Last night, I was trying to get Helen to color a gift bag in which I was planning to put the Mother’s Day/Father’s Day gift for my parents. So I said, “Helen, can you color this bag so we can give it to Grama and Papacake?”
She selected a handful of crayons — her favorite things in the universe — and put them in the bag to give to her grandparents.
My heart melted then and there, as I explained to her that I wasn’t asking her to give away her crayons, just to color the bag.
Yesterday was a good Mommy Day for me. Helen and I played during Alice’s morning nap, and then we went for Helen’s three-year portraits, then to McDonald’s for lunch, then to the pool, then a LONG nap for both girls, then Helen and I went back to the pool and left Alice to play with Daddy, then dinner, then MORE playing, then bedtime. She slept a little longer this morning than she usually does.
As soon as Alice wakes up from her morning nap, we’re all going to the pool again. It’s a spectacular day.