Friday, January 09, 2009

Away from my desk

"You look adorable."

"I don't like this dress."

"Oh, Lola. You look so adorable. Just like Hannah Montana."

"Mom. Hannah Montana isn't adorable. She is COOL." Lola pouts while getting dressed this morning.

"Mama! I found my five dollars. It was my under the red shield!!!" Jay skips in the room, already dressed to start the day.

I tell the kiddos to tiptoe past the master bedroom, in which the Feenster baby is still asleep next to my husband, after a very long and sleepless night. I see Lola trying to hide her giggles and Jay glares at her, "Shhhh... you will wake them." We are on a secret spy mission to make it to Dunkin Donuts before the school bus comes. Before Daddy wakes. Before the sun wakes.

A morning date with my growing children... one sassy and one responsible. Where I am going to tell them to stop growing.

** Called our humane society and turns out our male cat was fixed. Thanks to so many of you for educating me. I had no idea feline male parts were so hard to find. **

51classy comments:

Smart A$$ Mom said...

My grandmother used to take me out to breakfast and would swear to 'put rocks in my socks' to keep me little. These really are the things you never forget.

Flea said...

Dunkin Donuts! I swear those don't exist on Tulsa. And YAY! For Jay, finding his fiver! Good work, mom. :)

I'd forgotten that you'd gotten your kitten at the Humane Society. They don't adopt out until their animals are fixed.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Sounds like a perfect way to start the day....when you find out how to stop them from growing up...let me know!!

Glad to hear the cat mystery was solved and the money was found...Hooray!!

Enjoy your weekend:)

Lisa

Prefers Her Fantasy Life said...

Great!! Jay found his money! Is he springing for the donuts?

3 Peanuts said...

You a SUCH a fun MOM!!!!! And so thiurlled Jay found his $

Kim said...

That is awesome you let Jay find the money on his own.. and WOO HOOO to secret trips!!

Tracey said...

Bricks on their heads hasn't been working?

I am already experiencing the clothing argument with Corinne. Yet my boys STILL let me dress them...

hope you had fun!

krissy said...

Geesh mom....you didn't know that Hannah Montana was cool and not adorable. Shame on you. ;0)

Glad you found your cats man parts, or sort of anyway. I was well educated after reading the comments too. Very interesting.

Lisa said...

seriously, how do they get so big so fast? yesterday I received next years school calendar that includes Goosey's first day of kindergarten. August 10. I literally lost my breath & started crying. how did this happen?

LceeL said...

Now THAT'S classy!! Sneaking out to DD's with the kids before school. Your kids are SO going to love growing up with you.

Kel said...

I love those secret rendevous with the children so early in the morning, such a special time!
~K

Kat said...

I love mornings like those. And yes. They NEED to stop growing so fast!

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

The cat thing is how i ended up with a male cat named Fluffy. He looked like a chick to me!!!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

hope you have a great date with #1 & #2!!

The Daily Stroll said...

Going to get breakfast with Jonah in the mornings is one of my favorite things to do!

When you find out the secret to stop them from growing up please share! I want to keep Jonah 2.5 forever!!

Krystyn said...

Hope it was fun.

Yuck for the rough night. Hopefully, you don't ever have another one.

Did Jay treat you to the donuts with his five-spot? No? That would have been nice, though.

Glad you got Tod all figured out.

And, when you figure out the growing thing...let me know.

Momo-Mama said...

Your kids are so lucky to have you creating these little memories for them...I remember going to Baskin Robins Ice cream after school...

Jenn said...

I have two daughters, one sassy and one responsible ! Ha ha

mommynotes said...

Yummy! We are giving up sweets for a little while to get our weight down then we will plan a splurge time once a month. I love dunkin donuts. Enjoy one for me.

I am glad you found out what was going on. I did not know when they fixed a cat it all comes off. Crazy!

enthalpymama said...

Yummie idea!

Jaina said...

Sounds yummy. And YAY for Jay being persistent and getting motivated. I hope you made it to the donut store. :)

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

They do grow fast don't they? Morning trips before school are so cool.

Tonya said...

Did you get your Dunkin? Glad you had time with the 2 older ones.

Megryansmom said...

Yeah tell me how that works out for you, where you tell them to stop growing, because I have been unsuccessful so far.

Miss said...

Geez mom. She looks COOL. Not adorable!

Can you tell I've had this talk with my son??

Cecily R said...

Sounds like the perfect, PERFECT way to start a day.

Sorry about your sleepless night. I wish I was closer. Since I'm up anyway, I may as well hang out with your Feenster.

By the way, how do you do that? Tell the kids to stop growing? In two days Gracie will be seven. And a few weeks after that, Isaac will turn ELEVEN. Bah!

Stephanie said...

so sweet, I can't wait for the days when I can have a morning date with my kids! They're still too grouchy!!! ;oD

carrie said...

Hannah Montana is making the round in our house this week too! What is the deal???? Must be something in the air. Either way, I think we're both in for it. I so wish we lived closer so we could meet for drinks and comiserate.

Crystal D said...

Yes, Madeline is not cute anymore. If I want an outfit to have a chance, it looks "cool." Hair must be cool, not cute. Cute is so last year.

I love the morning date idea, think I could get one of them to go after the 4am bottle. LOL

the planet of janet said...

to this day, i still love sneaking off with my 14-year-old daughter, just the two of us.

i wish i could bottle that.

Rhea said...

So, when my husband get's neutered will his be taken off too? Interesting...

MommyTime said...

Good for you for taking them on such a fun adventure! You are a very classy mama to think of such things. I have to remember that for when mine are a bit older.

Tara R. said...

We sometimes do a early morning donut run on the weekends. Hmmm... we have a morning errand tomorrow, I think a cruller would be perfect for breakfast.

melissa said...

ok...seriously...i just laughed through my nose about your male cat issue...
and as for dunkin donuts...
it's right alongside my addiction to constantly checking emails, my iphone, laptop, blogs...
i LOVE dunkin donuts coffee. and if i don't feel like getting out of the car..shhh...i go across the street to mcdonalds...they have a decent sugar free vanilla latte...

Kellan said...

It's nice to spend time with the older kids - they do grow up so fast!

Have a great weekend, P - see you soon - Kellan

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Oh how fun--they will remember that little trip :)

Kate said...

Found your blog thru Domestic Extraordinaire thru Mommy Story... Nice to find fellow Ohio bloggers.

And mmmmm, Dunkin Donuts. Yum. Haven't had those since NJ. That makes me hungry.

Cynthiaa said...

Hannah Montana, isn't she just the best haha. Or uh..coolest. Haha.

the mama bird diaries said...

If you figure out how to get your kids to stop growing.. PLEASE tell me.

I'm so happy he found his 5 dollars!

Blessings From Above said...

You actually make it out of your house BEFORE the bus comes? I am even more in awe of you!

Jennifer said...

such a fun morning! dunkin donuts yummy!

No Cry. said...

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Rachel said...

Very cute! I tell my oldest sun I'm going to put bricks on his shoulders so he can't grow.

I'm glad Jay found the money!

Momo Fali said...

I wish there was a real-life fountain of youth. I would toss my kids in for a swim right NOW.

April said...

Sylvia said a character had a royal flush. I had that moment of, why does she know that? Oh yeah. She's growing up. *sigh*

Janah @ So Not Mom-a-licious said...

It's early, so anything with donuts sounds good right now!
Why do they have to get so big so fast? It's so bitterswwet! We don't want them to become independant, but we love to see them learn the things we have tried to teach. Great post!~

raino said...

don't grow up. ah, the three words that any mom knows. scary how quickly the little ones grow. at least you are wise enough to slow down and realize...

Scary Mommy said...

Oh, I hear you. Don't you just want to freeze them some days?! (and we so do the D&D trips when Daddy's away :))

momof3crazykids said...

That is so fun, I would not have time for that in the morning unless I got up earlier. We get up 1/2 hour before the bus comes.

Elaine A. said...

Darn growing kids. I know how you feel. We all do of course. It's universal.

Wish I could freeze my G right now. He's at such a cute age (20 months) and I just want to eat him up!

Hope the donuts were good (well of course they were, duh!) ; )

Nap Warden said...

Yay for money...yay for donuts!

 

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