Kids ask the strangest questions

I don’t know about your kids, but my kids ask the strangest questions and the most random times.

I have no earthly clue how parents can handle this stuff without Google and their ever present smart phones.

The other day, the boys and I were curled up in bed hiding from the cold.  They were watching some vile cartoon show and I was reading a book while being smothered at the bottom of the dog pile.

During a commercial break, Watty (my fourth grade boy) poked me to get my attention and then asked me [Read more…]

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My Kids Make Me Laugh – Turkey(s)

My kids make me laugh every single day (when I take time to appreciate them).

I’m convinced that these kind of silly conversations are taking place in YOUR house every day (just like mine.)  But I had to learn to listen for them.

I can promise you – my kids did not walk up and say

Mommy, grab a pencil and paper – we have something funny for your blog.

That would be too easy.

Instead, the little treasures happen at the most inopportune moments. I HAVE to have an ear open for them at all times. (and sadly, there’s no telling how many stories i’ve missed by being too busy or too distracted.)

And that’s the key… [Read more…]

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Hallelujah Hawaii (My Kids Make Me Laugh)

My Kids Make Me Laugh @thishappymom.comMy kids make me laugh, and they’ll make you laugh too. Hallelujah Hawaii HaHa Story. Just wait… it’s worth it.

We were driving this past weekend, headed home.  Looking at the sky, it was dark and stormy ahead of us. Big, black, billowing clouds filled the horizon. There were flecks of lightning, gusts of wind, and the ominous rolls of thunder. It was pretty clear we were headed into a “frog strangler” of a downpour. (That’s southern for lots of rain in a hurry).

After last year’s drought, rain is kind of a big deal to my kids. Every time it rains, they ask me if it’s a hurricane, a flood, or a tornado. Their conversation just cracked me up, and they weren’t even trying to be funny.

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