A State of Flux
I’ve been in a weird state of mind these days. For some reason things that normally drive me nuts don’t seem to be pushing me over the edge. I’ve been letting dishes pile up in the sink, shoes collect at the door, and I didn’t even freak out yesterday when Maya and her little friend trailed cookie crumbs all over the clean hardwood floor. (I haven’t gone completely nuts though, as I did pick up every crumb.)
In addition to letting the house turn into a disaster area, I’ve been spending less time on People.com working and more time with Maya.
We’ve been addressing her math skills. Or lack thereof.
As you can see we have a long way to go. I may just need to quit my job and focus solely on getting her to write the number “6” instead of a backwards “9.”
We’ve been mastering her use of the rolling-pin.
We cooked up a batch of calzones that were enjoyed by Ali, Maya, and my father-in-law. Talk about hitting a home run.
We’ve been dressing up in our fanciest tutus and high heels to enjoy some hot chocolate at Kelly’s Fudge:
Things actually didn’t end so well after our hot chocolate venture…Maya made one too many complaints, threw in a “NO!” and a stomped foot, and consequently wasn’t allowed to watch TV afterwards.
You win some, you lose some.
And now, for the first time ever (bad Boat Room Mom), I am off to volunteer at Maya’s school as a part of Mother’s Day week. I have 20 minutes to teach 25 kids a little bit about India.
I have a book to read, flags to color, and samosas to eat. Hopefully they won’t notice the samosas are a tiny bit burned and that I have no clue what I’m doing. But before I go make a fool of myself I must mention that there may be something in the air here at the Din house because even Ali has been in a state of flux. For the first time ever he purchased these:
Needless to say he didn’t get a single number on either ticket. Not one. He probably shouldn’t quit his day job any time soon.