2011年7月4日月曜日

Magic mummy

I think most mum's are magic mummies. You know, able to make a bento lunch out of half a carrot, yesterday's rice and an egg in five minutes when your kid remembers that it's pack your lunch day today. Or fashion a toy out of an empty cereal box, tape and a straw when there is only one must have toy in the entire toyfilled playroom and two kids who want to play with it. And of course for a magic mummy a spilt drink on the ay out the door, a broken shoe or flyaway hair is no challenge whatsoever- all in our mighty stride!

But somethings are a bit of a stretch even for a magic mummy. And then you risk deflating your image and disappointing your kid. Back to reality with a bump. So it was today.

"Amy! Get your shoes on, time to go!"
"Mmmhmmmm..."
"Why have you got your bug box with you?"
"I want to take a snail to kinder. Lots of people take beetles but I like snails better."
"Good idea. Get your shoes on. We'll have to look for a snail tonight. Do you want me to help you with your shoes?"
"No. I'll do my shoes and you get my snail while I put them on, ok?"

And so it was that a snail-less Amy waved goodbye with a resigned look on her face to her somehow slightly reduced in stature mummy...

4 件のコメント:

gaijinwife さんのコメント...

I wondered where you had gone and I log on today and get three in one go!! Good catching up. Can't believe the dude that parades as Jack sparrow all day every day. Awesome. That poor teacher when you all started going on about wild monkey's and bears and pigs.

Xana さんのコメント...

My girls both had to bring snails to bring-a-bug-to-school day until they were able tocatch their own. Snails are the only bug their not-so-super Mommy can catch!

Gina さんのコメント...

I think most mommy's are magic mommy's too. : ) I hope Amy got to bring some snails another day at least. : )

Bugs for school. Last year Branden's class they all came home on a Friday and the note the kids wrote down and what Branden told me. Everyone needs to bring a catepillar type bug to school found in a cabbage. They were going to watch/observe the life span on them for one of their classes. I thought now how will I find one of those. I can find rice field related things easy since we are surrounded by them. Thinking all friday night. Saturday the boys and I got in my car (last year like I said) and we drove around the rice fields and more farm areas. I found a grandma with ninja outfit on... near her huge garden. Branden ran out and asked her politely for a cabbage catepillar type bug and said he needed it for class. She smiled and she actually found 3 for him and he threw them in his bug box and she also gave him a few cabbage leaves for the bugs. Which he brought that Monday. @_@

They also have brought frogs to the school too.

Noah hasn't been asked to bring anything yet, but if he is asked....I'll be ready! : )

thefukases さんのコメント...

gw- I don't know how you do it- I get too busy to blog then it settles down and I have time but I can't remember what happened on which day!

xana- snails in Japan?? I have always thought it was really weird that I don't see snails around here. Slugs and caterpillars and aphids oh yes but not snails... and you can bet your bottom dollar the lid on the stag beetles is on VERY well as I really don't want to worry that they are on the loose!

g- you win magic mummy of the year award hands down! I have to giggle at the stuff the school imagines we all have on hand- cabbages and frogs for you, bamboo and bug cages for us...