Monday, February 14, 2011

Life with big brothers

This morning, my sweet baby was finishing her bath. All the water had run out and I was about to wrap her up in her fluffy hooded towel, when she stopped me in my tracks.

"Butt!" she said joyously, while pointing at her little bottom. "Butt!"

She was so proud of herself, I had to smile.

But really, it just didn't sound right coming out of her precious little mouth. I suppose this is the first of many things her big brothers will teach her. I think it is going to take everything I have to keep her my sweet little girl!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Taking Responsibility, Part II

Tonight at dinner, my four year old accidentally knocked over his cup of milk. As I was scrambling to clean up the mess, which was all over the chairs, table, carpet and hardwood, I mentioned that he was forgetting to say something.

"I'm sorry, " he said.

Then he continued, quite seriously.

"But I didn't do it. My arm did!"

Thursday, February 3, 2011


While strolling the mall the other day with sweet baby K, I walked by this mannequin. So in shock was I that I had to take a picture. Am I seriously that old and out of touch to think that this is in no way an attractive outfit? Since when is it okay to wear a floral skirt with a striped top (that peeks out from under the skirt, no less!!)? Do knee socks really go with stiletto heels?

I realize I am not 16 anymore (nor am I Forever 21), but really. Who wears this stuff? Maybe on a runway in Paris, but in Midwest America?

Though I may lose my chance at being a fashion icon, I think I'll steer clear of this look.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Taking responsibility. . .

Today my four year old had a little problem getting to the bathroom in time. He made a bit of a mess on the bathroom carpet and down the side of the toilet.

"What happened?" I asked in the most restrained voice I could muster, seeing all the poopy mess.

"I didn't make it on time!" he replied.

"You never have an accident", I said.

"I didn't have an accident", he replied, "my butt did!"