So last week this mommy was under the weather and so was my littlest, Kenley. Each day was a test of perseverance! We took one hour at a time, trying to make a very sick, fussy baby as happy as possible. When all else failed, the tub seemed to work! The kid loves water…not soap so much, but water, yes!
So after several days of napping on mommy (which she NEVER does…she’s my “cuddle often, but not long” kind of kid), snotty noses, and squirt after squirt of hand sanitizer, I think we’re just about completely recovered. Woo-hoo!
However, as I told you, we took one day at a time. I considered it a personal success that each day we made it through fed, clothed, and happy…well, as happy as you can be when you’re sick…but beyond that, I wasn’t attempting to accomplish much more and as a result, some of my weekly to-dos got put on hold. One of those things would be…laundry.
So end of last week when yes, I admit it, we were still germy, I went to the library. I’m sorry! I know I probably shouldn’t have gone into public while being diseased, but our library books were due, and I don’t know if you’ve realized this, but libraries are pretty hardcore nowadays about due dates. So if you ask me, they brought our germs on them themselves! Anyways, we dropped off our books, quickly grabbed a couple others (trying not to breath on anyone), and proceeded to the checkout line, where the following conversation took place…
Nice Librarian Lady (knowingly to my 3 year old, Layla): My what a COLORFUL outfit you have on! Did you dress yourself this morning?
(Layla looks first at me, then back at the “Nice Librarian Lady”, and shakes her head “no”.)
Nice Librarian Lady (skeptically): You didn’t?! Oh, sure you did!
Layla (confused as to why the woman would INSIST that she dressed herself, responds adamantly): I didn’t!
Me (finally lifting my head, ready to confess, but secretly wanting my daughter to take the fall): Actually…Mommy picked out her clothes. I’ve been sick and well…I need to do laundry!
(At which point the “Nice Librarian Lady” became the “Helpful Commentary Lady”)
Helpful Commentary Lady: Well, they’ll definitely see you comin’!
Ha! I didn’t know whether to bust out laughing at her “not-so-tactful” way of saying, “Pull it together, Mom!” or whether to be deeply offended. I went with the bust out laughing, but I did manage to wait until I walked out the library doors! So awesome…so…very…awesome…
So here it is…my adorable little girl in the outfit Mommy picked out! Yes, it was me! I did it! But I mean, come on…it’s not that bad, right?! Besides, she can make anything look cute!