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Daily Grind

A little snippet of our Daily Grind:

Kids walk in the door after school. 

Michael, “Mom what is that smell? What IS that? Why does it stink so bad?”

Me, “I baked homemade bread today.”

Michael, “Oh. Mom, I don’t want to hurt your feelings but your bread smells really bad. Can you make the smell go away?!!”

Me, “Elise, do you think Mom’s bread smells bad?”

I hold the loaf of still warm bread under her nose.

Elise, “I can’t smell anything, the boogers in my nose are blocking the smell.”

I know I haven’t posted much lately. Things are busy and the blog hasn’t been top priority. I will do better to make more time for it because 10, 20, 30 years from now I am going to want to share stories like this with the kids.

As for photos… I still take them. I take photos all the time, I just haven’t been great about uploading them. Here is a photo from this past weekend when it was a beautiful 50 degrees. We trekked over to Hastings for the afternoon with Beth in tow. It felt so wonderful to let the sun warm us from the outside in.



Yesterday’s Michaelism:

Keep in mind we have been in pre-potty training mode. We have been talking about every aspect of potty time, reading books and even watching an Elmo movie about potty time….

Yesterday coming home from the YMCA there was an awful 5 car pile up. Michael was excited to see all the cop cars, fire trucks, and ambulances with their lights going.

We had the windows rolled down in the van. I didn’t want to be the car with the kid screaming and cheering about the accident so, hoping to change the mood in the van I said, “Uh oh. Bad accident.”

Michael didn’t miss a beat. He stated with all his toddler wisdom, “Its okay. Accidents happen.”

Just thinking about it makes me want to sing (in Elmo’s very distict cartoon voice), “Accidents happen, that’s what they say. Accidents happen and thats okay. Accidents happen when your awake or your napping. Accidents happen and thats okay!”