Friday, June 12, 2009

160 of 365 memories...who's official is it?

Out of all the possibilities the summer will have in store for us, I truly believe that this one is going to be MONUMENTAL in the Johnson household.
Besides for the fact that my 13 year old has a (sigh) cell phone and my 10 year old is (sigh) starting to have feet 2 times bigger than last week besides for all THAT then there comes my side kick, my little mini me.
No people I know she looks like her paw, but she is SO me and sometimes quit frankly it scares the crap out of me.
I just came back from walking her across the street for her first official slumber party.
She slept at our good friends The Dinsmore's a few weeks ago and did great. That was the REAL first time without her brothers.
Tonight it is not mommies friends, it's all her.
She was SUPER excited and I pretended to be.
I will be excepting my Academy Award on behalf of all the blubbering, whinny baby moms, just like me!!
When I had her in the tub tonight getting ready to go, we were talking about all the do's and don'ts and to remember manners and BLAH BLAH BLAH and she said them all back to me so matter of factly, at that moment I had to look away from her.
She is growing y'all!!
Way to fast, she is MY BABY and she is at a slumber party!
I'm sorry but when did she turn 7?
Because I can promise you that I just switched her to Isomil because her tummy was upset!
Most of my friends have young children, I probably have the oldest in my circle of friends.
And sometimes I think that they forget that I too use to have babies. The three of them didn't just come out this way (have you seen my boys lately? That would just hurt!)
I started out one at a time and stressed to the max every step of the way.
But I learned early on, never let them see me sweat. Because honestly sweating the small stuff is what we as woman do to ourselves, usually anyway.
I told Brian tonight, this is her first slumber party and he politely looked at me and said no this is your version of her first slumber party.
And he was right, she slept at our friends a few weeks ago and that was REAL.
So why was this any different?
I don't know, because really I'm just a blubbering, whinny baby right now :)
But I do know that I will be having my morning coffee on my front porch and waiting until 10:01 to walk over and get my baby girl:)
Hey I'm better than I use to be, by the third one at least I wait until 1 minute after pick up time!!


The Campbells said...

I am very proud of you. I hope it went well cause you can just see the excitement in her face. And for all us mom's with younger children, we just want ours to grow up as well adjusted and wonderful children as yours. Even though I am older than you, I want to be you when I grow up.

Elizabeth said...

I'm leaving one comment. ONE, but I'm running back and forth from flipping blueberry pancakes to feed the starving sleepover masses and trying to check in.

Looks like I need an iced tea, long read break. You've been busy!

I see stitches, I see lake, I see memories.

Time to catch up! Sorry I've been away. Hope you're having a fun summer!


(My security word is implats. Just one letter away from a new bra size!)

I'm just me... said...

I don't know how you did it! I am dreading Tink's first sleepover away from home.

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

I would be blubbering just like you... And not only is she the mini version of you but she is your youngest. I think it's most difficult when your oldest and youngest hit milestones...