Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Toilet Paper Gratitude


About a week ago I was moaning and groaning to Annalise about how sad I'll be when she goes to Kindergarten (Please tell me all moms give their kids guilt trips about leaving them?). I was telling her all the things I'll miss about her being gone. Then I said, "Plus, who will bring me toilet paper if it runs out on me? Ava doesn't even know where to find it". I was very serious in telling her just how important her role as my daughter is! :-).

Now fast forward to today. Lunch time roles around and I'm talking to her again, saying things such as, "You can't go to school. Just stay home one more year, I'll miss you so much, etc....etc...". She tells me she definitely IS going to school because now she's excited about it. Then after she gets up I hear her go into the other room and say this to Ava, "Ava, come here. I need to teach you something. I need to teach you where the toilet paper is so if Mommy ever needs some you can get it." Well, Ava must not have been a good student because then she says, "I'll just get one out for ever day I'll be gone". And lo and behold, I went into the bathroom and there is about 10 rolls gracing my magazine basket. I guess I go through a LOT of toilet paper people!

I think it's hilarious that the thing she thinks I worry most about her being gone is me running low on toilet paper! Gotta love it.

10 comments:

brownymama said...

The toilet paper story is hilarious! And sooooo very sweet of Annalise. I'm sorry your oldest is heading off to school. I was crying to Ryan last night because my youngest is going to preschool. He told me I'd get over it, after all it's only 2.5 hours. Then he told me to come to grips with the fact that "our children are getting older". Good luck! At least her school is close by!

Emily Ruth said...

Alisa,
Thank you for making me laugh today. This is awesomely hilarious! What sweet kids you have: )
And thank you for stopping by the 'ole blog today. I feel your sincerity and thank you for listening to my random ramblings.
Bytheway, I'm already trying to talk Mo out of EVER leaving me--and he's 2.

Jamie Y said...

That is seriously the funniest and sweetest thing ever!! Hopefully you're both adjusting to the new change. It always made me feel better to think that I could use the time she was gone to get everything done so that when she was home she could have my undivided attention to make up for the time she was gone :)

Chelsea said...

So sweet!! Oh I don't dare lay on the guilt, I have one sensitive homebody who is already upset about being gone all day! What a relief that she likes it so much.

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thebigcookiefam said...

I love this story, and I love that little girl. She is by far one of my favorite sassy girls I know. She is a ball of fire with a very sweet heart. Of corse we love Ava too, her happy go lucky singing will brighten anyones day.

marcee said...

Alisa, that actually makes me cry! What a sweet, mommy little girl to want to take care of you like that! I love that little Annalise!

PARTY OF FIVE... said...

Hey! Great blog! Sweet pictures of the girls! Fun to see you and Joe at lunch today! I'm sure I'll see you soon!

-Kelly (Braeden's Mom)

WishTrish said...

Awwwww! So sweet! What a thoughtful little girl she is!

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