Thursday, September 18, 2008

Mom of the Year!

Sorry girls, but I've won the award for the year. Let's just say that since Cason was born I have probably "neglected" Cassidee in some ways just because I don't have enough hands to take care of them both. She hears me say, "Just a minute, sweetie." or "Mommy has to finish feeding Cason. You'll have to wait, please." quite a bit. I feel bad doing this, but seriously, I only have two hands.
Well, when Jeremy is at work for his 24 hours it is even worse, and it proved to be that way on this night. Cason was super fussy, my phone rang and I was talking to someone, and Cassidee asked me for a snack and some cartoons. Of course she got the "just a minute" phrase that she's used to. Then, a few minutes later, I am still on the phone and Cassidee actually tells me she is tired. Again, "just a minute." About 10 minutes later I get off the phone, get Cason fed, calmed, and in bed, and as I walk back in the living room I saw this.....
Yup, that's chocolate around her mouth.

She had gotten her own snack.
She opened the bag of pretzels by herself.
I guess she decided she needed a couple of crackers too.
I don't even know what she ate to get the chocolate around her mouth, but it was all gone.
So, sorry girls, my neglect of my daughter for 20 minutes has won me Mom of the Year.
I hope I get my trophy soon! :(


Anonymous said...

maybe the chocolate is from the cookie that is by her arm. it looks like it could be a chocolate chip cookie.

Tracy said...

Awwww. Sweet thing :)

Don't feel bad. Like you said, you only have 2 hands....and it looks like she just went ahead and took care of everything herself!

Mary said...

Wow! That sounds like our life here sometimes. I guess I have won that award a lot lately, too! I hate that feeling that I'm not doing everything I'd like to be able to do.

Everybody's growing up and getting SO super cute!

Robyn said...

Instead of seeing it as neglect, view it as giving them chances to learn that the world doesn't revolve around them and to be patient. Make you feel better? Didn't me either each time we added one more to the mix. But, from the smiles in your posts, it's obvious she is a very, very loved little girl.