I was in the kitchen last night still upset about the happenings of the day. Katie came in a gave me a big hug and asked me what was wrong. I just told her that I had a really bad day. She stayed in the kitchen with me for a little while, and then disappeared upstairs.
I put a frozen pizza in the oven (hey, they were 3 for $11 --that's a cheap dinner) and then caught up on the latest episode of Hannah Montanna. That's just what happened to be on the TV, but it did make me laugh. Katie then re-appears with her "Feel Good Box." She has a book called Mommy & Me and it is filled with mother-daughter activities. One of which is the aforementioned box. She painstakingly decorated it this summer, and has felt the need to get it out twice since then. You're supposed to fill it with things that will make you and/or your daughter feel good. When one of them is having a bad day, she is supposed to pick something from the box that will make her feel good.
She presents the box to me with instructions to close my eyes and pick something out. So I reach in and pull out two things that are folded together. She tells me I am to take both. I imagine they were the only thing in the box. The first piece was a little note from her Mommy & Me book that reads "Take note: I love you!" Folded inside this is a lined piece of paper with a pencil drawing. It has 2 clouds in the sky over "M" mountains (you know the kind - the ones we used to draw when we were 7) and 2 stick figures drawn on top of the mountains. They are each saying "I love you." Written next to them is this:
"I hope the rest of the week you have a beter day."
She is my sweet baby girl!