Tag Archives: Moms

SNOW … (Yet another episode from “Snowed in with the Kids”

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Yes.  More snow.

And the kids found the Uno deck …

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PRETTY GOOD DAY

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My husband surprised the kids with stuffed animals this morning.  He had a stuffed fox for me and a Sandman novel about a kitsune.

We surprised him with peanut butter stuffed chocolate brownies.

… time for a little reflection …

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My daughters decided to teach my six-year-old to meditate.

From the side room, I heard “Ohm! Ohm! Ohm!”

I don’t think the six-year-old quite got it.  Because I also heard, “Gnome! Gnome! Gnome!”

TEENAGERS

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My thirteen-year-old was livid that I made her do her homework.  She spun around and told me, “You’re ruining my life!”

I can’t help it.  I looked at her and said, “Just wait until you start dating.”

Those tender parenting moments

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I was grouchy this morning.  Had a rough night’s sleep.  But I always try to not take it out on my kids.  My six-year-old son and I were sitting on the couch together and I was praising him for how good a reader he has become.  He’s come a long way with reading and with speech.

In that touching moment, I lean over and kiss him on the cheek and tell him that I love him and am very proud of him.

He just wipes off his face, wrinkles up his nose and says, “Ewwwww!  Mom spit!”

THIS WAY TO THE EGRESS

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When you go into a doctor’s office or any other kind of office, you usually find a map to the nearest exit.

Well, after seeing the balled up wrappers and wadded up papers my kids have left everywhere, I’m pretty sure that I need to draw maps to the nearest trashcan in the house and hang them EVERYWHERE.

MOMS AND DRAGONS

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I was playing pretend with the kids. There were knights and queens and dragons.
We were all getting into it. Suddenly, my oldest looks up and says, “We need a princess.”

In the spirit of things, I jump in and say, “I’ll be the princess.”

My daughter looks at me and shakes her head. “You? Really? … Come on, Mom, you’re not fooling anyone.”