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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Out of the Mouths of Babes!

Had a funny Mom Moment last week that made me SO appreciate my girls' youth.

When I look at my two daughters, every day they seem closer to young women than the babies I brought home from the hospital 12 and 10 years ago. I have to smile and treasure those moments when they still seem little... and blissfully naive about the world.

That was last week when LittleD, BabyD and I were running around town, doing our weekend stuff. We topped to get something to eat and the girls were acting royally silly and goofing off. While we were laughing, I declared to the lady at the counter, "These aren't my kids--they belong to my husband."

To which BabyD says, "How can we NOT be your kids? You're married to Daddy. If he didn't have a wife, how could he have kids?"

I said (trying really, really hard not to laugh), "Hmmm... I suppose you're right."

"Duh, Mom," she said, shaking her head.

I had to quickly shush LittleD, who was about to set her sister straight. Why ruin the innocence? BabyD's in fifth grade, and just a couple months from That Health Class Topic that will change everything.

I like watching them grow, but it makes me sad to see those days of innocence pass away. Until then, I'll enjoy what I can!

I was also blessed with a blogging award last week:

Thanks to Shannon over at Augmented Gem for the honor.

These are the rules attached to The Versatile Blogger:
1. Accept the award. Post it on your blog with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass it along to 15 blogs you've recently discovered.
4. Contact those blog owners and let them know they've been chosen.
Here are 7 things about me (wow! this is harder than it looks!):
1. Clutter drives me nuts... especially in my kitchen. (I'm nearing insanity right now!)
2. I am a Girl Scout leader. It's such a great organization. I'm thankful I can have an impact on my troop of girls and--hopefully--teach them leadership skills that will be life-long. I also get to have all sorts of adventures, like skiing, snow tubing, and rock climbing. If you need cookies, I can hook you up!
3. I could easily be a hypocondriac, but I'm too logical to allow that to happen. So, it translates as being a germ-o-phobe.
4. I almost majored in architecture in college. I opted out, because I didn't want to spend my career remodeling kitchens. I had a "go big or go home" attitude back then.
5. My favorite pass time is junkin' at flea markets and rummage sales. I'm not too proud to buy other people's junk, er, treasures. It's all about the bargain.
6. I can't stand a weak handshake. Especially the "dead fish."
7. One of these days I'm going to take fiddle lessons, so I can play Under the Double Eagle like a pro.

Blogs I'm passing this award on to:
Wanna Buy a Duck


  1. Thank you to for the award. I'm honored that you would want to give it to me. I am doing a Blog Barn Party all week with giveaways, so I cannot blog this at all this week. I have the button and will put the questions up as soon as I can.
    Thank you.
    Have a great week.
    Everyday Ruralty

  2. why thank ya dear!!!!! i'm honored. and i'll have to check out all these other blogs too!!

  3. Thanks for the award! I have a few piling up, and I really need to get them all recognized. Now that the dust is settling on harvest, I hope I can get caught up with everything.

    Love your kids' ideas and perceptions of the world. At almost 6 & 8, I cringe whenever one of the million bubble bursting moments presents itself to our girls. I just pray it goes over their heads for as long as possible. Bear lost her first tooth today, and we didn't even know she had a loose one! I wish I had had my camera to capture her face, but we were at a funeral dinner, so......... No camera!


  4. Thank you so very much for passing along the Versatile Blogger to me!!! I'm so flattered and I truly appreciate it. Thank you for your interest in and support of me blog :)

  5. Thanks for stopping by and following! I am now following you :)

  6. thanks you, thank you!! versatile blogger! sweet!

  7. Mmmmm the mint cookies are the best! Cute story about young innocence. Joining you on the germ-o- and hater-of-clutter wagon. It was nice learning more about you. I am gonna check out your nominations. Have a great day!

  8. Hi! I’m stopping by from Meet Me Monday. I hope you’ll stop by soon!

  9. I am now following you thanks to Meet Me Monday blog hop, and it would be nice if you could share the love back on my blog;) Also don't forget, if you need any help increasing your blog's traffic or easy blog design tutorials, you know where to come!
    Today we have an amazing Retro-Modern Giveaway up our sleeves, so make sure you don't miss it! Happy Monday!

  10. You have two girls...boy oh boy...I have an 11 year old, and I'm thinking I liked her better when she was in diapers and keeping me up all night!
    Congrats on your award!

  11. I remember those days and occasionally still have one! Enjoy!

  12. Yes, my kids teach me little things everyday,lol.It sure getting harder and harder older they get. They call me on everything,lol.

    Thank you for stopping by and following. I am your new follower.

  13. congrats on the award! My kids are 8 and 10 and we just had 'the talk'...I think they are still confused...

    I am following your blog a little belatedly from the Meet Me Monday linky! Hope you get a chance to come and follow back.

    I have a great Green Holiday Giveaway event coming up November 7th through the 14th. A week of giveaways...I am up to about 10 or 12 so stop by and enter!