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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tidbits And All

It was yet another long, hard day for her...much too much for her sweet 8 year old heart to take. 

She got into the car after school with a defeated look and a quiver-filled voice as she recounted the details of the playground ball hitting her smack in the face. 

And then...

Her brother ate her last sour Skittle...and it was her favorite color. 

Her sister brushed off the artwork created especially for her. 

Her homework fell in the puddle by the car as she climbed out.





As I watched this salty tear wind its way down her cheek, I recommended the perfect fix for any rotten day:

a hot bubble bath


Warm water...but not too hot for her tender skin.


Extra bubbles...enough to hide her long, tanned legs.


Basket of toys...dear friends to chatter with and play the time away.


Two washcloths instead of one...because somehow, they make the bath better.


Towel and PJ's in place for her when finished, I walked out of the bathroom.

I was hardly thru the doorway when her sweet voice rang out loud and clear:

"Moo-oom!!
You might want to close the door!
You don't want everyone to see my tidbits, do ya?!?"


TIDBITS???


Ya...

what you are thinking...

that is what she meant.

*sigh*

Looking up as always...

11 comments:

Sara said...

precious! she's so blessed to have you as a mama!

alicia said...

Oh, I love it! She had me in tears and pulling heart stings, and then I laughed out loud! She is awesome! And you are a fantastic mama for getting that girl started on the best therapy in life!

Christy said...

Priceless. Tidbits?

CHRISTINE said...

You are a great mom! Sweet story

Kelly Langner Sauer said...

Oh, I LOVE it! Thank you for your comments at my blog today; I'm so looking forward to getting to know you. Already, I can tell you're an awesome mom.

Following your blog now. :-D

Bina said...

Sara ~ I thank you, but I know that I am the one blessed by her and her siblings :)

my alicia ~ She does that to me each and every day and it never gets old!

Christy ~ you say that like I would know where she gets this stuff!!! hee hee

CHRISTINE ~ Aw, thanks! ;o)

Kelly ~ Glad you came over...and happy to have left you some uplift. You have a great place to visit...hope to get to know you better :)

Thanks, girlies! You made my morning...

L.L. Barkat said...

Well now, you have started me off to reaching my 17+ laughs for the day. :) (see twitter for explanation of THAT :)

too, too funny

Alicia said...

Awww!! Poor baby!!!! What a sweet way to make her day/evening better!!

Karen said...

Bina, you are great! What a sweet mom for a young girl who had such a hard day. New words from each generation, right? That made me grin.

hrtplumber said...

She is a ray of sunshine...from her sunny smile to her tidbits!!!

Jennifer said...

Oh I love this! And yes--bubble baths with "toys" do make the day better.

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