31 May 2012

Road Trip

The girl and I, we're going on a road trip. My college reunion is this weekend, and while I wouldn't take her out of school for a trip to Disney, a trip to a college campus, even at eight, seems like an appropriate excuse for an absence. It's educational! It's aspirational! It's a day and a half out of school a few weeks before the end of third grade!

She's beside herself. She's been talking about it for weeks, she packed on Sunday, and she's handing me lists and instructions at every turn.

Here, Mommy, this is what you do when you pick me up at school:


Right. Like I've never picked her up early. Like I wouldn't wait for her.

And here, Mommy, this is what I packed:


Um, what about underpants? And a toothbrush? Or shoes? I should note that the "two time wasters" are not the DSi XL and the 3DS - no, the time wasters are a handheld clicker and a sliding number puzzle - essential road trip supplies. Also, she packed another bag with about six books, a stuffed animal, Julie, and lord only knows what else - it weighs a ton.

Oh, and Mommy, I need some more songs on my iPod:


Despite the admonition of Not One More! Not One Less!, I did add one more: I included the Beach Boys singing California Girls. I can't wait for her to cue it up and sputter this isn't Katy Perry.


17 comments:

Joybells said...

Ahaha! I can't wait to meet her (and you)!

Kizz said...

Do you have time to add the David Lee Roth version of California Girls? I'd like her to have a multi-level freak out, please.

Janet said...

I'm so bummed I don't get to meet this amazing girl (and you!). Sigh...

Swistle said...

ADORABLE. I have a real soft spot for a list-making child.

Rima said...

She's awesome.

Marci said...

Awww, you're coming to Wellesley!! I work there. I hope you have a lovely reunion weekend!

Mental P Mama said...

That is the cutest thing. EVER. Enjoy!

leanne said...

I think your daughter may have been giving my daughter lessons on how to influence adults (or at least try really REALLY hard to get them to do what you want them to do). Now I'm not sure how it's happening, but lately my daughter (who is 3, almost 4) has been coming home with very distinct ideas about what we need to do and how. OY! (though in a way, it's kinda cute, how persuasive my daughter thinks she can be)

Love all the lists though (I'm huge into lists). Glad you added the Beach Boys version of California Girls. And loved the suggestion by Kizz to add the David Lee Roth version as well :)

Last, but not least, have fun!

Jocelyn said...

I am CRAZY for your kid.

CRAZY.

Slow Panic said...

OH! I love it -- "not one more, not one less" hope you don't get in trouble for that :)

FreshHell said...

I think my favorite bit is the "1 party" dress. Our girls are so similar. That time waster thing is also hilarious.

Mary G said...

Laughing. I had one of those. Just wait until she gets married and monitors you as you manage the wedding.
Must tell that story on my blog sometime.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

She is such a delight.

V-Grrrl @ Compost Studios said...

I was a List-Making Grrrl.

According to me, List-Making Grrrl's turn out well. ; )

mayberry said...

"Three pants (All shorts)"

Love.

painted maypole said...

the beach boys are what i used to listen to on road trips with the whole family., on the car's cassette player. how old school.

Hydee said...

I'm at work... looking through Google Images for the perfect "Pick Me" picture and your post showing your daughters instructions to pick her up appear. So cute I had to follow the link and read your blog. Actually laughing out loud in my cubicle. Thanks for the great post :-)