He, She, They, We!

This is who my kid is (he). This is who I am (she). This is who our community is (they). We are all family (we)!

April 16, 2014 2:55 pm

Hard Work

Scenario:  I worked on a Saturday from 8-630 PM (in addition to my 40+ hour work week).  Picked up the kid from Nana and Grandpa’s house…

Me:  Let’s go home and relax. I’m tired!

K:  Me too.

Me:  Um you played at the park and in the Wii and with your DS.

K:  Yeah and that’s hard work.  A lot harder than just sitting at a computer all day.

*Clearly I do nothing by sit at a computer all day!  Geesh!  The life of a 6 year old.

April 10, 2014 9:46 am
Been hearing a lot of people ask me if i am thinking of having my “own” kids or wanting to know who K’s “real” mom is. Um… He is my own kid and I’m his “real” mom. Yes, he has a biological mom whom we love and celebrate. Please please please ask me if you don’t know the jargon. I’m more than willing to answer. #adoption #love #lovemykid #imhisrealmom #mamastuff #proudmama

Been hearing a lot of people ask me if i am thinking of having my “own” kids or wanting to know who K’s “real” mom is. Um… He is my own kid and I’m his “real” mom. Yes, he has a biological mom whom we love and celebrate. Please please please ask me if you don’t know the jargon. I’m more than willing to answer. #adoption #love #lovemykid #imhisrealmom #mamastuff #proudmama

April 9, 2014 4:57 pm

Being a Leader

*Scenario: Getting ready for school on a Monday after having the week off for spring break.

Me:  So, what kind of day are you going to have?

K:  A “good day green” day!

Me:  Yes!  I believe in you!  I know you can do it. 

K:  I know I can too!

Me:  To get “good day green” what do you need to do?

K:  Listen and obey. Sit in my seat.  No lollygagging in the bathroom.  No talking about privates.  No farting.  Doing my own work!

Me:  That’s correct.  There’s no hitting, no kicking, no fighting no biting, no pushing, no shoving.  And what do we do with our hands?  

K:  We keep our hands, our eyes, our tongues, our knees, our elbow, to ourself!!!

Me: YES!!!  What does Mr. Brian say about you?

K:  That I am a leader.

Me:  And being a leader means what?

K:  Setting the example.  Telling the truth no matter what.  Being a good friend.  Cleaning up after myself.  Doing what’s right.

Me:  Exactly.  And I know you can be a great leader.

K:  Mama, can I ask you something?

Me:  Of course, you can always ask me anything.

K:  Why would anyone want to be a leader—it’s a lot to remember.  It’s a lot of pressure. 

Me:  It is a lot of pressure, but…

K:  (cutting me off)  Yeah, um, I don’t think I want to be a leader.  It’s too important of a job and I don’t know if I can handle it.

*and walks out of the room!

** saying to myself, “and there you have it!*

April 7, 2014 11:16 am April 4, 2014 4:37 pm April 1, 2014 11:43 am

rageagainsttheminivan:

The flight attendant walks up … is she going to ask them to stop? Tell them to stop singing? No. She’s gonna hold the camera. Love it.

(by DisneyOnBroadway)

March 29, 2014 10:29 am
We all need to let off some steam sometimes but really!?!? I get that. But enough is enough. So just stop. Ok. And thank you. #earthquake #mamastuff #donewiththis (at Team Williams Casa)

We all need to let off some steam sometimes but really!?!? I get that. But enough is enough. So just stop. Ok. And thank you. #earthquake #mamastuff #donewiththis (at Team Williams Casa)

March 27, 2014 7:58 am