Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Does this count?

It was raining yesterday, much to Ethan's dismay (he's been enjoying the backyard A LOT recently), so we had to open up the craft closet for a table activity. My parents gave him a fun playdough set for Christmas, and that's what he picked. Which was fine, except that the minute he pulled it out, I realized with this panicky-heart-racing sort of feeling that I haven't sent out thank-you notes for Christmas presents yet. Or for Ethan's and Simon's birthdays, in January and February, consecutively. And, oh my word, I haven't sent my mom's birthday present yet either! What in the world is wrong with me?????? I am telling you, I am losing my mind!

Take a deep breath, Rachel. You can fix this, I tell myself. Everyone will understand. And you do, don't you? I am just an overly tired mommy with few spare brain cells devoted to such things as REMEMBERING IMPORTANT BIRTHDAYS!!! (I promise your present will get to you someday, Mom!)

So, here's some pics of the playdough action. Maybe this will count as a thank-you note? Or is that totally lame? :)




7 comments:

shawna said...

I think this part of loosing your mind is directly correlated to being the mother of more than one child. At least that is my excuse! :) I wish I could tell you that it gets better, but I haven't found that to be true.

Anonymous said...

Those pictures of Ethan smiling are definitely better than a thank you note. Love, Mom

dave & rachel said...

Ha! Thanks, Mom! :)

Grace Powell said...

I think it counts! of course, I am not owed a thank you card. However, as the overly tired mother of only one who has failed to send out birth announcements as of almost four months, I would like to think the grace is out there for more both of us.

bandanachick said...

Haha! Please don't send us a thank you note either. The pictures are far better! If it makes you feel any better I didn't send thank-yous for Christmas either, and I only have one child! (And I have yet to send mom her present too, poor mom, she is getting neglected this year!)

Eryn said...

i think grandchildren themselves are thank you notes and presents!(speaks a mom who never sends thank yous)
i just have to say i hardly ever let my kids play with playdoh, i hate the stuff, and they love it. the smell, the mess...i let daddy do it with them.

Michelle said...

Maybe it's just me, but I don't typically give or receive thank you notes for Christmas presents. I've missed a few birthday thank you's as well.
Within in the past year I completely forget what day it was, so I never called my dad or my brother on their birthdays. I thought about their b-days for days before hand, but then I never realized on the actual day what the date was. Is that losing your mind enough :D ?