Missing these stinkers

I am scheduling this post for later in the week, but I am sure it is going to be correct….I leave tomorrow for the Pacific Rim and will be missing my four favorite people in the whole entire world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Y’all pray for them and for me. I am so thankful for a kind, caring husband who is taking care of […]

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Unexpected Kindness

Unexpected Kindness.  It’s what we drove up to on Saturday afternoon.  We were headed back home from our beach trip.  We were tired of being in the car.  We were  not excited about unloading all of our stuff.  We were kind of hungry with no good food in the house.  The kids were DONE with being in the car.  We […]

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Edisto Island, SC

We headed out of town last Friday afternoon for a week of relaxing and having fun at the beach.  Our first stop was Walterboro, SC where we stayed a night in a Hampton Inn.  The kids liked it, but kept asking where the beach was.  We were only an hour away at that point, so Saturday morning we already felt […]

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So different!

I wish I could elaborate on how different each one of my children are.  It would be hilarious…and maybe one day I will take the time list some of their differences.  Like how Ruby usually sheds tears during our school time here at home and would much rather be running around or reading than doing anything I am asking her to do.  Or how Molly (as my friend Mary said) seems to be born to go to school!  She loves anything to do with scissors and tape and glue and paper and markers and paint.  Ruby, on the other hand, exclaimed today, “These scissors!  If she knew how hard cutting was for me, she wouldn’t make me do it!!!!!!!” And on and on these differences could go.  Oh, one more…Mack STILL doesn’t know his ABC’s.  And I mean that literally.  Not A, not B, and not C.  We are trying.  The only thing he says is, “Oh, look Mama, that’s a crocodile like we made.”  In an effort to start a letter a week with him, we cut out a letter A, he glued it down, then we made it into an Alligator.  A is for Alligator.  Get it?  Well, it just doesn’t click for him…yet.  I am convinced that one day the boy will identify his ABC’s and maybe even EFG. OK.  To the point of this post. Molly is in Kindergarten and has to write a story each […]

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Weekend Fun

There are approximately 5 million other things I need to be doing right now–including, but not limited to, laundry, sweeping and mopping, packing for beach, packing for an out of country trip, ironing, cleaning toilets.  Ugh.  See why I chose this instead?  There is so much to do that I am shutting down.  Do you ever do that?  Have an […]

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Dinner conversation

Tonight before church we stopped in at Wendys for a nutritious meal.  The girls and Mack were supposed to be sitting at a table waiting for me.  Ruby came over after a minute and said that a group of teenage girls were laughing at them.  I told her that they probably just thought they were really cute.  Ruby just looked at me like I was crazy and dead wrong.  I told her to get the other two and come stay with me.  Molly chimed in and seemed to think the girls were being nasty. We chose another table where they couldn’t see the girls.  ANYWAY, I told them that this should be a lesson in how to treat people and that they should remember that it didn’t feel good to have someone laughing at them.  I proceeded to tell them about a time that I had a short hair cut in 6th grade and some older kids asked me if I was a boy or a girl.  I told them that it really hurt my feelings.  Ruby had a sad look on her face for me and asked me what I said to them.  I told her I said I was a girl, but I was still hurt that they had to ask!  Molly was just staring at me and listening.  Then, she asked, very straight-forward, “How short?” It was as if she wanted to be sure that never happened […]

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