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An Unexpected Mommy Day

This week’s been a bit off with school being closed on Monday, so everything’s felt a little off-schedule. I worked as usual Monday evening, allergies notwithstanding, and both girls felt it was me working “extra”, sort of like working on the weekend.

Then on Tuesday Cora stayed home while Maddie went with me for the afternoon and evening, as she had a little class of her own at my school. So for four hours Maddie tagged along to coachings and classes, hanging out quietly, doing homework, eating dinner in the corner, and having a fair amount of Mommy Time while we drove from place to place.

Which meant that by Wednesday I was feeling a little empty in the Cora column. Wednesday afternoons, I usually take Maddie to ballet while my mom stays home with Cora, but yesterday I felt like Cora was in danger of becoming the “other kid” off in the corner all the time – the “also ran”. So I asked Mom to take Maddie to ballet and Cora and I had some one-on-one time.

As they walked out the door, Cora turned to me and said, “So what are we going to do?” I smiled at her and said, “I thought we might make some chocolate chip cookies, then eat them while we snuggle and read.

Cora whooped and ran for her apron.

We made those cookies quick as lightening, ate a bit of cookie dough while they baked, then picked out books while they cooled. We took two down blankets outside and snuggled on our backyard swing while we ate our cookies and read together.

And at the end of the day, my Cora Column was nice and full again.


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