Wednesday, September 3, 2008

More parenting tips for you all

My friend Dalana went and had herself another baby. (She did have a little help in the matter) So, today I went and met my new friend Cole. Super cute! He loved me too. I meant to only stay a few minutes, knowing how it feels to just have a baby. You need to use the bathroom a lot, you're not very comfortable, you need to nurse, and let's not forget all the "visits" you get from those nurses, massaging your uterus. Anyway, my few minutes turned into about an hour. Rude, I know. But, I just couldn't help myself.
Howie was pretty into the little tyke also. He kept wanting me to show him pictures of him when he was a baby. Then he asked me to show him pictures of me making him a baby....... Don't worry....I didn't. As if I would even know which ones are the ones when he came about anyway. Come on, who keeps track of those sorts of things.
But, I did come across this beauty. It shows just what a great mom I am. It was Calvin's 6th birthday. We have a tradition of breakfast in bed for your birthday. One of many traditions I try to keep up with that I enjoyed as a child.

You can clearly see the amount of time and effort that went into this special birthday breakfast. For those of you who are having a hard time with the clarity, I will give you a run down of what is on the menu. 1. A bowl of Lucky Charms. (Note the amount of marshmallows, this lets me know it must have been a fresh box). 2. A plastic cup of water to drink. (Calvin hates milk) 3. Three Andes mints. (A favorite of mine and anyone else who patrons the Olive Garden).

If I were my own mom and dad, there would have also been bacon, eggs, and a wide assortment of juices to drink. PLUS, the cereal would have included a prize that would have been resting on my tray for only me to enjoy. So I know I keep saying this, but I REALLY need to get started on that parenting book!!


Memzy said...

Get that crackin! I have one to add to your book:

When your kids ask you play a game on the computer with them, fake like you aren't feeling well and tell them maybe another time.


Even though you celebrated your kids birthday early because you were going to be flying to a very special family reunion, forget to say happy REAL birthday to him on his ACTUAL birthday.

Jeni said...

Mints? Mints? I never get mints for my birthday...Lucky kids!

ajesplin said...

Was it tap water? That's a special treat. Because if you don't like milk, tap water's the next best thing.

Congrats to Dalana! Cute baby.

Landeelu said...

He will either remember that breakfast as an amazingly special day when his Mommy thought of him... or it will scar him for life.

Time will tell.

Hey, if your kid ever has to get stitches or anything else totally painful, take pictures. Especially when he's crying.

Cristin said...

Hey Landee those were awesome pictures, my kids said so.

Amy, I can hardly wait for your book to come out!

Erin Beck said...

Tell delana or Dylana or dilyna Erin says congrats...At least you remember your kids birthdays. My kids are lucky if I have some ,ilk that hasnt been expired for more then 3 days...Kids are so demanding geeze and we will never be able to top the parents. I remember getting to pick my own box of cereal and eating it while you all watch with envy..aww those were the days

sarastrasser said...

I do like the Olive Garden so I am a big fan of the mints. The real gift is that since he ate mints for breakfast, he doesn't have to brush his teeth.

Markie23 said...

One year Cherie gave her daughter Colleen a bowl full of JUST marshmallows from the Lucky Charms box.
Maybe she can be a contributor to your parenting book.

Vegas Family said...

Lucky Charms trumps bacon and eggs in my book.

Emily said...

I think the mints were an awesome touch. I would totally buy your parenting book.

Congrats to Delana and Mark. Cute baby!

charlie said...

The point of breakfast in bed is not having to get out of bed. What is on the menu is less important. Although cereal with that much milk in it has serious risk of spilling on that rickety tray. Really, who wants to be covered in gray milk on their birthday?

Amanda said...

Glad you posted about her baby. I've been waiting for Mark to send out photos or post, but he hasn't yet.
Love your parenting tips!

anissa ferguson said... will never achieve true parenting sucess until you call the Meridian Police Dept. on your almost 13 year old for "abusing " the 6 and 7 year olds. It is very reforming and results can be life altering...even 6 months later.

Amy Thurston said...

I have never admired anyone more!