Monday, March 12, 2007

Poor planning

I feel like the crappiest mother right now. Back at Christmas time, since I was on bedrest, we gave Anna a gift certificate for Build a Bear Workshop with a promise that once I was back on my feet, we'd have a special day. Well, we decided that today was gonna be that special day. So, all day, the plan was for her and I to go out for dinner, to Build a Bear, and then do some shopping. She repeatedly told me how this was going to be the "best day". Then her day got even better (by the scale of a six year old) when she lost another tooth! Does life get any better? Well, we got all ready for our night out, did our hair, I even let her wear a little makeup. She decided she wanted to go to Friendlys for supper, which we enjoyed leisurely with no little sisters along. Then we headed over to the mall. We found a mall directory, since we've never been to Build a Bear, we were just told that there was one in Berkshire mall. To my horror, we discovered that there is no Build a Bear Workshop in Berkshire mall, the closest one is in King of Prussia! There is a dinky, knock off, stuffed animal shop there called Planet Teddy. I was devastated to have to tell her that we were going to have to put it off yet again. But bless her heart, she visibly fought back her disappointment, and cheered herself up with, "that means we get to have two special dates!" What a treasure she is! And we did end up having a really great time together. But it definitely was a hit on my self esteem as a mother. So, now I need to get another "best day" put on the calendar!

4 comments:

jessi said...

Once again...I am so sorry!! I feel responsible for being the one to give you faulty information (admittedly as was given to me...)! But she definitely was a trooper...way to see the glass half-FULL Anna!!

seedsower1962 said...

Anna will have more fun going twice than once!! Do not beat yourself up Bets,you are a wonderful Mama!!

seedsower1962 said...

I will post ny xanga post on here as well,I did the snow geese post.

Carol said...

Bets, you are a wonderful mama and how is it your wonderful Anna got to be 'so minded'? It is a taught thing and you taught her along with her dad and God has blessed it into her being! Often times it IS our kids who help us see past our humanness and later be able to laugh even at ourselves.