Category Archive for 'Brags'

You just can’t teach that…

The kids and I went shopping for school supplies on Tuesday. They were over-tired to begin with, as I had just picked them up from a 3-day stay with their aunt and uncle where bedtimes were much later than normal. Logan, especially, was whiny, as he tends to be when he hasn’t gotten enough sleep. […]

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Mom brag

Tonight was my daughters’ Middle School Spring Concert. All the hours of hard work, practice and driving everyone crazy at times this year paid off for Andrea. Out of all the 6th-8th graders, my 6th grader was awarded the single “Most Improved” certificate for the band at the end of the night. I’m so proud […]

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Kid brag: My musicians

This weekend the girls had their Middle School Music Contest. I am bursting with pride over how far they have come since they started playing their instruments last year. Andie was assigned a piece that high school students usually play, and although she ran out of air during a lot of the performance due to […]

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Yesterday I ran to town for awhile for a doctor’s appointment and groceries. I left the kids at home figuring they’d be much more entertained there. When I got home, the girls had * vacuumed * dusted * mopped * done all the laundry * emptied the dishwasher and put all the dirty dishes in […]

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Spring concert

Logan and I arrived early at the K-5 spring concert yesterday afternoon, a rarity for me, who is always running 5 minutes behind. We stood in the doorway looking for the kids’ grandma. She found us before we even saw her. “I was looking for you in the bleachers,” she told me. I gave her […]

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Poetry

Andie (age 10) wrote this poem a few days ago about her twin sister, Rachel. Rachel She is friendly and caring trusting and daring. Her heart is sweet and made to be always there to comfort me. In the dark or in the night she’s always there to make me bright She is my twin […]

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I did it!

I’m so proud of myself. I drove over 2400 miles alone with my four kids last month to visit my parents, aunts, uncles and cousins, all without anyone losing any limbs or vital organs. I only lost my patience a few times — the incessant squabbling, whining and air-hitting took its toll, as did the […]

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A poem

I’m proud to say that I think we have a budding writer in the family. Rachel writes poems and songs, both of which illustrate her grasp and use of language. (Of course, I’m not at all biased or anything.) The following is a poem that she wrote for me last year, at age 8.   […]

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