Friday, April 30, 2010

The things kids say...

Because I'm in love with these pics of my babes in the flowers...

Always popular among my Facebook friends, I'm going to share some random things that have been overheard in my house in recent months. Enjoy.

"Get your foot out of my pants."

"No, you may not sit on the stove."

"Tell her that your mom says you're not allowed to sit by people who cough on you."

"Your pants are on upside down."

"Why are you wearing a shoe on your head?"

Emily: "I want to learn French so that if we ever go to 'French' I can speak the language. OR if we go to London."

"Take that spoon out of your ear."

"There will be no more ninja-ing Mommy."

"Caroline, how did you get lipstick on your face?"

"Other people's hairbows are not your business."

"We do not drink bathwater. Gross."

Emily: "Mom!!! When I yawn it feels like someone put Germ-X in my ear."

Upon hearing that she had yet another snow day, Emily told Caroline, "I don't have to go to school today, so you don't have to miss me!"

Emily: "There's a girl in Mrs. E.'s class named Miracle. But that's weird, because she looks like a Jenny to me."

Emily: "I put a FG on this so I'll know I made it in first grade."

"That is a pair of pants, not a jacket."

One morning we were getting ready to leave the house, and I wasn't moving fast enough for Caroline, who told me, "Chop chop!!"

Emily was eating Nerds candy one day and having trouble getting them out of the box. She held the box up to her eye, peered inside, and said, "Hey Nerds, come outta there with your hands up!"

And my recent favorite: Caroline (barely 2) was eating a Dum-Dum lollipop. She suddenly exclaimed, "Circle!!!" and showed me that her lollipop was, indeed, a circle. I was impressed. She showed Emily, who said - with the kind of "duuuuh" tone only a 7 year old can muster - "That's not a circle, Caroline, that's a SPHERE."

Emily has a circle on her head. It's not a sphere.


Well...I hardly know where to start with my new fancy blog. I've toyed with the idea of writing one for awhile now, and just never pulled the trigger. I mean, my life and my brain aren't really that interesting to anyone else. But I sometimes find myself with super fascinating (ahem) insights that just really need an outlet! So I suppose I'll be writing about a variety of things - my kids and the funny, crazy, wonderful, frustrating, or adorable things they do. My wonderful hubby. (He does funny, crazy, wonderful, frustrating, and adorable things, too.) My wacky family. My very very part-time writing job. My terrible luck with selling our house (two years on the market and counting). Politics...because everyone wants to hear what a Republican Bulldog has to say, right?  That's what I thought. And just everyday life as a mom of two little girls. So, consider yourself warned.

So, where to begin? I used to keep a blog that was mainly about Emily and our family. But with this one, I want to talk about all sorts of different things, not just my immediate circle. Sometimes I might write about what we're up to; other times I might be sharing my thoughts on something going on in the world at large. If you don't agree with me - that's fine. But I believe that we can all learn from each other, even when we disagree. Especially when we disagree, perhaps. I also have to dot all my Is and cross all my Ts and assure you that when I have a strong opinion about something (which is pretty often), I'm not personally criticizing anyone who has a different opinion; I'm not even necessarily saying that person is wrong. I'm just sharing my opinions...after all, it's my blog! But I've had trouble from time to time on Facebook with people who don't agree with me and attack me for having a different opinion. That's not my style, and if it's your style, I kindly ask that you go elsewhere with that. I'm happy to approve comments that offer ideas different than my own, but I won't approve ones that are truly mean-spirited or vulgar.

Okay - that's all I have to say for right now, just some general housekeeping business. Next time I'll have something more interesting to talk about. But welcome to my blog, please stop by any time!

Monday, April 19, 2010

My sweet babies...

These are my babies, tiptoeing thru the tulips. Er, daffodils.

I finally took the plunge...

I finally took the plunge and decided to start a blog. I will be blogging - with what frequency, I don't know - about whatever's on my mind. My family and our goings-on, motherhood, politics...who knows!! Welcome to my little blogging corner of the world.