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Thursday, January 22

Full Circle In Less Than 30 Minutes

So this morning, I slept in a bit.
OK
I was lazy and fell back to sleep once Bill
got up and he got Hannah up.


7am rolls around and I finally
greet the day.


As I am walking past Hannah's room,
I see her laying on her bed,
dressed for school,
but also
texting
and using her laptop.
So as I head downstairs I say,
"Hannah, shouldn't you be getting ready for school?"


She replies in her
OH.MY.GOD.YOU.ARE.BOTHERING.ME.WHILE.I.
AM.CHATTING.WITH.MY.FRIENDS.THAT.I.WILL.SEE.
IN.35.MINUTES.
voice
"I'm just checking my email!!!!!"
followed by huffing and eye rolling.
Bill is heading upstairs, hears what I said,
and says to me something to the effect of:
"Leave her be. She is fine. Did you hear
how you spoke to her?"

Within the next 5 minutes,
I am straightening her hair,
asking if she brushed her teeth,
made sure she had the 5 bucks she
needed for art class,
and got ready to take a shower myself.

No sooner as I was getting in the shower,
Bill had come upstairs to say goodbye,
and was laughing
because our daughter had just said to him,

"HOW COME NO ONE IS HELPING ME GET READY FOR SCHOOL??"

panic
panic

....because she hadn't made her lunch and it was time to leave.

Funny Bill. Didn't I ask her why she wasn't getting ready for school?
(insert Mommy Eye Rolling here)

5 comments:

Redhead in Vegas said...

Too funny! The pics are priceless.

Bill said...

You should of heard her as I drove to school this morning doing the speed limit (well, maybe 5 mph below the limit).. my point was, she needs to be late a few times so she understands that she needs to get moving.. oh, I like your new self glamour shot!!

iVegasFamily said...

I'm with Bill on this one.

But man, kids are tough. Z-Dub already does this and he's only two. I can't imagine what it'll be like when he's a tween.

LaAna said...

Forget the Lion King, THAT is the circle of life! Some how "I told you so" just doesn't say it, does it?

Kim said...

Too funny, Gin!

It's all your fault, you know. You didn't remind her to make her lunch....

Hah!