Harrowing/Heartwarming Parent Moment of the Week

The Harrowing/Heartwarming Parent Moment of the Week

We had a tragic hermit crab homicide in our house last week. I found the sad torn-up corpse of “Funny Fun” strewn about the cage when I got up to write. Some terrible dispute that ended in death. I hid the pieces and told my sad little guy. I can’t believe I cried over a hermit crab…but it was my little boy’s hermit crab and that makes all the difference.

I packed emergency evacuation bags with the boys this week. Just in case the forest fires get closer. I found out something about my sons in the process. Sweet Boy#1 didn’t want to pack a bag at all. He didn’t care for the idea and keeps asking me to grab the books out of his bag for him to read. Sweet Boy#2 had no problem with me packing the bags and has pretty much forgotten about it now that they are done. Sweet Boy#3 picked his favorite things for his bag and although he longs for his Calvin and Hobbs book he is leaving it in his bag “just in case” and has shown concern over all of the items which are not in his bag. Three very different boys, man I love them.

Sweet Boy#3 and I had a light saber fight in the dinning room using markers.

I found a marvelous recipe that the boys will eat and that has plenty of protein and fat for my slim active little guys. And so here it is for all you moms who are desperately waiting for something to feed your picky eaters. My boys each ate three of these in one setting!

Ingredients: Bacon, plain wheat bread.

Cooking Instructions: Cook bacon, cut crust off of bread, place bacon on top of bread, fold bread over to cover bacon, serve and enjoy. Well…sometimes the best things in life are simple.

There was a moment last week with Sweet Boy#3. He was just lying on the sports court in the sunshine watching bugs. Patches of his hair stuck up with random bits of dirt. It was just so sweet and beautiful Then we walked back to the house together. He was barefoot carrying his alligator remote control car as he danced along chatting about the time he stepped on a thorn and his toe bled. These are the most precious moments. Just me and my little guy, out in the sunshine and dirt, some bugs, some adventure. Thank you God for life.


I promise you a crazed animal, a concussion, and a kiss in every single book...you're welcome!

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