Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Have a good day, birdie!

Mornings are typically stressful for me. I know I'm facing an ugly commute and that I have to be out the door right on time or I will be late. So, I don't take the time to stop and "smell the roses" and every movement is purposeful.

Sydney was in a very good mood this morning, which makes life so much easier on us. She was very compliant and did almost all of what she was asked. I even managed to get her to "race" to the car in exchange for wearing two of my favorite bracelets during the ride to school. She's held them before and just plays with them. Today, she decided to take off her shoes and socks and wear them on her ankles. I was a little frustrated when we arrived to school because it meant that I would have to put her shoes and socks back on. This means more time. I didn't really say anything to her about it because I know she's just a kid and she just wanted to play with her feet. I believe I said something like, "Syd, you need to leave your shoes on in the morning." I think she wasn't listening at all. She was kind of talking to herself.

At this point, both socks are on and almost one shoe when I hear her say, "Have a good day, birdie!" I had to stop what I was doing and look up. She was watching a flying bird. I couldn't help but melt. A huge smile came across my face and she grinned. I gave her a kiss and said, "You have a good day, Sydney-pants!" She laughed and said, "You have a good day, Mommy!" I just love her sparkly eyes when she smiles. She can be just soooo sweet. I'm so very lucky!

So, all of you, have a good day!

7 comments:

Tiburon said...

I am the worst at slowing down and enjoying things. I feel like I am always going 130 miles an hour. Thanks for the reminder. And you have a good day right back!

Ruhiyyih Rose said...

That is so cute. We need to remember that childlike wonder from time to time, for sure! :)

Christie said...

Awww. What a sweet story. My kids are like that too, and somehow always seem to remind me at the most opportune time. Thanks for sharing!

Bonita said...

Surely it wasn't a hacking loud crow...vulgar things. She must have seen a chickadee. They are so sweet.

100 Percent Cottam said...

what an absolute sweetie! that is the cutest story...thanks for sharing.

JustJamie said...

Ah, I just love those moments. This is why we have kids. They help us to remember to slow down and enjoy the small things.

I am bummed I just now saw you were in DC. You could have joined Ruhiyyah in babysitting my baby tonight. LOL

Jan said...

Have a good day, birdie -- how cute is that? I love it. What a sweet way to start the day.