It's been a rough week around here. Just rough. With the exception of my perfect child, Ryan, the kids have been a major pain in the butt. Attitudey daughter, defiant preschooler, the whole bit.
And when my kids give me grief, I become a bit of a monster. I'm a mean Mommy.
Yesterday I came across the story of another Ryan. A little monkey who doesn't have very long to live and it broke my heart. Read about him here. And watch this. And check out this Facebook page. When you see this child's face you will melt.
Rather than sending little Ryan cards and stuffed animals, his very strong mom said this: "Go out and create a memory with your kid. Throw a banana split on the table for dinner. Wouldn't you remember having banana splits for dinner one night when you were a kid?"
So in honor of Ryan's mom Diane that's exactly what I did. I know that Diane would give anything in the world to have the week I'm having with HER Ryan someday. But sadly she's not going to get the chance. Who am I to overlook such a wonderful gift?
She was right. The kids totally freaked out. Check out their faces when they saw what I made for dinner. Heck, I didn't even make Natalie eat the much-hated banana. Totally worth it!
And I hope you all succumb to peer pressure and sugar your kids up in Ryan's name.
SO WHO IS IN?