Saturday, March 22, 2008

the list


Drake has been asking for a "mom and me" day for quite a while now. Seems the constant nagging and irritation that a little brother entails has driven him to the brink. He wrote this in response to "What do you miss from you past" in our circle journal the other day - "I miss when it was just Mom, Dad and Me. NO Grady". Yikes! I know this is all typical behavior, or at least I keep convincing myself that. This video confirms my boys are on the road to best friend doom -
http://inthemotherhood.msn.com/Default.aspx?source=email&videoId=22 (again I have a Mac and can't figure out the whole link thing, sorry!) But I digress. I decided that since Grady had school Friday, and Drake and I did not, that we would have an "us" day. He was so excited that he decided to make a list of all the fun things we were going to do. It seems that my OCD tendencies are hereditary and will be a source of therapy for years to come.


So here is Drake's list for a day of fun. Not at all what I was expecting. He didn't even want to leave the house. My favorite was number 4 - play board games, or not. It was nice to just hang out, read some Harry Potter and Drake's favorite - demolishing me in a not so friendly game of Monopoly. And lets not forget the 15 inches of snow that fell yesterday bringing us to almost 100" this winter. Drake found immense pleasure in pelting me with snowballs while I was trying to shovel. Shocking how accurate he can be without his glasses on!! It was a great day except for the fact that Drake said I wasn't allowed to take a nap because it wasn't on the list. Next time I am voting for mandatory napping!!

No worries, we did complete the list. I took this picture before the day was done.

4 comments:

Christie said...

How wonderful that you were able to have an entire day of 1:1 time with Drake!

Jes said...

What a good mom you are! When do I get a "fun day" with you? I am impressed that you finished the whole list too.

cautious1 said...

I can totally hear him say that to you. That's cool that you were able to hang out together...no Blockus matches???? I'm having withdrawal from not having played in awhile. My nephews keep forgetting to bring it when they come to visit........

JCR said...

Sounds like a perfect day! And how sweet that he just wanted to hang with you at home for some quality time.