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Sunday, September 16, 2007

In her eyes

Due to Grandparents day, Bria has been studying about grandparents at school. When she found out that her teacher was inviting the children's grandparents to come to the classroom and talk about how school was for them, she came home and immediately called my mom to invite her. My mom lives 3 hours away and has a job, so it wasn't too easy for her to get here (and that isn't even including all of the car trouble she had the day she came down) but she realized how badly Bria wanted her there, so she came.

Bria had made a little booklet about her grandma. Part of it was a little pedigree chart, where she drew herself, her mom and dad, and both sets of grandparents. She decided she would add occupations onto the pictures.

For my mom she wrote yoga.

For my dad she wrote UPS.

For Joel's parents she didn't write anything, because she didn't know. (They're basically retired.)

For Joel she wrote orchestra.

And for me? The word napper was written next to my picture.

I asked her about this and she said, "Well, you're always tired, and I don't know what else you do."

So, yes. In Bria's eyes I am not a cleaner, a cook (well, that's valid), a voice teacher, a scrapbooker, a "picture-taker", a reader or even a mom.

I am a napper.

Who, by the way, very rarely actually naps.


  1. Ohhhh - the perceptions of children!

    Wishing you a day filled with napping! :O)

  2. So funny! May we all get more opportunities to nap.

  3. Ha!Ha! That's funny! Makes you want to steal her project while she is sleeping and add your own list by your name!

  4. I'd sleep more often...

  5. Hope you get your nap today! we all deserve one!

  6. Don't you wonder what they are thinking all the time? I often wonder what Ryanna would tell people I do too. When I pick her up from her preschool that is two hours long, I immediately ask her what she's done and what she tells me they did would take all of about 30 minutes, so I wonder if she just forgets or if her preschool is too laid back. Who know what they are really thinking all the time?

  7. How funny! That is so neat that your mom was able to go visit.


  8. That is hilarious! I love seeing things from a child's perception. I can't stop laughing!

  9. I don't think my kids know what I do either. Mine might say "computer" or something. But I really don't think that I WANT to know.

  10. Mine are too little to play along, but that is one for the record. Too Funny!

  11. just laugh... or try indeed to get a good nap :).

  12. LOL! That is too funny!

  13. Hey I want that job!!!!!!!! I wonder if it pays well...