First Snow + Mom Card
We got our first real snow on Saturday–a few inches of powder (nothing like the 70+ inches in the Buffalo area!) that was just enough to get the kids excited to go out and play. It was Sophie’s first chance to play in snow, since she was too little last year, and it was funny to see her tromp around in her boots. She got annoyed when she fell down because she thought she was stuck, but had a blast. Grace was a bit disappointed that it wasn’t good snowball-making snow, but she got over it with a few snow angels and “helping” to shovel a bit.
We’re still chipping away at the basement project. Joe tore out the rest of the carpet in the room, so my job was to keep the kids occupied so they wouldn’t try to sneak down and get in the way. Somehow, I managed to get them to snuggle on the couch and read together for more than 30 seconds. It’s so fun to catch these moments of them interacting together, since Sophie is less of a baby and more of a playmate for Grace now.
I think I’m close to officially earning my mom card. I drive a minivan, have survived an ER trip, and I’m (one of two) a room mom in Grace’s classroom. All I need is to sign my kids up for some soccer or dance lessons. Anyway, Grace’s teacher just had a birthday, so I was in charge of organizing a gift/treats for her and the class. It gave me the opportunity to visit Grace’s class and hang out for a bit, which I was excited to do. Joe and I always say that we would love to be a fly on the wall, just to see the kids interact and the amusing things they say and do. Grace was beyond thrilled to have me there, and it was funny to see how the other kids interacted with me. Almost none of them knew me, but they still had few inhibitions. One kid wouldn’t stop staring at me, even when he was supposed to be getting in his winter gear to play outside, another asked me to help him with his coat, hat, and gloves, and as I helped him, another girl kept pushing my personal space boundaries by constantly stroking my arm. When a fourth kid asked why, she responded, “I like Grace’s mom.”