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Conversation with the Princess

This morning at the kitchen table three children were trying to work on math and I was trying to read the news, blog and other equally important activities when the following conversation took place.

 

The Mama:  “Stop talking.  You are still making noise. (Princess is giggling) Quiet. Hush.  Mama will send you to another room if you do not hush and let the boys work.”

Princess: Giggling “I just can’t help it.  I have an allergy. It is an allergy making me do this. I just can’t stop.” Still giggling.

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Conversations about the storm

Last night we were hit by a thunder storm.  True to the nature of our electric supply we were without electricity within minutes of the first line of showers.  The children were in bed but not asleep when the storm started.  This morning out of the blue the three year old said the following:

Kat the Greatest:  “Last night the lectricity was gone.  That mean ol’ storm knocked it out.  Mean ol’ storm.”

The Mama:  “Yes, but it is back now.”

Kat the Greatest:  “The ligh’ning and thunder were talking tooooooo loud (claps hands together).  Tooo loud.  It scareded me in my sleeppsss.  Mean ol’ storm”

The Mama:  “Oh, you are so cute.”

Kat the Greatest:  giggling and scrunching shoulders  “I know!”  And off she ran!

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The Rule

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When I was a little girl, my mom always made being under the weather kind of a holiday.  Camped out in the living room with my favorite sick food (stewed potatoes) and movies or books.  Of course I had to be hydrated, so lots of my favorite soda.  I was sick a lot!

Now I have children.  I wanted to give the same memories.  Not memories of being “sick” but memories of being treasured.  Our family has a rule.  If you have a fever or other “ailment” all around pampering is in order.  You get the sofa, more television than is good for you, and treats.  It does not take long before they are up and running again carrying with them the love I poured into them.

Check out what others do to Further God’s Kingdom through their families.

Enjoy your children,

April

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Note to Self~~What to NEVER say!

[Warning: If you can not handle gross stories or you are eating, this is not for you.  You have been warned….]

I believe every day brings lessons for me to learn.  I thought I would share one of my lessons from yesterday;  in hopes you can avoid the need to learn this lesson.  If by chance you have already learned this lesson, then shame on you for not telling me and just enjoy the laugh!

Do not ever, ever, ever, EVER say, “I am totally caught up on the laundry.  Everything is put away (I had forgotten about the socks) and there is not even one load of clothes anywhere in the house.”

Because if you do say this to your dh (who was very happy the laundry was under control) one of your children will prove you wrong!   Within TWO minutes of uttering these words, a child will rush into your bedroom excitedly saying something that sounds a lot like, “MOM! I just threw up on my bed, just a little.  MOM, I think I am…………………………”  [By the way your hands will be occupied with changing a REALLY horrible diaper]

Said child will then attempt to throw up on you (remember you already have your hands full).  By some miracle you will free one hand in time to direct the child in a direction other than your lap, while pleading VERY loudly for help from your dh.  Said child will then be rushed to the bathroom leaving a trail in his wake. 

When it is all said and done will you then have about 4 loads of laundry, because remember it started in said child’s bed.  Do you know how difficult it is to remove the bed skirt from a King sized bed????  I do. It is HARD.  Thank goodness for a strong hubby.

Lesson:  If by some chance your laundry is caught up and you are very excited do NOT tell anyone.  Pretend it has not happened!

April,

Happly doing laundry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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She’s a Keeper!

When you are three, most everything you say is cute.  Some things are so cute your mama just has to tell someone.  This is one of those times.

Kat the Greatest will throw her sweet, chunky, three year old arms around your neck,  and say the following anytime but not everytime you do something for her.  You never know what will set her off.

{very excited dramatic voice} “You are my bestest mama to keeps.” or to her grandpa  “You are my bestest grandpa to keeps.” or her grammy or her daddy or her sisters or brothers.

She’s a keeper!

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Conversations

I thought it would be neat to record some of the crazy conversations that occur in this house. 

This week in walks the Princess. She grabs her cup from the drink bar and fills it with water during this conversation.

Princess: Mama do we have hard water?

The Mama: No, we have soft water.

Princess: We have city water, so it’s easy water instead of soft water.

The Mama: Okay… [trying to figure out where this conversation is going, but it is over]

She proceeds to put her cup on the drink bar and run back outside.  Who knows where that came from.  When did she ever hear about hard water????

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