Monday, June 21, 2010

The Tooth Fairy Was Here

Sarah lost her first tooth this weekend. We took the kiddos camping and while eating corn on the cob, she said "I can't eat this, it hurts my loose tooth." I asked if she wanted me to just pull it so she could eat and she said "Sure."

That's her new word. Sure. "Do you want more to eat?" "Sure." "Do you want to go somewhere?" "Sure." What is it about that word?

Anyway, I digress. She just let me pull that sucker right out of there and never missed a beat. She danced around the campsite then finished the corn on the cob. The tooth fairy came and she spent her money on a swimming baby she has had her eye on and all is well with the world. Except that I am a little sad that her first tooth is gone and she hasn't even started school yet. When she went to bed that night she said "Aren't you so glad I lost my tooth?" So I replied, "Sure."

Monday, June 14, 2010


It's summertime and the living is easy.

Um, not so much. I would like to think in the summertime the living is easy, but while things do slow down, it still isn't easy. We have wrapped up another baseball season and I have convinced the girls gymnastics is over until school starts. Big Daddy is wanting Ty to play on a travel baseball team and while that sounds fun, taking the camper and boat with us and making a fun weekend of it, still it is more baseball. Don't get me wrong, I love watching my kids doing the activities they enjoy. I just would like to take the summer off, spend time at the park or playing in the yard. Kevin thinks that not allowing Ty to play on the travel team is us being lazy. I think kids are too involved in extra things already. Really, what is wrong with just enjoying the summer? I wasn't involved in everything coming and going as a child and I have great memories of summer vacation. Am I alone in this? I think 'mom guilt' is a killer. I don't want to keep him from doing something he loves to do but I also think when I am worn down from having too much to do, the kids must be too. I also don't want our entire summer to be spent on the road. I am not sure at this point what decision we will come to, but in the mean time, I will dream of summer spent on the porch with a glass of iced tea watching the kids run through a sprinkler in the yard. And maybe one day the living will be easy!