Thursday, July 10, 2008

Music to a mother's ears

Our kids have had to stay at home alone for much of this week, because Marcel is taking some French upgrading and I've been at work. I wasn’t sure how that was going to go. They’ve been alone at home before, but never for a few days in a row like this.

Well, it turns out I needn’t have worried.

Yesterday I phoned home to find out how Maddie was (she’d been sick during the night), and Julie said, rather matter-of-factly “yeah, she puked this morning. But it’s no big deal. I cleaned it up.” When I asked if I should come home, she said “Nah, we’ve got things under control.”

In the afternoon, I phoned home again, and Nikki said “well, we’ve already cleaned the bathroom and the living room and now we’re working on the basement. We sent Maddie upstairs for a nap because she wasn’t helping.”

Today I phoned home and Julie said “I thought we’d like some treats for the Folk Festival this weekend, so I’ve baked some chocolate chip cookies and now I’m going to make some brownies. For the chocolate chip cookies, I split the recipe in half because I wanted to add white chocolate to some.”

How’dya like that? Despite my many parenting doubts and the occasional screw-ups, they’re turning out alright!


Krista said...

Wow! What a capable troupe you have!

Anvilcloud said...

I'd say that's more than alright.

tlawwife said...

I can feel your well deserved pride clear through the computer. Congratulations to you and to them.

Liz said...

Very nice! I know it's not an easy thing to leave them like that.

Pamela said...

you've done a great job rearing those girls! You need a pat on the back with those brownies!!