Jul 4, 2012

Happy 4th!!!

First things first, THANK YOU to all our men and women who currently serve or have served this GREAT country of ours.  You are STRONG and AMAZING!  A huge shout out to my brother who is currently on his 5th overseas tour (I believe).  It takes an unheard of amount of strength to do what you do and I love you!  We are so proud of you!

As we were taking in the Macy's Fireworks on t.v.,  I was just watching and listening to my girls and thinking to myself, if only we took more time to just watch.  My girls were so into the music, dancing around until my oldest (who is 6) said to our middle (who is 4), "This is how husband's dance with their wives. Husband's are tall." Middle child, "Will you be the husband?  You are taller." (chuckle from me) Oldest, "Why don't you be the husband?" That's as far as it went because they were distracted by the Taylor Swift song that started playing.  It's interesting their perception of the world at such a young age.  At one point, they just stood with arms around each other watching the fireworks.  Kodak moment....camera wasn't quick enough.

So, fast forward to the end of that fireworks show.  We quickly went upstairs, brushed teeth, used the bathroom, put our youngest (22 months) in bed, and prepared the window to watch the fireworks show thanks to Kings Island!  Conversation #2.  Our oldest says, "Usually the fireworks start at 10:01, sometimes 10:00.  They are usually over by 10:05, sometimes 10:06."  Me, "Aren't you supposed to be asleep?" (bedtime has been a little laxed, but we try to keep it in the 8-9 range, so she's still up at 10?!?!?!?!)  Oldest,"Please be quiet.  I usually watch the fireworks in peace and quiet." Oh my!  I learned a lot of things on this 4th of July.

#1  Check-in on kids before 10:00.  :) 
#2  Remember to sit back, watch and listen.

7 comments:

  1. LOL! When we stop and listen we really can learn A LOT from our kids! haha!

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  2. Well said! The days go slow, but the years fly by! I remember, and have pictures to prove it, my daughter dancing in nothing but a tu-tu on our three season room. Thanks for bring that back to my mind!
    Jenny

    Owl Things First

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  3. I'd like to follow, too, but don't see a place to follow!
    Jenny, your newest wishes she could follow you follower!

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      I'm so happy I could bring back some warm, fuzzy memories for you. :)

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  4. It is so interesting to listen to our little ones. It opens my eyes to all that they are taking in and I don't even realize!

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  5. Did you find it? Call me if you need any "blogging tidbits!" Love those girls!

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