Friday, October 23, 2009
Then last Saturday, the day before my daughter's birthday, cries of heartbreak and anger suddenly filled the air. I came rushing downstairs, abandoning my phone conversation. On the floor I saw scraps of colorful tissue from the pinata my daughter so proudly created just two days before. And we could all guess who the culprit was. Even with those long brown eyelashes, my two-year-old son could not charm his way out of this predicament.
Though he did say "sor-ry", the pain and disappointment over the destruction lingered. We might make another pinata, but our delight will be tempered with the thought of what befell the last opus.
Today is a new day, and rather than despair over hours wasted online the last few weeks, I will be thankful for new mercies and a fresh start.
And now it's time for another full-court cleaning press. We have another pinata to make and a house to prepare for my daughter's birthday party, which was postponed to this Sunday. What Duke Ellington said about time is so often true of me: "I don't need time, I need a deadline."
Thanks for stopping by, Company Girls. I hope you stay healthy and enjoy your weekend!