Diagnose Me

Ask me how surprised I was that Savannah woke up yesterday morning with a raspy voice and a cough. Go ahead, ask. NOT AT ALL. Why wouldn't she wake up with a cough, is the better question. After all, I take her to my mom's today and we leave in 24 hours.

So, I did what any good mother would do. I took her to school and then got my hair done.

lalala I'm not even going to take your temperature lalala I'm giving you a Flintstones vitamin and that will fix you right up lalala I am going to be on a beach with a big ass drink with a damn umbrella in it in 36 hours and nothing is going to stop me lalala.

Honestly, she didn't have a fever and she was in good spirits, so it was a decent parenting call. I swear. Let's just all cross our fingers for a mucus free embarkation, PLEASE.

Moving on. Let's play a game!

One look at my bedroom may lead one to believe that perhaps I have, um, issues. Can you guess what they are?

Guilt Offerings

Guilt complex? Because I'm leaving my daughter for a week? Guilt? What guilt? I have no idea what you're talking about. None. At all. Shut up.

Then I made sure I had a few things to do on vacation.

Mmmmmmm - I salivate. Books.

Control freak? ADD? Can't stand the thought of being bored, even for a second? Iamnotbeingentertainedphobia? What. Ever.

I said I'm RET to GO!
Fear of not having enough cute things to wear? Buttuglyphobia?

Then I took Savannah to get a pedicure this morning.

toe to toe

Because I am guilty and anxious? in need of a foot rub and she's been begging for one for months and if I die on this trip (maybe shuffleboard goes tragically wrong or something) I want her to know her mama loved her enough to make her toes pretty before she sent her off to Grandma's so she could get drunk and naked with daddy in another country because she's selfish and refused to book the Disney cruise.

Why does leaving her not get any easier?

Okay, I'm off! Talk amongst yourselves. I'll be liveblogging Mexi Ho 2007, so come back tomorrow for pictures!


Anonymous said...

Enjoy yourself and have fun.

Don't feel guilty one bit.

Then come back and tell me what it's like...Maybe one day I'll be brave enough to go away too...without my kid.

Bobealia... said...

Your toes say you are the boss of the house!
Yay!! Happy cruising! I like all those cute dresses. I think you have as many bikinis as I do. My excuse: I lived in the Caribbean. Yours??? I guess, you live in California.
Stop it with the guilt already! You and the hubby need romance time to be a happy couple and a happy couple is a good model for your daughter.
Have fun!!! Kiss the waves and the sun for me.

Heather B. said...

A big ass drink with an umbrella and a shit load of tequila. Beware of hangover. But then again, that's ok because you'll be on a beach and things will be brought to you. You'll be too lazy to care.

Anonymous said...

Hey, sometimes you have to just ignore the guilt and do something for yourself. Big drinks and nudity and lots of reading material and cute sundresses make for a better mommy in the long run. And I guarantee with the guilt gifts and then Grandma spoiling (because I'm betting Grandma's a spoiler - aren't they all?), she'll have just as much fun as you will. Have a blast, can't wait for Mexiho blogging.

Butrfly4404 said...

Wow..I have almost that exact hat collection...except my sun hat isn't white.

I'm so jealous...even more now that I risked frostbite walking into my building this morning (not EVEN being dramatic!).

If I could leave my kids and go to Mexico, I would. I would feel guilty, too...but that wouldn't stop all.

some girl said...

Aw, you're such a good Mom! Don't worry, she will be just fine. Just make sure you make that big ass drink REALLY big! :)

Have a great trip!

Karen A. said...

All I can say is, read Gods in Alabama quickly -- because Between, Georgia is even better! Great reading selections. I'm the same way on vacation: must. read. constantly.

Enjoy yourself! I'm sure Savannah will miss you, but she'll enjoy her "vacation," too.

Linsey said...

You can never pack enough. Ever. Have FUN!!! Can't wait for pics!!!

jenn said...

OH! Great reading selections! (I think I talked to you about Gods and Between last summer, I love Joshilyn Jackson!) Have a great time!

dianeinjapan said...

Have a great time! Love your choices (the books). Okay, the clothes, too. And I share your particular entertainment phobia. I also share in facing possibly-sick kids and an upcoming trip--it's just that mine is a trans-Pacific one, WITH the kids. Joy.

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