“W” is for Wedgie!

According to my darling nephew, the letter “w” is for wedgie. No watermelon, wiggles or Wednesday–just wedgies. There is no designated time for “w’s” to occur. They may happen unannounced on any day of the week and wherever young exuberant boys are present. This is not to say that my niece–and other girls–do not participate in giving “w’s.” They just lack the bountiful zeal their male counterparts express when giving them. I don’t have to worry, though. The little munchkins don’t scare me. I just have to watch my back a little more :-).

This Friday Moment

this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment you want to pause, savor and remember.

“This Moment” is a ritual I found on Life inspired by the Wee Man adopted from SouleMama.
Here’s my moment-

Be sure to leave a link to your moment below in the comment section!

This Friday Moment

A Friday ritual. A photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment you want to pause, savour and remember.

“This Moment” is a ritual found on Sarah-Jane‘s almostthere.biz and the Wee Man adopted from SouleMama which I then kidnapped from Raising Amelie

If you have a moment in time please leave your link in the comment section below so we can all have a peek.



This Friday Moment(s)

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. Photos – no words – capturing  moments from my week. Simple, special extraordinary moments ( I know, I know.  I’m a rebel.  Couldn’t pick just one this week!  Too many beautiful children in my life!)



Moments I want to pause, savor, remember.

This moment is a ritual I found on life inspired by the Wee Man adopted from SouleMama and shared by Sarah – Jane.

Check out their blogs…. They are very interesting and inspirational to read, and if you are moved too, please leave a link to your Moments in the comment box below :-)

Humor Me Monday

I decided to enact a weekly blog ritual of posting something funny a family member says (will most likely be the kids). Fortunately, I get to see my niece and nephew quite a bit during the school year (and they’re little) so there’s boundless material to swipe from them.  My children can be very witty but, because I am dealing with a teen and a tween, I have to be sensitive as to what I post.  Therefore, I will clear it with them before I blog about anything that comes out of their mouths.  Occasionally, the grown-ups crack me up so I’m including them when applicable (seniors have years of life experience and I’m happily shocked by some of their words).  Mondays are usually a drab day hence the necessary “Humor Me.”

This past week, a few cute incidents occurred involving my niece and nephew.  Aside from the Jedi training questions from a couple blogs ago (which were quite serious you know), others things made me laugh (or suppress laughs):

  • Christmas Eve, my nephew and I were discussing elves at the dinner table.  I told David and Emmie how I asked Santa (every year from the time I was a kid) for an elf.  The elf conversation quickly changed to a discussion about boyfriends and girlfriends (don’t ask how). My niece blurted out, “But I already know who I’m going to marry, Aaron!”  I explained to her that it was sweet since he was a nice boy (they’re in kindergarten) but she’d have to date him when she was old enough (college age, ha-ha). Then, I told her how she’d need to see if he treats her well like opening the car door for her, calls her when he says he will, makes sure he is kind, caring, and doesn’t tell lies etc.

Suddenly, my nephew turned to me and said, “Auntie, you can’t have a leprechaun for a boyfriend because they’re sneaky and they steal!”

“What?” I asked trying not to laugh.  He smirked at me and repeated his statement.  I assured him I would not and he seemed relieved.  Lol.

  • (Christmas evening.  My niece looked exhausted.  My mom asked her if she slept Christmas Eve.)

“Not at all,” Emmie replied.  “I heard Santa open the front door at midnight.  Then he put the magic, yellow dust on me and it makes me dizzy.  Then it stops and I still remember.”

“Remember what?” I asked.

“You know Auntie.  That I saw him.”

“He probably needs to use more dust for you then,” I said.

“Yeah, I guess so.  That’s why I’m so tired.  The dust didn’t work. I was up all night!”

(If you could have seen her convincing, little face and gestures as she explained it, even better.)

  • It took my nephew a few years to figure out (and he still doesn’t get the concept of divorce, thank-God) who my ex-husband is.   He was so little at the time he has no recollection of “C.”  He does, however, remember my former boyfriend (same first initial, a man unlike my ex) and every time he’d look at the map near the kitchen table, he’d point to a particular country and say, “Auntie, look there’s your husband.”  He finally realized (after numerous explanations) that I was not married to my boyfriend and that his cousins’ dad is a different man with three, other little children of his own.  Whew.

Life is never dull with little ones around and they are a continuous stream of humor.  I’m so grateful to be an auntie and a mom!  Till next Monday. . .

Jedi Mind Tricks

Okay, I’m not an official Star Wars junkie (only because I do not have every name memorized, movie title down etc. like my nephew) but I’m totally into “the force” and have always had a thing for Obi Wan.  Plus, I love light sabers.  The light up kind.  Specifically, Yoda green (yes, this is an early, veiled birthday request).  I got to duel tonight.  With two little monkeys (I mean Jedis). Training commences tomorrow and my nephew has already made his list of the Star Wars items he must remember to bring to my home.  He asked me before I left tonight, “Auntie, what is the first Jedi lesson I need to learn?”  I told him, “Eat a healthy breakfast.”  Ha-ha!  More questions will ensue and I’ll need to be a little more creative with my responses so I don’t get the same puzzled look again. Dang, I can’t get enough of the fun playtime with little ones who adore me, think I rock their worlds, and love me unconditionally.  I had so much fun with my kids when they were little playing some of the same games, namely, Star Wars light saber “fights.”  Warning, if I’m coming over, hide your light sabers unless you’re ready for some serious Jedi mind tricks!  I will use the force if necessary!