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August 12, 2013

A rushed morning meant taking the kids to school then going back home to get ready for work. (I'm the worst I know). My little 6-year-old, I know sensing my frustration says "Even though you're not in real clothes you still look pretty in your nightgown." Amazed by her.

Night's like these

A lost tooth caused a frenzy in our house last night - our cashless house with tooth fairy responsibilites. At 10 pm I asked Madeline if she wanted to go to the ATM with me (she didn't know why of course). A very excited reply of "I'd go anywhere with you" stopped me in my tracks to look at her and pray a prayer of gratitude. I am so thankful for these moments. She's 10-years-old and honestly sometimes I wonder how much time I left with her. Not because I'm dying or anything serious, but because she's growing up and I'm not going to be her favorite person forever (sorry Nick just the facts :)

From the ATM we went to McDonalds to get them fruit and yogurt parfaits for breakfast (no school and they're home alone so it's the least I can do). She's already hinted at chicken nuggets, so when I pull in the drive-thru and she says "I love you mommy" and I know exactly where she's going with this and say "I love you too, but you're not getting nuggets". We did get 59 cent ice cream cones, which to a 10-year-old at 10 pm is pretty exciting itself. That kid doesn't miss a beat "see this is why I need to stay up, I never know when you're going to take me for ice cream."