Thursday, August 16, 2007

When they don't know you're listening

Last night, my seven-year-old was on the phone with her friend, who has recently moved to Maryland. I am a fly on the wall, or nearly so, as I'm invisibly working on my computer around the corner. Here is the conversation, as I heard it:

"Women are multi-talented. We can multitask. My mom multitasks all over the place!"


"At night, when she reads to us, she holds the book open with her foot, reads us a story, and knits, knits, knits. It's amazing! That's three things she's doing at once! She's holding the book open with her foot, reading, and knit, knit, knitting."

I'm cringing a little at the picture, but proud that she's proud enough to brag on me to her friends. Needless to say, at reading time last night, I hunted around until I found a pair of mittens to start. Plain knitting is really almost a must for reading time. =)

I have some photos from the Relay for Life the other day. Arleta was face painting away. She does a beautiful job, and it was so hot! I beat feet out of there when I saw how red my daughter's face was. Here's some pics! (Sorry about the face you're sorta making, Arleta, but you still look pretty, this shows the left side of your face, which you wanted to see)

Here's some final pics of the birthday party. I thought it was cute that the kids were putting the candles on the cake. Very crazy, leaning candles.

And here's the princess herself. Isn't she pretty? I'm so proud of my mom. If you've been reading this blog for any time, you know that. She raised us four kids on such a small amount a year, you'd call me a liar if you knew. And put herself through nursing school, and somehow stayed connected and on top of every little thing we tried to get away with. Oh, and she's still in charge. She made me cut her hair one day, with no notice. She had really long hair, but she was determined I was going to cut it! So this is the final look, and aside from the fact that she probably could have gotten it cut even shorter, this is what she got. I saved it for Locks of Love, so now I need to figure out how to donate it. If you know, pass me some information, ay?

In the meantime, happy knitting!


Jennifer said...

I don't think I could read, hold the book, and knit! Hats off to you!

Anonymous said...

Ha ha, you go, you multitasker you! Just like your mom & women everywhere, we really know how to do it all, don't we? I don't officially know how to donate to Locks of Love, but I'm sure if you google around, there's info out there.

Arleta sure knows how to paint faces :-)

AR said...

That is some face! Hehe, I'm a dork and proud of it! :)

Your mom is so cute. What a great ladies! You and your mom.

Liz said...

I love it! Way to multitask! As mine gets older (he'll be 3 in January), I am starting to get to sneak more knitting in here and there. But reading and knitting--now there's something to aim for. :)

Jen said...

You should frame the pic of your mom. :-)

You win the awatd for most talented multitasker! I thought I was good. WOW!

Carrie K said...

You hold it with your foot? How far sighted are you? That's so cool that she brags about you though.

Arleta did some fierce faces!

And go, Mom!

Brigitte said...

Yay Carrie's Mom!

Hee hee, how cool is that, hearing your daughter brag about you!?

Karen said...

Wow! you are good. Cool face painting. Happy Birthday to your Mom!

Anonymous said...

Great picture of your mom! She sounds like a great lady.