Reid is skipping daycare today to spend time with Grandma Joyce and Aunt Karin. As soon as Reid had finished her potty break, she went downstairs to be with them (luckily they were both up at 6:15 ;+) and so I wasn’t worried about her missing us. We ate breakfast together – Aunt Karin was allowed to help Reid with her Raisin Bran but not Mama – and then Reid went to get some books. She held one out, open to the first page in the way that the teacher does to show the kids the picture, for Grandma to read to her. Ken went over to say, “good bye” and she gave him a kiss but “no hug, Daddy”. I thought I might be luckier but it was apparent that pausing from reading with Grandma to kiss me was the most I could hope for. Before we’d left, Reid headed back to when Grandma and her book were waiting. Ken and I called out, “Bye, Reid, I love you.” Reid without turning around or bending her elbow more than half ways, said “Bye” and half-waved giving the impression she was shooing away a fly. I’m glad she is self-confident and comfortable with Aunt Karin and Grandma Joyce but it would have been nice to have a hug this morning.
Archive for November 3rd, 2006
Within ours of writing about the things I needed to confess to, I came across another. Grandma Joyce and Aunt Karin have come for a visit but they arrived at supper time and so I ordered pizza, a combination for them and an Hawaiian for Reid and me. A few minutes after I ordered, I got a call from Nicky’s Pizza. The man at the other end of the line explained that they were really busy and the driver had taken the order. He was concerned that the man had written down “combination” instead of “Nicky’s special”. I had to explain that Ken was away and so we didn’t need the Nicky’s Special this time but I thanked him for calling to check. And they say the service industry doesn’t care about it’s clients! (And maybe, you think, we order pizza too often :+)