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April 05, 2006

Warm and Fuzzy Welcome Home

The kids arranged all of the stuffed animals and Beanie Babies, with the help of Aunt Judy, on the piano to welcome us home from New York. The animals were sorted and displayed according to type, size, color, and holiday.


It sure was nice to come home to such happy kids. We are very appreciative of the grandparents who took such good care of them. We had only good reports, and were told the kids never complained of missing us. I guess I didn't need to feel guilty for the two weeks leading up to our trip. Being a mother is just one giant guilt trip for me. I can't help it. But I will keep working on it.

Being a parent also affords you with a lot of comedy relief, Emma's vocabulary has been quite entertaining lately. She is using words like receive and defeat, instead of get and lose. At the moment she is performing an opera with the PlaySchool castle. She is singing the entire story while acting it out with little figures. I wish I could record it for you all. It is hysterical. I can't let on that I'm listening or she becomes self conscious and stops.

The other day the kids called me back to the bedroom where they were having an argument about the word moderator. I have no idea where they picked up this word.

Emma: What is a moderator?

Me: Well, a moderator is someone who helps people solve problems or arguments.

Emma: I want to be a moderator when I grow up.

Harrison: Ugh, I knew it. She just always likes to be right. She likes to be the judge.

These are the strange and silly discussions that keep me laughing.

Posted by jennifer at April 5, 2006 10:15 AM