Friday, September 19, 2014

A Lot of Children& What I Know For Sure

This past week I've  had a child with a MRSA scare, ended up in the emergency room for a possible broken finger with another child, talked down yet another child with extreme pre-test-I-don't-want-to-let-anyone-and-everyone-down anxiety and had another child diagnosed with walking pneumonia.  Phew.  All I know for sure is that I have a lot of children.  

That's not all I know.  I know for sure that there is nothing like sitting in an emergency room to know that I'm grateful for my health and my kids' health.  

Here's what else I know for sure this week:
  • My kids think I'm stupid.  That's normal right?  I mean it's happening to you too, right?  Check out my latest vlog and let me know if you are experiencing similar things with your tweens.

  • Sometimes I do know what's best (even though my kids think I'm stupid).  Remember when I signed a child up for an activity that they didn't want to do but I knew they would love?  And remember that child said that I "disgusted them."  Well both my children were happy at the run club I signed them up for because I knew they would be.  I knew it.  It feels good to be right sometimes. 

I knew she'd love it.

Wade in his track suit fully embracing his role as little brother/supporter/volunteer for the big kids' school run club.

  • I love the new Samsung commercial with Kristen Bell and Dax Shepherd.

  • I am so happy that we are still hanging on the front porch.  We will be out there as long as the weather will allow, I'm hoping for at least six more weeks. Maybe?

  • I'm trying to be brave and memorize a story to tell in front of 100 people.  Yup, I am in a storytelling show tonight. And I AM SO NERVOUS.  If you are in Detroit tonight, come to the show.  Click here for details.

What do you know for sure? Tell me here or on my Facebook page.

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  1. I actually tweeted to Samsung about "Could it Be I'm Falling in Love" because I love that song and was humming and smiling and thinking there should be MORE commercials like this.

    Last winter I signed Giovanni up for Chess Class. I knew his rational, mathematical brain would enjoy the game but he was hesitant and scared and pretty sure I was a dope. Of course after the first class he realized how right I'd been and he is the best Chess player right now. Strategic, thoughtful and so glad I signed him up. (So you're awesome for doing the same thing)

    GOOD LUCK tonight...and I'm so glad everyone is okay, feeling better and generally OKAY.


  2. I want to come hang out on the porch with y'all! :) Good Luck tonight!!

  3. I know for sure that you will be amazing in the show. Your personality and exuberance will shine!

  4. That commercial is super cute. And so is Wade in his track suit!! I die.

  5. I know from this post that you're a great mom to all those children!