Monday, May 07, 2007

Monday, Monday*

Mondays are tough for a lot of people, but for some, it's just a really difficult day.

This morning, I walked into Elegant's room to wake her up for school and the very first words out of her mouth were, "Why do I have to learn?"

Boy, she really did not want to get up for school.

Unfortunately, things did not improve after that. At breakfast -- well, while Elegant was slumped over at the table, wishing she could be back in bed -- the next choice complaint was, "What's the point of school if I barely ever get a break?"

El's mood didn't improve much on the way to school, but I did make a point to help her come up with a list of terrific things from this weekend that she could share today with her teacher and friends:
  • Getting to listen her favorite music on my old mp3 player in the car for a couple of hours
  • Going to her cousin's birthday party AND getting an enormous piece of cake AND getting a great goody bag
  • Having dinner with friends on Saturday night AND watching a fun new movie
And so on.

So I hope Elegant has a good day at school and that all people everywhere survive Monday.

* From the song by the Mamas and the Papas

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