids at this school; 3 different possibilities to loose library books every week! Really the librarian should have high-fived me -- FIRST BOOK lost! In SIX years! Amazing!
It also helped me feel better that I saw a friend and told her I was paying for a library book and she said she'd had to buy the equivalent of an entire bookcase during her kids tenure at the elementary school.
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