Friday, May 15, 2009

Day of making

The week has seemed like a blur once again, in part due to the nod from Cool Mom Picks and the craziness of everyday life, but also because of a little girl's graduation from preschool and the emotion that it has brought. It's easier this third time around to see the future and the fun and excitement that elementary school offers so I'm happy as well as nostalgic, to see her passing through yet another milestone.

On Monday I told myself I was going to be more caught up for tomorrow's market, but as you'll soon see, that's my mantra all summer and I don't think I've once felt as prepared as I'd like to be. The overachiever in me finds no rest. The pictures above can attest to that.

And as life seems to throw everything at me all at once, it's also been a difficult day with that little preschool graduate, who knows my every button and pushes them all as fast and relentlessly as possible. We had to separate after a minor debacle at the grocery store and I found myself taking deep breaths and repeating words calmly like attitude and rude and apology. I suppose I learn as much as I teach with these interactions, knowing that my reaction is likely what she seeks and it's what I give her if I'm not paying attention. The art of the "non-reaction" is so desperately what I want to invoke on days like this. I think I'm there now.

But at the end of the day I wonder, how, just how could a mother not be completely enchanted with a face such as this?

4 comments:

Beth Holmes said...

I think you captured an "ordinary" day just perfectly. I have much the same things going on and am also an overachiever, but I loved the way you put it -- I have also had to "separate" from my daughter with similar emotions on many occasions. Thank you for capturing so well the everyday!

kindnessgirl.com said...

oh, that picture amy!!! so good...watching and admiring as you guys step into the next stage together...

Anne Margaret said...

How, indeed, could you stay mad at that little face. Maybe if you didn't have such stinkin' cute kids, parenting would be easier? Ha!

I'm completely swooning over the necklace in the middle of the top row. Is it gone? Can you crank another out of the Amy-O-Matic if it is? Oh please, oh please!

Hope to see you soon!!

P.S. my verification word is "elite" - now that's a good sign for today!

puffthemagicrabbit said...

See, that's where they get you. Its those irresistible faces...