This weekend was spent attempting to to find our yard under a blanket of leaves, doing some belated spring cleaning the house and browsing around the stores to get ideas for Emily's birthday presents for her birthday coming up in a couple of weeks.
As we attempted to push through the crowded aisles in Toys R Us, I asked Emily what she would like for her birthday. She replied that she wanted a barbie house. I told her that she was in luck because the prices of houses dropped way down this year and this would be a perfect time for her barbies to buy one. We looked at the prices and sure enough, they dropped $30. "See?" I told her,"We could even get it interest free!" Emily proceeded to roll her eyes, put her hands on her hips and gave me the WHY CANT YOU BE A NORMAL MOM? look. I chuckled as I thought about how there will be many more times in her life when she will not want to claim me as a mom just as her brother and sister have in the past. Maybe I feel obligated to have fun at her expense because my father used his free time embarassing us for his enjoyment. I always remember the time he thought it would be fun to dance on the stage at the movie theater with his then wife with Mickey Mouse ears on while us kids sank down in our seats in utter horror.
Yep, it's fun to be a parent.