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Mother of the Year Again

My Peeps

This weekend is always fun for me. I love seeing how the kids can (or can not) hold out on sharing their Mother’s Day school projects. I received the Spanish class gifts (coloring and cards) on Thursday because they had Spanish class. Shad works really hard with them to try and keep it all a secret until Sunday, but they often just bust at the seams.
What do I want for Mother’s Day? Well, I think it’s pretty simple BUT it doesn’t always work out. I either want breakfast in bed (can be toast and a scrambled egg) and/or a shower that is peaceful. That means no knocking on the door and walking in 35 times in 4 minutes, no asking questions, just me and the hot water for as long as I want (or they can stand). I think as they get older, it’s getting easier for them to let me be but it’s also not feeling as special because they don’t really care. I, like most other Mom’s, want to be wanted. So, the fact that they want me less makes this less enjoyable – and actually a bit sad.
Good thing I have Shea, she just can’t go without talking and will settle for any audience, I should be able to count on that for a few more years. I hope.

Anyway, the kids were on their best behavior today and they tried soooo hard to make the day fun, even though Mother’s Day is a day away. We drew on the driveway with sidewalk chalk and played four square. It was pretty cool…. I’m a lucky one.

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Shea likes to go into the bank instead of going to the ATM because she knows there are lollipops. We went into the bank and she looked everywhere for a lollipop, but, given the holidays TD had flipped the treats to be green and white candy canes. She speaks with intent and made sure she was loud enough to say she wanted a lollipop so the teller could hear. Her intent was noted and the teller said “I have some lollipops” and passed me a TD cup full of them. Shea chose a purple and so I chose a green. Shea tried to take enough for Reilly and Kate, which although thoughtful, was not happening.

On the way out, she spotted the candy canes and insisted we just try them because she had never seen a white and green candy cane. (not true, she had one last year) Again, I went with it. I took three little candy canes. We got into the car to run the rest of our errands. She had finished her lollipop and was talking incessantly as she often does. “Can I have the candy cane now?” Knowing I did not want to discuss this for the next 30 minutes until I caved, I turned a blind eye to the clock that said 10:30am and said yes.

Are you going to give those candy canes to Kate and Reilly?

No, I’m going to keep them.

Where will you put them?

I am going to put them in the door.

pause

Oh, so you can eat them when you need a breath mint?

Ummm…. yah.

Because sometimes you need your breath to smell better.

Oh… okay.

Especially when you wake up.

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85mm Rocks

Betsy Hansen - NH

I've got records on my hands and a Platypus controlling me

I just bought a new lens, it’s an 85mm 1.4 and I’m happy that I still have willing subjects to practice shooting. This was one of my favorites because it reminds me of the Matrix or something. Look at Kate in the background, she looks as though she is “throwing” Reilly forward.

Not only do I love this photograph because of the kiddos. I love it for how crisp it is and the bokeh and that it’s out of the camera this good!

 

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Shea and Daddy

Daddy's Girl

I hugged Shea the other day and said “Are you Mommy’s Girl?” I was a bit surprised by her response:

Nooooo…… I DADDY’S GIRL!

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Shea’s vocabulary is awesome, her enunciation is the cutest. Here are  a few examples:

no why = snow white

ree-ell = ariel

sinner ela = cinderella

wa- wee = reilly

chuch-up = ketchup

nook = milk

pinpin = penguin

lahgahbug = ladybug

tate = kate

nah-knee = nandi

nah-knee = nannie

campah = grandpa

ruck = truck

I get up = “get me out of my crib”

I waked up = “I’m up now”

She’s also recently figured out that she is tired of being bossed around. I often find her lecturing Kate and telling her to do things NOW. For the most part Kate tunes her out – thankfully. If I were on the receiving end of some of the lectures I would probably give her a piece of my mind.

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Ummmm… not so much.

Nandi has two food bowls, one with water and one with kibble and we free feed her. Shea is sitting on the floor next to Nandi as Nandi eats from her bowls. Shea is taking each piece of kibble and dropping it in the water bowl for the dog to eat. She doesn’t give Nandi another piece until she’s eaten the first. If Nandi stops paying attention Shea scolds her.

Nah-knee, you come back here right now. Nah-knee hensin right now. 

There are about 5 pieces left, I can tell Nandi is glad.

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Chapped Lips

 

Confusion at the make-up counter

Confusion at the make-up counter

Although Shea isn’t the first child to use a tampon as chapstick I had to post this because I thought it was hilarious. Lindsey and I were trying to keep her quiet during a phone call and handed her Lindsey’s purse. She found a few things to open and disassemble. She was quiet but it made us laugh!

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