-no excuses anymore-

It’s been a little while since the day that Avery and I tried to play Polly Pockets together and I ended the session by saying, “Mommy just isn’t very good at playing Polly Pockets.” (That was my excuse for cleaning her room instead of playing.) I just get bored with it. If she can’t manage to get a certain dress on Polly, I’m happy to help; if she tells me what to do, I’ll do it. But, even though I used to spend hours by myself with my own dolls, playing pretend just doesn’t interest me anymore.

Last night Malin and Avery found me and surprised me with a lecture. If you’ve ever heard one of Malin’s lectures or epiphanies, then you know they come complete with dramatic hand gestures and intense facial expressions. She’s so serious that you want to give her your complete attention, but she’s so cute that you want to pick her up and squeeze her.

They had obviously been discussing their mommy’s shortcomings. And they had come up with a winning argument, tailor-made to Ruthie Voth.

“Mom, if you can tell a story, you can play Polly Pockets. If you can write a book, you can play Polly Pockets. If you can write a NOTE, you can play Polly Pockets. All you have to do is make up a story!”

Oh my.

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About ruthie.voth

Wife of one, mother of four, friend of many. Lover of details, color, good conversations, finding balance, and being honest. Passionate lover of a well-crafted sentence - even more so if it's witty. Weird blend of cynical optimist. I'm the worst kind of woman. I'm high maintenance, but I think I'm low maintenance. Somehow, people still love me. Must be grace.
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4 Responses to -no excuses anymore-

  1. Mom says:

    I wonder what you’ll be doing today. Could it possibly be playing Polly Pockets?

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  2. Oh my my!

    I totally get your shortcomings by the way. The hard part is caring about every story.

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  3. Amy says:

    I see debate in Malin’s future…she is very convincing!

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  4. Andrew says:

    I have been on the receiving end of a few Malin lectures. Perhaps I was a bit caught up merely in the presentation, because I cannot quite remember everything I was harangued about.

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