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    Thursday, September 04, 2008

    Mom's Day Out

    I thought after the kid got in school, it would be all naps and Wal-Mart for me.

    I was so very wrong.

    Turns out, I have to spend just about as many days in school as Emma does. Lucky me. Yesterday was one of those days. Now, don't go and think that I have to go sit with her in class (like my mom did with me until 4th grade) or anything crazy like that. It seems I have turned over a new leaf, and have finally overcome my social phobia. So now I get to volunteer in Emma's class every week. That was yesterday. Yesterday was also Maggie's first day of Speech Therapy. That's also at a school. A different school. So that made 2 schools in 1 day. Whew.

    I know, I know. Some of you with 10 kids are like "Lady, what are you bitching about? Wait until you have to do PTO at 3 different schools, football, cheerleading, FHA, and VICA all in the same day!". I completely agree. You definitely have it harder than I.

    But it's my blog, so I can bitch freely.

    FYI, I also went to the library yesterday. I felt very Collegiate. Or maybe more Elementary. Whatever.

    But for those of you wondering, thank you, Maggie's speech went well. Of course her intelligence is not an issue, she takes after her mother, but it's always good to see it on paper. She has a lot to say, it's just a matter of getting the words out correctly. And what did I do as soon as we left the school? Picked up the phone to call my mom. Again. Do you think I'll ever quit?

    6 Response(s):

    Kelli said...

    No, please don't ever quit trying to call your mom. I have tried to call her a number of times too.

    Eli starts his speech tomorrow. It's funny, Maggie and Eli can communicate with eachother just fine. Maybe it's our problem that we can't understand them!

    Jill Johnson said...

    Yes I know. Yesterday I thought to myself, "I can't wait to tell Mom that when she gets back." I actually laughed out loud. It is pretty comical what your brain does. When will it learn? Call me in those moments, I will try my best Paula. I can't wait to listen to her at Thanksgiving. I bet she will already improve. Gabe did so fast. Love you, let me know if you get ahold of Mom, I have some stuff to tell her.

    Rachel Bingham said...

    Keli, I can't imagine what it must be like for you to just have the memory of your mom just be overwhelming at random times. But I continue to appreciate you sharing those moments with us. I think you and your family are wonderful...And I know that your mom continues to be proud.

    And good for you for being at school. That is the only way we can make sure that our children are receiving the best education possible. And all of the kids in the class will LOVE you!

    Sara said...

    Keli,
    I know how you feel. The more free time I get I fill it up at the kids' school.

    It took about 9 months for me to stop picking up the phone (literally) to call my mom. Something will happen and I will go, "I can't wait to tell her." And... then, it's like learning she died all over again. I am still waiting for this to stop. Almost a year and it feels like yesterday. I guess we just have to be patient...but, it is really hard!
    Sara

    nikkipicky said...

    Whenever any of you get a little melancholy I feel the need to share a noteable. I think this qualifies. I do fear of running out someday...then what will I do?

    Your mention of a trip to the library sparked a memory specifically of your mom. Did you know she was my personal library when I was a teen. Man did she have the greatest books to read. She was always loaning me a new book by a great author. I Loved all those LDS fiction books.

    The best part was that she read them too. So after, you could talk about what a great book it was. I think I even have some on my shelf with a written message from her. I'll have to go check, although that might bring on tears.

    BTW teachers love and treat with special care students of parents who help. Trust me I have experience with this.

    Kirsten said...

    I have to say I am not looking forward to having to take a kid to school everyday, and am enjoying being a bit lazy. But I'm glad to hear that it can be done. Thanks for always sharing your thoughts, especially about your mom and being a mom.