Monday, April 19, 2010

A Penny for your Thoughts.

A few days ago Lorelai looked ponderous and so I said to her,

"A penny for your thoughts."

She looked at me curiously and asked what I meant. I briefly explained, and then she went on to tell me what was on her mind.

This morning, after we had dropped Alexandra off at school Lorelai said,

"You still need to give me my penny for my thoughts."

True. So I opened the little coin holder near the dashboard and dug out a penny for her. And then she said,

"Next time, can it be a quarter for my thoughts?"

Smart girl.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The big surprise.

Today Lorelai gave me strict instructions not to go into Alexandra's room. And if by chance there was something that I needed from Alexandra's room I was to ask her to go get it for me.

(this was while Alexandra was at school)

Well, I tried to be obedient, but I ended up accidentally seeing the surprise.

She had carefully laid Alexandra's soccer uniform out on her bedroom floor in anticipation of her practice this evening.

Everything from her shoes to her shin guards to her jersey was there.

My heart melted. I love these moments that make motherhood so rich.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Just practicing.

Recently I was giving Lorelai one of my motherly lectures (she had done something naughty) when Alexandra chimed in and started lecturing her on my behalf.

I looked at her with an 'excuse me, I'm the mother' look (and I actually think I said that).

Alexandra smirked and said,

"I'm just practicing for motherhood. I do want to have children you know."