This weekend was insanely busy. If ever there was a weekend that needed a day between Sunday and Monday, it was this weekend. The kids had off of school on Friday. Nico had an away game and Belle had a cheer competition. Saturday, Belle had another cheer event and Tommy had a game. It was our turn to bring snack, which of course meant a trip to Target for this procrastinator a half hour before the game (went in for Gatorade and $120 later, I was out of there because I just had to get a few bins, some sweats, a few snacks and some things to keep Gia occupied at the game among other things). Saturday night, Leo and I had a surprise party that we thought we had a sitter for but turns out we instead had to pull out all the stops in order to go (so glad we did). Sunday, there was church and my sister’s for dinner. Along the way, there were a few words that were said that stuck in my head and made me smile when I thought about them. I’ve decided to share some with you to start off this week feeling happy:
“Gia is being so good.” (This was said at the cheer competition and again at the restaurant.)
“First place and a bid to state goes to…Wheaton Rams!”
“I think I’d rather be a leader than a follower.”
“She (the girl he asked to Homecoming) really liked the flowers and the way I asked.” (Since he scrapped the first idea and came to me for a different one, I felt especially proud.)
“Yes, bring Gia here.” (Thanks, Mom.)
“Thanks, Mom.” (Said by Belle because I really do understand what it feels like to be a middle school girl.)
“I had so much fun hanging out with you. We should get together again.”
“So glad you made it out.”
“I love your blog.”
“I start my work day with your blog.”
“It’s my pleasure.” (This was said after I thanked Tommy for getting up early and going to church with me. It cracked me up.)
“Church makes me feel good.” (Said by Belle.)
“Wow, Mom. You’re really smart.” (Said by Nico while I was helping him with homework.)
“I love you more than Beanie Boos.” (This is the highest compliment from Gia at the moment.)
“You’re the best Mommy.” (Said by Gia after a really, really long weekend right before she fell asleep.)
So when later on in the week I am complaining about all of the mean things spewing out of my children’s mouths, you can remind me of this post.
What about you? Anything said to you this weekend that you’d like to remember because it made you smile?
*Happy Birthday, Leo! I know today is your birthday but your post will be on Weds. Love you!