Friday, July 31, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
..your eight year old asks you the same question 20 times all with in a 5 minute period and even when you answer continues to ask 20 more times.
..your eleven year old decides she is one of the adults and likes to sit and chat instead of play with her sisters and cousins.
..all three kids lose any kind of grip they had on personal space or keeping their hands to themselves.
..all the snacks are gone within 2 days of buying them but the fresh fruit rots in the bowl
..the kids are all up later then you are and sleep in until way past breakfast.
..your five year old is watching Sponge Bob in Spanish and actually knows some of the words.
..the kids think swimming in a pool is the same thing as a shower and they actually try and debate taking one.
..sand, mulch and flip flops camouflage the floor.
..the kids are actually starting to wonder what teacher they got and who will be in their class.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
I did not avoid the Micheal Jackson funeral only to see the replay of his daughters speech over and over the next morning and I absolutely did not shed a tear when I saw it.
There is no way that I had a glass of wine two days in a row before 4 in the afternoon...nope NOT me!I absolutely positively for sure am not considering doing something that I have always said I would NEVER in a million years do....certainly NOT.
I did not burn over 1200 calories running 6 miles only to turn around and eat quadruple that in pizza, wine and ice cream nope that would have been silly!
There is no way my 5 year old said, " MOM! now there are two little weiners in the tub" when her two boy cousins got in with her and there is no way I spit my gum across the room when she said it!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
This picture is one of my favorites. It is lovingly titled the Amelia blanket. My 5 year old likes to come in our bed early in the morning and she likes to snuggle CLOSE. My favorite part of the picture is her little hands on Chris's face. Love it!
Monday, July 6, 2009
When I am struggling and hit a wall or find lots of obstacles that are blocking my happiness I have to dig deep to find something to inspire me. Many times it forces my mind to overcome matter. Lately I have been finding inspiration in some really interesting things. First I have found inspiration in my new obsession, running. The adrenaline rush and the muscle pain are making me look at myself so differently. I see myself as stronger and able to achieve what ever goals I set. Another thing that really inspires me is food. I know that might seem strange especially when it follows directly after me saying exercise inspires me but it is true. Taking a bite of some really great food and sipping some wonderful wine always reminds me of family gatherings and fun times. Thinking of family makes me feel secure and loved and that is always inspiring. Having caring supportive people in my life is probably the biggest inspiration of all. It is exceptionally mind provoking when I see my children do something on their own that is caring and for the good of others. Seeing the good in people makes me want to be a better person and work hard to pay it forward by inspiring others.
I could never have put my kids in camp and run out of things to do so I sat in my car playing on my phone.
I certainly didn't utter the phrase "no hitting, pinching or body slamming" that would have been silly.
I could never have sat outside sans sunscreen to try to get an island tropic tan ...absolutely NO way would I risk my skin health!
I did not spend 4 hours cleaning out three little girl rooms..nope that would have been a huge way to waste a Sunday!
I could never have ordered two swimsuit bottoms and no top by mistake.. Both in the same color but two different sizes..nope NOT me!
I would never have abandoned my husband's strict recycling regiment while he is out of town ..nope that would not be environmently friendly.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
When you think about it growing up actually makes your eyes shut to curiosity and innocence. It really is a shame because curiosity and innocence lead to creativity and imagination. As adults we could all use a little more imagination. Children don't think twice about playing doctor or playing baby and changing each others diapers using diaper wipes ...but I digress. These games aren't sexual or horrendous like we adults see them, they are simply created out of curiosity and perfectly normal. It is so hard not to have your moral compass and your temper explode and blow everything out of proportion. The problem is that by making these things bad or dirty causes kids to think of their bodies that way. As an adult our job it to take these opportunities as learning tools. These types of things open the door to talk about private body parts and how they aren't to share. I know that this post sounds level headed and calm but in reality I am writing it to simmer myself down, to try and remember what it is like to be 5 and wonder about everything and everyone especially about similarities and differences. I try to remember that an elbow and a leg are about the same to them as a bottom or a boobie until we make it something different.