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What is it with my kids? They say and do some of the darndest things. My youngest daughter especially. I'm telling you, the girl lives in her own world. And it's a very special and happy world.

The syrup in the bellybutton is the most recent event. It started with breakfast and waffles. She was wearing her bathing suit. She's one of those kids who can't eat anything without wearing it. She gets it from her father. I'm afraid that he is the same way. When she discovered that there was syrup in her bellybutton, you would think that she would instinctively go wash it out. But, oh no! Not this child. It is much funner to show everyone how you can make your bellybutton stick together and almost disappear. Of course, this meant that all the other children had to try do the same thing and when they couldn't, that was when she proudly proclaimed, "I have syrup in my bellybutton and I like it." Yep, she's a special one. Then there's another recent event when the oldest girl was having a sleep-over and the kids were playing charades. Someone had made a guess at what the answer was, the person who was "it" said, "no, but you all just keep hollering out." Well, that was when the cute, young one decided to "holler out". No, not any words, just a nice, cute "aaahhhhh!". It was really quite funny, but I had to explain to her that was not what they meant.

I have a mommy gripe. I'm sure it's not just me. I'm sure that it's every mom. But why? My kids ALWAYS need ME! Dad can be home, standing right in the kitchen and the kids will seek me out and ask me to get them a glass of water. They are helpless and they must also think that their dad is. Here's one of my favorites...."Mom! I'm all done and my butt needs wiped!" When will this stop? OK, I know the answer...when they learn to do it for themselves. And according to the track record, I've got about two more years with the youngest. But why is it that I never hear, "dad, I'm all done and...."?
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School & Fun Nights

Posted 08-16-2008 at 06:26 AM by weatherologist


Last night was Meet Your Teacher. I'll have a K, 1st, & 2nd this year. I volunteered to be on the PTA. I am in charge of Family Fun Nights. During meet the teacher, the PTA offers pizza and soda. This was my duty. My kids watched for a week as I made phone call, bought sodas, and prepared hard for what was to be my first event.

I think the evening was quite a success. Steady, hard work...but lots of parents and children streaming through. My kids and husband were there. (I worked my husband like a dog. What a great support.) The kids ran around and had fun.

At the end of the evening, my youngest daughter said to me, "mommy, that wasn't any fun." Of course, I am in charge of Family FUN Nights. Along with planning for pizza and drinks, I spent plenty of time planning for the future of "Family Fun Nights". (I had a table set up for 'publicity'.) I had balloons, candy, colorful streamers...it sure looked fun. The kids helped me make a poster that read, "FAMILY FUN NIGHTS, games, movies, potluck, crafts, science, fun, fun, fun..." And a lot more stuff. The indication was...FUN. Well, she didn't have any. Already, I have failed.

What's a mother to do?

Father, God,
I have prayed about this project that I have taken on before. I come before you again, Father and ask that you continue to guide me. May this task glorify You.
Amen
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  1. Old Comment
    LOL, Weather, I once made a journal entry when the kids were young called "questions from the back seat" My most often heard were "Are we there yet?" and "Are we having fun now?" Hmm good idea for a blog..Wanna use it
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    Posted 08-16-2008 at 02:11 PM by Miss Blue Miss Blue is offline
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    And I quote:

    "At the end of the evening, my youngest daughter said to me, 'mommy, that wasn't any fun.' What's a mother to do?"

    June knows: Put that child on a plane to Massachusetts. In January. I guarantee, by the time June returns her to your care, she'll know what fun is!

    --I mean, after all, you don't want your children crying in their beds at night, now do you, Weather???


    With you in Maternal Spirit,

    -June
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    Posted 08-16-2008 at 06:19 PM by june 7th june 7th is offline
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    i know how you feel. why is it the harder we try to make a fun event for our young ones, the more they seem to dislike it and announce they are having no fun at all....Wanna trade for a couple weeks?
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    Posted 08-17-2008 at 06:01 PM by aiangel_writer aiangel_writer is offline
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    Sounded like fun to me Do not fret... at least you didn't get the favorite phrase flung around our house this summer .. "I'm bored". To which I'd respond .. "I'm plank, nice to meet you!"
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    Posted 08-18-2008 at 10:25 PM by mams1559 mams1559 is offline
 

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