I found myself in a bit of a predicament today. MiniMe had a slight fever this morning, and while it was only slight, the nurse at school would have sent her back home faster than I could say "contagious." Only, like that commercial currently running on TV, I looked at my planner and realized I just couldn't fit in a sick kid today. That's when it hit me. This looks like a job for SuperMimi!!
I placed a call to my mom to see if there was anyway she could drive an hour to my house and spend the afternoon and evening with my only slightly sick daughter. At first glance, she seemed to think her schedule was going to be a bit too full (what with work, taking care of my grandmother and her own life and all). So I assured her I would think of something.
Wait for it.
Fifteen minutes later and SuperMimi had cleared her schedule and was packing up the Smart car. Because, let's face it, nothing's more important to a grandma than her granddaughter.
She arrived a short time later with her trusty Tupperware bowl full of homemade chicken and dumplings (which is sure to cure anything that ails you!). Not only did she take over the care and keeping of MiniMe so that I could teach my college course and work, she did my laundry, cleaned my kitchen, and helped MiniMe clean her room to the point where I almost don't recognize it (who knew there was carpet in there?). She even managed to work in some quality time drawing with and reading to MiniMe. In addition, she fed my husband and stepson and took care of my dogs.
Tomorrow, MiniMe will go back to school and my mom will probably spend the day doing something slightly less amazing than she did today . . . like walk on water.
Thanks Mimi! You're a lifesaver!