Today my girls are back-to-school.
This morning went off without a hitch. I do not expect that kind of luck for the rest of the year. Why? I like to snooze. I don't like to get up before 7am, or 9am for that matter. Today, we made it, and it wasn't as bad as we expected.
In other news, if you're in the Sacramento region, check out my daughters and I on KCRA this Sunday, August 16th in the 8-9am hour. We're talking back-to-school. Hope you tune in!
Since it is Friday, I wanted to share this little bit of parenting fun. Last Saturday was my 20 year, high school reunion. I wasn't able to attend, but was able to see some of the pictures that were posted from the event. We were sitting in our favorite Italian restaurant in the region, Visconti's, when I decided to pass the iPhone over to my husband to look at the pictures. He was sitting next to our oldest, K.
Me: *passing my iPhone over to my husband* Ry, do I look as old as some of these people from high school?
K: NO way mom!
Me: Aww, Thank y...
K: You look MUCH older.
Me: *uncontrollable laughter*
Ry: Sweetie, stop. Just stop.
K: No, I mean, you have sun spots on your face, and your white hair is showing.
Me: *Snorting laughter*
Ry: Seriously, stop now.
K: No, I mean, they're wearing make up, and you aren't.
Ry: Quit, my dear.
K: They're all dressed up.
Ry: You're making it worse every time you open your mouth.
K: What? No, no no, I'm sorry, that's not what I meant.
Me: *can't breathe, laughing too hard*
It was so cute. I was dying of laughter, and when my oldest finally realized what was going on, she was heartbroken, but I still couldn't stop laughing. She's so literal, sincere, and honest. I love those things about her. Thank goodness for kids, they keep us humble, and laughing all the time.
Yes, my white hairs are banished once again, and my color is back. Phew! Thank you Jill and Angela at Hoshall's for fitting me in so I don't look too old for KCRA on Sunday. Saul has been, and is my guy since 2007; he's a color magician and his schedule fills up far in advance. So if you had to, like me, cancel a pre-booked appt to get an earlier one, don't worry, you're in good hands. Jill and Angela got your back. Yo!
Just thinking about this conversation still makes me giggle. It also reminded me of when I was in Boston with my friend and her family, over the summer. I was telling all the kids how we don't think of ourselves as old, but our kids think we are. My friend's son told us he didn't think I was old, but thought his mother was. So it goes for every parent, and their child. Our kids will always think of us as old. Which, I don't know about you, but I don't feel my age. Ha! I love kids. I love their guileless honesty, and their uncensored, unintentional humor.
Would you like to share any conversations you've had with your kids along this same thing? I'd love to giggle along with you.