Thursday, May 12, 2005

Her Mother's Daughter

Bean looks like her father and acts like her father in many respects. Sometimes, I have to look for elements of myself in her. But, yesterday, we were out running errands and she pipes up, "Mommy, I don't want to go to Target, I want to go to the yarn store!" I had not mentioned anything about going to the yarn store to her nor had she seen me knitting in the last two days. I have no idea what prompted this concept and, if my LYS wasn't half an hour away on the freeway, I would have taken her. But it was a proud moment in parenting ;>

I'm beat. Yesterday was my turn to host cards so I spent most of the day in a frenzy of cooking and cleaning and then stayed up past my usual bedtime playing cards. As usual, it was an absolute blast.

What I don't understand is how, when I've already been to the grocery store twice times this week, I can be out of so many things. Ah well, SuperTarget here I come. But not until much later. This morning, The Bean and I are going to lay around and watch TV and hang out. We haven't had a pajama morning this week so we're overdue!

This afternoon, Bean has an eye exam. She isn't scared of the exams or anything and, blessedly, they don't have to dialate her eyes every time, but she gets extremely bored at identifying the pictures and letters, especially when it's on the second eye. She's bored by then. Also, the people can be a bit rigid. The letters they show the kids are bordered by lines. They show Bean an "O" and she says, "A 10 with a 1." I had to explain to the nurse that this was, in fact, a correct interpretation of what was on the screen. Fortunately, it's a pediatric specialist so they understand that children don't always do what you want!