Each morning as I get in the car to leave, Jude and Gigi run to the door and I am sent off with them hollering, “Bye bye Mama!!  Bye Bye!  Byyyyyeeeeee!   Mmmmaaaaammmmmaaaa!”  It is so nice to feel so loved by my little monkeys as they swing this way and that chattering away on the porch.  I am sent off with their complete adoration and love, and only realized how grateful I am with this send off the other day when I forgot to look at them and wave back.  Upon my arrival at school, I felt like something was missing.  I missed seeing my little monkeys and learned that the goodbye moment each morning more important to me than I realized.

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Goodbye Mama


Gigi Said

  • Topless Tapas 2012-11-03 18:44:52-

    Tami was leaving to go out with her friend and the kids begged to go with her. I said, "you don't want to go with mom, she is going to the Tapas bar and we are going to stay here and play games."

    Gigi stiffened, "That's weird", she said as she blushed. I processed fast and realized the problem. "TAPAS bar. It means 'small plate', not TOPLESS bar!"

Jude Said

  • Nicknames 2013-01-04 21:30:33-

    The checker at the store asked our always conversational little boy what his name was. He replied "Jude" then added "but sometimes they call me pumpkin brown". LOL.

    And they are right. We call him that after the folksong that we sing sometimes.

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