Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Just Livin'

trimming her nails
trimming her nails

Well, around here we’re just livin’. I get to hear the cutest things come out of the sweetest mouths. Stuff like when we’re giving #1 a primo lecture about the influence friends can have on you, and #2 says, “When friendship comes to me, it stays. It’s always there. I can’t just loose friendship.” I know that kid, and I think he’s right.

I get to watch little people experience things for the first time. And for the millionth time. Like when I saw my oldest daughter watch High School Musical for the first time. And then the millionth time. Jake’s got pushing buttons down to a science, like when he joins in on the musical number and makes his eldest child have a temper tantrum. But Zack Efron has dreamy blue eyes no matter how old you are. Don’t worry, Jake, I still prefer your brown eyes, I’m just sayin’. We’ve got a whole new DVD collection since Christmas. I’m giving up my New England accent for a southern accent thanks to Hannah Montanah. Now I know who the heck she is (and her alter ego, Miley) because that’s what happens when you live with little girlies. I can now sing some of her songs, too. I’ve been known to belt out “Who said , who said I can’t be superman? I say, I say that I know I can. Who said, who said I can’t be president? I said, I said you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!” Because I’m a cool mom like that.

I get to be around little imaginations every day. I see crazy drawings and dressed up goofballs. I get to serve lunch at the local diner (the kitchen island) to different characters every afternoon. Some of them say “Arg, matey, where’s me lunch?” But #3’s favorite is a good mermaid specimen of any kind. While carrying her favorite mermaid book around, she told me, “When I get as old as this house or the sky, I want to be HER.” She has informed me a multitude of times that she wants me to make her a slimy mermaid tail. If anyone knows how to accomplish this, would you please pass that information on down my way please? One of these days I’d like to accompany a mermaid to the grocery store instead of a princess. Do you think a mermaid would still eat tuna?

Here I was saying I was ready for vacation to be over out of pure exhaustion. But you know when that bus came that first morning and MY little tiny people crossed the street and gave me the “I love you” fingers, man I was sad to see them go. And they always get on in order. Big first, then little. And I can see their feet—I can’t help but look under the bus and watch as they climb up that too-tall step, and when the little guy climbs up I can see what a stretch it is for his tiny legs and it makes my heart full every time. And I don’t care how many cars are lined up in back of the bus, I still stand there in my pj’s and coat and hat and boots and wave something fierce, because they are waving something fierce, so they must want to see me standing there as the bus pulls away just smiling and waving. Before I know it, all three will be hopping up those steps like it’s nothing. Man, time is flying by.

12 comments:

Leah said...

I feel the same way, everyday it about breaks my heart to watch my kiddos head into school. They are growing so fast. I'm glad to hear someone else gets yo play restaurant everyday at lunch.
Leah (Fosse)Karpowitz

calibosmom said...

Welcome to the Hannah train! Its a fun ride. Our WHOLE family watches and some of us (Matthew)even sing and dance to her cool tunes.

Tori said...

HM/Miley is not just for girls...I am taking my two oldest boys to her concert next Tuesday. Gabe is an official member of her fan club and is proud of it. I am not sure, though, who is more excited to go...them or me! "If we were a movie, you'd be the right guy, and I'd be the best friend..." That's what I like to sing around the house. ;)

andrea said...

MUST you make me cry? my offer still stands... anytime you want to begin raising my children for me... i'm there. you are the best mother.
except for the hannah montana part. i can't stand her. i don't enjoy her voice one tiny bit. i'm more of a raven girl. SHE can sing, and she's really funny.

Carrie Ann said...

We could work on a mermaid tail. I just need to think of a way that you could be mobile in one and still have it be fun. But maybe immobile is not so bad?

MiandMiksmom said...

Oh, your images of the bus just brought tears to my eyes! You are such a fun mommy...thanks for the reminder on how fun this job really is. And, I love HM too...I secretly even listen to her when my kids aren't in the car. :)

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Wendy said...

Hi friend. That was such a sweet post. Kids are just so awesome, as exhausting as they can be. My baby is going to be in kindergarten come fall and sometimes its just makes me cry. They grow up too fast.

Lucky Candice said...

Awwwwwwwww. Honestly.

Oh, and I adore (yes adore) the new apron.

LC

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Krista said...

Okay I keep writing things and deleting them on accident! Here we go-- What i wanted to say was... I miss your children and i love them and I want to do girly things with your girly girls!