Tuesday, May 13, 2008


JCK's Quest for some Quiet Time:

Put sunblock stick under BOY's eyes & on nose. Put sun hat on his head.

Put sunblock stick under GIRL's eyes & on nose. Put sun hat on her head.

Send them both outside to create fun for themselves.

Breathe deeply. Enjoy the 10 minutes 1 minute of quiet.

Fix a cup of tea for self. Add plenty of cream & sugar.

Sit tired ass on office chair that should be replaced, as tired ass feels like it is supported by a board covered with vinyl. It is.

Take a sip of tea. Begin to write...

Sound of water running. Not unlike a fire hose. Firemen...mmmm... dreamy...


NO, not firemen.

Go outside.

BOY. And GIRL. Nekkid. Mud everywhere.

Snippets from the day:

GIRL pushing her baby doll in the stroller.

Baby, do you know how much I love you? 20 miles.

So, I sink we're ready now, baby. Come on little baby, we're ready.


BOY talking to me while climbing up on a chair and putting away groceries in pantry.

This is helping, right? Team work!

It's been a quiet, mud filled, 20 miles of love, team work kind of day!

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  1. That's the kind of parenting I've been worshipping! Who cares about the dirt, its the laughter that matters!

  2. Naked mud play - sounds like a spa. Sounds like a great time to me.

  3. Oh how fun. And what sweet sweet babies you have. Mine are currently dressing up the rocking horse. It's now wearing a ribbon and flowers in its mane, 2 necklaces and a blanket. And they aren't finished yet.

  4. Looks and sounds like they had an awesome time!

  5. You just described my day--they keep us young :)

  6. Wow. Oh, dear. The muddy? Yucko.

  7. LOVE the MUD! One of the Most memorable days of my childhood was when my mother allowed my best friend and me to play outside in the rain...sit in puddles, stomp, splash....frolic! I was SIX and I can still remember that day. This one is a "keeper".
    Snorkie had very little verbal language until recently so he used the word "BEE" to stand for "BIG"...with his arms as wide as he could stretch them. He still tells me that he loves me "BEEEEEEEEEEE"!
    "Little" is "mimi" (mini)and sometimes he teases me with his fingers pinched together...
    Gotta love those munchkins. Teamwork!
    Blessings, EJT

  8. i miss the days when my babies were naked in the mud.

    i started to say i missed the naked mud days, but i wasn't sure i was conveying the right naked mud days i was missing.....

    maybe i still am not....

  9. They were thinking of you and trying to keep their clothes clean. What thoughtful children you have!

    Unfortunately, they needed more sunblock...

  10. That mudbath picture SCREAMS childhood in the summahtime. Pricelesss.

  11. ahhh, nekkidity and mud puddles. as long as there is a working water hose, its allllllll good!

  12. They say mud is good for the skin, next time you should join them:)

  13. I always thought it was every child's rite of passage to strip down nekkid and roll around in the mud!!

    That 20 miles thing...too cute!

    In case you didn’t know, I found your blog through DadGoneMad. I've posted a complete list of everyone who left their blog link on his Big Big Stars post a while back in a post of my own in April called Blog Rolling With My Homies over on my blog, so if you want to see it come on over and sit a spell. I don't bite..…that hard anyway!

    If you did know just overlook this and pretend I said something funny since my brain feels like mush from trying to comment on all 217 on the list because somebody had the bright idea to challenge me to it!!

  14. oops, sorry for the triple post!

  15. At least they took off their clothes first!
    My littles were helping put away groceries yesterday amidst the craziness of supper prep. so helpful. cute, but yikes.


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