it’s like toddlers and tiaras around here. only with more blood and a few shed tears (mostly by me).

The day started innocently enough.

We got up, had some pancakes with that essential purchase from the Vancouver airport: maple butter (hello, delicious).

Today was the Tea Party and Fashion Show event for Olivia’s little Montessori school. Olivia was one of the models, and what happened 15 minutes before we needed to head out the door gave new meaning to the “catwalk”.

Except instead of walking the catwalk, it was more like the cat walked on HER. But not walking so much as scratching-the-hell-out-of… let me back this up and explain:

I was just about to finish getting Olivia ready when I turned around and saw our cat literally hooked into Olivia’s neck. She looked as startled as we did as she flailed around trying to free herself from the 5-year-old’s grasp.

The cat ran off like a bat out of hell. And after I could get Olivia calmed down, I saw this:

Now, I will tell you that Olivia and I both believe that what caused this was an accident. She had gone in for a hug like she was on a covert mission and scared the crap out of the cat. But accident or not, my Mama Bear kicked into overdrive. Let’s just say the cat is lucky she’s a fast runner and has nine lives to spare.

I will forever be in awe of the resiliency of children.

Less than five minutes after all of it happened, Olivia was already talking about the movie we went to last night (Madagascar 3 – very funny), and how excited she was for the fashion show.

Ok, then, Mom. Get your act together.

The event was great and I was totally proud of my little lady. We had the option to buy or return the outfit being modeled. We weren’t sure if we were going to buy it, but let’s just say that some Neosporin and blood stains sort of make the decision for you.

I also want to give a little shout-out to my handsome fella and all the other fabulous husbands who served us in style!

In conclusion, at the top of (tomorrow’s) to-do list is to recover from the trauma of the day. And I’m not just talking about toddlers on a runway.

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Oh and P.P.S. On the training schedule for today was “Cross-train”. I sure hope that includes eating cupcakes.

Do you drink tea or coffee? I’d love to hear from you!

10 thoughts on “it’s like toddlers and tiaras around here. only with more blood and a few shed tears (mostly by me).

  1. Coffee with WAY too much hazelnut or coconut creamer (only Coffemate brand) and green tea cold. Ok, that John/son just made me get happy tears when I saw the pic of him up onstage being the great Dad he is and so involved in O’s life…sigh…life is good! I say “Let’s keep him”…

  2. Sorry, no tea, lemonade only. Really though, coffee hot and tea cold but you knew that. Lots of fun at the “Tea” party. O did a fantastic job of course, so proud of her.

  3. Poor girl! What a trooper. The resiliency of kids never ceases to amaze me either. They shake things off pretty quickly. And if you were forced to buy an outfit, that’s a pretty cute one. Cross-training definitely includes cupcakes. I’ve checked.

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