02 August 2010
A busy mom of many story (or should I say scatterbrained mom?)
I suppose this story could belong to anyone who has children. Whether you have many children or just a few. At any rate I get to experience plenty of "busy mom of many" stories; which most of them end up being some of "mommy's embarrassing moments."
My girls have been busy making cute hair decorations out of fake flowers and bobbie pins. My entrepreneur 7 year old daughter thought she would make a few and try selling them. UM, without mom knowing. We packed up the kids quickly into the van and ran to the library. As usual I was in a hurry and didn't "inspect" the looks of the children. (another bad habit of mine) Upon checkout I was able to stand still long enough and look at each of the kids. Mostly good, except for the determined 7 year old. Dirty face, evidence of breakfast on her shirt, and I don't even know what was smeared all over her skirt. Plus she was barefooted. OKAY, as if that wasn't bad enough, I had discovered that my dirty, barefooted daughter had been going around the library asking the patrons if they wanted to purchase a flower for their hair.
"Um excuse me Miss, would you like to buy a pretty flower for your hair or for you daughter's hair? They are usually only .50 but I will sell them to you for only a quarter. What do you say, would you like one?"
Yea, needless to say I was suddenly in a huge hurry to get my items checked out and scurry unnoticed to my van. UNNOTICED? How was I to get away with that since it was evident that most of the children in the library belonged to me? The librarian just chuckled at the whole thing and I could tell she was enjoying every moment of it as she ever so s-l-o-w-l-y got our items checked out and into a sack for us!! (she did end up selling a few of them, probably out of pity!)