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Mother and Daughter Time

Sunday, November 25, 2012

I love Saturdays and Sundays. Yes, because of the obvious-it’s the weekend. But mostly because it means it is just mom and daughter time. I’ll admit - it’s a mixed bag of goods. On one hand it means no extra pair of hands to help with the lifting and turning, the grooming and dressing, the medicating and stretching, the nebulizing and vesting and whatever else might be on the menu for the day. On the other hand….it means the day, and the girl…are mine all mine.

And today until 5pm we used our time up just fine. First and foremost there were snuggles and Lifetime movies. After our fill of those we moved on to our ADL chores accompanied by the silky sounds of girl anthems. Tori endured mom belting out song after song by Carole King, Carly Simon, Pat Benatar, and Pink to name a few. I’m still not sure if her giggles were squeals of delight or “you’ve got to be kidding me’s”.

Once Tori and her room were tidy we moved on to my room and she kept me company while I changed the bed and threw open the windows. Then, we sat in front of them and watched and listened to the water. After, she assisted with a little online Christmas shopping and we viewed some family pictures on the computer.

Around 3pm we decided it was time for a change of scenery and getting into the van went for a ride around the neighborhood. With the rebuilding being done in our town it is not possible to visit our usual haunts and we selected a new route. I love taking Tori for a ride. When I open the passenger window just enough for her to feel the wind on her face she cocks her head slightly back and seems to relax into the breeze. It was a perfect day.

I love Saturdays and Sundays and I am thankful for our mom and daughter time.