For the month of March, I am participating in the Slice of Life Challenge, hosted by the community of writers at Two Writing Teachers. Many of my slices are at my personal blog, Just Write, Melanie, but ones that deal specifically with education appear at Two Reflective Teachers. All are welcome to join the slicing party by reading and commenting. People write amazing posts.
Having some interesting parenting moments tonight...you'd think that I'd be safe in Ann Arbor far away from daughters 2, 3, and 4. Nope. Not so much. Just as we got on to the elevator at the hotel, sharing the elevator with another family, my phone rang. It was Julia, my second daughter.
"Mom," Julia said. "Did you bring your black boots?"
In the elevator, I looked down at my feet. "Yep, Jules," I said. "I'm wearing them."
Everyone in the elevator looked at me. And laughed. I'm sure that she meant to say hi and how are you...formalities can be so overrated.
Once we got into the hotel room, Julia facetimed Larkin. I sat on the other bed listening to the two of them debate what Julia will wear tonight when her friends take her out for a birthday dinner.
"Hi Larkin," Julia said through the computer. "I'm mad at Clare, so I need you to help me figure out what to wear."
"Thanks," said Larkin. "Good to know where I stand."
Apparently, Clare, my third daughter, claimed and was wearing my other pair of boots that everyone likes to wear. Poor Julia. She did not make an early enough claim on boots to wear for her night on the town.
Somehow I'm certain that Julia will look good when it's time to go out. Never a dull moment with four girls, even from far away.