Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Mommy Moments

Sunday, for over an hour, #3 turned all of her communication into song. (she is nothing if not a determined little soul, and if you know her, you can picture this, I'm sure). My favorite part of the experience, though, was when she sang about how much she loved everyone in the family, and included herself on the list. Then she sang about how everyone was her best friend, including herself. What more could a mom ask for, really?

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#2 was having a hard time with fasting. I thought I would try giving something to look forward to when she broke her fast, so I made bread Saturday night. I killed the yeast, even though I hoped up until the end that it would eventually work. It was too late (even by the standards of my crazy schedule) to make more.

I had to laugh, because she had just learned about making bread at Activity Days, so I could explain what I did wrong, and she understood. (Good teaching moment, right? Riiiiiight.)

All I could think about was this phrase from Pres. Uchtdorf's talk: "the only practical use for my homemade bread is as a paperweight or as a doorstop.” Seriously.

I did make honey butter for them to put on store-bought bread, though. Riiiiiight. Ah, well, there is always next month.

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#1 was part of an awesome night celebrating our state. They sang a song that brought tears to my eyes. Utah gets a bad rap sometimes, but we really have an awesome heritage, and it was great to see these kids celebrating that. I also got to see him do the Virginia Reel. So cute. I was fascinated by the research the kids had done on different people from Utah history. Makes me want to get a book about the topic. (Any suggestions? *cough* Ardis? *cough*)

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This last thing isn't a mommy moment per se, but I thought I would include it because it was so funny. I went to the story today for a quick run -- milk, juice, fruit, and a few ingredients for things I wanted to make in the next while. French bread was hot and fresh, so I decided tonite we would have stuffed manicotti.

When the checker gave me my total, it was for a ridiculous amount, given what I had in my cart. When I said it was impossible that the total could be that high, the checker said, "Let me look and tell you what ended up costing you so much." I think she thought I was overreacting. She then called the manager over to point out that the box of manicotti rang up at $200 instead of $2.00.

Whew. Glad I caught that one. hehe

9 comments:

Papa D said...

"the only practical use for my homemade bread is as a paperweight or as a doorstop.”

My mom can't cook anything - except homemade bread. Pres. Uchtdorf has never tasted my mother's bread.

Oh, and that pasta better be awesome!

Eric Nielson said...

That must be some good manicotti!

That is one of our families favorite meal.

SilverRain said...

It was probably manicotti imported by hand by the Italian president himself.

Angie said...

Oh, so you were making the 24K manicotti!
What fun mommy moments. It is the "good story" moments of momdom that get us through the pesky patches, isn't it?

Cheryl said...

Two Hundred dollar manicotti! Holy cow! I'm glad you caught it, too. :)

Ginny said...

love this whole post (and glad to know my kid isn't the only one who struggles with fasting!) but the manicotti was my favorite. just a little mistake, right?? riiiight :-)

Ardis Parshall said...

That's pasta alla unnerstanding, m&m -- and no checker who had been at work for a week or more should have doubted you.

I love that your daughter sang all her communications. Suppose it could get annoying if you were in a hurry or if it lasted day after day, but it must have been wonderful for that afternoon.

I'm not familiar with children's books about Utah history, if that's what you're hoping for. There may be some, but I don't know them. Dean May's Utah: A People's History is both online and darn good for teens or for you to find material for retelling. Let me look around a little and see if I can find something I might recognize as good for kids, based on the author or some samples.

m_and_m said...

Ardis -- I actually would love adult, books! :) This fair made me and hubby want to read more!

Sue said...

I do like manicotti, but that's a little pricey!

=)