Sad, right??? I could practically hear Cat’s in the Cradle playing in the background.
(NOTE: My daughter has a habit of drawing when she’s angry…I think she’s a tortured artist in the making!)
Seriously, I get it. There’s no excuse for ignoring my kids, but in my defense (lame justification to follow) I’ve been working under a tough deadline. All day, every day. My friends think I hate them because I don’t answer the phone or respond to their emails. My house is a mess because my husband performs “guy cleaning” which we all know just isn’t the same as real cleaning. And now, to top it all off, apparently I’ve said “just a minute” or “maybe later” one too many times to my nine-year-old.
So yeah, I owe her big time. When I told her I was planning a Mommy-Daughter day of shopping, lunch, and extra ice cream for dessert, she loved the idea!
Does she really need to know that we do this every year, it’s called back-to-school shopping? Don’t you dare tell her!