Friday, December 5, 2008

My Daughter

As I take Eldest Twerp to school in the mornings, I have learned that if I let the car stay quiet for a few minutes, she will open up with whatever is on her mind.

She looked at me this morning and asked, "Mom, when is the last time you wore that outfit?"

Strange enough question, but I answered her and waited.

She thought for awhile and said, "Lindsay wears the same shirt three days a week."

I have no idea who Lindsay is, and I can tell she is waiting for my reaction.

"Oh, is it cute?" I ask.

"Kinda," ET says.

"Well, I know I have some shirts I wanna wear everyday cause they are SO cute. Do you feel like that?"

ET lets it all out,"We were at lunch yesterday and I was sitting by Lindsay and she had the same shirt on...again and Shawn yelled at Lindsay 'Do you wear the same shirt because you are poor?' and everyone heard."

"Wow, what did you do?"

"I said she probably wore it cause she likes it. And then he said Lindsay and I liked each other like lovers. Then everybody in the cafeteria laughed like hyenas."

"Wow, what are you gonna do?"

"Well, I can abandon her and have other friends that cause less of all this. But I know how it feels and I can't do that to her. Plus, she is the only one who picked me in PE class when I was all alone for weeks."

I looked away so she could not see the tears. She inspires me.

I am going now to burn a bag of poop on Shawn's front step because I am not as mature as ET. Would anyone like to join me?

23 comments:

Marchelle said...

Shawn is a big meanie stupid head. You bring the poo, I'll bring the lighter.

And you just wrote about the walnuts yesterday...like mother like daughter.

Jenn said...

Bring on the poop burning! I wish all the kids could have as big a heart as ET has. You should be one proud mama!! Your love is definitely shining through that little girl. :)

Linda said...

CG, you really are doing a great job with your kids. They are going to make a difference in the world because of you.
As for Shawn; with 2 cats & a dog I got plenty of poop. I'l be right over.

Beki said...

Whoever said being a kid was easy, obviously does not remember being one. That girl rocks my socks off!!! I think you should keep her!! :-)

Misty said...

Wow! Kids can be so mean. My throat has a lump in it with the reality of that situation. Whoa. I eat lunch everyday with my daughters at school, and I see much of that. The table behind me, everyday, certain girls have to sit by each other so that other certain girls cannot sit beside them. They will guard chairs with their feet. It's sad because the other girls just stand there with trays in their hand and look around like, what do I do? My daughter was one of those un-fortunate girls one day. I stood up, pushed two girls apart while in their chairs, pulled a chair up to the table, and sat my daughter right down. Told the girls we need to worry about eatting and not about who is sitting where. My husband told me I need to let daughter stand up for herself. It's just so hard watching kids and how they can be so mean. Bring on the poop!

Christy said...

You are raising a great kid!

Count me in on the poop. Can I smear black stuff under my eyes and weare camo? That'd be so cool!

Tinman said...

Tell ET now I know why I have a heart! So I could be just like she is. I love it when someone like her, lets the world know there is still a whole lot of good kids out there. She is definately one of them. I am so proud of her! I wish I could be around her all the time. She inspires me. I am going to ask the Great OZ (God) to give her a special blessing today!

Tracie said...

Not only would I join you, I have a list of my own! Plus I have a dog too, so I can supply my own poop! :0

momto3cubs said...

Aww, what a wonderful girl you have :)

SondreLyn said...

I'm there, and I have a big dog... What a sweet baby you have!

Jenifer said...

ET is such a lovely girl. Sounds like she has a great mom.
I think elephant poop would be more appropriate.

Dana and Daisy said...

this is kind of like the story of the Walnut tree! She is so much like you!

Shawn is a bully and that remark is worth reporting... IMO.

Elisa said...

wow, what a wonderful little girl you have. It is a testament to your parenting and you are a person!

Annette said...

I will be glad to join you! I also have a large dog who can leave a pretty stinky calling card some days! Thank Goodness for good caring kids like ET! I could feel the water works starting just reading your post, can't imagine hearing the conservation in person. Kids can be so cruel, they have no idea what it can do. I still can recall a girl named Miranda telling me I annoyed her because I breathed too loud! and because her name was before her, I got to share a table with her in art class all year, and she told me just about every day, what could I do stop breathing?

The Kelso-Winter Family said...

AND pee in his bushes! (plus maybe a little anony note to the principal so they can keep an eye on a bully like Shawn, cause it won't get better!)

Sarah said...

That was so sweet & grown up of her. You are doing a great job as a mom. Why do kids have to be so mean & where do they learn it from? I know there is too much crap on TV but there must be more to it.

By the way when are going to burn the poop? I'm in!

Steve said...

You could smash some pumpkins or leave some fruit. However, if a fat 42-year old is mad enough to chase you down, get out of there the cops will be coming!!!

Tell "IJ" he was right, I bought a new heating element and put it on. Took me awhile because I'm an accountant Jim not a repairman. Well needless to say it did not work so that was $38 bucks I could have put to a new one.

Paige said...

Shawn sucks.

What a great kid you have, it is a shame that she was struggling so much

Anonymous said...

CG, you are a good momma.
Meemaw

k8mc said...

Your daughter is A-mazing. You know why? Her amazing momma!

Love hearing these stories about your twerps :)

mbo said...

....and I'll bring the rotten eggs!

feather k said...

I'm packin up and goin with you...to Shawn Stupid Head's house...I've got the tp also...

Michelle said...

You've raised a fabulous daughter! You must be a fabulous teacher!