Monday, May 28, 2012

Aiding and Abetting

Yesterday was not one of my best days.  I inadvertently facilitated the death of two of my friend's chickens and Monica was there to witness the event. Not exactly what I had in mind for Monica's first "circle of life" lesson. She was a little disturbed at first, ("Mama, the chicken is broken!") but she's also talking about going to see the new chickens when they arrive.  At least three year olds are pretty resilient.   I think Reenie's comment sums it up best: C'est la vie!

RIP Frances and Geraldine.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Ultimate Bed Head

Kind of looks like there's a strange hair monster emerging from the back of Monica's head...or maybe I just read too much Harry Potter...

Thursday, May 10, 2012

A Lesson in Jamesish

Need-to-know vocab for living with and caring for Mr. James:

deepee: diaper

pa: pacifier

shummershun:  summersault

peter butter:  peanut butter

Mocky:  Monica

Grabba:  Grandma

mooma:  kiss; v, to kiss (think "mwa!")

hahpoo:  apple

coppern:  popcorn

puppies:  goldfish-shaped cheesy crackers

shamich:  sandwich

ah-bah-dees:  gummy vitamins

skeeter-bike:  a scooter and/or a tricycle; v, to ride a scooter or a tricycle

jabbies:  pajamas

binkie:  blanket

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Better Intention

Last night, after the third time Monica came out of her room post-bedtime:

Me:...and I pray that Monica will have sweet dreams and that her guardian angel will stay close to her all through the night.

Monica: I pray that my guardian angel and Mama's guardian angel will give us good dreams and bring peace to the whole world.  Amen.

Now, I think that is a prayer request I can get behind.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Special Intention

During Monica's Bedtime Prayers...

Me: Our Father, who art in heaven...and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.  And I pray that God would bless our family and bring Daddy home safely*.  Amen.

Monica: And I pray that all of Mama's teeth would fall out very soon.  Amen.

I always hoped that my children would pray for me, but that kind of request was not what I had in mind...

*Daddy's at a Tiger's game, safe from those who would try to pray his teeth to sure demise.