April 22, 2008
I told Ami around 8:30 that I was going upstairs to take a shower. She came up here at 9 and – as I expected, said, “Did you even take a shower yet?” She knows my procrastination habits!! “Ha! I KNEW you were going to ask me that!” I laughed. “No, Ami, not yet. But I did pick out my clothes. I always do that first.” (And check my email, and put away some of your toys and pile up the things I am taking to work today). “the thing is, Ami, I would rather do pretty much anything rather than get ready. I just don’t like getting myself pretty. There are so many other things to do.” She stood still a minute, then turned and walked out of the bathroom. She paused in my room and said, “Mom, you have to take a shower. Or – - - I’m gonna kick your butt.” Poor thing didn't know what to say but felt there had to be some action taken! When she was well out of sight I snuck out of the bathroom over to the computer to write this. What's a few more minutes? Family memories are more important than getting ready, right…..