|Mommy is ordering an
“I (heart) Sprinkles and Red Dye #5”
t-shirt for herself.
Anyone else want in??
If I had to guesstimate, I would say about 98% of this child-rearing gig doesn’t go down the way I originally pictured in my mind. Recent case in point: the idyllic decoration of Valentine cookies I had imagined resulted in a serious Code Red (need to basically soak my child and his clothing in bleach for several hours to get out the red dye that transferred itself onto his little being from the sprinkles)–see picture.
My son largely ignored his baby sister for the first 5 months of her life despite the sweet hugs and cuddly pictures I dreamed of, and regardless of my best efforts, I, in no way, can edge Mickey Mouse off our TV screen with the sweet Winnie the Pooh movies I delighted in as a child. Point? As a general rule, things don’t go as we planned–especially when toddlers are involved. Lesson? So, so much easier to just roll with it. Easier, plus more times than not, you’ll find yourself laughing along the way. When, after spending the day with his grandparents (and their cats), my son answered the nightly “who should we pray for tonight?” question not with remembering Grandpa or Grandma, but rather with a very eager, “The kitties!” Great to know where family members rank, and I guess, sometimes, you just pray for the kitties 🙂