The Holidays are time for good will and cheer so here it goes! In most of my articles there is a mention or two of my children so you may know that I have three girls and a little boy. Being that I love to write, one of the things I have done over the years has been to keep a written record of the silly things that my children have done or said. I thought some of you parents out there may find some of this funny so here it goes. If you don’t have children yet, this may tip the scales on deciding NOT to have them J
Easter of 2001.
My daughter Angela was three (almost four) years old. She was SO excited when she saw the Easter Bunny in the mall! She begged and begged for me to stand in that long line so that she could sit on his lap. Of course when she started her sister, who was seven at the time, started in on me too. I was outnumbered and decided to go ahead and go for it. Well, we stood in line for about an hour or so and FINALLY it was our turn. Nicole, the seven year old climbed up in his lap and say nicely for the picture. While talking to him Angie decided to see what was in his mouth. I have NO idea why! All of a sudden she JUMPED down and TOOK off through the mall. There I stood, with bags full of stuff and every single parent staring at me. One kid on Mr. Bunny’s lap and a little tot running faster than I could have ever imagined. After much confusion, I finally caught her. She was shaking like crazy and crying hysterically! I grabbed her and held her close while so many things ran through my head. Never mind that I had another child that had been left with the “bunny helpers”. Finally I got her calmed down enough to ask what was wrong. Through big sobs she said “ Mommy, that’s a mean bunny”. “Why” I asked? I almost fell over laughing when she replied “ I think he ate somebody’s daddy”! She saw the man inside the costume and though the bunny had eaten a dad….
Day at the Nail Salon 2007
I have a teenager who is in that fun stage where she can roll her eyes and make those GOD awful faces at me so often that I would like to send her to the moon and back some days. Well, it was early Saturday morning and my husband had to work so I ended up taking my thirteen year old , Nicole, and my two year old, Brandon, with me to get my nails done. I ask her to watch him for a few minutes while they did the painting and of course she had something smart to say. It was really quiet in the salon because it was so early so I didn’t say much, just gave her “the look”. With attitude in hall she pulled him up to the front of the salon and sat him in the chair next to her. It wasn’t two minutes until she dropped her phone and bent over to get it. When she did the leather in the chair made an unpleasant sound. Brandon, my two year old, said in his loudest voice. “Ewwww Nini, you made a biiiiig stinky!” She turned ten shades of red, the nail techs chuckled and I said a quick thank you prayer to God!.