Today's memory is.........Lauren and Mommy's matching dresses. We've only had identical dresses once. This past weekend, I was part of a huge Kids Consignment Sale in Mason. While shopping there, I picked up some dresses for Bronwyn Taylor. One of them was a navy blue Ralph Lauren dress just like the one Lauren is wearing in this picture. Bronwyn is about the size that Lauren was when she wore it. As I was buying it, I couldn't help but feel those bittersweet feelings you feel as you watch your kids grow. All you Moms know what I'm talking about! You are so happy that they are growing and developing and learning like they should, yet part of you wishes they could just stay little forever! As I look at this picture, I can't imagine where the time has gone. Lauren is her Mommy's pride and joy.
This past December, while chatting one day, she said "Mommy, I know multiplication". I'm sitting there thinking "Yeah, right!". She continued, "Like 4 times 6 is 24 and 3 times 8 is 24 too." I asked where she heard of multiplication. Well, turns out, our babysitter told her those two mult. facts. I assumed she was just saying those two from memory, but had no idea what it really meant in real life. So, I used a couple plates of cookies as visual aids and explained that if I had these two plates with 12 cookies on each plate, that would mean that 12 times 2 was 24. No sooner had I explained that than she gave me this bored look and said "I already KNOW that." I'm trying the whole time to act like this was all completely normal. About that time she piped up " Mommy, 10 times 15 is" ....paused a moment of two......"150!" If you are thinking this is all a little bit weird, well, so was I. Anyway, all I could say to Chris was that when we get to multiplication in her Math, I won't have to elaborate!
In unrelated news,
I am having an echo cardiogram in the morning. It's the first one I've had since I was diagnosed with CHF. My stomach is in knots; this has me nervous! I have been feeling very well the past month or two, and so I'm hoping that means my EF (ejection fraction) has improved. When I was diagnosed, the EF was 15 %. So, if it's at least 30 % or higher, I will be not be posting...... we will be out on the town celebrating! Hope you all have a good day!!!!!!!