Boom!

Mack is a funny kid.  He has been known to say something witty or get the right answer to a school question, then follow it up with, “BOOM!”  As if he is saying, “Oh yeah, beat that!!!!!!” Well, the other day I found this verse written in his little notebook.  I wasn’t really sure what to think about it….but it […]

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I need a “time out”

A few days ago we stole a couple of hours away and let the kids swim in the neighborhood pool.  They played every pool game they could think of, and then they started a game I hadn’t seen them play before. Ruby and Mack were pretending to fall off the stairs while Molly, their “mommy,” tried to get to them and pull them to safety.  As soon as one kid was safe, the mommy had to go help the other kid who fell in the pool.  Neither of the “kids” in this game could swim. This little game went on and on.  No one else was at the pool, so I just let them keep playing like they were drowning. One would be saved from drowning and then other would need saving.  As soon as that one got to safety, the mommy had to go re-rescue the other one.  Molly the “mommy” decided that she had had enough. “I need a time-out.  Someone else is gonna have to be the mommy.  I am exhausted!” That little statement stood out to me.  Boy, how I can relate. I haven’t blogged lately about stuff going on around here because some/most of the stuff going on around here is hard stuff.  Personal matters.  Little difficulties back-to-back that can make this mommy exhausted.  I, too, want to scream out, “I need a time-out.  Someone else is gonna have to be the mommy.  I am […]

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Baseball!

Mack had his last game on Saturday, and he had a great time!  His first season of baseball has been a great experience for him.  If we can continue to find leagues that don’t play on Sunday, nor take over the family calendar, then we will keep playing.  I’m afraid that will be more of a challenge than we imagine. […]

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Sick Mack!

Poor Mack!  He woke up early Saturday morning and told me he didn’t feel quite right. I told him he should lay back down, and we would wait and see how he felt after a bit more time.  Well….just a few minutes later he made a run for the toilet.  The stomach bug got the best of him.  It was […]

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Trip to Augusta

We took a few days to go see my mom and dad and sisters and their families this past week.  I wanted to celebrate my mom for Mother’s Day and her birthday!  It was a fun time. I took my mom to breakfast one morning.  I heard my talented nieces and nephews play piano and guitar and drums and sing! […]

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