Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Middle ~ I Can Relate

This show cracks me up!

From the first episode I could relate. Relate to the morning craziness. Relate to the forgetfulness of a mother trying to keep it all together. Relate to supporting my matter what. I also made a mental note to NEVER dress as a super hero. It just wouldn't be pretty. You can check out for the first full episodes if you haven't been watching and want to know what I'm talking about.

While I have not yet had the opportunity to embarrass myself at the kids school (I have several years to go), I did make a major screw up last year and am thankful my son can not only think fast on his feet, but also doesn't seem to yet hold grudges.

It was career day. I had the note stuck on the fridge so I wouldn't forget...and never looked at it again. Career day came. My son was forced to stand in front of his kindergarten class with a grey turtleneck, pair of jeans, and tennis shoes and describe his "costume" and how it related to what he wanted to be when he grew up.

When he came home he said, "Mom. Did you forget something today?" I said "I don't think so. Was there something missing from your lunch?" He said "No. It was Career Day." FUDGE. "I am so sorry baby. Did everyone dress up?" "No Mom. Everyone did not dress up. Just everyone but ME." Double fudge. "Baby. I am so sorry. What did you do?" He says, "I figured my grey shirt looks like a sweatshirt and I had my tennis shoes on so I just told everyone I wanted to be a runner when I grow up." Smart thinking, that kid of mine. It didn't make me feel awful for putting him in that position, though.

I now have a calendar. All school events get written on it the day the note comes home, and I make it part of my morning routine to check all days in the week...just to make sure.

What mistakes have you made where the kids are involved?

Disclosure copy: I have been hired by Warner Bros to help raise awareness for The Middle.

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