Wednesday, September 30, 2009

In the blink of an eye

I just realized today is the 30th. The last day of September. I thought it just started...
So here is what I have learned in the blink of September:

I can still scream like a girl when surprised!
Some of you know, I don't get surprised by much, and I can't remember the last time my vocal cords let out a squeal because of something surprisingly gross-I'm referring to critters.
Daniel my boy who always has a bit of nature in his hands (from dirt to plants to critters) came into the house while I was on the couch half awake nursing Christopher. He showed me his net. This one to be exact:
And continued to ask me if I wanted to know what he had in it. Tiredly, I said, "Sure." He took his hand off the top, and a BIG BULLFROG jumped on my shoulder, just above Christopher's head.
Go ahead, scream with me!
Daniel was full of laughter, and so was I a few seconds later.
He tried it again, but to his surprise, I didn't scream anymore: I took the frog, reminded him that it belonged outside, and laughed some more!

Have I ever told you how much I like preschool helpers?
They make a mess
In a blink of an eye
And I love it!
Really, I do!

I wish I could join them!
And their innocence!

And then they grow up!
And I'm learning to love it.
Yes, Learning:

To understand
To teach
To let go

The race is on:

Last year, Luke was the fastest 4th grader in town!
This year, he had the honor of lighting the torch for the 4th grade 'fun run'.

Bracelets Anyone?
I told her she had to take them off before we went to the store, and she replied, "But they are pretty and soft!" I'm sure it would have brought a few chuckles at the store, but I just couldn't do it. She reluctantly took them off.

We've been in a 'No' Craze:
If I say "No" to one child, why do the others have to do/ask the exact same thing?
Just in case its ok for them?

It's making me craz-E:
Mom: "Didn't I just tell you, 'no'."
Kid: "No, you told ___ 'no'."

Fully Rely on God
He is always watching us. ;)
*may or may not be the frog mentioned in 1*
But isn't it cute peeking in the window?

I leave you with this:
"Pray, Hope and Don't Worry!"
Padre Pio, Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, The Wounds of St. Padre Pio, The Miracle Worker Priest
September 23

And that folks, is our September in a blink of an eye!
Hopefully October will be a better blog month ;)

1 comment:

  1. Dear Maria, I am a friend of Tina and I just have to say that your line about loving your preschoolers' messes was just what I needed to read this morning.

    It goes so fast...

    Have a blessed weekend!