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.