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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Empowering Girls: Mommy/Daughter Day Report

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You're always ignoring me. It's inappropriate. It hurts my feelings and it makes me sad and mad. You should listen to me when I talk to you, Ainsley informed me during our Mommy/Daughter Day on Saturday.

You're right. I'm sorry. You have a valid point and you have right to expect my attention. I was thinking about my work. It's hard for me to stay in the present moment. My mind wanders. I was writing in my head. It's terrible habit, I explained.

I don't have that habit, she said.

You're lucky, I told her. You never daydream? I asked.

I have. But it's easy to stop, she said.

I'll try harder. Thanks for being patient with me. I love you, I said.

I love you too, she said.

I tried my best to stay focused and only had ask her forgiveness a few times.

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We went garage saling and window shopping.

We went out for Chinese food.

She got her Orange Belt in Taekwondo. She forgot her jacket. She was brave. I was proud.

We went to McDonalds.

We went walking at the big park and ate handfuls of wild blackberries we found by the pond.

We came home and colored poster-sized kittens and puppies with fresh markers on the trampoline.

She said it was her favorite day and I thought it was awesome too.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Okay missy! You're making me wish I had a daughter..

Ashley

Anonymous said...

Okay, this makes me want a girl Tracee! Dang you and your sweet little stories!

Ashley

candeelady said...

Girls only days are so great! I enjoy reflecting back on the many fun days we shared at pretend restaurants, puppet shows and playing dolls. Especially now that she's 18 and so busy without me. Sometimes it makes me sad. Then I go to work (I'm a nurse) and take care of critically ill children who will never become independant of their Moms........and I realize how lucky I am my girl hardly needs me. Life is bittersweet sometimes.

Anonymous said...

That's a good word for it - bittersweet.

Ashley

Karen_thrifty said...

Sounds like a great day together.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Empowering Girls: Mommy/Daughter Day Report

Photo107.jpg

You're always ignoring me. It's inappropriate. It hurts my feelings and it makes me sad and mad. You should listen to me when I talk to you, Ainsley informed me during our Mommy/Daughter Day on Saturday.

You're right. I'm sorry. You have a valid point and you have right to expect my attention. I was thinking about my work. It's hard for me to stay in the present moment. My mind wanders. I was writing in my head. It's terrible habit, I explained.

I don't have that habit, she said.

You're lucky, I told her. You never daydream? I asked.

I have. But it's easy to stop, she said.

I'll try harder. Thanks for being patient with me. I love you, I said.

I love you too, she said.

I tried my best to stay focused and only had ask her forgiveness a few times.

DSCN3207.JPG

We went garage saling and window shopping.

We went out for Chinese food.

She got her Orange Belt in Taekwondo. She forgot her jacket. She was brave. I was proud.

We went to McDonalds.

We went walking at the big park and ate handfuls of wild blackberries we found by the pond.

We came home and colored poster-sized kittens and puppies with fresh markers on the trampoline.

She said it was her favorite day and I thought it was awesome too.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Okay missy! You're making me wish I had a daughter..

Ashley

Anonymous said...

Okay, this makes me want a girl Tracee! Dang you and your sweet little stories!

Ashley

candeelady said...

Girls only days are so great! I enjoy reflecting back on the many fun days we shared at pretend restaurants, puppet shows and playing dolls. Especially now that she's 18 and so busy without me. Sometimes it makes me sad. Then I go to work (I'm a nurse) and take care of critically ill children who will never become independant of their Moms........and I realize how lucky I am my girl hardly needs me. Life is bittersweet sometimes.

Anonymous said...

That's a good word for it - bittersweet.

Ashley

Karen_thrifty said...

Sounds like a great day together.