Saturday, July 25, 2009

look at me, mom!

Today is a new day and I feel great.

I knew I would.

All it took was for me to jot down a few thoughts, watch "Touched By An Angel" on the Hallmark channel, take two tablespoons of cough medicine spiked with codeine, and fall sleep for the next 10 hours.

Today, Voila! I am new again.

Although watching sappy television and sleeping from sunset to sunrise certainly helped, I would also like to take a moment to thank the inventors and makers of antibiotics. For without them, I would be unable to breathe through my nose, talk without choking, and my sinus region would be under attack by tiny jackhammers.

This morning, I've been in the backyard watching our children on their swing set. This has caused me a small amount of consternation because I'm afraid they might hurt themselves and the way they flip their little bodies over the rings make it seem like they don't have bones and the laws of gravity don't apply.

Look at me! Look at me! Look at me, now!

It's fun to have fun but you have to know how!

After my three weeks of gymnastics training, I still can't do a flip on the rings.

So that's not making me feel any better.

But the children can. And they do.

It's like they are taunting me with their strength and low body weights.

Oh no. Not the baby, too!

Why can't you do this, mommy? It's so EASY!!

Yes, just like it's SO EASY to make breakfast, tie shoes and wipe your own bum?

Keep it up kids.

Keep it up and you'll be on your own.


  1. They look wonderful and so healthy.
    Cannot wait for them to come South.
    Hope Charlie is feeling better also.

  2. For me, with enough sleep I can handle anything (that and NyQuil if I'm sick). I'm glad you were able to get some rest and are feeling better too.

    I was going to comment on your post from yesterday and saw you had a new one up already - there were so many things you wrote about that I was saying YES to after reading. You hit the nail on the head about a lot of things.

    Your photos always make me smile. Beautiful kids they are!!

    Have a great weekend Jen.

  3. your camera takes the most beautiful photos. the color is amazing and they are so clear.

  4. Jen, if you need me to come over and give you a lesson on bar flipping, I will. I won't even charge you.