Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Halloween goofs

I felt like the Worst Mommy in America today. My middle child Annabeth is in Pre-K five mornings a week. Today, October 30, was apparently dress-in-your-Halloween-costume day in her class. Not, October 31, mind you, but October 30. But, I forgot to send her in costume. There she was among cowboys, pirates, princesses, and she was just in jeans and a pink t-shirt. She handled it surprisingly well---didn't cry and didn't even get mad at me. I, however, felt horrible about the situation and beat myself up enough for both of us.

I made it up to her by taking her out to lunch.

Tomorrow is the big day. We have been invited to a Halloween get together with "freaky fixins', creepy chili, and spider cider" before trick-or-treating with some of our neighborhood friends. Nathaniel is going as a police officer (an improvement over the Grim Reaper costume of last year), Annabeth is a spider lady in a long black dress with spiders in her hair (I know, kinda creepy, but I guess that's the idea), and Julia is wearing a pumpkin t-shirt. She has a cute ladybug costume, but she's actually afraid of it. But, she's 17 months, what are you gonna do? So, she'll still be cute and comfy in her lame-o pumpkin t-shirt.

Who am I?

Hi, I'm Mommy Donna. I'm also more-than-a-mommy. I am a wife. I am a Christian. I'm a runner. I am a former high school English teacher. But, mostly, I'm a mommy. Let me introduce you:
Julia is my baby girl. She is 17 months old today. She's my bonus baby. I had the "perfect" little family with a boy and a girl. But I knew in my heart something was missing. It was Julia. She completed the puzzle.
Annabeth is my middle child. Annabeth is so much like me as a child (and even now). She's amazing and challenging.
Nate is my oldest---my only son. He's creative and complicated. He's so smart, but he was diagnosed with ADHD at age 4. He's in first grade.
Oh, and Chris. He's not one of my kids; he's my hubby, my best friend, my partner for life.

I plan to use this outlet to talk about my successes and failures as a mom, my quest for health and fitness, and just daily life for my family.