Mondays with Mom
July 15, 2013
The 6th Monday: If I’ve learned anything from being a mom, it’s that you have to be prepared that the day you may have planned isn’t going to turn out the way you had hoped. Mothers have to be spontaneous. You have to go with the flow. You have to sometimes make lemonade out of lemons. And you have to know the right words to say when a six-year-old drops his slushy in the dirt.
Yuri: “Mom! I dropped my slushy in the dirt. You have to buy me another one.”
Me: “Honey, I’m sorry you dropped your slushy but because you were careless doesn’t mean you’re entitled to another one.”
Yuri: “But that’s not fair! Harper now has more slushy than me!”
Harper: “I’ll share with you, Hudda (that’s her made-up word for Yuri)”
So, that was the major part of my “Mondays with Mom.” Trying to teach my son a lesson. Appreciating that my daughter was willing to share. Trying to not let a simple slushy ruin a day that means a lot to me.
And then Dad gets home and joins them in the sprinkler, we found a cicada shell and we picked wildflowers. Yesterday, we made lemonade.