Saturday, June 18, 2011

Home

I have a friend who does The Gypsy Mama's 5 minute Friday posts.  The goal is to take 5 minutes and create a word picture.  No perfect writing.  Just 5 minutes.  This weeks theme is "Home".  I've never tired this before but the topic intrigues me, so let's give it a try.

Home.....

My parent's house on Lopshire Drive with a church pew and swing on the porch.  The home that holds nearly all of my childhood memories. 

My dad's cologne.  A smell that relaxes my soul and warms my heart.

My mom saying "Is that my favorite girl?" when I walk in the house.

Laughing around the dining room table on a Sunday evening.

The stillness of three sleeping children.

The strong arm of my husband wrapped around my shoulders as I rest my head on his chest.

STOP.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

They Speak

I have a friend who does a weekly post of the crazy things her kids say.  While I am not committing to do this on a regular basis, my little's have had quite a few good ones lately.  Maybe this will add a little sunshine to a rainy day.

Me: Are you excited to go to the beach next week?
Brooklyn: No.
Me: Why not?
Brooklyn: The crabs.


(Leaving the park in a rush after it started raining)
Paige: Mom, is it hard to take care of three kids?
Me: Why?  Does it look hard?
Paige: No.


Emerson: Me a boy.
Me: What is mommy?
Emerson: Mommy a girl.
Me: What is Daddy?
Emerson: Daddy a monkey!


(Brooklyn was watching me clean out the seeds of a cantaloupe)
Brooklyn: Ew! That is a gross job!  Will I have to do that when I'm a mom?
If she only knew the grossness that lay ahead!