Hello, my name is Mad Woman and I am a Pinterest addict.
Recently my parents came to care for Maddy while her preschool was closed for spring break. It was a great opportunity for Pops to take some forced time off and for both Grandma and Pops to get to know Maddy and Maddy them. No major dramas, a couple of meltdowns but overall a good visit.
Except… my parents like their fast food when they’re away from home. So every day they were at the bagel shop for breakfast and usually McDonalds for lunch. And you know what you can get at McDonalds? Chocolate milk, french fries AND HOT FUDGE SUNDAES. Do they not know my parenting style at all? Do they not know that we don’t eat at these places with our kids? That my kids don’t get sweets but once a month at best?
Now I know, that I still have control over my child’s diet for the most part but now she knows what those golden arches symbolize AND sees them EVERY DAY on the way home from preschool. Shoot me!
But, I must say, that I am so very grateful for my parents. They provided care for Maddy and she has fond memories of their visit. And best of all? Maddy learned about saying grace before dinner. She insists on it. So we fold our hands and we say thank you for our new house, for Sammy and Mommy and Daddy, for Nana, Papa, Grandma and Pops, for “big girl school”, nice ENT doctors (who she wants me to marry!?!?!) and of course for chocolate.
And then on Pinterest yesterday I saw this:
And the thought stuck with me. So thank GOD for all of you, my dear readers, for fresh fruit, for my sporty car and nice house, for my delicious husband and delightful children, for the interwebs, for pedicures. And for the challenges I’m presented, for the patience I’m so desperate to find each day, for my health, my mind, my body and oh yes, for coffee.