I’d like to think I’ve had something to do with it, but truly, my girls are amazing all because of who they are. Beware if you continue reading… this is a proud Mama blog, sappy, and jealousy inducing. 🙂
Today was not one of my “bad” days, but after not taking meds all day so I could drive and go out, my pain level was high. I was dreading making dinner. I was tired just thinking about it. Then my girls walked in our room and told my husband and I we were banned from the kitchen.
Yeah, that’s right. My girls wanted to make dinner. How sweet. I was touched. Linds made a menu we got to mark, and Alli was in charge of cooking up some of the main dish. They worked together, didn’t fight once (and you have NO idea how huge that is for sisters so close in age!!) and they lead us as guests of honor into our own little kitchen. They not only made dinner, they laid it out as a table for two, bistro style. We were treated to a date without leaving home. I wanted to cry, but instead I hugged them and told them how proud of them I was and how honored. They beamed actual joy rays from every pore.
So excuse me while I wallow in the beauty of two girls, half grow women really, ages 11 and (tomorrow turning) 13… who know how to bless the socks of their parents without spending a penny, leaving home, or even saying a word. Love is an action word. They clearly shouted loud and clear they love us dearly.
Alli said she wanted to do it because I cook all the time and deserved a break. Lindsey said she wanted to give us a date together, complete with fancy glasses full of Pepsi to top off the table.
So forgive my bragging and my sappy post… but as a mom, I get the right. I am desperately in love with my kids, and I don’t think I can say enough times just how proud of them, and the beautiful people they are turning out to be.
Love ya girlies!!