Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Life Lessons learned

Baby Zed was just falling asleep on my breast, the boys were watching their Canadian History video on the couch beside me and I could hear that Girly was getting into something. That is what happens when she needs attention, when we are all too busy doing and not connecting with her. In she ran with flour on her hands and proceeded to wipe it on the ottoman. Ack!

But, and I am so proud of myself, I got up, told her to vacuum up her mess and asked her if she would like to bake something with mommy. Then I took Baby upstairs, laid him on the bed and went down to make cookies with my girl.

Monkey joined us as he hates to be left out. After we had a batch done, I put on the kettle and we all sat down for tea and cookies. I asked the kids who makes the best chocolate chip cookies in the world. There had been some discussion about this because they had eaten cookies made by two other women recently and proclaimed them both the best ever. My kids are nothing if not polite. *wink.

I was greeted with a chorus of, "You do, Mom!" Right answer.

But Monkey piped in with his Aunt's name. I said, "What?!?!" and laughed.

He looked at me very seriously and said, "Mom, I don't always think what you think."

Can I tell you that I was ever so proud in that moment? I am doing something right.

So thankful today to know that everything I say does not just go in one ear and out the other.

Oh yeah, I decided to do Nablopomo and 30 days of thanks this month, come and join me! Thanks Lori for inspiring me!


  1. Smart kid. I love it when kids think for themselves.

    Good work, MMM.

  2. Yes - you're definitely doing a lot of things right. :)

  3. Awwww this is wonderful! It's so great to get a boost from time to time letting you know you're doing the right thing and things are sinking in to the little one! lol


  4. You are a wonderful wonderful mommy!

    And of course you make the best cookies! Silly boy lol. I love his answer though...very insightful! Makes me proud too!

  5. Oh wow! You are doing so much right!
    Good for you for doing the Nablopomo! I need my weekends off, so I couldn't. I haven't heard of the Thanks one -- sounds great!:)

  6. Now that was one great answer from him!

    And I guess you know I bailed on NoBloPoMo. Good for you for giving it a shot!

  7. Love it! They certainly have a way, don't they?!?!?!!?


  8. So glad you are going to be thankful right along with me!! Now we can commiserate when it gets hard to think of something! :)

  9. what a wonderfully assertive moment for him.

  10. Its good to raise an independent thinker. Glad you had a good time making cookies