Sunday, January 2, 2011

Crazy Day That Ends With Love

Today started with a rocky start.  Doc got up at 5:00am for another 30 hour shift… and he forgot to reset the alarm clock for me and the kids to get up for church.  Normally this wouldn’t be a problem, but today my kids decided that they were going to sleep in. 
My Little Princess came into my room this morning asking for a cup of chocolate milk, and I rolled over to see what time it was, fully expecting to see a 6, or 7 to be there.  Nope.  9:40!  Church started at 9:00! 
I would have been tempted to skip, but I am the primary music chorister and I didn’t have a substitute lined up… on top of that, because it’s the new year, the kids are all going into different classes, and have new teachers, and my Little Princess is moving out of nursery and into Primary.   I didn’t want her, or me, to miss her first day as a Sunbeam.  Plus… I had just finished sewing a new dress to wear, and darn it… I wanted to show it off.  J


I jumped out of bed, and yelled to the boys to get up and get dressed.  Miraculously they didn’t protest.  They jumped up and threw on their church clothes while I dressed my Little Princess in the first dress that I saw in her closet, and gave her a cup of chocolate milk for breakfast… breakfast of champions I know.
Then I ran to my room through on my brand new dress, and a pair of sassy boots, and frowned knowing I just didn’t have time to put on my make up… shoot, I didn’t even have time to put my contacts on.  I ran out the door with glasses on, kids in tow, lesson in hand (grateful that I had stayed up late finishing it up the previous night), and jumped in the minivan.  It was cold.  I had made sure that the kids had their coats on, but I didn’t take the time to grab mine. 
I was freezing.

We got their just in time for primary to start.  Yeah for something going right! 
Little Princess was so good sitting so still in her new little primary class.  And Oz moved up to the senior primary.  I can’t believe how much my kids are growing.
After church today while watching America’s Funniest Home Videos, Little Princess sat in my lap and grabbed my checks, put her face right in front of mine so we were looking eye to eye, and she said, “I love you so much!”
I said, “I love  YOU so much!”
Princess said, “No, I love YOU so much!”
And we went back and forth for about 3 minutes.  Tickling each other and laughing as we competed over who loved who more.  I will hold onto that memory forever I think.  I hope she still loves me when she’s 16.

I know I’ll still love her.

1 comment:

  1. So sweet! Our church changed to 1pm this year. I am so excited. Normally I hate the afternoon times, but yesterday we got to church on time for the first time in MONTHS (*hides head in shame*).

    LP is a doll!!