Thursday, April 24, 2014

Fruit Bubbles

Linc: "Mom, do you know how to spit fruit bubbles? I want to learn how to spit fruit bubbles."
Me:...?...."oh! Bubblegum?!" 
Linc: "Yeah, that's what I said."

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Teamwork Awesome Superheroes!

"Daddy, my super hero name is Gummy Bear and yours is Orange Eye. When we tell the bad guys they will laugh at us - and then we will get them!"

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Life Works

I'm part of an awesome online community. I've known these women for over 5 years and though we don't get to hang out often in person they contribute greatly to my growth as a person. At the beginning of the summer one friend shared an exercise suggested by her business coach that I've found a great way to recenter. He asked her to make a list of commonalities in days she considered good, a "Life Works" list. Here is the list I came up with.

1. Wake up by 6 am
2. No Weekday Screen Time @ Home
3. Prep Food on the Weekend
4. Listen to Upbeat Music
5. Take the Kids to the Pool or Playground
6. Have Dinner at a Table
7. Require a Bath and Quick Pickup before Bed
8. Prepare Clothes for the Next Day
9. Connect with Ben
10. Go to bed by 10 pm

When I manage to make those things happen I go to bed satisfied no matter what stress the day brought and what is looming tomorrow. I made that list at the end of last school year and after one of those "woke up late, didn't get to shower, missed the bus and got to work late" sorta mornings revisiting this list and knowing that I have a plan for avoiding that chaos tomorrow is comforting. When does your life work?

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Independence

Bug: Mom, I'm going to count my money. In case you're wondering why, it's because I'm going to buy my own snacks at the theater. I want to be independent.
Linc: Yeah, I want to be independent, too. I got my penny.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Daddy Blue

Me: "What is your favorite color now, Layla?"
Layla: "Baby blue."
Linc: "My favorite color is daddy blue."

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Chicken vs Egg

Layla: Mom, what do you think came first: chicken or egg?

Me: Egg

Layla: I know! Why do people even ask that? Some dinosaurs were born from eggs and they were around way before chickens.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Bilingual

Me: Layla, what other language would you like to learn?

L: That one that Maddie speaks.

Me: Our cousin, Maddie? She speaks English.

L: No! She speaks country. I can't make my voice sound like that.