Thursday, March 25, 2010
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Zaya stays at school until three. Mim, however, is still half-day, because none of us were willing to put up with the drama required to keep her in school all day.
As a consequence, Mim has two afternoons a week to wander around W'ville with Mommy, and she enjoys it very much. Today we went to lunch with Art at our favorite little hole-in-the-wall Chinese place, and then shopped and read books at the library. I always feel a little bad for Zaya, because I know he would rather be with me than in school. (Although, now that I think about it, he does hate shopping...)
Anyway, today I bought Zaya a bottle of Sprite at the Dollar store, because Mim still had her Sprite from lunch, and I didn't want her to flaunt her drink status. As we were leaving the school, I explained to the kids why Zaya had a bottle of Sprite. (Because, oh yes, there were questions)
Mommy: Mim, you got to eat lunch with Mommy and Daddy and run errands with Mommy today, and Zaya was in school all during that time. Also you still have some Sprite right there in your cup. Since you got something special, I wanted Zaya to have something special too.
Zaya: Mom, you're just too much.
Mommy: Too much?! What do you mean?
Zaya: (with a sigh) Mommy, you don't have to reward me for being at school all day, you know.
Where do they come up with this stuff? And why are my kids telling me what to do already?