Sunday, December 21, 2008

Hope

Yesterday I made an executive decision to let Christmas come early.

J was downstairs doing Language Arts Extensions. Just can't pull her away from Time4Learning. Meanwhile I was upstairs frantically putting the dollhouse together in her room. Once everything was in it's proper place I called her in. Her face lit up like the most glorious Christmas tree. Truly it was a priceless moment. She was ecstatic! Her face still glows every time she talks about it! At this moment I can hear the timer going off in her kitchen, the steam from the teapot and the lullabies from the changing table. She's a happy camper and this mom is glowing from the happiness that she managed to deliver. Now J's trying to figure out how many chores she needs to do to buy the mini-van - because you HAVE to have a mini-van! ♥ J said, "Mom, Santa can't beat this! It's the coolest present ever!" Every mom's dream...to be cooler than Santa.

I am hopeful that this mom is going to get a break this evening. Afraid to say it out loud because it might jinx it and this mom desperately needs a night Out. Of. The. House. with adults. The person I'm going with isn't the most dependable person so I'm trying not to get my hopes too high.

8 comments:

Kristina P. said...

SOunds like a great idea, Lisa. Being better than Santa is awesome.

Essie said...

Happy Yay!

Torina said...

I hope you get your night out. I dream of that, too. As for the dollhouse, woo hoo! Glad she likes it and played with it.

FaerieMama said...

Lisa, if you lived cloder , I'D take you for a night out tonight! And then we'd swing by and pick up Torina :)

btw, what kind of dollhouse did you get? It sounds awesome!

Anne said...

Wow, you're cooler than Santa- awesome! Hope you get your night out :)

Annette said...

I love the feeling of watching them see their gift. Plus J knows you did this for her! You don't get the credit when (they think) Santa did it! I think you are brilliant.

motherissues said...

I really hope you got out last night! And I'm so happy for J's Christmas! Surprising her sounds like a great idea, and from what you've written lately it seems like she deserved it.

Holly said...

Wow! Better than Santa, that's awesome.