Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Nothing Flat About This Smile :)

Aside from the fact that today is my Friday ... and I am really looking forward to spending the day with a healthy and happy Natalie ... something else made me genuinely smile today, and I thought I'd share it with you :)

First of all, I start most of my Tuesdays with a smile because I talk to my dear friend Laurie, aka chitownmommy, on my way to school. She let's me vent about school. We share stories about our little nuggets. And I get to hear the details of her second pregnancy, with a tinge of envy and many memories of sharing our first pregnancies. So, it's only natural that I would be smiling while chatting with Laurie ... but in addition, something happened that put a very funny visual image in my mind.

It was warm and breezy in Chicago today (verses snowy and rainy here in the NW), and Laurie and Benjamin were taking advantage of the chance to be outside. They were taking a walk - with a Flat Stanley sent from Laurie's nephew. All of the sudden, I heard Laurie say, "Oh sh*t!" Never a good expression, especially coming from the mouth of an 8-month pregnant lady!

My first - slightly alarmed and amused - thought was ... perhaps her water broke; you were thinking the same thing, weren't you?

No, nothing quite so wet or dramatic. One of those warm breezes had picked up Flat Stanley and he was blowing and tumbling across the grass. Laurie, with her almost 20-month old, his stroller, and a cute little baby girl bump in tow, took off "running" after him ... all while talking on the phone with me. Hee-hee-hee-larious! The Adventures of Flat Stanley, indeed! That should make quite a story for a 1st grade classroom ... and a mommy blog, too :)

1 comment:

Chi-town momma said...

Glad there was no one there to catch it on film...it couldn't have been pretty! :) Glad I put a smile on your face admist all of my unloading...not very fair of me to start your work day off with my own tears! I'll do better next week! :0

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