Thursday, October 12, 2006

Mothering

Nick was very receptive to my post. He may not understand everything (I don’t either) but he is willing to explore and what more could anyone ask. We shall see when we get some time alone.

I wanted to let you all know that for all that I say I never do anything around here I am a good mother. I know that there are certain skills I need to teach my daughter. The other night I wanted to go the gym and I ask Mollie if she would handle supper for us and told her when I would be home. She seemed pleased to be given the responsibility. Off I went to the gym. When I got back Nick was home and told me about supper. Mollie had taken full charge by looking up the number of the pizza place and ordering supper delivered. I realized that I was indeed being irresponsible in her domestic training. I called Mollie in and told her I hadn’t expected her use that method to get supper. I told her she was nearly 14 and I didn’t think there any reason to waste time with the phone book, it was high time she had the pizza place on her speed dial! And you guy thought I was teaching her nothing!

Written by PK at 12:25 AM

12 comments

12 Comments:

At 6:13 AM, Blogger Eva said...

LOL Good grief. We ARE sisters. Twins separated at birth perhaps?

Eva

 
At 11:11 AM, Blogger Tiggr said...

Too funny, Elis!!! I think we are all members of a much bigger, secret spanko sisterhood... I felt the same way when my daughter was that age... now that she's grown up a bit more, she does indeed have that number plugged into her cell phone... I am sure of it.

So glad you had such a productive conversation with Nick... communication really does amazing things sometimes, even if it is hard as hell for some of us!

Love and hugs,
Tiggs

 
At 11:19 AM, Blogger Paul said...

Very funny Elis, though not being into the cell phone culture, I wasn't expecting it. Perhaps a quick lesson on how to boil water, well you have to start somewhere,
Warm hugs Elis,
Paul.

 
At 11:45 AM, Blogger grace said...

You are a domestic diva after my own heart!

Now, did you just give her the pizza place, or does she have the chinese place as well? There are 7 days in the week, ya know!

HUGS!
Grace

 
At 12:25 PM, Blogger Theresa said...

Great news about Nick. Keep us informed.

I understand totally. I never taught Michael how to do laundry then had to send him off this summer for 6 weeks. But you know, he figured it out. And he can use the microwave, make mac and cheese and Ramean noodles. It's amazing.

I am from the generation where our mother's never taught us to make gravy. But it's ok me and Micheal aren't big gravy fans anyway!

Hugs
Theresa

 
At 1:17 PM, Blogger cathy said...

my 15year old daughter already has her favorite take out place's numbers on speed dial--my 17 year old daughter loves to cook--one out of two works--a mixture of both

cathy

 
At 4:48 PM, Blogger Caryagal said...

I love it! You can bring such a smile to my face! I'll have to make sure my daughter has that skill when she turns 14!!! i have a few years to slack off at least!


Thanks for the smiles!

Carye

 
At 5:23 PM, Blogger A.S.S. said...

Ha... you're a great mom! Next year, teach her about the microwave, you know... so she doesn't starve when the pizza gets cold!

;)
~Todd & Suzy

 
At 10:42 PM, Blogger New Beginnings said...

Thanks everyone, Nick said that he was expecting everyone to give me a hard time. But I knew we all had too much in common for that!

I love you guys!
Elis

 
At 12:35 PM, Blogger MaggieDear said...

Elis, you are a hoot!! lol

I never could figure out why my kids thought they had to eat every day. I still don't get it, but not my job anymore. ;-)

I like the way you and Nick are learning together.

 
At 7:06 PM, Blogger Bonnie said...

Elis,

That's precisely what our daughter would have done at the same age! I knew I had to be very specific when giving instructions or she would find a loophole.

Thanks for a fun story, and I'm glad the communication is working well.

Hugs,
Bonnie

 
At 9:24 PM, Blogger New Beginnings said...

Maggie,
I remember when Mollie learned to use the microwave, my first thought was "I never HAVE to cook again" I knew she could keep herself alive!

We are learning together, more every day.

Bonnie,
Girls! I am sure we will be best of friends some day but the teen years are filled with ups and down!!

Elis

 

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