Saturday, November 15, 2008

Sassy Little Thing (Mar. 3, 2007)

True story... today Eric was kissing me, and turned to the kids and said, "I LOVE kissing your Mama!"

Anna said, "Kissing is so totally gross."

Me: I'm going to remember that, and quote you someday, when you are married.

Anna: By the time we are all married, you'll be too old to remember!

I told her I was putting it on my blog so the whole world (or at least the few people who stumble here by accident) would read it. My children are so funny.

Here's a picture of the two silly children mentioned in these posts:

A Funny Conversation (Mar. 1, 2007)

To preface this story I must start at the beginning and let you know that we have been battling Pink Eye. A "cure" for pink eye, besides going to the doctor and spending a lot of money for eye drops, is to put some "Mama Milk" in the eye. Supposedly the antibodies present in the milk will help to battle the infection.

Recently Josiah, almost 10, got pink eye. I told him there was a solution... to put milk in his eye. I said that there was a bag of milk in the fridge if he wanted to try it. He asked, "Where did it come from?" Pause. "You don't want to know."

"That is so weird." he responded.

Fast forward to dinner two days ago. Joe stated that his eye felt like someone punched him.

I said, "You know what you can do to solve that."

Anna (age 7), "What's that?"

Me: Put milk in his eye.

Joe: Mama- that is so gross!

Anna: What's gross about putting cows milk in your eye?

Joe: It's NOT cow's milk. That's the gross part.

Anna: You would put MAMA's MILK in your eye?!?!

The entire table erupted into uncontrollable laughter, and Josiah promptly disappeared under the table in mortification. It took much pleading (among the giggles) to get him to re-emerge.

I love the stage where boys are embarrassed. I had suggested to Josiah that a great science fair project would be to test the saturation point of each kind of diaper to see which is really the most cost efficient (the cheaper ones need to be changed more often, so I have always wondered...) but he told me he could never hold his head up in the local homeschool group if he did that. He would be too embarrassed. So funny!

Of course, Eric and I love to kiss each other and turn all the kids red. :)

Rocket Science (Feb. 22, 2007)

Ever think that Rocket Science is easier than this?!

We've had a crazy morning. Nate has had three baths this morning, and Sara
2. The big kids were found to not have been doing their work diligently,

and the baby was fussy. Ever try to explain pre-Algebra, when you have
about a 7th grade math understanding, with a screaming baby, toddler, and

preschooler?! AND the macaroni was boiling over at the same time? OF
COURSE the phone rang right then, AND the Kindergartener actually answered
it. Handed the phone to me with, "I don't know who it is because I couldn't
hear. But I think she asked for you." Thank God for naptime.

Here's how my morning went... deceptive... youthful innocence... then the truth....

Prayers for Mercy (Feb. 26, 2007)

Here is a photo of our precious baby, Mercy. She was born with a hemangioma on her face which has grown rapidly and now has almost closed her ear canal and is causing her eye to bulge. This photo is a couple weeks old, so it is larger now. Please pray as we go to specialists to see what can be done for her. Thanks!

The Dash (Feb. 17, 2007)

This week I have been thinking about my role in “The Dash”- You know… the thing which comes between the date of birth and date of death on a tombstone? The Dash. That’s what we live. So how’s your dash? Worth writing about? When we die, people will look at our tombstone and wonder about the dash. Our children will remember it! Just a thought. Probably not worth 2 cents. :)

I have been reading (or recently read) two books which have changed my outlook. One is called "Lies Homeschool Moms Believe" I was wonderfullly freeing to realize that the pressure I had put myself under to be like "Mrs. X" were really lies!!! No one else has the perfect house, perfect kids, perfect life, etc. We all have strengths, and we ALL have weaknesses! No one has everything all together. And if someone feels they do, the addition of a newborn will throw that theory in the trash. It's a great book. It's worth buying for the illustrations alone.

I am also in the middle of, "Lord, Meet Me in the Laundry Room"- it is EXCELLENT!!! I'll have to write a review on it later, after I have finished. But while you are ordering the first book, go ahead and get the second. You'll not regret it!

The Best Christmas Gift (Jan. 6, 2007)

I received the best gift this year! Baby #8 joined the family at 12:57 a.m. - 10 1/2 hours after my water broke. We are so thrilled to have Mercy Noelle join us! She is beautiful, and adored by her brothers and sisters. The tally is now 5 girls, 3 boys!