There are some things that only a kid can come up with. One of my favorite is from my son. “Shhh please be quiet my foots asleep.”
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The rosy cheeks started last night with feelings of illness following shortly. After a long night our second daughter missed a day of school and slept on the couch all day long.
Now a cough has started and we are hoping that this isn’t a case of strep. It appears that there will be a second day on the couch. I guess that the best part is that her usually wild hair is even more wild tonight.
“We are going to have baby chicks! Stripie is sitting on 14 eggs!” The two youngest girls are so excited to find that Stripie has been brooding a clutch of small speckled eggs. Who knows if they will hatch, but I sure hope that they do. She is missing from the yard most of the time and so we are hopeful that she is keeping her stash warm and alive.
Spring is here and it was a wonderful relaxing Saturday. The kids played outside most of the day and Brenda and I went for a nice walk this evening. I am sure that we will have more snow but today was great.
We just stopped at my parents for a minute to pick up 2 children. Surely Pria would be OK in the front yard. As we planned to leave we called for her and she didn’t come. Then we heard the fireworks from down the street. She hates fireworks. We looked and called and looked and called the police and looked until dark. It was no use, she could be anywhere and fireworks were going off all over town.
Pria likes Brenda the best and so Brenda was missing Pria the most. It was a tough night. I made a lost dog poster and first thing in the morning we went to the store and made copies. We hung up a copy of the poster in the store and went to my parents home to pick up the children so they could help hang up posters. I began trimming a small version of the poster to hand out at the fourth of July parade if necessary. As I trimmed away there was a joyful scream “Pria! Here girl. Here girl. I found her!” yelled my son. Pria had returned a bit damp but in one piece. The relief cheered everyone up and I discovered something about myself. I make good Lost Dog posters.
After 10 years the rope finally breaks and our swing is a sit. I am so glad it didn’t involve a visit to the emergency room. This is how it went down.
Dad! Dad! We get a new swing. Isn’t it funny? Can I be on a stamp now?
Bad grades in Algebra. How can that be? It can be because she reads all day. We had to ground her from books.
It still didn’t work she kept reading in class. So Brenda set the plan into action. She gave the teacher permission to take the book and then sing (to the tune of If your Happy and You Know It) I am the meanest mom in the world.
As we left for our doctors appointment/wedding/family reunion last week I locked the front door and walked past out front flower bed on the way to the car. We have been getting complements since the flowers started to bloom. I would take some credit, but all credit belongs to a kind neighbor who planted it for us when we were in Salt Lake recovering from Liver Transplant. The neighbor is the kind of gardener that plants with a ruler. All of the plants are just the right height and just the right distance apart.
That is why I was curious about the 50+ little green sprouts about one inch high scattered throughout the flower bed. I could tell that they were sunflowers. So on our drive I asked Brenda about the sunflowers in the flower bed she smiled and blamed it on my daughter who immediately gave her the credit for the idea. Scattered sunshine is growing among the meticulously measured and planned. I guess some randomness keeps life interesting.