Thursday, August 21, 2008

Thank you, Barney.

Tonight I was flying solo at dinnertime. I dished up the kids' plates, got everyone butter, salt, pepper, more water, more milk, and another napkin and had just settled in, lifting my fork to take my first bite when Sweetie spilled her juice. Actually "spill" doesn't do it justice. It was more like the juice knew I was going to take a bite and it erupted out of the cup.

As I was on my hands and knees cleaning it up, Mister said, with shock in his voice, "Mom, Barney was right! Moms do do a lot for kids!"

Maybe if Barney can raise such impromptu awareness in my children, I need to rethink my aversion to large purple dinosaurs. . . .


Nope. It's still there. But thanks anyway, Barney. I needed a little validation tonight.

Today's thankful 3:
1. a quiet house
2. tight bedtime squeezes
3. talking with J while we did the dishes together

8 comments:

Amy said...

love it!! Kids no just when we need that boost LOL

Dena said...

Very inciteful! Your comment is much better than the one Maddy gave me at about the same age. She said that she wanted to be a mom when she grew up. I felt so good that she would see the value and joy in motherhood until I asked her why she wanted to be a mom. She replied, "Because it's the easiest job." So much for the value of motherhood. Fortuneatly, she has since come to realize more of what her parents do. Maybe she should have watched more Barney! ;-)

bluestocking mama said...

that's hilarious, dena! "easy" and "mother" should never even be together in the same sentence!

sweetpea said...

Wow! I think we may need a little Barney at our house!

mwells said...

I thought the only good thing that came from Barney was the "Clean -Up" song, that went out the window by the time mine were age 3. But it worked for a while... maybe this will stick for a few years as well!

riggsfam said...

Hi, Catherine! I just found your blog because I just clicked on Hayley Graves' blog which I found on Natalie (Clark) Gardiner's blog, yadayada. :) I figured you had a blog judging by your dissertation topic, but I've never asked you for the web address! Love your blog name and rationale!

riggsfam said...

Actually there was one more step in my blog chain...Graves to Walkers to you :)

Heather W said...

Catherine no one should be allowed to write as elegant as you do! I love reading what and how you say things! I can't believe how quickly your kids have grown up! Time is flying way too fast! Anyway, just a quick hello!