I remember hearing my mother say this when my sister and I were little. We would laugh and go off to play, thinking our mother was just so silly. Oh how I need to apologize to my mother for ever laughing at her for this most wonderful of phrases. For the past few days (and through many nightly wakings) I have found myself thinking this phrase with the lovely image of the woman luxuriating in her huge bath, wishing that we could trade places for about an hour. Ahh, just thinking it now makes me smile.
It has been a week of teething here. That comes with alot of screaming, tantrums, clinging, and crying (both Keelin and myself). Add to that a seven year old home on holiday and you have one mommy yearning for a wee bit of peace. I have even resorted to using children's tylenol just to dull the edge for my poor Keelin. My lovely homeopathics just can't cut it when it comes to toddler molars. Right now it is her blissful naptime and both Draken and I will be very happy if it lasted at least an hour. He is busy making party favors for Keelin's birthday celebration tomorrow. Even though we are not having a formal party he has insisted that goody bags are essential for all birthdays. It should be interesting to see what he comes up with.
On the birthday front I am so behind. I started a simple quilt for Keelin over a month ago( from Amy's book) and of course it is still not done. All I have to do is quilt it and sew on the binding so that of course will be my evening project. With a quick wash tomorrow it should be ready in time for her birthday bedtime. I had planned on getting her a little sand table also but none of our local shops are selling them yet so her big present will have to wait till I make the monthly trip to Santa Rosa and the lovely Target. Luckily at two she does not really understand birthdays and presents so we are ok for now. Man I am a slacker.