Friday, August 24, 2012

A Little Bit Of Random Never Hurt Anyone!

*Sometimes, being a mama causes me to conjure up all kinds of deep thoughts.  Like:  If Polly Pocket has to bathe in her car, does that mean she's homeless?  (And why is Dora's head shaped like a football?!?)


* My children have yet to grasp the concept that cereal is to be poured into a bowl.

 

*Earlier this week, Lilly informed me that she cannot and will not leave the house without putting a necklace and bracelet on.  I worry I may have created a monster.  By my example.

* If you ever see someone wearing a pig shirt like this, you should scream and run the other way.


* Recently, we took a trip to the craft store.  Lilly found a foam crown she wanted to take home and decorate.  When she had finished "bedazzling" it, she informed me that she was queen for the day.  She wore her crown and called me "Sergeant," incessantly.  It wasn't until several hours later when I realized she meant to call me, "SERVANT."


*No, seriously...why is Dora's head shaped like a football?  It doesn't make any sense!

*I know I've said this before, but I'm saying it again:  Being a mama is a tough gig.  There are moments (after cleaning up cereal and being called Sergeant) when you need to stop, relax, take a deep breath, and unwind.


*I firmly believe that no matter the question, no matter the trial, no matter the stress or the heartache or the worry, "BUBBLE BATH" is frequently the answer.  Example:  I'm nervous about my darling "Queenie" starting kindergarten.  What should I do?  Answer:  Take a bubble bath.  Today didn't go so well.  I feel like I'm failing as a mother.  Am I?  Answer:  Take a bubble bath.  My almost-three-year-old son is NOT interested in potty-training.  Now what?  Answer:  Take a bubble bath.  Should I buy a t-shirt with a ginormous pig face on it?  Answer:  Take a bubble bath.

*I know that Life is ready and waiting to send beautiful little "reminders" our way.  (Which always come when we need them the most.)  These are the small moments in time that touch our hearts, silence the chaos, and make us stop and smile and say, "A-ha, this is it!...


This is why it is all worth it."

19 comments:

  1. Funny and sweet! Love that she called you sargent ha ha! Cereal on the floor, isn't that where all the food is supposed to end up? That's why my two year old thinks :)

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    1. HA HA! Heidi, you are right! All food is supposed to end up on the floor. It seems to be "the rule" with kids! Grrr!!!!! Thanks for commenting!

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  2. Hahahahahahahahaha! I laughed SO hard when I saw that pig shirt and the fact that you said to run away from anyone wearing it! Omygosh, don't you have a pic of me in it?? Lol I don't think I ever saw it but I am sure I make for a beautiful piggie.
    And I also lol at Dora...and then thought of Jessica and how funny it was when she was telling us her favorite "quip of the day." "My backpack just talked to me...it said delicioso!" Hahaha I am smirking so big!
    Bubble baths are heaven. I miss really hot ones but I agree...I could take 70 a day.
    I love youuuu!
    Xoxox
    Maria

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    1. The pig shirt was GROSS! HA HA! Remind me again why I didn't purchase that thing... Oh wait! Was it because I have taste? Yep, I think that was the reason. HA HA HA HA HA HA!!! I love you too, lady!

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  3. A bubble baths is a nice remedy for many ills! Cute post (except for the pig - how odd).

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    1. JP! Seriously, isn't the big shirt weird! And gross. HA HA! Thanks for the nice comment...and yes, I believe in the power of a bubble bath! HA HA!

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    2. PIG! I MEANT PIG! NOT BIG!! HA HA HA HA HA HA!

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  4. This was the funny, bubbly (no pun intended) read I needed today. Parenting is a hard gig, I agree.

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    1. Melissa Jane! Your "bubbly (no pun intended)" comment gave me the giggles! Too funny! SO SO glad you enjoyed my post and that it was something that helped you. You're a sweetheart and I hope you have a wonderful week!

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  5. Yep, we can wallow, complain, stress, worry, think, over think, wish for, encourage and at the end of the day, a simple I love you note is all the reminders we need. And then a nice warm bubble bath ;)

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    1. KERRY!!!! Hey hot Aussie Mama! You are always so supportive of me! I love you!

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  6. Such a lovely post!! Made me smile :))

    Thanks for stopping by and linking up with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party!
    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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    1. Paula! I love stopping by your blog party. And I enjoy your blog too. You're just my style! HA HA! Have a happy week!

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  7. I sat here smiling the whole way through this. And I have no idea why Dora's head is shaped like a foot ball, or where her mother is for that matter.

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    1. Aw, thanks Debbie! And HA HA to the "Where is Dora's mother?" question! SERIOUSLY! Where is she? My kids like that Max and Ruby show too. WHERE ARE THEIR PARENTS?! Makes me crazy. HA HA! Thanks for stopping by, mama!

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  8. Hello! Found you on the Blog Hop - I'm your newest follower! Would love a follow back at http://www.toeuropewithkids.com
    Thanks!

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    1. Sonja! Hello there, pretty lady! Thank you so much for stopping by my little corner of Blogland. And thank you even more for choosing to follow me. I will be popping by your blog to return the follow. Have a happy week!

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