Sunday, May 13, 2007

She works hard for the money,
so hard for it honey.
She works hard for the money
so you better treat her right.
Donna Summer -- "She Works Hard for the Money"

The Turmanators had a fun-filled weekend. I've posted photos from our Dance Party, herb bed gardening, making ourselves up with sidewalk chalk, and our Mother's Day trip to the Science Museum. I woke up this morning to fresh coffee, beautiful Mother's Day cards, tulips selected by the Short People, and a fantastic stone mortar and pestle. I've been wanting one forever and TRACY REMEMBERED! What a great husband.

But with the Turmanators something untoward has to happen. No, it's not India's 4,981 trips to restrooms all over Virginia Beach. It wasn't even Kate's ear-splitting shrieks of terror at the splashing stingrays (which I, of course, could have played with get to TOUCH them). It was...Blatant Moneygrubbing.

We stopped at Starbucks on our way to Virginia Marine Science Museum for a Cafe Mocha for me. India and Kate, ever on the lookout for coinage, joyously informed me that they found a quarter. We have been saving all our change for a trip to Disneyworld in an effort to teach the Short People about money, and they love dropping it in the jar. Anyway, they decided they needed more, and I watched them in horror as they rushed to the seating area and proceed to LOOK UNDER ALL THE COUCH CUSHIONS! I'm sure all the other patrons thought we taught them to do this. Next they'll start checking soda and candy machines for spare change. If you catch them panhandling on the streetcorner, don't tell me. How embarrassing.

Mother's Day used to be a difficult holiday for me. We spent 3 years, lots of savings, and plenty of heartache trying to have children. Who knew we would end up with two beautiful girls in under 2 years? I try to take time to remember those hard Mother's Days, because they help me appreciate the fun ones so much more. I truly enjoyed our day today; the Museum, lunch out, and time just the four of us. I am so grateful for my Short People. They wear me out, but I love them desperately. And who wouldn't; sidewalk chalk and all!


The Turmanators said...

So sorry about the illegible layout. The "preview" never looks like the final post, and lately I'm just too lazy to go back in and edit!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Layout looks great to me, but I'm easy like that.

Happy Mother's Day! A fellow mom here, stopping in after a fun day of biking to say I'm here from Michele's. Looks like you guys had a great time. AND got to check out a lot of bathrooms... (been there!)

Deana said...

That is too funny with the girls looking under the cushions. I am sure it amused the other patrons!

Great photos and I hope your Mother's Day was nice!

Auntie said...

Sounds like you had a great Mothers Day!!!

Love India's hair, looks great! I can't believe how curly it has gotten.

Miss you bunches. Kiss the girls and pat Tracy, Daisy, and J for me.