Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Today's Confessional

Last night, I let Riley wear rain boots to bed.

This morning, I took her on a 4-mile run in a torrential downpour.

For lunch, I let her have a McDonald's double cheeseburger and two cookies.

Just when I was feeling like a slacker mom, a homeless guy waved at Riley, smiled at me, and cheerfully said, "Keep up the good work!"

Thanks Mr. Vagrant. I'll take all the validation I can get.

8 comments:

Katherine said...

So true!
Some days are just like that. My kids only saving grace from fast food tonight was that nothing we drove by had a drive thru and I wasn't about to haul all the kids into anything!

Tanner said...

I think that compliments from Homeless people are the most sinceire. You must have really earned it.

Breanne said...

If you think about it, that man is probably a real people watcher, so he knows a good mom when he sees one.

Reading that kind of made me tear up, am I crazy? :) Nope, I mean, yes, AND you're a good writer.

Kari said...

You are hilarious! And you are a great mom, I remember you rocking her after a bath one night talking about how great motherhood is. I might cry just thinking about it :)

Jennifer said...

I love it! Thanks for the great post.

susannah said...

Hahahahaha, I Love it!! Props to you from the homeless man.

Chrissy said...

You totally crack me up! Every post your write is like a tiny present in my google reader.

And that really was a sweet thing of that guy to say.

Jennifer said...

I can't stop laughing!!! You are too funny!