This is how much I love my kids. It’s a stupid question, but do you all get sidetracked by a million silly little requests from your kids? Okay, I know, RESOUNDING YES.
This is Boo’s corncob. It’s a piece of Indian Corn we bought this fall and shucked the pieces to put in a pretty glass jar for next year.
I tried to put the corncobs in the compost, but tears erupted. “You CAN’T throw Jeffrey away”! Sorry? Yes, Boo had befriended this little corncob and named him and was in no way going to let me throw him in the HORRORS! compost.
So Jeffrey has been going everywhere with us. Yes, he came to the breakfast table, he rode in the car with us. He travels up and down the stairs with Boo and at bedtime I was scolded for not having a bed to tuck Jeffrey in.
So very tired and about done in, I improvised, tucking Jeffrey into a sock and placing him on my bookshelf next to Boo, who was sleeping in my bed. (You KNOW there were going to be no corncobs in my bed, a mama has to draw the line somewhere).
Well, that wasn’t good enough.
“He needs a pillow”, she says all sweetness peeking out of the covers.
So, next I grab a piece of polyester filling from my sewing supplies and give him a little pillow.
“That okay”?, I ask.
“Yes, thank you mommy”.
Kiss, kiss, hug, hug, try to make my way out the door. Into the hallway.
“Jefferey’s scared of the dark, can you turn the bathroom light on”.
Any guesses what I did?
So tell me, what silly things have you done for your kids?