Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Dog ate my Retainer


I just received the nicest phone call from my daughter Amy.

She is turning 23 this Friday.

She actually called and I could hear something sad in her voice.

She said “Mom the dentist wants $165.00 down for my new retainer.
(The dog got a hold of it last night and chewed it all to pieces).

And then she said “My birthday party is Friday and dinner usually costs you and Dad about $250.00 and plus you always give me money in a card.”

By now she is sobbing uncontrollably.

“And then my pills are ready for pick up at CVS.”

“How are you and Dad ever going to be able to retire?”

“Mom I really don’t need a birthday dinner.”

I told her “thank you for thinking of us.” (I wish the other two kids could hear this conversation.)
Dad and I are fine and we already put money aside for your birthday dinner.

“Besides I already made your Birthday cards, so we have to have dinner.”
I heard a little giggle at that point.

Its really nice to know that somehow and somewhere in the world, some kids actually know and appreciate what their parents are doing for them.

1 comment:

My name is CINDY...... said...

I think that it is great (if rare) when kids appreciate what you do for them - I have one who is pretty good, one who really isn't lol. Good job I love them both.

Jeanne, I have something for you on my blog and need your addy.

Great baby pictures!! Grandchild?