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Wednesday, June 9, 2010




Yesterday started off with the typical morning bickering, followed by the discovery of hot pink ink in the cream colored carpet, followed by my head doing a 360. Middle son, Dustin, was trying to clean it by rubbing it around until it was the size of a frying pan! To make it worse, I had to punish him our first sunny-summer morning where I had nothing but bonding and bliss planned for us. As I've posted before, parenting is a real-life rollercoaster. Fast forward an hour and I'm out on the riding mower and in the corner of my eye see my five year old , Dakota, whizz by on his brothers bike with no training wheels, followed by my oldest, Josh, running beside him with his hand on his back and a huge grin. I quickly turned the mower and stopped just in time to see him whizz by - this time with three barefoot brothers running behind ready to catch him. Proud? Yes! Jealous that it wasn't me running beside? Yes!

5 comments:

  1. Boys! Ya gotta love 'em! I sure do. I raised 8 and oh how I love my boys. Now they're all 6' good looking young men, best of friends and although I rarely see them all together anymore, when it happens I just feast my eyes.

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  2. Your blog is gorgeous, I love what you've done here! I wish I was as creative as you with my blog!

    Children can be so refreshing to see the things that make them happiest in life!!! One minute they have a "hot pink" surprise and the next minute they are enjoying fun in the sun!

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  3. Thanks Jen!I'm not sure what part looks creative but I give most of the credit to LeeLou Blogs for all the colorful stuff.It's nice to hear you like it!

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  4. Wow! Karen G - 8 boys! I can't even imagine double the trouble, double the groceries, but double the fun! You are right about not getting them all in one place as they grow, that's why I was so thrilled. My siblings haven't been in one place since 1980.

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  5. Christine "the Bean"June 10, 2010 at 5:17 PM

    Well, the bonding you had planned definitely happened! (maybe not as planned)...but how awesome for your boys teaching their little brother how to ride a two-wheeler! Great!!

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