Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Day in the Life

I found the following letter on my desk today:

Dear McDonalds,
Will you please make at least one thing organic? If you do, you will change people's life. If you don't believ me go to your nearest Block Buster and ask for the movie Food Inc. and you will see why one little cheeseburger can harm a child.
Madeline, Ron, Kristen, Abby, Lauren, Gabe & Lincoln
PS - If you could only make one thing organic that would still be great and we could come mutch more. Thanks!!!!!!!
(she explained to me that signing all of our names might make them more inclined to listen)

There was another letter as well....addressed to Wendy's. She asked me to look up both addresses so she could mail them. She knows more at 8 1/2 than most of the people in charge of protecting our food supply, which I must admit, makes me proud.

And speaking of letters, I received one from Lauren's pretend friend, Grace today. I could see the picture fine (it was a self-portrait - she's very cute!) but I didn't see any writing. According to Lauren, Grace is not the only thing invisible. How appropriate. Anywhooo....the letter said the following:
You will always be my Mom and I will always be your kid.

She explained that Grace really need to say this to me because she wants to stay in our home forever. I'm new at the whole pretend-friend-thing so if you have any tips, send 'em my way. Please.

And if all this written communication wasn't enough, it was family dentist day today (always a fun outing!) and while Ron was still in the dental chair I decided to make our next appointments. I sat Lincoln in his carseat on the floor beside me and started chatting dates with the receptionist. Next thing you know, I hear a (horrified) gasp as one of the nurses runs over in a hysteric-whisper-scream, "He's squirmed out of his carseat!! He's out! He's out!"
I was horrified as well.

As another nurse ran in to see the drama, I simply scooped him up and continued my appointment-making as if nothing had happened. What else was I going to do?
Actually, I think I threw a somewhat giddy "Oopsy!" out there. Probably not the best response.

Truth be told, he was lying face down on the floor of the dental office, hanging out & cooing, and even for me, who doesn't easily rattle or embarress, it was a bit much.

Ahhhhhhhh. A Day in the Life.