Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Odd Sayings

1) "Please take that cheese out of your eye!"

2) "We don't run over Samuel with stroller. No, he doesn't like it very much."

3) "Samuel, stop picking your sister's nose with your feet! We don't pick noses."

4) "People are not for biting!"

5) "Please do not bounce the ball off of Samuel's head."

6) "Let's think quiet thoughts." (As opposed to loud thoughts)

7) "No, we can't just wear our panties outside, we need to wear clothes."

8) "Yes, I promise to stay out of temptation!"

9) "Yes, sometimes Mommies drink beer with their lunch instead of milk, because they are Mommies."

10) "Yes, when Mommy gets tiny she will be able to take naps too."

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A Dose of Reality

An incident occurred today, that has given me a chance to stop and be so deeply grateful for all that I have in my life, namely my two beautiful children.

Today was our big grocery shopping day. As I was loading up the groceries into the back of the car, Rose was standing close to me holding on to the cart as she has been taught, while Sam was still sitting happily in the cart. We have a rule about holding hands or the cart at all times, especially in the parking lot. As I turned to put a bag in the car, I saw the car behind us and a few parking spaces over begin to back out quickly. I put the bag down and he was not stopping. I remember yelling, "Stop! Stop!" while the car continued to roll and then hearing Rose Marie calling my name. The car had only slightly pushed her and also the cart with Sam in it. The driver, never saw us. He simply stopped rolling and then threw his car forward and left. He NEVER looked in his rear view mirrors. He never saw or heard me trying to get his attention.

Rose Marie is perfectly fine, but it scared her so much to feel the weight of a moving car push her little body against the grocery cart. I am so grateful that her angel was watching out for her. But, I am so angry with that driver! I am so careful with my children in parking lots. She was right there next to me, we were not in the middle of the road. It was simply a matter of the old man never checking and backing out WAY too far. I hope that he will be more careful in the future.

After that, all I wanted to do was hold my babies close. It reminded me how fast a devastating accident could occur that would change our lives forever. Thank you Lord, for reminding me that no matter how crazy things can get, I need to rejoice in the little things. I have my two babies safe and sound, and nothing is better than that! :)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Revenge is so Sweet!

She lays there, sweetly singing a lullaby to her baby doll, while he plays contentedly with a block not far away. He looks up, and sees those long curly locks spread out on the floor and he knows the moment has come. In two stealth, silent, barrel rolls he reaches forward and grabs two fistfuls of those curls.

Screaming ensues, and as I round the corner, he has successfully pinned her to floor by her hair and he...well, he looks up with the biggest smile I have seen yet. He laughs, I laugh, Rose Marie does not laugh. He has waited for this moment for his whole 7 months, and he was basking in his glory. Let the games begin!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Who Needs a Radio?

Yes, we are now known and recognized in the grocery store thanks to a certain person's singing through the store...everytime! For your listening enjoyment: