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Grin and Bear it (Roar)

Kids don't understand when you are ill. They just want you to be mommy or daddy. I'll cry to Alex, but I always try to be happy around my kids.  Most of the time I succeed. The other day I yelled and said, "No more crying!" to them when they were testing out their horror movie screams. When Asher cries (for more food mostly) Isaac often joins in just to add to the noise or he whines. One day it was too much for me on top of feeling lousy.

We have been lucky to be able to go out and play during these ups and downs of the weather.  Here are a few of us playing. The first is my lilacs budding finally after a few years of having the plant. Unfortunately, we are going down to 19F ; -7C tonight. There goes the buds. Ugh.

And then the weather changed. Isaac got a kick out of the snowballs and how they break apart. We had even more snow the day after, but I had to go to work. By the time I came home it had all melted.

I posted this on Facebook, but I wanted to share it here, too.  Asher is my destroyer. Whenever I put anything together, he tears it apart.  One day we'll play together instead of just "Mommy set it up and I'll knock it down."  But, that's how Isaac started too, so it'll come.

We went to the public library to play as a reward for good behavior for Isaac. He loved the kid-age computer games, checking out books, and playing on the elevator.


  1. I commented on this last week, but I must not have hit "submit!" It's hard being sick and being a parent at the same time. The fact that you are telling on yourself for yelling tells me that you probably do it less than I do. :) Pat yourself on the back for the things you can and take the rest in stride.

    Your boys are cute as always in snow and sun! Love them!


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