I had taken Addie and a friend to see Winnie the Pooh. Before we got there I told the girls we weren't getting snacks since we'd be going out to lunch right afterward. No sooner had we walked in the theater and I was asked for popcorn and a drink and candy. I inhaled deepy and with little less patience I told the girls "No". For heaven's sakes the movie, which was all of about an hour long, cost us over $21 to get into, I was not buying $9 popcorn. During the movie Addie cried and stomped her feet because her friend "hit" her (translate, barely touched her arm). Obviously money well spent.
|At the beach showing Additude|
So I went to bed feeling a bit more thankful. Thankful that I survived a day a high Additude. Thankful that my husband suggested a dinner out. Thankful that my neighbor invited Addie down for a movie. Thankful for icecream while watching Project Runway. Thankful that friends are coming to visit. And hopeful that today would lack Attitude.
So far there have been hugs and kisses and thank yous. She has been coloring and painting and telling me stories. Manners have been used. As I sang along to "Don't Stop Believeing" while Journey performed on the Today show Addie asked me how I knew the song. I told her I knew it because I was old - You're not old Mama she said. You're beautiful.
Yes, I think today has the potential to be a better day.