Friday, February 18, 2011

On Your Mark, Get Set

Jenny, jubilant at 5:30 am when she raced headlong into my bedroom in the dark,

“Mama, we go on beach trip today! I swim in pool!”

Jenny, swinging her legs happily at the breakfast table at 6:55,

“We go Myrtle Beach, I go swim in pool, eat cwab legs.”

Jenny, cheerily from the backseat of the car at 7:40,

“Mama, I like to swim!”

Me, grumpily, under my breath,

“Really, you don’t say. If I’d known that, I would’ve booked a beach trip or something.”

Jenny, shocked and concerned;

“Oh, yes, mama, I LIKE to swim!”

Then, 5 minutes later.


Me –

“Jelly, sweetie, what’s the matter?”

“Oh mama – I don’t want to go Miss Dawn’s. I want to go to Myrtle Beach NOW pwease.”

“Jenny, I know that you are a very, very excited little girl, but sometimes, there are things that you have to wait for. This is something you have to wait just a little bit longer for. I will pick you up after lunch, and before nap. It is a very special day, and it will be a very fun day, but you have to take a deep breath and CALM THE HECK DOWN.”

“Mama, I a wittle bit sad.”

“I know, Jelly. It will be all better soon.”

Don't photograph me when I am having hysterics! I just want to go to the damn beach!


Shannon said...

I hope the day passes quickly for you both, and that you have a wonderful trip full of cwab legs and swims in the pool!

Genkicat said...

Swim, swim, swim!!!

Have sooooo much fun.