Thursday, October 29, 2009

If you're happy and you own it

For the past two mornings, Abbey has woken up at 6:30, after going to bed relatively late. Yesterday, I tried to get her back to sleep in bed with me(I'd been to take Daniel swimming at 4:30 am and didn't want to get up again so soon). But, she never went back to sleep. Elijah slept to 9:40. So, this morning, here she comes beebopping in my room again at 6:30. I put her back in her bed, told her not to get up and go to sleep. At 7:30, Elijah started screaming. I went in and Abbey had torn her window shade trying to get it up. She had played with her hair thingies and was deep in her closet trying on shoes. I yanked her up and when we got to my room, I chewed her out. She reached over and gave me a kiss. Good start, but not enough to calm my anger. So, I said to her, "Abbey, Mommy loves you, but right now I'm very angry with you. When people are angry they aren't happy. Do you have any idea what you can do to make me feel better, to make me happy?" She thinks for a moment and then starts to sing, "If you're happy and you own it, clap your hands, if you're happy and you own it, clap your hands. If you're happy and you own it, your face will surely show it. If you're happy and you own it, clap your hands..." Well, it wasn't the answer I was thinking of, but  I must say it did the trick! After that rendition who couldn't smile?

Abbey aka Snow White
Speaking of Snow White. Did you know that she doesn't eat peanut butter sandwiches? Abbey wanted some cookies. I told her that she had to eat the rest of her peanut butter sandwich. She told me that Snow White doesn't eat sandwiches. So, I told her then I guess Snow White will not be eating any cookies either!

Later today, we went to the Hillridge Farms to meet some of our old friends from Grace Preschool. It was great to see everyone. Abbey and I sure do miss them. It was especially wonderful for Abbey to see Ms. Terie and Ms. Amy again.

Ms. Amy, Ms Terie and Abbey
Can't get this any bigger, and I don't know why? (It was taken from the preschool's snapfish account)

1 comment:

  1. I don't know how you managed not to bust out laughing. Isn't it amazing how munchkins can lift our spirits, even if they are the reason for our frustration in the first place...