Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Funny Friday and a Personal Moment

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I like (okay, I don't like but I do it anyway) to get up with my kids and make them a hot breakfast before school. My oldest heads off to High School early - her breakfast is at 6:15, so I'm usually up half hour before that slinging hash or flipping cakes.

I think of it as a little mommy gift.

So, you can imagine my surprise when they are occasionally grumpy and surly and complaining.

shocking, I know.

One day this week, my teen woke up especially moody. She hurumphed through the breakfast, complained that I hadn't done laundry (erm, skooz me .. do your own) and left to the bus in a huff.

I was down.

I was feeling unappreciated. Walked on.

You know, like a mom.

Then around 10:00, we had this texting conversation:

her: I was wrong. I'm sorry. Will you forgive me?

me: (In compete shock, tears in eyes, fumbling w/ the tiny letters on my tiny phone) Already done. I'm sorry too....

her: It was really considerate of you to get up early and make waffles (it was pancakes, but who cares at this point)

me: how did you text so fast? (it came in less than one second)

her: I was already txtng when I got ur message

me: oh, I thought you were maybe a ninja

her: yeah, that too

me: luv U. sorry I have to get back to class, I'm spoz'd to be paying attent'n and not txtng. OH WAIT, thats not me. That's U.

her: So we're clear: I'm a ninja. Ur a comedian.

And then all was right again.
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37 comments:

Amy Tate said...

How precious! You are A WONDERFUL mom. We're out the door at 7:15, and my kids get juice and cereal. If I made them waffles that early, they would think it was Saturday!

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Sweet Mama.

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

Love that! Loving it. My girl told me last weekend that she hopes she gives me the flu...she gave it to me alright!

~ Wendy

Janna Qualman said...

Tess, no way you're old enough to have a teenager. Pfft!

The exchange between you and said teen makes me giggle, and warms my heart. That shows me you're doing something right, no matter how many "wrong" things the grumpies point out. Thanks for sharing this little story!

storyqueen said...

That is so sweet. I have had several text conversations with my teens that make me so glad that texting was invented.

It's a small enough space to say what you really need to say without all of the eye-rolling that might appear in person.

Happy Friday!

Karen said...

So sweet! And...wow. I'm in awe of your hot breakfast making. That is strictly an (occasional) weekend treat in our family. :)

Heather Kelly said...

This brought tears to my eyes. I grounded my son (10) this morning right before he walked out of the door. It makes me so sad all day long. I hate morning crap. I'm glad you've blogged about this--something to look back on the next time she's being a teenager, and you're being her mother...

Janice said...

I LOVE this post. Priceless happy moments.

Tess said...

Amy: nah, it's not much. and Sat is the sleep in day here .. if they woke me early, I'd be a bear ;)

Caroline: sweet daughter, I think. how often does a 15 y/o initiate the apology? It was a rare and special occasion .. haha

Wendy: ha! that cracks me up (but sorry you got sick)

Janna: well, she's 15 so I must of had her when I was 14 (that would make me 29, right?) er..yeah, that's right ;)

Storyqueen: exactly!

Karen: like I said, flip it in my house. Sats are for sleeping in and cold cereal ... ah, I love those days.

Heather: we relate to each other, clearly. It's tough being the mom and I hate the grumpy mornings, too.

Janice: thanks, it was a priceless moment. making something sweet out of a tough situation, I guess.

WindyA said...

Awww! That's a great kid you've got there Tess!

And what an amazing Momma you are! I need to start taking notes. Cold cereal not as good as pancakes :D

Wendy said...

Omigosh, how many conversations like that have I had? Aren't teenagers wonderful? I honestly think they're the most fun people to know. Not all the time obviously, but they have some gems of moments, that's for sure!

Tere Kirkland said...

Sweet. Just the sort of anecdote I needed to start the weekend.

Thnx fr shring, Tss!

PJ Hoover said...

This is awesome, Tess! I hope my kids do sweet things like this when they grow up. They're off to a great start.

got the post-its, btw. Thank you!

Carolyn V. said...

That is so sweet! Such a great thing for a daughter to do. And she's a ninja texter. Cool!

Yunaleska said...

Very sweet and touching.

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Oh, I sooo loved this, Tess! Thanks for starting my weekend off with a huge smile!

B.J. Anderson said...

Awwwe, that is SO SWEET! That's the best day for a mom. ;D

L.T. Elliot said...

Okay, I'm seven kinds of teary-eyed over that. What a great kid, huh?

Angie said...

How precious. You know are also my "Wonder Mom" hero!

Shelli said...

so sweet!

superpaige said...

So Sweet. Had she just had seminary? That usually does it to them.

DL Hammons said...

Okay, that gave me a big ole Chesire cat smile.

Tamika: said...

That would make a smashing scene!

My daughter and I suffer from similar bouts- I love the making up!

Crystal said...

What a wonderful mom you are, Tess! Your daughter is blessed to have you for a mom! Have a GREAT WEEKEND, my friend! :)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Now that's the kind of thing that makes being a mother worth it. I think you've got a special relationship that will weather all the storms that come with life. Thanks for sharing such a personal and uplifting story.

Sharon Mayhew said...

Great story Tess!

Mary Aalgaard said...

Thanks for sharing that. It made me laugh. I also have a teenager. Texting can be good.

Chandrika Shubham said...

Sweet conversation. :) Very touching!

Tabitha Bird said...

Tess! You rock! Are you for hire as a mommy? :)

And that text conversation was just magic. Thanks for sharing it!

Sarah said...

What a great story! Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

ROFLOL
I love it!
Thanks for sharing

Susan Fields said...

Such a great story - thanks for sharing it with us! She sounds like a wonderful girl.

Terresa said...

What a sweet texting story. The conscience is a dear thing, especially in teens.

Tess said...

Thanks guys :D. It's been fun to share a bit on the more personal side and I really wanted to record this for her someday...and, since I'm lousy at keeping a journal the blog will have to do. Hope you are having a great weekend!

Anita said...

Awww....very sweet! Isn't it interesting how we communicate these days?

Jackee said...

So sweet. Makes me almost look forward to the day my daughter is a teenager... almost.

Lisa and Laura said...

OH MY GOSH. I love this. I think you need to write a book about parenting. After reading this, I'd totally buy it!