Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Real Mom Moments

While perusing through the list of blogs I subscribe to, I saw a "Real Moms" post at For the Love of Naps.  I loved it. 

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. 

POPTART Pictures, Images and Photos

If that wasn't a real mom moment at it's best, I don't know what can be considered "real mom" at all. 


Vic said...

WOW! That's totally awesome...I'm proud for her! I wanna learn how to do one...i'm scared though:)i like breakfast foods for dinner every now and again

For the Love of Naps - Sarah said...

Thanks for the shout out! Congrats on the handspring! Yikes on watching her learn that!