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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Little Brains Working...

What She's Thinking...

Everything! Thank god she is home by noon every day because Lucy has an agenda every afternoon. She is busy...

"I'm going to go home and make a restaurant."
"Mom, do you want to watch me draw a log cabin? It's hard to do!"
"Let's do homework."
"I'm making a shower (or hotel or camper) for Ralph and Emily."
"I'm doing Ariel's hair..I need pony tail holders!"

She rarely slows down and that little brain of hers is working every minute. Whether I am "coming to see" what she set up in her room or watching a guitar playing performance in the kitchen, I love to see her in action.

Oh, and also having great conversations with her brother like this in the car, "Tommy...boys have penises and girls have weenies! Get it straight!"

What He's Thinking...

"Mom? Can I hold you all day?" (And then we try and hold each other everywhere we can throughout the day...doesn't last too long but makes me giggle).
"I need to call Boppa and tell him we need Normal Man...I am confused! (or Batman is, or Spiderman is, or a bad guy is....)
When discussing the feeling of anger at "circle time" in preschool, telling his class that he doesn't like when "Mom walks around nude," or "Mom plays the music too loud in the car." Yep...pretty much his preschool teacher thinks we have a nude house party happening at our house now.
Showing off his chosen superhero shirt of the day to all grocery store employees, gym kid's area workers, random people on the streets, you name it.

Trying to enjoy every minute. Reminding myself, as I ate pizza at a place downtown with just my girl today....that I need to stop and smell the roses, sing the songs, read the stories and take the time to "look at Emily's newly brushed hair."

I can feel time slipping away. They're getting taller. Have to soak it all in - this is what matters the most.

Monday, February 15, 2010

The First Annual Daddy Daughter Dance...

Sunday, February 14, 2010

My Valentine...

Matt was a lucky guy and headed out this past week on a ski trip to Vail with his best friend, Kahle. I have been solo parent for the past five days. Most of the time has been great - with a few rough moments in between. For example, taking thirty minutes to CONVINCE children to get dressed, get in the bath tub, etc. Sometimes I feel like no one can heeaarrr meeee.....but doesn't every mom say this at one point or another?

Speaking of being a mom, today is Valentine's Day and I did what every girl loves to do on this special woken up at 6 a.m. to a three year old yelling, "Mooommmyy...I have to go potty and I am hungry!"

Ugh....we wearily went downstairs, I handed him some milk, turned on Noggin, and went back upstairs to start gulping coffee and watch Olympic play backs on CNN.

After taking them to church and back, I realized I had been up for four hours already. I had breakfast so early, I was ready for breakfast #2.
I also reminded the kids that today was, in fact, Valentine's Day.

Tommy spontaneously gave me a huge hug. I asked, "Will you be my Valentine, Tommy?" and he replied, "Yes mommy....and I have ALWAYS been your Valentine."

Awww....and just like that, 6 a.m. was long forgotten.

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I'm a 39 year old stay-at-home mom. I have a 9 year old daughter and a 7 year old son. I have lived in the big city and in the mountains, but am happy to be back in the Midwest, raising the fam. I enjoy laughing, wine, bad karaoke, US Weekly, running, cemetaries, cheese sticks and short hair-dos. In my previous life, I was class-clown and a wanna-be comedian. In my professional life, I'm a journalism major with 10 years of marketing and PR experience. I dream of being a cast member on Saturday Night Live and working at Disney World as Snow White.

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