“I don’t mind having a little bit of flab. I fit right in with everyone else my age.” 😋 ~M
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We went to the zoo today, and my 9 yr old daughter pointed over at the buffalo and said, “Well, there’s what makes our sauce!”
It didn’t register with me at first what she had actually said. Then when I realized what she meant, I couldn’t stop laughing. She always succeeds in making me laugh. Lol…
Thank you my sweet Auti for always being you. I think one of the reasons God gave me you was because he knew I needed to laugh more. You bring a rainbow of color wherever you go and the sun never stops shining when you’re around.
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At the dinner table, the question of the day was…
If you happened along a creepy tunnel, and you saw a light at the end of it, would you venture in further to investigate where the light was coming from?
Both of my girls said, that they would investigate the light, and I said I’d turn around and go back the way in which I came. Brianna thought that was unwise, and said the place I came from was probably worse. I said, “Well, I came from that place and survived, so it must not have been that bad.” And yet she insisted that going towards the light in the creepy tunnel was still the better option. Then at the last minute she added this… “Well mom, you’re forgetting… we all initially came from a creepy tunnel.” I couldn’t help but bust out laughing. The joke was totally lost on little Auti. Thank goodness for that!
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I was having a conversation with my 15 yr. old daughter, about how everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses. We came to the conclusion, that we must accept the simple fact, that we can’t possibly do everything.
My daughter had to add this…
Brianna – “Hey mom, even Jesus can’t do everything…”
Me – “What do you mean sweetie?”
Brianna – Well, he can’t sin!”
Me – “Oh, good point!” Lol…
A conversation with my 15 yr. old daughter, who had just returned from the next door neighbor’s house.
Brianna – “My friend Jenny sure is turning into a teenager.”
Me – “Oh really? Why do you say that?”
Brianna – “Oh, you know… she’s just growing up and acting like the typical kind.”
Me – “Well, you are fifteen yourself… do you think you act like the typical teenager?
Brianna – “Who me? No, not really… what do you think?”
Me – “Oh Absolutely not! Lol….”
Brianna – “What about you mom? Do you see yourself as a fully grown woman?”
Me – “No, not at all… What do you think?”
Brianna – “Oh mom… not in a million years!” As she laughs uncontrollably.
Guess even my children can tell that I refuse to grow up. And she’s taking after me! Lol…. ~M 😉
~Autumn Cook (Age 8)
*Which she proudly proclaimed while saying goodnight, with kisses and bear hugs to boot! I just hope the teen years go this well! Lol… 😉
And yes, that’s really her in the photo.
I am the oldest of three and grew up with a sister who is seven years younger than me. I can still remember the very first time our mother served my sister a chicken leg for dinner. She was probably about four years old, and she looked up at our mother, with her innocent baby blue eyes, and in her teeny tiny voice she said,
Everyone promptly burst out laughing and it’s been something which none of us have ever forgotten. I really wish I would have written down more of the things my own girls have said over the years. There were a ton of funny things, but sadly I can’t remember the majority of them anymore.
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Been feeling like something is off with my bladder. I have a very sensitive one, and caffeine, spicy, or citrus type foods, can sometimes cause me to feel awful.
So this morning, after a few days of discomfort, I told my husband I still wasn’t feeling well. In his joking way, he said, “You gonna go see your, what ya call him? Poopiologist?”
I raised an eyebrow and said, “You mean my Urologist?” Shaking my head and rolling my eyes at him, he says, “Oh yeah, that’s the one!”
Not to embarrass him, but I often wonder where he comes up with these things. He knew it wasn’t the right word, but where Poopiologist came from, I have no idea! Lol…
And besides that, it’s not the pooping I’m having a problem with! At least we both had a good laugh over it.
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A few weeks ago an embarrassing thing happened. My 15 yr old daughter asked me to show her how to upload pictures to Twitter. So being the nice mom that I am, I, of course, said yes, and promptly went to grab my phone to show her how to do it.
Unfortunately, I failed to remember that a few hours earlier, I had sent my husband a rather naughty photo of myself, and so when I went to show my daughter how to upload pictures to Twitter from my photo album, that naughty photo was on full display.
As soon as I realized it, I quickly pulled the phone away from her view and tried my best to act as unflustered as I could. She, of course, looked down at the floor, face bright red, trying so hard not to laugh hysterically. When she finally looked up at me a minute later, she said, “Well mom, at least it wasn’t a naked picture of grandma! That would have been so much worse!”
Oh, I had to laugh at her response. Because of course, having naked pictures of grandma on my phone is a natural thing! Not!!!
Then my husband walks in, and says what’s going on? I whispered to him what had just happened, and then in a very loud voice, he says… “Oh, which one did she see?” I about died all over again, and my daughter, of course, started laughing hysterically. I tell you, it’s never a dull moment at our house. I’m going to go hang my head in shame now. Lol….
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This just popped up on my Facebook page a few days ago. It’s a memory from three years ago. I still remember this like it was yesterday. Still makes me laugh!
March 9, 2014 –
Well, my day was full of a few laughs… Hubby thought he was bleeding to death from a giant hole on the bottom of his foot, when he realized in actuality, that it was only a smashed chocolate chip which he had somehow stepped on.
Then, our daughter Autumn came home from church with a smiley faced toy they had given her. She took one look at it and said… “This thing doesn’t even have a nose on its face… idiots!” I guess the manufacturer of that particular toy, just cannot impress this 5 yr old one bit! Now I’m off to bed, goodnight all! ~M
*An actual question posed by one of my daughters. Lol….
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Continuation of: Tales of the Dark Side – (Part 1, Childhood Pranks)
For the remainder of the day, I sat in my cramped bedroom; starring at the ugly whitewashed walls. I was still furious because of the coke spitting incident; and my mother always seemed to take my brother’s side, since he was the youngest. I knew, however, that my brother was not such an innocent darling; regardless of what my mother thought.
Admittedly, I wasn’t the most virtuous child either. Yet now, as a teenager, I felt I had the right to express myself; and l knew I couldn’t just let my brother get away with ruining my expensive jacket. I had to take matters into my own hands. The thing was, I had no idea what I could do to repay my brother for his cruel assault on my jacket.
My mother watched me like a hawk, and she swooped down at every opportunity, to steal away my advantage; which is why I knew I had to be extremely sneaky when planning my retribution. A few days passed, and my brother continued to repeat his same old shenanigans. One night, I even caught him drinking an entire bottle of Hershey’s syrup. Of course, it did no good to tattle on him, mom would never believe her precious son would do such a thing; and even if she suspected such things, she disregarded the idea as nonsense.
I mostly just stayed locked away in my room. Knowing full-well that anything I said, could quite possibly be used against me. One afternoon, though, my mother was out once again. It was just my brother, sister, and me. As I was making lunch for the three of us, I noticed a brown bag in the refrigerator and wondered what was inside. After further inspection, I realized it was a urine sample, my mother was supposed to take to her doctor appointment the very next day. I also noticed that the urine was in an old maraschino cherry jar, and suddenly a very naughty idea came to my mind.
As I was contemplating my next move, my little sister skipped into the kitchen, and I couldn’t help but divulge to her what I was about to do. Taking the jar of urine out of the bag, I left it on one of the shelves in the refrigerator and then proceeded to call my brother into the kitchen. He came running in, all smiles, wondering what I wanted. I said, “Hey David, there’s an empty jar of maraschino cherries in there, but the leftover juice from the cherries is still in the jar, and I give you permission to drink it.”
Happily, my brother went to the fridge and helped himself. Putting the jar to his mouth, he proceeded to take a big gulp of what he thought was cherry juice. The reaction was almost instantaneous, as he quickly realized whatever was in that jar, was not cherry juice. My sister and I started laughing uncontrollably, as my brother demanded to know what was in that jar. I could barely speak I was laughing so hard, and boy was he furious when he found out what I had tricked him into drinking.
The funny thing is, our mother came home later that evening, nobody, not even my brother dared to tell her what had happened. I think my brother was too embarrassed by what he had done, and my sister and I knew of course what mom would do to us if she ever found out. Let’s just say, my brother wasn’t so eager to steal food out of the fridge anymore, and he has never forgotten that horrible prank I pulled on him. But we’re even now, and that’s all that matters.
The Daily Post prompt – Not Lemonade
I tried to get the sweetest picture of my hubby sleeping today. He was hugging the pillows like a teddy bear, 🐻 and had the most angelic 😇 look upon his face. So I crept up close to him, as close as I could get, and was just about to snap a picture, when suddenly he opened his eyes, and shifted his position.
I said…. “Why did you have to move!?! I was about to capture the cutest picture of you ever!” His sleepy reply…. “I sensed imminent danger….”
So this is the only picture I could get, after he glared at me and shoved a pillow over his face. Sheesh! And all I wanted to do was capture his sweet handsome face! So ungrateful! Lol…. 😜
Well today should be considered one of the worst days I’ve had so far this year, and yet I sort of just feel like laughing right now. And yet earlier in the week, when I couldn’t have had a better day (that’s just how amazing it was), all I wanted to do was cry.
I am really starting to question my sanity at this point. I have to say though, if what I faced today is really one of the worst days I could have, than I really should be counting my blessings. So many people are facing much worse issues than I am. I guess it all just comes down to perspective. We can either let that bad day get to us, or we can say to ourselves, “It could have been much worse, time to move on…”
So I’ve decided to let the burdens of this day, sort of run off my back. Yes, they are still here, but I’m choosing to carry them lightly; sort of like you carry a dirty, stinky old sock. Tomorrow is a new day and hopefully it will be a whole lot better. I’m choosing to be positive about the things which I cannot change about today. Hope you are too!
Much love, ~M xoxo