this was the conversation we had this this week.
it was an evening that only sean and lauren were home...and it was already 8:30 PM.
SEAN: Mom....i want you to watch Percy Jackson with me....you'll love it."
ME: well....i have a lot of work to do. would it be ok if i worked on photos while we watched it?
you can listen...and look up at the good parts.
s: mom...i think you are the hardest working mom there is.
i think you must be right. (big smile on my face)
why do you think that?
s: you take pictures....you sew pillows....you can't even watch a movie you have so much work!
hmmm....should i be offended or flattered?
does he feel neglected or proud?
of course this is after i have spent two hours at a doctor's office with two children...
one hour in the car....
three hours at the pool....
made three meals...
cleaned the bottom of the swimming pool...
done three loads of laundry...
one load of dishes...
driven back and forth four times to sports practices...
i am going to choose to take it as a compliment.
this was on sean's tenth birthday.
my friend Nicole takes a picture with her kids every year on their birthday.
it seems like such a great tradition that i wanted to start doing it too!
i am going to use the weekend to answer some of those questions you asked.
wish me luck.