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Candy, Chocolate and Lollipops!

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I woke up at 5:15 this morning. (My apologies for any incoherencies-ness in this post.  I’m ti-ard.)  Correction, I was awakened this morning at 5:15.  I endeavored for over an hour, trying to get my little guy to fall back asleep.  As his cries started to fade, I heard my daughter’s voice in his room, “Good morning, Brother!” I was extremely frustrated- but only for a moment because I realized I had a choice: hold onto the story all day of how miserably tired I was or just do my best and show up for today.

My husband remarked at how chipper I was considering how little sleep we had. It is days like these that I’m thankful he doesn’t remember dates.  This morning as I started the daily grind with the littles, I remembered that not only is it my very favorite four year old’s (my bff’s daughter) birthday but it’s also the anniversary of my husband’s mother’s passing.  I never met her but I miss her so much.  I know she would have been a wonderful grandmother to our children.  I know she would have done anything to have another day with her children, even if that day started at 5:15am.  Today, this month, I’m going to celebrate the gift I have, another day, another month with my (early-rising, spirited…) munchkins.

You all know how much I love to mark things off of a to do list and the feeling of being productive. However, I know that sometimes it overwhelms my life. As much as I love being a mom, it is a daily challenge to keep it together (especially when I’m not getting the sleep I’d like).  A few years ago, I created my ultimate mom to do list.  It consists of one question:  “did I laugh with my child(ren) today?”  I haven’t found anything else to be more important than this in my life- or anything so challenging.  This job is hard but there’s so much I can let go of and so many more opportunities to get down and have a ball with my little crazies.

How can I not laugh?  This morning my newly potty trained daughter leaned into the toilet to sniff her prized poop-a-doops and exclaimed “it smells like candy… and chocolate and lollipops!”

Wishing you all a fun-filled month with laughter, candy, chocolate and lollipops!

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The Best Medicine

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Laughter is the corrective force which prevents us from becoming cranks.  ~Henri Bergson


This month was fun. Of course, it’s easy to laugh at silly websites, hilarious movies and such. The real challenge was the many times this month that I felt as if I were faced with a choice to engage in the same old patterns (like nagging, being critical, etc.) or I could have fun, let go, enjoy life, and embrace the laughter.   It’s so simple, and it’s a choice I’d like to make more often.  Thanks for laughing with me this month.

LOLs in April: lost count!  ha!

Favorite laughs:  laughing in response to my daughter’s giggles (usually from tickling her)

Ha! It’s Working!

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I have been filling up the last few days with lots of laughter! America’s Funniest Home Videos, Fail Blog (Thanks, Becca!) and Ellen’s “What’s Wrong with These Photos? Photos have started the giggles.

But truly, and this won’t surprise you, I’m sure, the best laughs have been with the funny people in my life.

LOLs (since my last post): 8+

Fooling Around in April

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I’ve thought a lot about what I need most in my life this month and I came to the conclusion that I need to lighten up (and I’m not the only one who thinks so…).   I’m hoping that filling my month of April with as much laughter as possible might be the solution.
I went on a walk this morning and thought I’d kick off April 1st with a “Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me” podcast.  About halfway through my walk, I realized how much I was focusing on negative things (crazy drivers, Dudley pulling/marking, the sleep I didn’t get, etc.).  I think that having more fun is exactly what I need to do.

Today’s stats:
LOL moments: 0