A few weeks ago we were running out of the house quickly as we were late for an appointment. We had a string about of 30 days above 90 degrees so we were in our typical uniforms of ‘wearing as little as possible without getting arrested’ so when we stepped outside and felt the 59 degree cool morning air on our bare arms, well we froze.
The girls got into the van and I asked who wanted a sweatshirt. I went back into the house and grabbed three sweatshirts and threw them back to my crew as I got into the driver’s seat.
Immediately Eloise asked “Mom, didn’t you grab a sweatshirt for you too?”
Well no. I replied. I guess I just didn’t think about it when I grabbed yours. I’ll be fine.
“You do that a lot you know.” Eloise said. “You do stuff for us before yourself. Our dinner is on the table before yours. You don’t eat lunch until we are done. Our clothes are hung neatly in our closets while yours are a disaster. You buy us new things before you’d ever do it for yourself. You always have the least amount of gifts at Christmas. You sleep the least amount. You make sure we get our haircuts and when was the last time you got a haircut? And now you make sure we are warm when I know you’ll be cold.”
Eloise paused for a moment and then said “So the next time it’s cold I’m just going to run upstairs and grab your sweater for you and don’t you stop me because if you can’t think of yourself once in awhile then I’ll be the one to do it for you.”
Oh my heart.
-Old Navy ruffle dress from last Summer
-Belt from H&M
-Wedges from Dansko – about four years old
Isn’t it about time you like Sellabit Mum on Facebook? I’ll pay you in cute puppies. Maybe.