Friday, July 27, 2012

Proud Mama

No pictures to share tonight, just a short story.

I knew I was experiencing my most proud moment as a mother today once I figured out exactly what was going on.  Louisa and I were at the grocery store, buying ingredients for these two recipes.  She was being particularly pleasant, sitting in the child-seat of the cart when we wheeled up to aisle 8 to pay for our food.

There was some confusion about flour tortillas - particularly which size was on sale - the 6 inch or the 10 inch, so we waited for at least seven minutes.  While we waited I made faces at Lou and tickled her chin and she giggled.  Then I turned  to read the covers of US Weekly and People when I heard, "ehh, ehh."  

That sound, said quietly and somewhat politely, in combination with a pointing finger, means, I want that.  My first thought was, seriously, how does she know how good candy bars are? But I turned and followed her finger to the toothbrush sale!  Just the fact that there were $0.98 toothbrushes for sale next to the candy was awesome, but the fact that Louisa wanted a toothbrush was so so so awesome that I bought her one.  I gave into her candy-aisle begging because in general, I want to do everything I can to encourage good dental hygiene.  Just ask Nate how strict I am about dental hygiene.  Strict.  When you have insurance, there is no reason not to go for a cleaning at least once per year.  But that is a rant for another post.

Oh Loubear, you made your mama proud.


  1. Yeah, Lou! Can't wait to see you ladies on Monday!!!!

  2. Cute.

    Henry loves a good toothbrush too, but then howls as we brush his teeth.

  3. Max loves to brush his teeth as well as his hair. Anytime anyone in the house is brushing, he needs to as well. He has some of the cleanest teeth and most handsome hair in Madison :)


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