Monday, April 7, 2008

Braden - He tells it like it is...

I can't believe I am going to write this on my Blog, but, I figure, life is too short to withhold a few laughs from my friends and family. Therefore, please know that I am sharing this for you! Don't you feel loved?!?

Okay. So, Easter Sunday I am busy getting ready for church. Of course, I didn't purchase a new outfit to wear. I figured I would simply wear something I already had. I put on a nice (I thought!) two piece pants suit to wear to the service.

After putting on my make-up and fixing my hear, I walked down the hallway to grab my purse, and head out to the van. As I am walking down the hallway, thinking I look pretty fine, Braden says to me, "Mommy, are you going to wear your pajamas to church?"

Shock and horror. Shock and dismay. Shock and a reality check... I turned to Franklin, my visual son, "Franklin, does my outfit look like pajamas?"

He got the "deer-in-headlights" look, and then hesitantly answered, "Well, kind-of."

Back to my bedroom. Back to the closet. Back to the black pants, and my black blazer...on Easter Sunday. It was this day I realized I did need to go shopping a purchase a few clothing items for myself.

This week...

Well, as you know our life is busy. I tried to cut some corners on Monday because we had to be somewhere early that morning. I skipped taking a shower because I'd taken one the day before, and figured I could "go one more day." (I don't do this often, but I thought I could make it one day! Geez! Please don't think I have bad personal hygiene!)

So, Monday night I was reading a story to Braden. He was snuggled up beside me listening to my soothing voice. After I finished the book, Braden said, "Mommy, did you take a bath today?"

This time I got the "deer-in-headlights" look. I sheepishly answer, "Ummmm, I'm not sure. Why?"

Braden just scooted away from me and said, "'Cause you smell bad."

It was this day I realized there would be no more skipping showers for me!

There you have it. My honest son is calling me to a higher standard. His desire is to have a mother who doesn't wear clothing that looks like pajamas out in public, and one who smells like she has taken a shower within the past 24 hours. That's not too much to ask for, is it? Gee whiz!

If you are looking for a nice pajama-looking pants suit, please come check out our next Yard Sale...


Last week, Reid had to travel out-of-town for a business trip. He was gone for two nights. On the second night we were having dinner.

Braden asked, "Mommy, is Daddy coming home tonight?"
"No, sweetheart, he's not."
"Mommy, is Daddy EVER coming home?"

My heart melted that he had missed his Daddy so much after just one night away. He was longing for his Daddy to come home. So precious!


Becki party of 5 said...

TOO funny!! THanks for the laugh. If it makes you feel any better, Riley is always sure to let me know when I have bad breath! (how embarrassing!) :)

kelseyad said...

Wow - Robin. Great info for future scrapbook events. You have set yourself up, my friend. Hope Amy doesn't get a hold of this - you know how she can beat an embarrassing moment into the ground! Now, where are those pumps, bananas, and tuna fish cans? love ya!

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Anonymous said... sounds like you are in DESPERATE need of a girls weekend with some serious pampering and lots of shopping!! Love ya, collins