Before we get to my Real Mom moment of the day yesterday, I do need to brag that Twink can now do a standing back handspring!!! Yip, yip, yipee!! I am so proud of her - I could almost burst. She's been working very hard at each practice and even the owner/coach of the gym came over to tell me how much more focused Twink has become and asked what we've been feeding her. Last night she went to practice (at 4:30) before eating dinner. So, now we know the trick is not "what" we've been feeding her but what we haven't been feeding her. I am pretty sure her meal before her Saturday practice was cereal at home then a soft pretzel after the pet store, before dropping her off at practice at 11:00. So, again, what we haven't been feeding her.
Yesterday we had a lot going on with practices right after school. Both girls had gymnastics. One at 4:30, one at 5:30. DinoBoy's practice, thankfully, was moved to just a batting practice on Thursday. My Mom took Twink to practice as soon as I got home, leaving me time to unwind a little and get SweeTart ready for practice, as well as help DinoBoy with his homework. (Editor's Note: 9 year old boys do not like their mom checking their daily planner, looking over their homework nor helping them with their homework - just in case you were wondering.) So, the note kind of tells you how I made out with helping DinoBoy with his homework. As I sat down to check my email, he asked me a question and I answered "yes" without thinking about it -- then as the question sank in "can I have Pop-Tarts for dinner?" I was like "no!" but he was already consuming them. He and I talked about it for a minute and he posed the question: "If they are good enough to eat for breakfast, why aren't they good enough for dinner?" Touche.
If that wasn't a real mom moment at it's best, I don't know what can be considered "real mom" at all.