After reading Jenny’s Baby Book Bust post this week, it got me thinking and digging. And I realized that I too have failed miserably in this category. You’d think as creative as I am, I would have this all figured out. Au contraire! However, I have been good about throwing all of my fun memorabilia in a baby book box for each child. My photos are protected on my external hard drive, so I could in theory get working on a baby book at any moment if I had a month to do it! But that’s not realistic for me right now, so I decided to reminisce through my fake baby books that are more like George Castanza’s wallet. In the process, I stumbled upon this note scribbled on a piece of Arboretum Pediatrics stationary, see photo above:
“Good job Mom – Hang in there! (this exclamation point actually had a heart in the dot, boy I must have had a rough mommy moment). You’re doing a great job. Your children are beautiful on the outside and you are making it so on their “insides” too…not to be spoiled…people of character:-)”
My writing at the top says “Left on my windshield wiper on a random day in October 2004 – one of AGP’s many tantrums in a public setting…”
Kind of a funny thing to have in your baby book. Usually you find happy photos or first haircuts, no I have documentation of tantrums. Because that was and still is my world. This wonderful piece was saved for Ansley’s “baby book” so that one day, she will read this and laugh, and maybe she’ll have a little four-year-old of her own and she can really relate! I can’t for the life of me remember what exactly went down during this tantrum, one of her 8 million to date in her lifetime. Not to be outdone by her twin brothers who are now 3! I’m convinced Randy and I have this awful mutated tantruming gene that only mom’s with tantrumers can truly relate to.
To the woman who actually took the time to write this note on a random day in 2004 – THANK YOU for making my day and making me feel like I am doing something right! I was so moved to find this note on my car, validating my decision not to give into my wild and unruly toddler.
Tune in on Sunday to read all about the true “Tantrum of all Tantrums” that followed this note. Trust me, it’s a doozy…
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