Friday, June 25, 2010

Da Count-Da Kid

I came home the other night after an 11 hour day at work. I was hungry and tired. Tired was winning out over hungry but hungry kept grumbling at me. Calypso heard me struggling with inertia and said she'd make me dinner. I declined because she had worked her nanny job the same day. This week we let her start that job slowly to see how she reacts to the energy expenditure in the wake of having mono. She offered two more times and I declined again. Finally she declared she'd be making me something whether I asked her to or not so I'd better just cooperate and tell her what I wanted. I acquiesced to a simple salad. She served it with a flourish and announced she'd also gotten hired that day for another job at a local store. We've been concerned about adding that to her schedule as well, not wanting her to overwork herself. The good thing is the process required before starting at the store will take another couple of weeks so she will still have extra time to recover before taking that on.

After the salad and her news she asked if I'd take her out for frozen yogurt. How could I say no to a kid who is being so thoughtful and who had such good news to share?

16 comments:

Ananda girl said...

Yikes! I had mono as a teen and it sucked. Glad she is over that...and I do not doubt she is happy to have energy again. Congratulations on her second job. But you are right to make her take things on slowly.

Boy that sure looks good!

Craver Vii said...

Congrats!

An 11-hour day, and you're trying to tell her not to overdo it? Isn't that like the pot calling the kettle black?

Well, I hope you both have the energy to keep up with all the good stuff you're doing.

Beach Bum said...

Congrats on Calypso getting a second job and you having such a great kid.

Hope things are looking up.

dianecasmetamorphoses said...

I see she is a great kid, and very ambitious. But beware one of the main suspected causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is mono...if she burns herself out she could be burnt out for years. Vital years of her life. The frozen yogurt looks great.

g-man said...

Uh...Who is who?

Unbelievable resemblance Trini!

She's gonna be trouble.......

Kat said...

And how could you say no to a teenager that wants to spend time with her mother??? You just can't! What a kid! She deserves TWO ice creams! ;)

Seriously, what a sweetie. :)

coopernicus said...

where's YOUR spoon???

(M)ary said...

Calypso looks like a carbon copy of her mother! Even the expression on her face looks similar to pictures you have posted of yourself.

secret agent woman said...

Well, obviously you couldn't. That would be wrong. :)

Palm Springs Savant said...

I'm of the opinion that frozen yogurt is ALWAYS in order...

Logophile said...

Good daughter!
Good mama!
and good decision!!

S said...

glad she is feeling so much better
that looks good

Craig said...

Sweet kid. . . Glad to know she's gettin' her energy back. . .

RennyBA's Terella said...

Thanks for stopping by and thinking of us on midsummer. That ice cream would go just fine with our celebration in fact we had the same on Saturday. Sounds like you have a really sweet girl there, you should be a proud mom!

Michelle H. said...

Congrats. Honestly, I've never eaten frozen yogurt before. Does that seem strange?

Jocelyn said...

You guys look like twins, you know.

I had mono twice in the same year when I was 22 or so. I'm not sure I'm over it yet.