Monday, December 10, 2007

Christmas Heathens

The children were absolute heathens this weekend.

Actually, Claire was sick and stricken with green ooze coming out of her bright blue eyes so she had an excuse. Lilly was just a heathen.

On Friday night, we attempted to take the girls to Mellow Mushroom for pepperoni pizza. Heathens.

On Saturday morning, we attempted to take the girls to Dancing Goats (the newly opened coffee bar in Decatur from the Washington-based Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters). Heathens.

On Sunday morning, we attempted to take the girls to Oak Grove Methodist Church to listen to the Callonwalde Christmas Band. Heathens.

After a weekend full of stewing, steaming and screaming, Brian fell asleep on the couch at 7pm and I rolled up my sleeves in an attempt to teach some Christmas forgiveness. I explained to Lilly the word of the day (forgiveness) and told her that even though she was naughty (and boy was she naughty) that I was going to forgive her and still bake Christmas cookies with her. She smiled (I think she was also exhausted from her weekend of hullabaloo), hugged me and said, "Thank you Mommy."

We made Magic Muffins and she was an absolute angel.


auntie woowoo said...

that was some good mommy action right there. you've got WAY more patience than i have :)

Nicole said...

Hooray for Auntie Woowoo for leaving me a comment!
Patience is possible when you get a magic muffin reward at the end! It is also possible when the alternative is yet another viewing of Go Diego Go! I don't mean to be a hater, but I am no fan of Senor Diego.

Shayne said...

It is funny how cooking with your kids can turn them around like that. It is slowing down and spending some time together, they love it.