Thursday, October 09, 2008

Circular logic

I was in a bad mood when I got up this morning. I was not in the mood to get up and make beds, load the dishwasher, do laundry and spend the day picking up after everyone else.

I sat Elle down at the counter with a juice box and banana and then proceeded to stomp dramatically around the kitchen. The fact that only Elle was there to witness it wasn't going to stop me from showing exactly how persecuted I felt this morning.

At first Elle kept up a stream of cheerful chatter. She's a morning person, it's what she does. At one point though I noticed that she wasn't really saying much. I turned to look at her and make sure she was ok and I found her staring thoughtfully out the window. After a moment she turned to face me and with a great big smile on her face said "Mama, I like circles."

I don't know how she did it but I'm not in a bad mood anymore.

3 comments:

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

There's something about a smile from one of your children to turn your day around. It happened to me today too. Thank God for kids, think how crabby we'd be without those random thoughts!

Jen said...

She needs to stop being so cute or else there won't be any left for the other kids.

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

Hee Hee, isn't it great how that works?

Glad you're feeling better,
Steph