Monthly Archives: October 2013

Mother Flower, Baby Seed

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Mother Flower stands tall in the lush green grass..
Her beautiful bloom, open and full…
She stretches up high so the sun rays will touch her lovely petals…
Her roots dig deep into Mother Earth, seeking out her rich nutrients…

Baby Seed, tiny and small, is laying beside Mother Flower…
Mother Flower tries to teach Baby Seed to bloom….
How to stretch…
How to dig deep…
But Baby Seed doesn’t…
Baby Seed doesn’t listen to Mother Flower…
She won’t bloom…
She won’t stretch…
She won’t dig deep…

A fuzzy bumble bee comes flying over the grass and lands on Baby Seed…
Baby Seed becomes more awake…
Bumble Bee teaches Baby Seed to bloom…
Bumble Bee shows Baby Seed how to stretch…
Bumble Bee teaches Baby Seed how to dig deep…

Mother Flower looks on in heartbreak…
This was her baby…
Was she doing something wrong?…
What was wrong with her?…
Why will Baby Seed listen to Bumble Bee but not her?…
Maybe Baby Seed doesn’t need her…
Maybe she should just go away…

Mother Flower no longer stands tall, she droops because of doubt…
Mother Flower’s bloom is no longer open, it hangs down in sorrow…
Mother Flower no longer stretches for the sun, she draws toward the shade in heartbreak…
Mother Flower no longer digs deep, her roots shrivel in anguish…

Bumble Bee flies to Mother Flower…
Bumble Bee shows Mother Flower that there is nothing wrong with her…
Baby Seed loves Mother Flower…
But Mother Flower cannot teach Baby Seed on her own…
She needs the help of Bumble Bee…

Mother Flower is anxious to bloom with Baby Seed…
She stretches to the sun with Baby Seed…
She digs deep with Baby Seed…
But most important, she stands tall with Baby Seed…
With the help of Bumble Bee…

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~KLC

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Mom Sensors

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Now, I’m pretty sure I am not the only mom whose kids have a radar that says “Oh, Mom’s sitting down, time to go get into something,” or “Look, Mom just got comfy, lets go ask her a million questions.”

Well, my kids like to take it to the next level. Their mom radar goes beyond me just getting comfy and sitting down, it kicks in whenever I leave the room!

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The bathroom, for example, I am NEVER alone for more than 10 seconds while they are awake. Even if they are playing quietly together, as soon as they realize I’m gone, here they come.

Today is another example, I was cleaning their bookshelf because Daddy had been getting a little liberal with the carpet powder so our black shelves looked white! Finished getting it all cleaned and put back together (with them both basically in my lap the WHOLE time)….

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But I also forgot what it was like to clean with kids….

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Not even 10 seconds after I finished, half the bookshelf had been moved to the couch! So then I decided to go cook dinner.

Put Garrett in the bassinet in the kitchen, turned around to the stove, and…..both Isabelle and William were sitting on the floor right behind me playing!!!

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I wonder if I can find where the sensor is on me…maybe I can remove it… 🙂 😉

Proud of my sweet William <3

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Today, I took William to his pediatrician because we wanted to talk to his doctor about getting him tested for diabetes. After we explained why we were thinking that, she said she didn’t think it was diabetes but hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). So she sent us to get his blood drawn.

Now, a little background on William. Ever since he was born, he is the type to sit back and let you do what needs to be done. He doesn’t cry when he gets his shots, he doesn’t cry when he gets the wart on his foot (that we can’t seem to get rid of) froze off, doesn’t cry during check up….just lets you do it. Because of how he is, I thought he would do good during the blood draw but he completely BLEW ME AWAY!!!!

He just sat there! He didn’t even flinch when she put the needle in, didn’t cry when she put the tie around his arm, didn’t try to pull away, didn’t try to push my hands away or her hands away. He sat there and watched the whole time with NOT ONE PEEP!!! One of the other ladies walked back and saw it was a toddler and said “Wow, he’s being so quiet!” “Yeah, I’m the baby whisperer today!”

I must say that it was quite a relief to not have to pin him down and fight to restrain him like I have to with Isabelle. I am so proud of my handsome boy 🙂

MOM TALK: Words of Encouragement

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Awesome words of encouragement for Moms of all kinds!! 🙂

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Every week I get blessed by an email sent out to all the Moms at our church, and these little blessings are often funny, heartwarming, uplifting and encouraging. I don’t know about you, but I think the world is in desperate need of such good gifts. So here you go, World, I’m re-gifting Mom Talk just for you:

Mom Talk

October 14, 2013

I have read many blog posts and articles recently regarding the “mommy wars.” It’s the silly notion that there is a chasm between working moms and stay-at-home moms.

Sister, it does not matter if you work outside of the home or inside of the home. You might be a single mom or a married mom. You might have babes that grew in your womb or grew in your heart. Maybe you are a boy mama knee deep in army toys and dirt. Or, like me, maybe you’re…

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“Daddy, Mommy needs your brain!!!”

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Today we spent the day at the orchard picking pumpkins and spending time with family. I forgot to take care of my cup before we left so when we got back, obviously it was still there.
Isabelle noticed it and started asking me to take care of it while I was feeding Garrett. I told her I would in a second so that started her on why it was there and why I forgot to take care of it.
I had a headache and she hadn’t been listening all day so I was getting a little frustrated so I told her “I forgot to take care of it because Mommy can’t seem to find her brain today.” She asked why and I said “I don’t know, Isabelle, I think I lost it.”
She immediately jumps up and goes running to her Daddy, who is sitting in the chair not too far from me. She says “Daddy!! Mommy lost her brain!!” He thought I was scaring her and told me I shouldn’t scare her. But then she looks at him and says “Daddy, Mommy needs your brain!!!”

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We both immediately started laughing and Daddy says “Now wait a minute, doesn’t Daddy get a say in this?” She looks at him and without thinking twice about it, says “No Daddy, Mommy needs it!” It was so cute and funny, I love my beautiful 3 year old

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A Fear of Bandaids?

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Sometimes I don’t understand my daughter lol….Today our cat decided he was going to be a pain and he attacked her foot. She came to me screaming and crying, begging me to put on bandaid on it so it will feel better.

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I got her into the bathroom and she picked out her bandaid. I cleaned up the cuts, there were actually two so she needed two bandaids. And as soon as I grabbed the bandaid and opened it…..she starts SCREAMING!!!! “No Mommy!! No!!! No Mommy!! I Dont Want A Bandaid On It!!! No Mommy No!!!”

One of the cuts kept bleeding so it needed a bandaid so what did I have to do? I had to hold her foot while she is screaming and try to put a bandaid on while she is trying to pull her foot away from me.

I finally get them on and she calms down. I even put one on William’s foot because he asked for one (even after the display that would make you think I was hurting her) and I wanted to show her and explain that bandaids didnt hurt.

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She does this everytime she gets hurt. She begs and begs and begs and pleads for a bandaid. She even picks out which one she wants. Then as soon as I go to put it on, she screams louder than when she got hurt. I dont understand it…..

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