Thursday, May 21, 2015

The days are long but the years are short.

I can hardly believe how quickly my kids are growing. Earlier in the week my daughter graduated from kindergarten, and my son had his first grade end of year awards program. Both did very well and I am so incredibly proud of them. But I can't help but wonder where the time went.

Gretchen Rubin coined the phrase, "The days are long but the years are short." Parents of young children know this all too well. A good example is getting school-aged children ready for bed. You want nothing more than them settled in to have a moment's peace, while they're stalling and working your last nerve. Then you blink and your baby has graduated kindergarten.

Parenting is not the easiest job but it is the most rewarding. In this fleeting moment, I pray for the quality time with Stinky and Blinky they crave and deserve, the patience to love and discipline with grace, and lasting sanity on the days I forget the previous two.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

ADQ Reply

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my frustration with the local DQ's poor customer service here. To my surprise, I received a letter from DQ's headquarters in Minnesota apologizing for the bad experience and a promise to investigate and provide necessary training to ensure this doesn't happen again.

I know it's probably a stock letter which they probably only updated with my name and address. But, that I received it means that someone up the chain read it, indicating there is a chance it will be addressed with the local DQ, which is gratifying.

In retrospect, I now believe I handled the situation appropriately. In the words of Edward Bulwer-Lytton, the pen is mightier than the sword. And this is the lesson I want my children to learn.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Mother's Day Part 3

I don't know how I forgot to include a picture of this card Blinky McStinky made at school for Mother's Day.

This was so sweet I nearly cried. She is such a precious child and it only takes a little to make her happy.

My darling, I love it when you play with me too.

Quote of the Week

On being told that he has to use some of his birthday money to replace his sister's lightsaber which he broke immediately after I told him not to swing it in the living room:

"Mom, can you pull this loose tooth so I can get some money from the tooth fairy?"

Obviously he doesn't realize that the tooth fairy who visits our house is on a budget. LOL!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015

Mother's Day 2015

This year marks the DH's and my 10th wedding anniversary! 10 years, two houses, 1 cat, two kids, 1 rabbit, numerous fish and 1 dog later, we are still as happy as can be. I thank God daily for my family and pray that he keeps us together for many more decades to come.

Years ago, the DH promised he'd take me engagement ring shopping to celebrate the big 10, and that's just what we did. Instead of waiting for our anniversary later in the year, we did it on Mother's Day. Guess he figured he knock out two celebrations in one. LOL! Check out my pretty:

Here it is paired with my wedding band:

I am one lucky girl!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Quote of the Week

On his sister's new haircut:

Stinky: "Just because you have a new haircut, that does not give you the right to be sassy!"