February 20 14

Some days just start out badly and you just know that even before you taste your first sip of coffee, that this very cup of coffee would likely be the day’s brightest spot, so you sip with care—slowly savoring it because the shitstorm is coming. I mean, sure, there are three little letters that could have something to do with it, but some days are just harder than others.

Some days the kids are more trying than usual—beginning with a lunchbox that didn’t make it into the kitchen, one of the only tasks on your children’s to-do lists that doesn’t involve personal hygiene.

Some days you allow your daughter to color part of her hair auburn and somehow manage to get red dye on not one but two white rugs.

Some days there is traffic during a snowstorm, and work crap, and spouse crap, and finance crap, and moments of not your best in the viewing gallery at the community swimming pool.

Some days you just realize that you need A PERSON and you don’t have one.

But then, at some point you sit down on the couch with an evening tea and press play on the dvr to watch the recording of the ladies free skate program. And your daughter Isabella, the skater, sits down next to you and has her I’M IN DISNEYLAND face while she watches the spins and turns and jumps and lutzes and axels.

“She is so beautiful, Mama. And her dress is lovely. And this is just wonderful,” she says, with stars in her eyes.

Well, yeah, she’s pretty good. Almost as good as Isabella,” says Isabella’s brother, looking up from his book.

Take that, Adelina Sotnikova.

And take that, DAY.

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  1. Your kids are the best. You have people. You have a person. I’m very calming (and funny). Just give me a toodle. Also, you should go look. I figured out where the socks go.

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    ali replied on

    I adore you Mara. I’d be lucky to have you as my person.

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    Comment by mara on February 20, 2014
  2. I am your person!

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    ali replied on

    *grins*

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    Comment by Charna on February 20, 2014
  3. What a sweet brother!

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    ali replied on

    He is really NEVER sweet to her, so the moment basically just killed me dead.

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    Comment by Alison on February 20, 2014
  4. Love this piece

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    Comment by Cheri on February 21, 2014
  5. Ooof!

    I am your person! And will be even more so when I move there! Now we just have to find me a job! And sell my condo!

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    Comment by Kristabella on February 21, 2014
  6. It’s all a matter of perspective! And what a wonderful perspective Josh and Isabella have of the world.

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    Comment by Mina Tepper on February 23, 2014
  7. Made me tear up, so sweet!

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    Comment by Krystal on February 25, 2014
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