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The Daily SParker Blog Challenge: Wednesday Morning

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

In response to The Daily Sparker’s Bonus Challenge for Wednesday:

I was flabbergasted today to learn that I would be driving on the roads during Wednesday morning’s horror of a snow-sleet-freezing rain-storm! My DD1 is not experienced driving in these conditions and her employer wanted her at work, so I offered to take her in. But of course, the driveway needed to be shoveled, the car needed warming up and the windshield needed de-icing and scraping. So after consuming my bowl of hot, homemade chicken soup with the yummy bow-tie pastas, I bundled myself up in my oh-so-unattractive winter parka and slogged across the yard to the car. I de-iced, scraped, brushed MANY times over because the snow and freezing rain was coming down FAST. This was making me upset and miserable and rather angry with my DD1’s employer. Why couldn't they just give her the morning off? Plus, my gloves had a major hole in them and my hands were freezing, not to mention, some of my other body parts!! By the time I slogged back into the house to retrieve DD1, I was a fuming, wet, ugly mess of a mother!

As I grabbed my handbag to go out once again, my daughter came out of the bedroom, all fresh and beautiful, gorgeously made-up, looking confident and mature, and said, “Gee, Mom, thanks so much! I really appreciate your helping me out today. Sorry for being such a pain." And at that moment, I forgot all about my freezing hands and extremities, the scary drive ahead and back in nasty weather, even the fact that all this effort was for the very modest payment that would be coming her way at the end of winter break…. For just then, my anger simply melted away and my heart was filled with so much love and pride, I think I could have shoveled our road all the way to the center of town!

I happily replied, “Oh, don’t give it a second thought. On the way up, let’s go grab coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts, ok?” And then we were off!
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NITAINMN 2/2/2009 10:54PM

    You are a great Mom! I have always had my daughters helping me clean the car when they were your chidrens' age and all the shoveling was done by them and DH. Never really did much of that except when I wanted to have fun with them making a snow man, etc. I was one of those Moms who kept the hot chocolate ready when they came in shivering!! LOL.
This once again shows me what a beautiful person you are Sue!

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SEYSARAH 1/13/2009 7:42AM

    You raised a delightful daughter and that my friend is not easy. One cheerful smile and a thank you from that same daughter goes a million miles doesn't it???

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WILD4STARS 1/8/2009 2:22PM

    Bow-Tie Pasta ! I didn't think of that ! Great post.

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STARLITRIOT 1/8/2009 12:34AM

    your daughter is lucky - my mom would've made me do all that! haha. i'm done with the sub-arctic temperatures, too. nothing worse than having to wake up early & have to get out of your super warm, cozy bed when you know the rest of the house is freezing.

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154BYAUG 1/7/2009 10:08PM

  Aw, when a teenager truly appreciates their parent, there's nothing sweeter!
You KNOW you are a good mom but it's so nice when your child realizes you are a good mom too!

I'm tired of winter already...
Take care!
Nancy

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INTHESPOTLIGHT 1/7/2009 2:10PM

  clever use of the word bow-tie, I almost didn't catch it!

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