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why we have children

driving home, in the valley

When I got home from exercising last night, I was met at the door by Mary :

Mary : Do you go to the Arena Club to lose weight?

Me (weighing my words carefully, wanting so much to protect them as long as I can from every body conscious thought ) : Well….I go there to exercise.

Mary : Oh. Because boy! Do you ever look skinnier! 

And that, my friends, is why I have children.

Did I ever tell you that Mary is my favorite child?

(Emma, if you're reading this, I'm JUST KIDDING.)

In light of THAT good news, here's some other goodness from around the web…

 Kristen Chase interviewed me about homeschooling on The Pioneer Woman

 Scratch Baking Co.'s Baker's Notes Issue No. 1 : bagels!! my weakness.

 Miss Moss : Farm Fashion ( via amanda ) : I want to look this good chopping wood. (cue my husband's laughter)

 Soulful Mothering with Tara Thayer : I'd like to carry these words around in my pocket

 Dandelion gone to seed : the anticipation makes you hold your breath 

 morning light : I favorite all her kitchen pictures

 These shoes, in green.

✽  Grapegruit Sangria (do you have a good recipe for red or white? Share?!)

The weather is sticky here again. The three H's of summer : hazy, hot and humid. Once the baby wakes up, we're headed to the pool! Happy Wednesday, friends!

driving home, in the valley

When I got home from exercising last night, I was met at the door by Mary :

Mary : Do you go to the Arena Club to lose weight?

Me (weighing my words carefully, wanting so much to protect them as long as I can from every body conscious thought ) : Well….I go there to exercise.

Mary : Oh. Because boy! Do you ever look skinnier! 

And that, my friends, is why I have children.

Did I ever tell you that Mary is my favorite child?

(Emma, if you're reading this, I'm JUST KIDDING.)

In light of THAT good news, here's some other goodness from around the web…

 Kristen Chase interviewed me about homeschooling on The Pioneer Woman

 Scratch Baking Co.'s Baker's Notes Issue No. 1 : bagels!! my weakness.

 Miss Moss : Farm Fashion ( via amanda ) : I want to look this good chopping wood. (cue my husband's laughter)

 Soulful Mothering with Tara Thayer : I'd like to carry these words around in my pocket

 Dandelion gone to seed : the anticipation makes you hold your breath 

 morning light : I favorite all her kitchen pictures

 These shoes, in green.

✽  Grapegruit Sangria (do you have a good recipe for red or white? Share?!)

The weather is sticky here again. The three H's of summer : hazy, hot and humid. Once the baby wakes up, we're headed to the pool! Happy Wednesday, friends!

14 comments on “why we have children”

  1. Tara’s words over at Amanda’s are amazing … I haven’t been able to get them out of my head. Carrying them in a pocket is a good idea! 🙂

    Mary’s comment is so cute and sweet! And it’s reassuring to know they love us no matter what we look like, anyway.

  2. Yes. Thanks for sharing Tara. I ate her words for breakfast and I am fully sated. I will not be wholly satisfied, however, until I see those green shoes you mention. The pic seems to be of a kitchen.

  3. I have a favorite child, too. (just kidding other children) He’s the one who, at age 3, seeing me in my swimsuit said, “I like how you look in that.” His sisters will have a hard time coming up with a better compliment, ever.

  4. thanks for the great links… now I just need to learn how to tie one of those upside down bandanas for my hair while I’m sweating my butt off in the garden!

  5. I had a similar thing happen to me as I came downstairs from getting ready for a friend’s bachelorette party. I didn’t feel like I had anything to wear that didn’t say “mom” or “teacher”, my hair should have been cut weeks ago, the bra I needed to wear was a little too small because I am nursing my three month old, and I was feeling less than attractive. My four year old looked at me and said, “Mommy, you look fancy!” She made my night.

  6. shoes shoes shoes, i want to see the green shoes! 🙂

    and oh precious goodness….children say the sweetest things.

    (mine on the other hand told me ages ago, eldest when she was 3ish, as i was pulling two behind me in the bike burly, uphill mind you ‘momma! you’ve got a big butt!”) i can only assume she meant it as a compliment since we were always saying things like, “oh! you’re growing so big!” “look how big you are!” ect…ect….OR you can consider me an optimist to the ‘greatest’ degree 😉

  7. oh I’m so glad I found your blog via soulemama! I love it! I love the things my kids say like when I’d just had a baby and my edlest who is 4 told me my undies were too small for me! she makes me laugh:)

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