Do you watch Modern Family? If not, you should. Greatest. Show. Ever.
The show has you laughing from beginning to end. While I'd like to think my family is not as dysfunctional at they are, I do find quite a few parallels with Cameron, Mitchell and what they experience with their adopted toddler Lily. For example: the biting episode. Lily is biting kids on the playground and the couple claims they have no idea where Lily learned it from. Enter flashbacks of them biting her toes, nibbling food out of her hands, etc. Oops. Been there, done that.
Enter a few weeks ago. We wanted to register Madeline for Mother's Day Out in the fall. A program that starts in September has registration in February. This is an entirely new world to me, but luckily my friend Emily was there to guide me through the process. There is one good program that's close to our neighborhood...all others are a good 20 minutes away in no traffic. Needless to say, there are few spots available. There was one registration day/time for new students and it was on a first come, first serve basis. It started at 9 am, but the Director suggested I get there at 6:30 since there were only a few spots.
Enter Monday morning at 6:30 am. I pull into the parking lot and see 2 other cars. As soon as they see me pull in they hop out of their cars and get in line. So at 6:32 am there are 3 of us sitting in the dark outside of the school. The other two had been sitting in their cars since 5:55 am. I immediately thought of the Modern Family episode where Cam and Mitchell are trying to get Lily into a good school (you must watch it now...so funny). Long story long, Madeline got into the program. I was glad I got there early, because the line ended up being super long. Next year she'll be attending Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30-2....whoo hoo! I've already been scoping Pottery Barn Kids and Etsy for a backpack, lunch box and nap mat. It's so much fun. I'm a little concerned about her lack of ability to sit still but hopefully that will improve by the fall. Or not. :)
UPDATE: We are currently watching the most recent episode of Modern Family. Cam and Mitchell have the same Pottery Barn curtains that we have in our living room. Ha.
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