If you’re a parent, how many things did you swear you’d never do or say (or allow your kids to do), and then they actually happen? I added another one to my list this week: My daughters have wanted their nails painted since forever (even though I almost never have painted fingernails), and I’ve gone from saying “that’s just for big girls” to saying “maybe we’ll do it for your birthday” to being in a salon the other day and agreeing to let the owner paint their nails for free. When she asked and I saw the excitement on their faces, I couldn’t say no. So my little 5-year-olds are sporting bright pink sparkly fingertips and couldn’t be happier about it. I can’t believe I landed such girly girls!
How was your week? It’s been gorgeous here, and I want to make it stick around for at least a couple of months before 90-degree temps creep in and make me forget I ever complained about the cold. I’ve got sangria on my mind after sharing a fantastic pitcher of the stuff with a friend last night, so grab a tall glass of it and toast anything that’s good in your life right now. Here’s my high and low of the week:
High: This week we were on Easter/spring break from school, and it’s been great. Some people like getting back to the regular routine, but I’ll take perpetual vacation anytime, hands down. Also, the celebration I mentioned above with a close friend over tapas, too much of that delicious sangria, and a hilarious story-telling show about hair. So fun!
Low: A pediatric appointment where I demonstrated once again that I am that mom — the one who asks too many questions, makes unusual requests, and generally ends up feeling like she belongs in a circus side show compared to the rest of the population.
Got any exciting plans this weekend? Hope it’s a good one, and I’ll see you back here on Monday!
Image: Zoe Saint-Paul