Maggie Makes Four!

This journal started off documenting the adoption of our youngest daughter. It now follows the twist and turns of our lives as we raise these two amazing little creatures into the best women they can become.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

The Planner

You know, I'm a planner. I like to have a plan. I like to make lists. I like to be in the know. That's just how I roll. However, I've met my match in the Magster. You see, the Magster has put me on a "need to know" basis. She makes plans and tells me her "Plan" once it's all set. Frankly, she's out planning the planner.

Take this weekend. Saturday is a bit chaotic. The Dad has big meetings all day Saturday and La Nina has dance all day long in Hayward. As the Magster sees it, her choice was between being bored with her father or bored with her sister and mother. She was also quite worried about missing an afternoon Futsal game, so her wheels started spinning. She's comes in from school yesterday.

"Mom, you need to call 'C's mom about Saturday."

"Huh?" I asked.

"You could email or text her too. But C said I could go over there on Saturday morning, 'cuz they're not doing anything. Then Dad can pick me up and take me to Futsal when he's done." She then popped a cookie in her mouth and left the room, while I stared into space wondering exactly how I should approach other this mother. Had my little darling invited herself to someone else's house?

Minutes later I got the following email from C's mom. "Hey, I heard Maggie's looking for someplace to hang on Saturday morning. We're around. Just let me know what time you're dropping her off. By the way, did she tell you about their science project?"

No, I hadn't heard about the science project, but after several emails and I got the story from her friends Mom. Apparently, little Miss Always Something Cooking had planned her entire science fair entry, down to who's buying the board, what the experiment is and who's doing what work on the project. The Magster is 8. On the one hand, I love that she's so self sufficient. On the other hand, she's a little scary. I never know what she's got going.

So, while her family is busy on Saturday, the Magster will be playing with her friend. According to her plan, her dad will show up at 1pm to pick her up, get her changed and get her to Futsal by 3pm. She'll then go with him to the evening meeting, where she will be in the company of lots of people she loves. That is unless, she's makes another plan for the evening. No one has called yet, so we may be in the clear.


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