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I was eating my quick impromptu dinner which was loaded with salsa…I was trying to get done so I could power-walk at the park.  I was very thirsty and my lips were beginning to betray me and threaten to leave my face as they were on fire.

I asked in general…”can ANYONE get me a big glass of water?”…and there was a tap on my shoulder.  There stood my sunshine boy(5) with a huge glass of water and a huge grin on his face.

“I thought of this all by myself!”

I forced my lips into smooching my lovely son who went skipping out to the rest of the gang in the other room…”I gave mommy a glass of water and she loved me SOOO Much!” -grinning from ear-to-ear!

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“Mom? Why do you always tell me to put my best foot forward?”

“I mean…how am I supposed to know which is my best foot?”

ds aged 9

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We (dh, myself and our twin dds) had just put everyone to bed this evening and we thought about how much we would enjoy having the fragrant aroma of banana bread fill our home not to mention how good it would taste tomorrow. We had ripe bananas and a craving…But! We needed to find a good recipe…so… My dd(13) grabbed one of our favorite cookbooks and explained that she couldn’t find a banana bread recipe in it because the search engine (read index) in the book doesn’t work too well.

…hmm…I think we will test our reference skills while we have banana bread for tea tomorrow…

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It is hot today…and you would think we would be used to it by now…do you believe me? 😉

Thankfully I have a steady supply of frozen strawberries and the kids are in a joking mood and aren’t whining…
I sought some cyber-relief by blog hopping, left to get some strawberries but got back to find this sign on the computer:
I gave my ds(11) The EYE and he hastily turned the sign around:

This morning my ds(8) was playing with out resident tiger (Mister Tiger) folkmanis puppet and our 2yo. You have to understand my 8yo son…he is VERY funny and has an incredible sense of timing…the way he delivers his lines and the timing of them is what makes them so funny.  I do not have the gift…I can even mess up a joke just thinking about it…
This is what I overheard between him and his eldest sister(13) who just happened to be in the room at the time:

8yods playing with Mister Tiger as  puppet using a Fozzy Bear type voice and starts using it to talk to 2yo:
"I am from Ireland."
13yo dd cuts in:
"You come from Asia!"
8yo continues without missing a beat :
"My uncle lives in Africa.  I currently live in South Jersey."
13yodd says:
If you are from South Jersey, how come you don’t have a South Jersey accent?
 8yods quips:
"I am lucky I have a drivers license."

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I have to remember that leaving my little eager beaver dd (7) in the care of an over active older boy while playing on some playground equipment is a bit of a dumb thing to do.   It was a beautiful warm spring day and I was overcome with the beauty of it and my common sense was not up to par, I must admit.

I was watching from anear but missed the whole thing.   She said that they were playing tricks down the high zig-zag slide by trying to slide down the outside.  So the slide zigged then zagged but she didn’t and she flew off onto the ground landing full force on her wrist.  Thanks be to God it was not broken. 

She is so full of life that she just wants to capture and emulate the full enthusiasm of everyone but fails to have that enthusiasm checked by the prudence processing center of her brain.   I pray for this child every day.  I am not looking forward to her older "teenage" years….gulp!

I did talk to her about playground safety and how she needs to act prudently so that she can
~avoid any more accidents to herself
~avoid being a bad example
~accidentally injuring another little one that may be playing around her…..

She thoughtfully mused about the wise words of motherly wisdom that I was using this object lesson to convey and her heartfelt response was…

"It is not fun when you get your wrist strangled (read strained) and I wouldn’t want to strangle anyone else while we are playing either! …We just can’t let strangling accidents happen, Mom!"

no, we mustn’t let that ever happen, dear! ;o)

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Dh loves to go late night shopping…no lines…no hassles…quick in and out!

I was making a list for him to take to the grocery store when dd#1(12) looks longingly at her Dad and says:
"Dad?  I know this is probably a lost cause, but can I go with you?"

While Dad is trying to figure out whether or not it would be too late to take her, dd(6yo) tapping the list with her finger chimes in:
"Dad?  Can I go with you for this lost cause?"

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DD#2(12) is mixing pumpkin bread.
Sunshine Boy(3), all smiles,  climbs up on 2 grain buckets and happily observes her every move.

Sunshine Boy…can I ask a question?
Dd#2 …Sure!  What do you want to know?
Sunshine Boy…can I spit in the bowl?
Dd#2  Umm…eew?  Why would you want to do that?
Look at it this way,  Spit is special and it doesn’t go in our food, or on people or in the house.
Sunshine boy….Spit isn’t special.  It’s just spit!

Child’s Prayer
Danny Hahlbohm

I find boys to be very interesting creatures.  I never know what to expect!

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