Brag Fest and A Convo With CocoJun 08th

I’m am one accomplished little lady today. I am never, ever accomplished so I feel totally fine with bragging right now. Allow me this small pleasure and listen 😉

So…I got up with the kids this morning (usually Matt does.)

We made breakfast together. (Matt usually does this, too, because I’m all curled up in a stiff ball).

Yah, I was THAT mom. That awesome, fun mom that laughs when eggs slop on the floor and adds more syrup to the waffles. The kids loved me.

Chaucer: “Tank you, Mama!”

Coco: “You’re awesome, Mom! Let’s do this every day!”

I felt the need to really revel in my awesomeness so we served breakfast in bed for Daddy. I told him not to get used to it, but it was fun to see the look of shock on his face when I served huevos rancheros and waffles…in bed.

Then I cleaned the kitchen.

Then I finished throwing together my crockpot dinner of BBQ pulled pork. Mmm hmm. That’s right. Dinner’s already made.

Then we went on a family walk to the arboretum. I did some sprints, leg lunges, and ran up and down stairs. Once they got over their shock at seeing Mommy so energetic, Coco and Chaucer had a blast racing me.

I did have to take a break.

Then I came home and moved the laundry.

Then I showered.

Then I…yah, I can’t believe it either, I did my hair.

I. Am. On. Fire.

I have come to the conclusion that without rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia I would be a super hero. Or a CEO, or maybe just a really successful person with a perpetually clean house. That would be an accomplishment.

It’s fun to check things off, to know that I’m doing my job well. I wish I could feel like all the time. But for whatever reason (probably my pride) God’s allowed me to walk a different road. I am so thankful for rests and reprieve from pain. It’s nice.

The other thing I was gonna tell you about is another strange conversation with Coco.

We were walking through the gorgeous arboretum – smelling the pretty pine trees and taking in the beauty of wildflowers, and I thought it would be fun to talk about fairies. Because if they exist anywhere, it’s right here in Davis. And besides, Matt and Coco have their little monster-hunting adventures in the arboretum. She totally believes that particular trees are “tagged” to indicate that monsters should sleep there. Anyways.

Me: “Hey Coco, do you think that fairies might live here in this magical forest?”

Coco: “Um, no. I don’t think so, Mom.”

Me: “But I bet they would love this place! They probably live in the flowers!”

Coco: “No, they don’t. They’re all dead.”

Me: “What?! Who’s dead? The fairies?”

Coco: “Yep. The fairies are dead. The ducks ate them.”

And that was that. What a morbid little creature I have for a daughter.

Oh well. Cheers and have a happy Friday! I am!

7 Responses to Brag Fest and A Convo With CocoJun 08th

  1. hilljean June 8, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

    woo hoo!!!!!

  2. hilljean June 8, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

    So glad for a sunny day and a reprieve from pain:) Your conversation w/Coco reminded me of her comments when reading Snow White… a kiss from the handsome prince “wouldn't do any good because she was dead”. Where does she get this stuff? Miss Practicality!

  3. hilljean June 8, 2012 at 11:57 pm #

    This brought a HUGE smile to my face. SOOOOO happy you are feeling good today! I can only imagine how you feel. And Coco is such a crack up! Her imagination kinda reminds me of something of her mother. 🙂 LOVE you all!

  4. hilljean June 9, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    Love the words and love the pictures.

  5. hilljean June 9, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

    Yah, I think she definitely gets that imagination from me. But then she has Matt's logical brain so it makes for a hilarious combo.

  6. hilljean June 9, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

    I forgot about that! We need to write that one up!

  7. hilljean June 9, 2012 at 5:48 pm #

    Thanks. Matt wasn't too thrilled about that photo of him. He was like, “Couldn't you of made me look less white and creepy?” hahahah

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