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Thursday, August 11, 2011

My Littles.

"Mama," H yells at me while hanging on the monkey bars, "you know even if you're not here telling me to be careful, I'm being careful."

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"Oh, good," I say, not feeling much better about the situations him and E continue to tag team themselves {and oftentimes, me} into.

"I'm going to be at school and you won't be there to tell me to be careful. I just have to learn that for myself."

Did my five-year old just say that?

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And my two year old, my friends, she sure keeps us on our toes. Lets just say a lot of people were saying their prayers for her today. Not a big believer in luck, but I do believe in the power of prayer.She is fine, just likes to keep us on our toes.

I read the excerpt below tonight online on a friends facebook and as soon as I read it, I realized it perfectly explains the way I spend my evenings. Without further ado, I'm off to help rearrange my littles thoughts for tomorrow. It's what all good mothers do, you know.


"Mrs. Darling first heard of Peter when she was tidying up her children's minds. It is the nightly custom of every good mother after her children are asleep to rummage in their minds and put things straight for next morning, repacking into their proper places the many articles that have wandered during the day. If you could keep awake (but of course you can't) you would see your own mother doing this, and you would find it very interesting to watch her. It is quite like tidying up drawers. You would see her on her knees, I expect, lingering humorously over some of your contents, wondering where on earth you had picked this thing up, making discoveries sweet and not so sweet, pressing this to her cheek as if it were as nice as a kitten, and hurriedly stowing that out of sight. When you wake in the morning, the naughtiness and evil passions with which you went to bed have been folded up small and placed at the bottom of your mind and on the top, beautifully aired, are spread out your prettier thoughts, ready for you to put on."

Excerpt from Peter Pan. {Thanks Barbara for posting this tonight.}



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Winner of the Minnesota Zoo passes was comment #9: Jon, Sara, Tyler & Sophie.


Also if you're interested in reading our allergy (well E's, actually) story, visit the food allergy blog, The Willing Cook. She asked me to share E's food allergy story a few weeks back and it posted Wednesday. If you're interested in how we discovered E's allergies, take a wander there.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

And that E does... made my heart skip a beat when I got your text.
So relieved she is just fine..

Love You all Auntie Laurie

August 12, 2011 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger Jon, Sara, Tyler, and Sophie said...

Excited about the zoo! Thanks S!

August 14, 2011 at 7:44 AM  

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