Thursday, March 4, 2010

Maybe We Should Have Just Gotten a Dog

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This week has been a tough one at work.  I'm billing hours out the wazoo and still haven't finished everything I need to get done.

I've just been drained.  I've got nothin' left at the end of the day.  I'm an empty vessel.

I came home the other night, bleary-eyed with achy feet after a long day of work.  The minute I stepped in the door I took my coat off, kicked my fancy shoes across the mud room and started trudging towards the kitchen.

Ashley greeted me on my way there.  "Mommy, where are your socks?"

You know, I was so tired I actually thought to myself "Hey...where are my socks?" before I remembered that I had gone sockless that day, all in the name of fashion.  My winter footwear problems never cease, do they?

So I said to Ashley, "I'm not wearing any socks."  Which, to be fair, was really kind of a dumb response.

"I know you're not wearing any socks, mommy.  Where are your socks?"

"Oh.  I guess they're in my drawer upstairs?"

Ashley pondered a minute.  And then she asked me "Are your feet cold?"

And I said "Yes, my feet are cold, honey."

She nodded, knowing now what needed to be done.  "You need your socks, mommy."  And she started skipping towards the stairs as my grateful eyes watched her go.  Here was my little bunny, worried about her mommy's cold feet at the end of a long day, off to fetch her some cozy socks.  I was just overcome by the sweetness.   

Until I realized she was skipping right past the stairs and on down the hallway.  She looked over her shoulder as she passed me by and said "You should go get them.  They're in your drawer."

I hear dogs don't insist on watching Caillou, either.  If only I'd known.

23 comments:

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Just Jenn said...

but little girls don't chew your $100 shoes, or your $75 table you couldn't live without! LOL! if I'd only known!! ;) Thanks for visitnig tonight... I should be sleeping... so off I go!
Just Jenn~

Missy said...

So true! My Oldest will wait until I sit down at the table and then say, "oh, I need a spoon." I'm like, "you know where to find them, dear!"

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bratts29 said...

Haha, I love your blog! I have 5yo twin boys and can so relate!

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Audrey said...

That's too cute!
Found you through FF! Following your blog. Have a great weekend! Relax - put your feet up :)

Lisa C. said...

lol.. Following from Friday Follow... Happy Friday...

Michelle Faith said...

What a sweet face and a sweet heart, your a lucky mama. Happy friday follow, I'm a new follower.

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Krajcimama said...

Stopped by from Friday Follow - LOVE your blog. I have twin boys (they are 6 months old) and your blog title is what caught my eye! :)

Happy Friday! Can't wait to read more of your posts!

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Regina said...

That is too cute! Don't you hate it when they use your logic / teaching techniques on you?

I hope your rough work calms down.

But you know, dogs don't ever learn to give non-slobbery kisses...so in that regard, kids are better!

Kim said...

*giggle*
that's awesome!

hypermom said...

Teehee! And you thought she was going to fetch them for you. Funny!

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Jennifer said...

haha thats great! you know I hear you can train dogs to fetch things too, so the doggy could have gotten your socks for your cold tosies! kids are priceless

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HeartsMakeFamilies said...

That is just too cute. Stopping by from Friday Follow.

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mrs. b. said...

oh my goodness, what a character! love the sassiness. so so much. :)

Emily said...

It sounds like Ashley will make a great mom someday. She displays empathy - she's able to put herself in your shoes - well, sockless feet - and conclude that your feet must be cold, and then she encourages you to solve the problem without fixing it for you. I think that's wonderful! Of course...a dog might just sit on your feet to warm them up, which is wonderful too. :)

Abby said...

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