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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Positive Tuesdays


~ Lunch With Meggie ~

It's hard not to get frustrated with the things life can throw our way. It's so easy to let it get to you. This is especially true for parents. Kids have this way of really pushing our buttons and then...

Well sometimes if we just stop and listen we'd be amazed at what they say.

Yesterday (Mon, April 25) I was sitting down to lunch with Meggie. I'd love to say that she and I eat lunch together lots. Fact is we don't. I'm usually doing some chore at lunch time. I fix her something. Get her seated at table. Then I'm off continuing whatever it is I was doing or need to do. There she sits, alone. But yesterday, yesterday was blessedly different.

There we sat eating Spaghetti-Os. I looked at her and I  said, "How are you doing today?"

She says, "Good."

Then I glance at the array of toys in living room. Some under tables. Some in center by My Little Pony Nursery house thing. Then a collection of horses by fireplace. I ask her, "What's going on with your toys in the living room? That looks interesting to Mama."

She says, "Oh my horses are at a Staff Meeting. They are discussing very important things."

"Wow! They are busy today."

"Yes, and the babies are asleep. So shhhh ok."

"Ok. Thanks for lunch."

"You're welcome, Mommy."

Meggie is 4. I have no clue how she knows about things like staff meetings but it was so great to get to sit with her and talk. Even when the talk is nonsense to us adults.

2 comments:

  1. Sweet! I love these moments to remind us that the frustrations come and go, it's a normal part of being a parent. I also love a peek into what's going on in their little heads...horses at a staff meeting! So cute!

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  2. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! I am forever amazed by my kids far more often than anything else.

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