Thanks to the Pleasanton Mothers Club, today we feature a few cute stories about children in our city.
The first story comes courtesy of Jill Miller, who woke up one morning last May to see the face of her 4-year-old daughter, Audrey, just inches away from her own face.
"Audrey grimaced as I awoke," said Miller, "so I asked her what was wrong."
Her daughter told her mom she didn't like her face. Startled, Miller asked, "Why not?"
Audrey replied, "Too many polka dots and wrinkles."
Miller immediately turned to her husband, Andrew, and requested "a facial for Mother's Day, stat!"
Another story comes from Sonya Karavaras, whose 2-year-old son, Logan, has provided many funny family moments. One story happened when the boy was about 18 months old.
"Logan started to insist on bringing everything to bed with him," Karavaras said. This included his favorite blanket, his stuffed monkey, his stuffed rabbit, books, trains and more.
The commotion of collecting all his belongings happened so often that Karavaras began to refer to Logan's things as his "drama." At bedtime she would say, "Logan, go get all your drama, Sweetie. It's time for bed."
After months of hearing the word drama, one night Logan gathered his things in his arms and walked over to Karavaras. With a big grin, he did his best to repeat his mother's word, though with his own political twist, proudly announcing "Obama!"
Planning to visit the famous park the day after their arrival, the Gillettes got to their hotel and decided to stretch their legs after sitting in the car all day.
"We went over to some shops," said Bryan, the boys' father. "Colin and Decker wanted to ride on the free parking lot tram that takes you to your car from the shops."
After they got off the tram, Colin looked up at his parents and said, "I love Disneyland. This is great," whereupon Bryan immediately hatched a plan to save admission to the park and ride the tram all day the next day. Wisely, the boys' mother, Audrey, canceled that idea.
Our last story, which is both cute and seems to innocently ask a deeper spiritual question, occurred last April when Audrey was speaking with Colin about the meaning of Easter. As she described the crucifixion of Jesus, Colin listened intently, then asked why Jesus was taken off the cross. Audrey said this was because Jesus had died and his body needed to be buried in a tomb. Colin asked, "Yeah, but did they need the cross for someone else?"
As you ponder the answer to that question, the Pleasanton Mothers Club is a wonderful group of moms (and dads) who enjoy fellowship and hold various events. Members must be a parent living in the local community and raising a young child or expecting.
For more information, visit www.pleasantonmothersclub.org.
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