Monday, December 1, 2008

I really do have the best daughter ever!

I have to brag about Sabrina, she is really the best kid ever. Those of us in tween hell will appreciate that this is a rare occurance, because while we love our kids, sometimes it is really, really (no I mean really) hard to like them. I think they do stuff like this to keep from being killed before they turn 18. Whatever it is she is saved from tweenicide for now.

Something must be right about the parenting she receives.

I'm sick, sick as a dog. It was 'just a cold' that moved to what is likely a sinus infection. This will likely move to bronchitis because I will not make time to see a doctor and it will spiral. Also I'm miserable and I don't wanna go. I'm done with the sickness (ha like that spin?) ewwww wha wha haha. Okay I'm done being dorky and being all ADD getting all side tracked (oh... look a kitty).

Okay, in all seriousness. My kid is awsome.

Yesterday was her second time staying home alone while I worked. She did everything asked of her, she cleaned the living room and did the dishes and showered. YAY!! She went above and beyond that though too, she ran the vacuum in the living room, and made the bed. She finished all of her homework while I was at work all before turning on the television or the Wii.

I get home, and I make dinner. I force my sick self to eat. I promptly get sick. Kiddo calls her step-mom to come and get her as I'm supposed to be dropping her off there. Step-mom agrees but asks if 8pm is too late, no, no it isn't. All the while Sabrina is bringing me blankets, and hot cider, cleaning up dinner and the dishes, and taking care of her sick ole' mom. I'm wondering where my kid is but I won't ask for fear that the aliens might take her back, so I enjoy it.

Step-mom picks my daughter up and they go on their merry way. Sabrina must have told her step-mom how sick I was because about 10 mins later in comes Sabrina again with Vernors (ginger-ale for non-Michiganders) for my sick self. This is super cool because I asked my mom to bring me some and she refused, Sabrina had wanted to take her bike in the snowy cold rain and get me some but I said no.

I must be some kind of sick to get this kind of treatment. Normally if I am not feeling well she rolls her eyes at me and huffs and puffs if I so much as ask her to clean up her own plates, or bring the kleenex. This she did mostly all on her own. Either that or meebee its the impending holidays and the fact that she knows mom is Santa now so she wants the good gifts. Nawww she's a good kid, but this isn't normal for her and it was a nice surprise.


jeanie said...

It is so beautiful when they nurse us, isn't it?

Mind you, last time I was so ill without another adult around and called a girlfriend to save my daughter, she was very quick to be ready and out the door!

Kari said...

Ha!! Yes there have been times Sabrina will call her step-mom or dad to rescue her. This time she didn't want to leave me. I was grateful to have someone there at least.

My house has gone back to being trashed btw lol

Rachel said...

I got the prelit 6.5 tree at Walmart. $35. It's not luxurious or anything, but it assembles in 2 minutes (only 3 sections to snap together) and supposedly, if 1 light burns out, the rest stay lit.

jeanie said...

Oh Kari - I have tagged you for a meme at mine.

Kari said...

Jeanie, What is a meme? lol

Rachel, thanks. I don't want anything luxurious. My current tree is very full and huge 7 or 7.5 I forget but I hate it in all its fullness it takes up too much space. I like the 2 min assembly!!

Heidi said...

That's a really cute story. And, kudos to step-mom for supporting her loving gesture!!!