Wednesday, May 28, 2008
YOU took a bath in your sunken tub, instead of your kids? You got into your car and your music was blaring instead of your kids’?
You ate your entire meal without having to stop and give seconds, pour more milk, or clean up spilled milk?
You watched the morning news instead of Zaboomafoo or Curious George?
You climbed into bed only ONCE before your alarm clock beckoned you in the morning?
Your tape dispenser, stapler, or pens were in the same place you left them the last time you used them?
You sat down and watched a television program without being body-slammed by one, two, three, or four or more children?
You had a telephone conversation without shooing children away or whisper-screaming that you’ll be done in just a second?
Your house stayed clean for more than 20 minutes after the housekeeper has left?
You took an uninterrupted shower while your children were awake?
You went a whole day without being summoned more than five-hundred-sixty-five times?
You ate every bite of your bite-sized chocolate chip cookie?
You were told, “I love you” as many times as you were summoned that same day?
You looked into someone’s eyes and felt such unconditional love?
You were given a sloppy, wet kiss and loved every minute of it?
You were told that you were the best mom, even when you felt like such a failure?
Just out of curiosity…
I’d love to hear your, “When is the last time…”
Monday, May 26, 2008
If one was to look in our windows on Saturday morning, they would have definitely questioned the behavior. We combed through sheets, pillows, carpet, and anything else that was laying around, trying to find the missing tooth. Truly it was like looking for a tic-tac in the midst of a small hurricane!
Because we were unsuccessful in finding the tooth, Angel wrote a letter to the tooth fairy instead.
"Dear Tooth Fairy, I lost my first tooth. Love, Angel"
She tucked it neatly beneath her pillow and dozed off to dreamland.
Bright and early Sunday morning, she discovered that the tooth fairy had made a visit. A crisp two-dollar bill replaced the letter, and she could not have been more pleased!
It will only be days until we are visited again. Loose tooth number two is only holding on by a thread!
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
As if I would not hear her as she was standing just inches from my chair, she very sneakily tried to convince her older sister that, indeed, they could still play the game.
"Come on Angel. We can go in my room behind the bed and Mom won't even see us!"
Had I not been right there to talk some sense into them, Annie may have very well coerced her big sister into disobeying her mother!
Then this morning, while I was packing their lunch with yummy dried apples, I shooed them away from the snack like sea gulls, informing them that they could eat them with their lunch at school.
I have no idea how it happened, but somewhere between dowsing their waffles with maple syrup, and cutting them into one-inch square bite-sized pieces, 2 pieces of apples out of one of the bags mysteriously disappeared. I never even left the kitchen! I had only occupied an area of about 2 square feet, and the bags of apples shared that same space.
I looked over at my four little
Without a second thought, Bella retorted, "The Sneaky One took the apples."
Giggles erupted from the belly that consumed the missing apples and she couldn't have been more proud of her accomplishment!
Oh doctor, I think I'm in trouble!
Thursday, May 1, 2008
I swore that I would never again make that statement.
And then I did.
This past weekend.
At Bella's t-ball game last Saturday, I was boasting to the grandma of one of Bella's teammates, that none of my children have ever cut their hair. Oh, I was so proud to state that my children are avid scissor users but they are much more interested in cutting paper into 500 little pieces than chopping away at their hair.
The other day while my back was turned to my little artists, one decided it was time to do the unthinkable. My most feisty, risk-taker, large-and-in-charge, YOUNGEST CHILD, set scissors to hair and closed the handles.
Have you ever tried to keep a straight face when all the muscles in your face are willing you to do otherwise?
I caved....I laughed....I couldn't contain myself when Annie looked at me and declared, "I wanted that part of my hair shorter, Mom!" She lopped her little pony-tail right off.
The good news is, her hair is so
And by this time I should have already learned my lesson.
A few weeks prior, I was boasting about the fact that Angel rarely gets sick when the others do.
In the past month and a half Angel has been struck with an ear infection, followed by a urinary tract infection due to the antibiotic from the ear infection, another ear infection, the flu, followed a week and a half later by another flu bug!
I'll NEVER, say "NEVER" again!!!