|My cheeks are getting fatter!|
|But I still drowned in NB clothes, look at those rolled up sleeves!|
On a family note. My mother came into town this week. We went to sacrament meeting today and then headed home. The car ride out was torture. I felt guilty about not going out to see Cheetah in the morning and miss both her morning feeds. I was grouchy with my Captain E because he was whining and when called on it put the blame on me. I did not like that GG refused to the warm clothes I'd tried to have her dress in. We were running late and my mom had stayed up all night trying to do grades. I really thought the day was going to be shot. But after sacrament meeting we came home. My mom made lunch for us and then I headed to the hospital. When I got back the kids were happy and my mom was slightly rested. We spent the afternoon playing Dance Dance Revolution and Wii sports. It was hilarious. My two year old was singing "Right about now, the funk soul brother, check it out now, the funk soul brother..." There are not words to describe how funny it is to hear those words leave the mouth of a two year old. Captain E was being a total gentlemen. So polite and sweet and a great big brother, pulling the girls into games, telling them good job, and good try, being really supportive and kind. The kind of big brother I always imagined I wanted, the kind all my friends with older brothers told me didn't exist. Then after putting the kids to be I spent a little extra time in the girls room singing some songs. I'd sing a song, and then Gigi would sing a song back to me that she'd made up. Her first was called Veterinarian and was sung loosely to the tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb. It went....
There was a horse who broke his leg. He came to me and I put it in a sling. Then I told him to take a nap and gave him some medicine. Then a panda came in the door, it had a cold and I gave him some soup. I'm the best animal doctor ever. I listen to their hearts and I make them feel all better.
I then sung her Away in a Manger (FYI so excited I can start listening to Christmas music soon) and she sung the song Extinction to me. It went....
I see a T-rex eating meat. The meat is another dinosaur, oh wait it is another t-rex. A triceratops sees him and he runs away. He doesn't want to be the meat of the day. The volcano starts to explode, my mom says it is called uption. All the ash is in the air and the lava on the ground. He's going to be extinct he won't be around.
There are times like this morning when I would argue that being a mom is seriously one of the worst jobs in the world. I mean you want to talk about stuff that can just wear you down mentally and emotionally, sometimes I swear the kids are in cahoots with the ice cream manufactures. Driving me to chocolate with their ridiculousness and then there are lots of moments, even in the same day where being a mom tops any job on the planet. Today started out like an "I need an ice cream pronto day" and ended with me being able to look at every one of my children and thank heavenly father for bringing them into my life because they fill me with so much joy.