Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Simple things

Any one that knows our family is always stating that we should have our own show.  Personally I don’t think our life is as interesting or hilarious as it may seem to others.  But at least once a day we reminiscing about something one of us did and how hilarious it was.  What amazes most is what the kids remember or what the favorite memory is.  It’s not the big fancy vacations or the days where we spend tons of money on who know what?  All if my kid’s favorite memory is MOVIE NIGHT. And I am not talking about going out to the movies either.  Our movie night consist of pizza or chicken wings, bowl of popcorn and 1-2 family friendly movies.  We have a set standard; we do this every Friday night. Maybe it’s the constancy, maybe its just being together.  Whatever it is, it has become the most memorable event!


Lesson Learned:

Sometimes the SIMPLE things are much more important than the expensive ones!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Special Ones

Children can teach us so much, if we just take the time to listen and observe.  My husband and I have always considered our children special and we always felt that we have been blessed by those from up above.  I never knew how special until DS2 changed my view on being kind to others with one simple conversation.


One day while discussing with my sons, who would we invite to their birthday party.  DS2 made it a point to say:  I want to invite Damien.  I said Ok.  DS2 kept insisting I want to invite Damien first before we give the invitations to anyone else.  Why, I asked. DS2  looked at me and said:

Mom, everybody teases and picks on him all the time.  I want to invite him first, so that everyone will know that I think he is cool!  Then everybody will know that he was the first picked.


Lesson Learned:

It is way cooler to go against the crowd, and then flow with it.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Our Family

It was not until half my kids were done with high school that I realized that I have learned so many invaluable lessons over years raising them. Unexpected gifts of knowledge are how I like to think of them.  Years of reflection and touch your heart moments, have lead me to want to share my exceptional family (at least in my eyes) with the world.  Besides we can all use a little lesson every now and then. So let’s begin with a brief introduction of my crazy amazing family.

DH – of course Darling Husband or in some cases Daring Husband.  Either one works, this is the rock , the strength and the one who teaches my son’s the MAN law.

DD1 – 22 year old daughter who has moved out of the parents’ house (but into grandmas) and trying to make it as a successful TBD.  Out in the world working but on a break from school.

DD2 – 20 year old daughter who has also moved out but also in grandma’s house.  Succeeding everyday by holding down a Fulltime job, school and just being a 20 year old!

DD3 – 17 year old daughter recent high school graduate encountering the new world of college, work and still trying to remain a kid.

DS1- 9 year old know everything Son

DS2- 8 year old I want to be a policeman Son, and self-appointed rule enforcer

DS3 -7 year old son who wants to be everything and anything but will always be the baby!

Yes, that is one husband and 6 kids.  And to answer your question, I birthed every single one of the kids, not the husband.  So sit back, grab a cup of coffee, check in every day.  Join us on this journey of What I learned from my kids!