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Life Happens In Between PDF Print E-mail
Written by CC   
Thursday, 07 February 2013 13:16

I was thinking the other day…  while I was doing something glamorous.  Maybe I was unpacking my silk handkerchiefs or fluffing my pillows…  or maybe not.  But I looked at my life unfolding before me, as I often do.  It began playing before me, the things I watch.  I watch my kids in the evening while they run about the house and listen to their comments, growing older every single day.  I watch my husband interact with them in a way that’s more meaningful than I’ve ever seen before.  It’s as if he’s realized he has two “dudes” to hang out with now.  I hear them talk about cute girls at school or who won the soccer game at recess.  I watch my oldest using speech in context that he’s heard from us, and I see him listen to himself to make sure he’s using it appropriately.  I see my youngest try to find something to do with all the energy he has in his body, as if it has to be used and emphatically, but he must find the right path and right now!  I look down to find I have changed from my slacks to my husband’s dark socks and my own sandals, with a fabulous pair of black workout pants.  I don’t remember choosing the outfit, but maybe that’s because 1 to 3 people were in the room with me, asking me what’s for dinner or why we need money or why their friends get something they don’t or whether I change my underwear every day.  And I defend my stance that I do. 


My Mom's Letter Is Better! PDF Print E-mail
Written by CC   
Friday, 25 January 2013 07:52


Last night while I was better letteryelling at my kids to put their lunches and water bottles on the counter for the 15th time…  my 6 year old came up to me and said, “Mom, will you write me a note that says, ‘I love you’ and put it in my lunch for tomorrow?” 


Well, that’s pretty specific.


“Sure, Zoom, I’ll do that.”  But I’m wondering if this is like the time all the other kids got candy in their lunch and he didn’t?  Sadly, I knew he had seen this from another Kindergartener’s lunch.  My oldest son would NEVER have done this.  I was really going to have to keep up my “Great Mom” points with this one, but please tell me it doesn’t include writing love notes each day because I can barely get your lunch packed!!!  Isn’t there some other clever way I can be the best mom in your class?  Maybe I could sing and dance or something…  if I had any talent.  Alright, so it’s going to take some thought, but I’m sure I’m the best at SOMETHING!

Catty Wompus Book Review PDF Print E-mail
Written by CC   
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 08:07

It’s a tale with an important theme…  well, one of the most important themes of our time.  With the message of anti-bullying so strong right now, we found Catty Wompus, A Tale of Friendship to be a fun, bright, happy approach to a sometimes difficult message.    


No matter how many times we tell our kids this and that lesson, “treat others with respect”, “never be unkind” or “tell someone if there is bullying”, there is no truly no better way to reach a child than a book written by… someone other than us, anyone other than us. 


Big, Beautiful and Sparkly PDF Print E-mail
Written by CC   
Monday, 07 January 2013 09:26

So it’s the firstearrings day of school, after Christmas break.  Mothers around the country are sighing relief.  Finally, the kids are back in school.  Finally, they can pick up the house, have coffee by themselves on the back porch, or like me…  they can make some money again.  We need that shit around here after the holidays!  So I sift through my list of 4,298 things to do this morning.  And yes, I do imagine that I will do them all as I buzz around, going faster than the speed of light…  and still not crossing anything off.  How does that happen?  How can I buzz for hours

Marry Your Cousin PDF Print E-mail
Written by CC   
Thursday, 03 January 2013 09:59

There are some discoveries a child makes, that make us proud.  Others make us believe in God and love and heaven.  Still others, well, they make us throw up a little in our mouths and maybe wonder if shock therapy is in order.  But as I always say to myself, “When you feel like it’s all too much, find a little humor in it.  It’s probably not as bad as you think.  If it IS that bad, have a drink.”  Okay, I’ve never said that.


Yah, what’s that a lead up to, right?  Well, we recently had a visit from my husband’s parents, little brother, his wife and their two kids.  You guessed it, we spent the holiday known as Christmas (to our family anyway) together.  And you always hope that the time spent with family will resemble some lovely black and white movie with music playing instead of a video game fight scene.  So you hope and pray and stand back. 


And like every good thing that happens in my life as a parent, my kids help me find the razor at the bottom of the half full glass.  I’m the eternal optimist.  And yet, I know now that means I am sometimes an idiot. 

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