Monday, January 29, 2007

Lauren Friday....


This kid has been saying blog-worthy stuff all week, here are a few before I forget...

--Upon walking in the room while I had "The View" on the television (THE dumbest show ever, but I know that when The View comes on it is time to walk to the bus stop...) she saw Toni Braxton, who was guest hosting, and commented "Look Mom, Oprah got new hair".....

--Lauren was driving with me in the car and I was trying to explain to Lauren what an apartment is (since she has lived in one her entire life, I don't know why she was confused...). We were talking about how someday we might buy a house but if we ever moved back to New York we would have to live in an apartment...but really, really tall ones that don't have small yards on the back. I asked her which she would rather have. "New York Mom, we should live there. There are LOTS of sweepstakes there. Some of them even have thousands of back up prizes".... New York it is.

--This is the best one. Our daddy has been pretty much gone for two weeks and I am beyond grumpy by the time 6 o clock rolls around. Last night she excused herself from dinner and asked if she could do a surprise in my room. About an hour later she came downstairs and escorted me upstairs.



Lu, camera ready and waiting to show me the surprise...

She made the bed and laid out our clothes...


A dress for me (and the remote...smart girl)



Jammies for Dad (socks and everything...she also straightened his table..)


She also picked up and folded all the clothes on the floor of my room. I didn't have the heart to tell her that they were the ones going to Career Closets and Goodwill. She did such a good job!! (Do you love how I have a FULL ON weight bench in my bedroom? Do I love my husband or what?)

19 comments:

Victoria said...

Awwww...What a sweet dd!

tracy m said...

Wow! What an awesome, thoughtful, kind little chick-a-dee!!

I have weights in my room, too...

Britmum said...

What a cutie pie. Bless her cotton socks.

Take care xx

Third Mom said...

What a sweetheart!

angie said...

What a sweetie! I love it when my kids do such thoughtful things for me- it's like they know you are stressed and they try to find someway to help out! So cute!

Heather said...

Oh my gosh!!! What a riot (the clothes laid out on the bed!!!), and... she got out her CAMERA to capture your reaction---- this is just so darling. Thanks for sharing. She needs to teach my boys a few things!!!! ;0
Heather

lisa v. clark said...

OH Lauren! What a sweetheart! You knew that role-playing Cinderella was going to pay off in the longrun!? :0)

liz said...

SO DARLING!

AzĂșcar said...

Girl, we have a massive treadmill in ours. I find that the big, black, plastic monstrosity really goes with my periwinkle-blue-monochromatic design.

more caffeine, please said...

That is the sweetest!

Suzie Petunia said...

I think I would cry if my daughter ever did something that sweet. Give Lauren a hug for me!!

compulsive writer said...

Too cute--and how sweet!

Queen Scarlett said...

Taking a wild gander here... ;-) but I gather she learned thoughfulness from you. Such a sweetie-pie. How long until I get this?? ;-)

My friend has a full on weight circuit in her room... a la her husband too.

Bek said...

I hate to disappoint you all, but this was a one off.... she has never done anything like this before...but I am hoping to give her incentive to do it in the future!!!

6 has been interesting for her. She is growing up (in good and bad ways). Empathy has arrived...but so has sarcasm and fibbing.... what can you do?

Queso said...

Okay, can Lauren come over to my house? We love surprises around here.

Avery said...

your kid cleans??????

can we trade?

Lyle said...

Funny, I never would have associated New York with sweepstakes and prizes.

DeAnna said...

Wow! How sweet is she?!? I love that she had her camera ready. So maybe when my girls are older a surprise will be a good thing? :)
Oh, I have one of those "Total Gyms" in my family room and an elliptical machine stuck in a corner of my dining room....

Sarah said...

Your daughter has much better taste in clothes than mine! Sometimes I let my two year old have her wish and dress me. I usually end up decked out with my bras draped all over my arms, her dad's tie around my neck and socks (yes, on my feet). I keep trying to explain the underwear thing to her...