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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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Is it 8 or 9 years?

Posted 06-20-2008 at 10:48 AM by weatherologist

My wedding anniversary is soon. The 24th (at least that's the day I'm sticking with. My marriage liscense would clarify it. But I'm just off by a day, if at all.) Hubby and I are getting away. A poor man's vacation, you might say... Having 5 kids makes it sort of hard. Not too many people, no matter how much they love us, are hankerin' to take them into their house for the weekend. So we have managed to trade houses. Tonight we will go to my SIL's house and she will come here. Tomorrow it is off to my best friends and she trades out with my SIL. It really works out well. It keeps the kids in their own space and there's nothing of value to break here. (If there ever was, they have already broken it.) I will miss the kids. HA! They will be well cared for. Heck, they are looking forward to getting rid of us. I don't know how many times they have asked when their uncle will be here. It is always fun and games when we are gone.

Now, back to that marriage thing...is it 8 or is it 9 years? Again, I think I will stick with 9. (I really need to find that marriage liscense. And burn it.) My life has been richly blessed since I met the man I am married to. I still laugh at the fact that when we first started dating I told him that I didn't want to have any more children. Then it was shortly after that when God started laughing...at me. In 5 very quick years I was blessed with 4 more children. Now here I am less than 10 years later wondering, "what was I thinking?"

Thank you, Father, for all that you have given me. May I never take it for granted.
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  1. Old Comment
    Weather, enjoy your poor mans vacation..I remember when a bath without four kids kicking and crying at the bathroom door was a vacation
    Posted 06-20-2008 at 12:30 PM by Miss Blue Miss Blue is offline
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    Enjoy your mini-vacation! But yes, children really are a blessing from the Lord. Something to never take for granted as you said.
    Posted 06-20-2008 at 03:25 PM by kaykay kaykay is offline
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    Happy Anniversary from a kindred spirit.
    Posted 06-20-2008 at 06:00 PM by june 7th june 7th is offline
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    We don’t create life—God does. While we may participate as a mother or a father in bringing a child into the world, that child is a gift from our Creator.
    Posted 05-27-2011 at 09:34 AM by manandvanhirelondon manandvanhirelondon is offline
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    yes father and mother bring the child in this world and take care him.
    Posted 08-10-2011 at 01:00 PM by aamir009 aamir009 is offline
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    This to shall pass!!!! My wife and I also have five children but they are grown now 31, 30, 27, 24. 19 and we have been able to go on our first real vacation three years ago. So enjoy the little ones until the time comes for the big ones. Jamaica, Hawaii, London, and next year Paris.
    Posted 09-04-2012 at 02:05 PM by EasyAnt EasyAnt is offline
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