Thursday, November 13, 2008

Barbie meets Ben 10

"I'm getting an OPERATION tomorrow." Lola squealed to her preschool teacher. She said it so nonchalantly as if she's was going to get a manicure.

"Tomorrow MY DADDY is taking me to MY OPERATION." She smiled at the librarian.

"My OPERATION is tomorrow Mama."

"I have an OPERATION tomorrow!!!" She told her gymnastics teacher. After explaining the procedure, her teacher asked "Is that why she is so loud?"

Yes. Lola is getting an operation tomorrow. Anyone within a fifty mile radius of Cleveland knows this now. If I saved a quarter for every time she screamed the word OPERATION in the last three days I would have enough money to purchase those stilettos at Saks I have been drooling over.

"Why am I having an OPERATION tomorrow?"

I described to her a pretty pink convertible that went in for a check-up and the mechanic found some parts that needed a tune-up. Once tuned up, the pretty pink convertible could resume it's path only this time going faster and preforming better.

"Like me? LIKE ME MAMA!!!" Lola screamed with glee.

I continued my story of the pretty pink convertible and all of the rest it needed after it's tune up. I explained to her how the car usually needs good fuel to run well but when the car is resting after a tune up it, well... it could run on junk fuel.

"Like me? LIKE ME MAMA???" Lola screamed with glee and anticipation.

"Yes." And with that we were off to stock up on cherry jello, papaya sorbet, vanilla yogurt, Popsicles, and banana-strawberry-pineapple juice. When we arrived home we were greeted with a freshly baked loaf of "yummy cake bread" on our porch with a classy note attached from a girlfriend of mine. "Tell Lola we are thinking of her."

"This is for me?" She asked as she ripped open the Ziploc bag. She ate nearly a quarter of the loaf after a dinner of my infamous stuffed cabbage. I was happy she was going to bed with a full belly since she can't eat on the day of her OPERATION.

"This is so not fair!" Jay announced.

"What?"

"This is soooooo not fair! She gets to eat junk all day long? When I got an operation in Paris all I got was ONE ice cream cone!"

"Good point."

My son. My only son. The sensitive one that gives into being bullied because he lives to please and love, just solved his own problem. I have been working with him on confidence and speaking up since he was born and my heart melted when he stood up for himself. God, I love it when my parenting and hard work pays off. And with that we were off again this time to splurge and purchase the long awaited Barbie: A Christmas Carol and Ben 10 movies. And. Fifi, the third child, got a bag of Target socks. Because. Geesh. My kids rock.

I am head over stilettos in love with them all.

58classy comments:

thethirddegree said...

A bag of socks? Of all things in this entry that would have made me giggle, THAT made me giggle the most. I need a new bag of socks. Thanks for reminding me.

I'll have you all in my prayers for quick and easy healing as well as fully-restored hearing for McLoudySkirts. :)

Don Mills Diva said...

What's with the bag of socks? I, for one, would not be placated with a bag of socks.

Just sayin'

Good luck to Lola.

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

I'm saying prayers for little Lola tomorrow!

(Love the "head over stilletos" idea!)

Mr Lady said...

Your kids don't just ROCK, they're very smart. :)

Snuggle Lola for me tomorrow, k?

Elaine A. said...

I'm sure it will go just fine and I can't wait to hear when Lola can hear better! Hugs and prayers!

Rachel said...

I love you and your darling little ones.

Tell my darling little one that she's in my prayers and if I were there I'd bake her a pink convertible cake for when she's all better and you, well I'd mix you a drink and make you some pasta and a fabulous salad with garlic bread. And you can make me cabbage and then you'll teach me how to be a stiletto ho, K :-)

Prayers for you and the punkin'

Rachel said...

You and sweet Lola will be in my prayers tomorrow.

P.s. . . . you always have the best analogies for your kids. I'm totally jealous.

Rhea said...

You have adorable children.

Good luck tomorrow! I'll be thinking about you and dear, Lola. I'm so glad she'll be able to hear better once it's done!!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I'll be thinking of you all tomorrow! Best of luck.
xoxo

MamaWise said...

Hugs and Kisses to Lola from me for tomorrow! And a big hug for You too... saying a paciorek for your whole family tonight and tomorrow!

Janah said...

Lots of happy thoughts and big smiles for you Lola!!!
And stay strong OhMommy, everything will work out great!

Cecily R said...

Good luck Little Lola. And good luck Mommy. I'll be thinking of you!

P.S. Gracie spent a few hours last weekend playing with the new socks I bought her. You just never know...

Zoeyjane said...

And how is the Barbie movie? We've been waiting for it, too. Give loud Lola hugs and Jay gets kisses from Isobel. And Fifi, she gets cuddles (from me).

I've gotta admit, I'm pretty envious of the socks.

kim-d said...

Stuffed cabbage? Oh, I LOVE stuffed cabbage...oh wait, that isn't the most important thing here :)!

Many prayers for Lola and the whole rest of the family as she has her OPERATION. I am so glad that her tune-up will have her running even better than ever. HA! And good for Jay, for speaking up--YOU GO, BOY! And Fifi got socks...hehehe...isn't it nice when they're still young enough to think socks are a treat!

Now, back to those cabbage rolls...

Spoiled Mommy said...

My thoughts and prayers go out for Lola and the rest of the family today.
My Lil Princess has been wanting the Barbie movie too since she saw the Diamond Castle...too cute!!
Way to go for the lil man speaking up...he will learn that fast being in a house mostly girls, mine sure did! Its only him & Daddy...even the pets are all girls! haha!
Anyhoo...good luck today...stay strong Mommy! :)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

It took me a minute to figure out the socks.....that one stride rite sneaker....got it!!

Thinking of Lola today....hope all goes well....give us an update when you can!!

Lisa

Megryansmom said...

Kisses for Lola and some for poor neglected "all I got were socks" Fifi. Sheesh! Some parents LOL

Marinka said...

Your kids are fantastic, and so are you. Hope everything goes smoothly today.

Jay @halftime lessons said...

Just found you today, and I loved your blog! Looking forward to keeping up with you!

Jay @ HalftimeLessons.com

Robyn said...

Good luck to Lola -- sounds like you have an awesome recovery planned for her!

Indy said...

Lola, hope it is super easy OPERATION and you are up and driving your mom crazy in no time.

Domestic Extraordinaire said...

Lots of thoughts and prayers coming Lola's way this morning!

P.S. Did you replace Fifi's shoes? Since she now has the bag o' socks...LOL

Kel said...

My prayers are with you that the operations goes quickly and smoothly and Lola is back to her old self soon. You definitely have 'classy' kiddos!
~K

Smart A$$ Mom said...

So happy for you. I know nothing, even fancy stilettos, can't make me as happy as when I feel successful parenting!

Well, accept maybe those Louboutin Armadillo in blue could make me as happy....

Tracey said...

A bag of socks. Love that Fifi...

Hope she is as excited about her operation AFTER it is over. Is it today? I'll be thinking of you and Lola...

Courtney said...

What a huge and wonderful breakthrough for Jay. Thinking of Lola and prayers that everything goes well and she is recovered in no time.

Kelly said...

I hope today goes smoothly!! Good luck!

Raquel said...

I hope Lola's operation goes smoothly. My co-worker's son had the same issue when he was younger (he's now 7 and can hear perfectly). I'll be thinking of you. :)

The White House said...

You know I love it. I will be praying for Lola's surgery and sugary, Barbie filled recovery. Jay is getting more and mroe courageous- very great. And I am glad that Fifi's feet won't be stinky anymore (socks and one shoe, may be a good combo).

Blessings From Above said...

Love the pink convertible tune-up example. You always have the perfect analogy for everything.

Praying that all goes well with the surgery and that Lola has a speedy recovery.

Tara R. said...

Good luck to Lola. I hope she has a quick recovery and is back zooming around like the beautiful pink Cadillac she is.

Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] said...

Tons of kisses and smooches to Lola. And a high-5 to your big boy.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

oh, children are the sunshine in our hearts!!!!

Hailey said...

praying for you miss. lola!
hailey, ryan, caroline and emma

Krystyn said...

Aren't they fabulous?!?

Glad Jay is sticking up for himself...and stinky feet Fifi got some socks.

Prayers for an easy surgery and recovery.

Kimmylyn said...

She is so sweet...

As or your last Tweet you are still waiting for baby girl to come home..

I hope you snuggle and eat loads of ice cream all day!!!

Val said...

Good luck tomorrow, Lola!

LceeL said...

I wonder if Lola has ANY idea that people from all over the world are going to be thinking about her tomorrow, hoping that her operation goes well and saying prayers in native languages that don't sound anything like English. Gosh, they'll even be praying in Australian.

Hockeyman said...

Kudos to your boy! That is awesome! Good luck with the procedure.

Jaina said...

Good luck Lola! (and Jay is so cute! I went back and read that post)

Renny said...

OH classy mommy, you are so wonderful. Tell Lola I'll be thinking of her so her OPERATION will go well, and maybe you all deserve a little splurge (like those Saks stilettos) for helping take care of her while she rests ;)

CC said...

They SO have you wrapped around their little fingers :)

Good luck tomorrow!!!

Kellan said...

Hoping all went well with Lola's surgery - thinking of her today!

Take care - Kellan

Beth said...

Hope the surgery is a success and everything goes great!!! :)

Kaci said...

Hope she does well! :) XOXO

Laura said...

Sending lots of prayers, support and best wishes - no matter the type of operation, it is hard on Mommys...HUGS.

mommynotes said...

We will be praying for Lola. I loved the head over stilettos!

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Praying Lola's surgery is quick, incedent-free and successful :)

Sarah wants that Barbie movie but I will always love the Muppet version.

My kids aren't allowed to say things aren't fair....I'm a cruel dictator ;)

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

Good luck, Lola. I'll say a prayer for you. And, I'm sure Fifi loved the socks, right?

Immoral Matriarch said...

Can I meet them next summer? I'd love to. Good luck!

Kat said...

My boys get SO EXCITED about new socks. Me thinks I need to give them real treats more often. ;)
What a lovely post. I'm praying everything goes smoothly and Lola recovers quickly. :)

Kalle said...

Good luck Lola.

Ashley said...

Yogurt and juice is junk food? Crapola. And here I thought we were doing good...

I need to think about this while I eat another cookie...

PS - good luck to Lola and mommy!

Maggie, Dammit said...

Good luck, babe.

McMommy said...

I hope Lola did good today!
Lots of hugs to the Classy family!!

Jessica said...

Lots of hugs!
And little Fifi's socks makes me chuckle as is she is in the same boat as my #2....just bought her the "little people pink dollhouse" for the holidays...b/c ...well honestly I have nothing for her...nothing planned...and it was pink and yet only $36.00!

Lisa said...

I'm sending a prayer your way hoping that all goes perfect tomorrow for your perfect little Lola!

April said...

Oh, I'm sorry I didn't read this 'til now. Off to the next posts to read about the OPERATION.

 

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