Tuesday, April 27, 2010

And it ends with a Snuggie (could be worse!)...

Today is the day of my daughter's Strings concert. She plays violin. Want to know when I found out? Yesterday.

So, yesterday I told her to get her outfit ready for the concert. They have to wear a special white polo shirt and black pants. Pretty easy.

But...

You guessed it...

No shirt.

Gone.

We tore her room apart looking for it and it was just not there. Sarah can cope with a lot, but it was a really tough day for her at school. Her best friends turned on her and called her things like, "idiot" and much worse. (Seventh grade girls... save me from the drama!!! And the viciousness!!) Even worse, her chorus teacher told her that she didn't do a good job on her solo and it might go to someone else instead for the big musical next week. So, the shirt was kind of the last straw.

I didn't want her to have yet another thing to deal with, so I pulled things out from every corner of her room today looking for it again. Then I gave up and drove over to Goodwill thinking any old white polo would do for one night and at least she could participate. No white polos.

So, I drove to Target. I love Target. $6 later, I had a white polo. I drove to her school. I dashed in. I asked the nice secretaries to page her. I met her in the hall... and she was wearing AN OFFICIAL STRINGS POLO SHIRT.

(ahem)

I was a tad exasperated that she didn't CALL, but mostly just happy that she dealt with it on her own.

Then I gave her a SURPRISE. I had with me something she has been begging me for all month... a SNUGGIE. She wanted it for a school project. I refused to dish out $15 so I told her she couldn't have one. BUT, Target (I LOVE TARGET) had one for $7.50 on clearance.

She actually squealed for joy when I handed it to her. :) I love a happy kid, don't you? She needed that, I think.

All's well that ends with a Snuggie. :) (Evidently.) (And this school project better get an "A"!!!)



(And I wonder why I get nothing done around the house some days!!!)

11 comments:

Daisy said...

I'm sorry to hear Sarah had such a rough day, but I'm glad to hear it all worked out. I love a happy ending!! :-)

Hurray for the Snuggie!

You are such a good mom, Chris!

Chris said...

Hi Daisy! :) Not such a good mom since I must have lost her shirt in the laundry fiasco of the past 2 months (I've been without a washing machine). But, I appreciate the sentiment, especially coming from the best mom ever!!! :)

Daisy said...

:-) Aw...shucks!

Really, I'm not, but thank you! I think your kids are very lucky to have you as their mom.

Speedcat Hollydale said...

They reeeeely have these snuggee thinggees? Well I'll say ... I thought it was just urban legend.

Say, speaking of happy, why is everyone saying I am happy at my blog??? Cauz of that squisshhee made up love poem ??

Chris said...

Speedy! What? You mean you haven't purchased one of these for Mardy yet? WELL! I'm sure he has something to say about that! ;)

I'm thinking it is the poem, right now. But it's really just a general lightheartedness of late. The happy walks. Being back on the golf course. That kind of thing. It's a good thing, right? :)

Speedcat Hollydale said...

OK - I will get Mardy one :-)


Post 4 Foooooooture .....
"My dogs Snuggy"

Kristin said...

a zebra snuggie? Awesome! EVERYthing looks better with some animal print! :)

Chris said...

Hi Kristin! How nice of you to stop by! ;) Yes, I agree on the animal print! I couldn't believe my eyes when I found ZEBRA for $7.50! ;) Sarah would have been really happy with pink though, too.

Chris said...

Speedy, I can't wait to see Mardy in a Snuggie! How cute!!! You need one too! ;) Isn't it required winter wear in MN???

Speedcat Hollydale said...

They dont make em big enough for a big 240 pound fella like myself

Guess what??

I published DEANA again. She is so good at writing. I hope she dont get mad at old speedy ........

Chris said...

Oh, heavens, Speedy, who gets mad at YOU? You are like the glue that holds half the internet together!

NOT that I believe you weigh 240# (unless you are like 7' tall), but maybe you could sew (haha) two Snuggies together (b/c why spend $20 on one when you can spend $40?). Mardy could use one arm hole and your cat the other.

Btw, I hear your cat is getting a bit miffed over always being in the shadows while Mardy gets all the limelight. ;)

(In case you can't tell, I think Snuggies are hilarious and overpriced and I can't quite believe we OWN ONE!) ;)

Loved your blog poems today!!! I can't wait to see what Daisy writes!!