Sunday, August 28, 2011

From Two to Twelve

Raphaela now prefers to spend time with her two-year old play date friends, rather than with me, her Mommy.  My daughter has reached the teen years earlier than expected.  During the recent summer vacation, we have been enjoying play dates  - both the grown-up stimulation and the child distraction - and Raphaela spent all day today begging me to see her friend "Na Nu" (Alona), who goes to Gan with her and lives down the street.  Several times, Raphaeal brought me the phone and watched me patiently as I dialed.

Unfortunately I was quite ill today, and could not move, never mind arrange a play date.  Thank G-d I called our babysitting sisters and they were able to keep Raphaela busy while I rested.

Raphaela then spent the rest of today standing in front of the fridge, essentially complaining that there was nothing to eat in the house.  Guess I have to get back to the supermarket.


Midlife Singlemum said...

Wish you better xxx

Sarah said...

I'm laughing out loud at the images of little Raphaela bringing you the phone and complaining about the lack of food. Well, you wanted an independent daughter who wasn't afraid to express her opinions, and you got one! :-) Baruch Hashem!

Doc said...

Yeah, Sarah, it's true. I wouldn't have it any other way :-)