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I am an Air Force wife and mother of three precious gifts from God. I enjoy learning at home with my children, and the many adventures this life sends our way. So stop by often to visit, and check out what the Five Nomads are up to.

Friday, February 20, 2009

It's working, and he is so darn funny!

Isn't it amazing how just putting things in writing can help you gain perspective and feel better? Yesterday after my post, I was such a better mom to Bubby. You know what they say about a happy mommy? Ain't nobody happy if the momma ain't happy! Needless to say my improved attitude did rub off a bit on the boy.

Of course we still had our moments, which leads me to the "he's so darn funny!" My friend K was over with her 3 kiddos, all of whom Bubby loves. They are quite a bit older, so he enjoys getting to play with the big kids. During one of their games, the older kiddos came to let me know Bubby was hurting them (yes, even though he is 6-10 years younger than them, he does hurt them.) Bubby reminds me of that big dopey guy from Of Mice and Men. The one that says, "I'll love 'em and squeeze 'em and hold 'em tight."

Anyway, I take Bubby aside and say, "Were you just playing, or were you trying to be mean?"

He quickly responds, "I was trying to be mean."

At this point K runs into the other room, because the two year old is so stinking funny. Fortunately I have been mothering The General for over 11 years. I've had a lot of practice keeping a straight face in these situations. So I give Bubby his time out and he settles down. After the time out he comes to me to discuss making good choices and apologizes for being mean. We hug and off he runs, but wait. He stops and yells back over his shoulder, "Yeah sorry mommy. I called you a rat when I was in the laundry room."

I thought poor K was going to wet her pants.

That boy is too darn funny.

Gratitude journal for today:

I only need one today.

I'm grateful that my little terror is so cotton pickin' funny.


  1. Thanks for the laugh! That boy just cracks me up!! I can just see him in all his irritated preciousness standing in there calling his mama a rat!

  2. Okay I just read this post, and then scrolled down to read my flower. Hmmm, I wonder where these boys get their spunky personalities! I don't understand why they have to look just like their daddy, but act like me. I married a calm quiet man, I guess those genes are recessive. :)

  3. Oh, Tami, I love reading about your kids! How cute and precious! I just had to tell you something Nick said to me. He was only 2. I was angry with him for something, and he looked at me in all seriousness and said, "Mama, I love you, even when you are mad at me". Well...needless to day he earned his way out of the dog house with that one!

  4. Actually, Davis is Brenda Brown Hoffman. He "owns" the google on my computer apparently.