Thursday, May 29, 2014


This morning, when I came down from getting dressed, I was greeted by Miss Milly wearing her nightie... and swim goggles. She told me, for the 1 millionth time, that Miss Emma was going to bring her swimming suit today and they were going to go to the water park. When I asked her to get dressed she was much distressed to find out I had not set out her swimsuit as a choice. I explained it was too early in the morning to put on her swimsuit - that the pool didn't open until after lunch and she would want to play outside until then. She very forlornly told me, as she was getting into her shirt and shorts "But sometimes you just hafta follow your heart mommy - and I think following my heart would be wearing my fwimmingsuit."

Oh and also.....

Sunday, May 25, 2014


My youngest child is outside, in the sprinkling rain, in her rainbow zebra shorts-pajamas, with her fairy rain boots on, wearing her fuzzy white jacket, inside out, carrying the umbrella from the sand table around. *sigh*

Friday, May 23, 2014


This morning Ryan was yelling from upstairs for Milly to come brush her teeth. To which she yelled back "Daddy! I will give you ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS if you just let me sit here and eat my breakfast!"

Sunday, May 18, 2014


Cora to Milly: You can use this for 3 seconds ok? I'm going to count to 10 three times and then that's three seconds.
Me: .......


I was sitting on the couch when I heard the back door open and a little tiger-painted-face (Milly) comes in. I said "Where's your sister" to which she replied "Back at the birfday party". I said "Honey did you walk back here all by yourself?" She said "Yes because I needed to ask you if I could have these." She had walked all the way back home from the party to ask if she could have the fruit snacks that came in her goodie bag.  Sometimes the words that come out of my mouth DO stick.

Monday, May 5, 2014


Cora was not feeling the morning today. I went in to help get her out of bed and she was grumbling about wanting school to be over. Then this happened:

Me: You know babe, I know how you feel. Mondays are hard. But you know what I said to myself this morning. I got up and said "I choose to be happy today." Because being happy IS a choice. It's not something someone does to us or for us ya know. Some people don't know that.

Cora: *stretching* Today, I choose to be... grumpy.


Cora is clearly not owning my super insightful mother-of-the-year platitudes. Tonight at dinner we were talking about Native Americans so I told the girls the old tale of the two wolves inside each of us. I ended by saying:

Me: So basically, whatever you look for, you'll find it. If you look for anger and hate, you'll find it. If you look for kindness and love, you'll find it.

To which Cora responded

Cora:  I'm looking for chunks of gold.


Sunday, May 4, 2014


Milly: Is today a stay at home day?
Me: Yep
Cora: It's Sunday
Milly: No - it's STARBOX and MCNONALD'S day!  I would like cimanon bites and a salted caramel cakepop please.