More wee-wee talk. - Conversations with PreSchoolers
Boys in the shower and one tries to hit the other one near their privates.
Me: You do NOT hit, slap or touch anyone one else’s wee wee. And you don’t let anyone else hit, slap or touch your wee wee. EVER. (I’ll have another talk when they turn… uh? 18 :)
E: That’s right. Because it’s our job to touch our own wee wee not anyone else’s job.
Me: Sure, that’s your job.
Weekly Gratefulness. Week 1
Last Monday, I started a 31 day challenge to show appreciation to someone in my life everyday (in a concrete way). Learn more about redpepper’s 31 day challenge here.
I decided that Sundays will be my time to reflect on all that I’m grateful for and I will post a series of photos and thoughts to share my appreciation for all that God has given me.
So, here goes…
I’m grateful that my kids are loved by so many wonderful teachers at their school. Bottom left “One last hug.” Yes, there is a teacher in the middle of that kid huddle.
I’m thankful for the opportunities to experience naming sessions like this… And I’m glad this 3-week project is coming to a close soon. :)
I appreciate my husband’s silliness. I’m grateful that after 10 years together he still makes me laugh and let’s me take photos of our silliness.
I appreciate good friends and their blessings from God that give me an excuse to shop for cute things like this.
I’m grateful to have two excited little boys and I enjoy living through their joyful exploration.
I’m grateful for summer and the happiness that summer foods bring to our household.
I hope you see the reasons in your life to be grateful. What’s one think that you are thankful for this week?
Lack of Sleep and Making “The List”
Let’s Go on an Adventure Together
My greatest adventure is motherhood… makes me smile all the time.
I Like to Work
My Biggest Fear (before the boys)
I recently heard that a friend from college who has 2 children has to have a hysterectomy and I almost broke down in tears over it. She said, it wasn’t that big of a deal and that she didn’t want anymore kids anyway. She had the choice of chemo or hysterectomy. She of course choice the hysterectomy, and it was the right choice - I just felt some flashbacks of my old fears.
My fears stemmed from my personal experiences… when I was 25 years old I found out that I had 2 fibroid tumors on my uterus. In my initial examines we realized the tumors were pretty large and would need to come out before I ever tried to have children.
Appreciation for Children’s Hospital
(I’m WAY behind but will still post my appreciations when I get a chance).
When G got sick I and I finally decided to take him to the er, our Doctor’s after-hour line suggested we visit Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital (even though we have a great little hospital less than 3 miles from our house).
Thankfully, we did go to Children’s Hospital. Griffin sickness isn’t serious but being in a hospital that is set up for kids and siblings… and well, parents too made such a difference in our experience. The staff was amazing and as far as hospital stays go… overall it was a good experience.
Appreciation 5 - My Extended Family
As you can read here during the month of August, I’m focusing on appreciation and using notes that I wrote down last month as my guide.
I’m way behind but did make this card to send to my parents in law….
Conversations with Toddlers - Open the Door
E ran in our bdrm and locked the door… G trailing behind caring a plastic clothes hanger.
G: E open the door now.
G: Mom, I had good manners and ask and he won’t let me in.
Me: I think you need to try again. Say… Please open the door.
G: E, Please open the dooooor.
E: I don’t want G to hurt me.
Me: G is not going to hurt you.
G: But, I am going to hook you. (as he holds up his plastic like he is Captain Hook)
Me: E, you might want to just keep the door locked.