Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Is She Random or Common?

I sat my alarm clock for 4:00 in the morning with the hopes of seeing a fairytale wedding!  Through sleepy eyes, I was able to stay awake long enough to walk Kate down the aisle to one of my favorite anthems, I Was Glad!  Even hummed along to the alto part!  Needing to go to work in just a few short hours, I gave up!  Both girls were a little disappointed I didn't get them up for the festivities but during breakfast we were able to see the new couple appear on the balcony.  Merritt glanced up from her waffle to reply, "That random girl only loves him because he's a prince!"  I'm guessing she heard so much coverage of Kate being a commoner and chose her own vocabulary to describe the situation!  She may be random/common but she's beautiful and handled the day with such grace!  Reminded me of another random woman, an American actress who became royal many years ago! 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Hey Jude, I love you!

Allergies and sleepless nights have left me feeling and looking haggard and reaching for more Diet Cokes than I had hoped!  As I finished up my lunch and headed back to class, I brought along my half empty Diet Coke can.  As I entered the kindergarten classroom, my favorite little boy said, "Mrs. Hughes, can you drink Diet?"  Not sure what he was alluding too, I asked, "What do you mean?"  A little worried about his response, thinking that I wasn't supposed to have a canned drink in the classroom, Sweet Jude replied, " I can't drink Diet because I am too young!"  He went on to say, "Aren't you too young?"  Whatever you say, Sweet Jude and I think I just received the compliment of a lifetime because I am certain I am older than your Mother!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Too Excited To Sleep

The girls had a hard time going to sleep tonight as they anticipated what might be in their baskets in the morning!  I overheard Merritt tell Morgan to hurry and go to sleep so Santa could tell the Easter Bunny to visit our house! Wonder if the Tooth Fairy came along for the ride?

Back Pack Treasures

I always find special school work in Merritt or Morgan's backpacks when I am desperate for a smile!  Today was no different.  After a rather difficult day with Merritt yesterday, I was pleased to find this treasure!  Assignment was to write about what she can do on a rainy day!  She chose to "play with my sister Morgan." and "paint with my Mom."  Notice the canvas on the easel in the picture on the right!  Not only am I glad I am passing along a love of the canvas, I am thrilled she wants to do it with me!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

How Could I Ever Forget You?

Over the last 2 weeks, our household has seen a major change....Momma has gone back to work!  It all happened quickly after I saw a job posting at the Elementary school where I have been substitute teaching.  I am now a child specific aide working with a kindergartner!  Great fun but great changes!

During dinner the night before my first day, Merritt seriously asked me, "Momma, will you remember me tomorrow!"  As my heart began to break, I quickly reassured her that of course I would remember her!  Merritt quickly replied, "What about next week, will you remember me then?" Still quick to answer I said, "Merritt, of course, I will remember you next week!"  Still experiencing a breaking heart, I wondered how in the world can I get out of this job commitment!  Merritt then asked, "What about next month, will you remember me then?"  Determined we were headed to therapy, I replied, "Yes, yes, I will remember you next month!"  She quickly replied, "Well, what about next year?"  "Merritt, I will remember you as long as I am on this earth!" I replied as my heart completely broke, wishing Scott were home to pick up the pieces!

Merritt then said, "Knock, knock!"  Glad we were on to a new subject I happily replied, "Who's there!"  With a devilish grin on her face, Merritt replied, "See, you already forgot me!"

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Kindergarten Haiku

Merritt wrote this yesterday in class:

Fun, playful
Sharing, pretending, loving
Always beside me everywhere

So sweet!  I guess she really does listen to me!  When they are arguing I tell them to take a good look at one another because family is all we have in this world worth anything and they will be together for the rest of their lives so start getting along!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

So Happy Together

Morgan turned to me today and said, "You know, Max sure has become part of our family!" Yes, he has, I thought as I wiped the allergy induced tear from my eye! What fun we have already had with him and what hopes we have of many more fun times! Later in the day, Merritt asked, "Why did we get Max?" I quickly replied, "Because you and Morgan have always wanted a dog!" "Oh yeah!" she said. What I wanted to say was deeper than that. But I think they already know the answer! Because your mother loves you so much that she happily takes her allergy medicine now and readily has eye drops or inhaler on hand so you can make all your colored pictures come to life. All those doodles of sweet girls walking a dog or playing frisbee are now our reality! All the "if I had $50 dollars, I would buy a dog" stories are now your reality! And for the record, I rock Max to sleep each night just like I did both my girls. He has found a special spot in my heart! Maybe my allergies are worse or maybe the pollen count is high! Who knows for sure! All I know is, yes, Max has become a part of our family!