Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Conversations with Audrey

Yesterday, Audrey woke up on the wrong side of the bed. And her grumping persisted the entire day.

Our bedtime conversation went like this, however:

Me: Goodnight, my baby.

Her: Doodnight, Mommy.

Then she puts her sweet little arms around my neck and hugs so tightly I can't breathe.

But I don't mind.

Then softly, Audrey: You're the best mommy in the world!

Suddenly, not a moment of her grumping holds any significance whatsoever.

And we finish our bedtime conversation as usual:

Me: I love you!

Her: I wuv you too!

Me: I love you three!

Her: I wuv you four!

Me: I love you a hundred and two!

Her: You win!


This morning I sat her up on the bathroom counter as I usually do to clean and rotate her new earrings. In an attempt to tame her unruly hair if but for a moment to complete the task at hand, I gathered it, twisted it, and pinned it all up on her head with a clip. She turned to admire herself in the mirror behind her. "Hey!" she exclaimed with clear delight in seeing her reflection, "that's what all girls do with their hair when they go out!"

She opted to keep the clip in her hair.

Later she eavesdropped as I recounted the conversation to her daddy. She giggled, pleased with herself, after I had finished the tale. "Yes," she said, "that's what girls wear when they go out to run."

"You mean when they go out for a jog?" I implored.

"Yes. They all put their hair up like this," she explained, motioning to her very chic do.


CrossView said...

Ohmy! She totally and completely pegs the cute meter!

I love the end of the day when all the grunmps are let go of and only sweet remains. Makes it so easy to start another day with a clean slate!

Can I have your Princess? Puhleeze??!!

5thsister said...

so adorable and precious. hold on to these moments as they are true treasures!

Kathleen said...

Crossview ~ She's not up for grabs, but hopefully she'll get to meet you one of these days! ;)

tsinclair said...

It makes it all worth while...:-)

Bernie said...

I am sure you are one of the best moms! You are so sweet. This was a cute story.



Arby said...

Her grumps would totally disappear if she saw a genuine pair of Fat Albert pants. Right?

Kathleen said...


Unfortunately, she doesn't know who Fat Albert is, but yes, I'm sure that would be a great prescription for The Grumps!

sharon said...

How can you deprive your child of Fat Albert?

Kathleen said...

Sharon, It has never been an intentional deprivation. I'd happily trade "The Suite Life of Zach and Cody" for an episode of Fat Albert.