Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dakota the problem solver.....

With Dakota having every other day at home still, I am to make the most of our last year at home together during the day. I try to split things 50/50 and have him sit next to me with an activity, like a dot-to-dot worksheet or paints and we talk as we work on things.

Today was NOT a 50/50. I was trying to re-write a difficult paper and also balance the checkbook and deal with a bill I was trying to pay over the phone but the bank was having problems off and on all day with it. Today was so incredibly gorgeous - almost 80 and all I wanted to do was go for a walk with him. It got too late and the evening routine was about to start so I sat on the back step while he showed me how he could wrap the swing around the frame and swing really high. Then he ran laps around the yard to impress me. It was so cute! He sat down to rest by me on the step and I told him how I wish the day had not been overflowing with papers and how I was going to work on fixing that. I told him it won't always be that way. His reply was, "Why don't you just come to school with me and then you could spend time with me?"  Clever little heart-melting genius!


  1. oh my goodness kids say the sweetest things! You are a good mommy:)

  2. Awwwwww. Well that just makes sense now, doesn't it? Sometimes grown-ups are so dense. Sweet that he was just content with you watching him do his fancy moves in the yard.