Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Not pre-teen angst after all!

Last night I was kissing the big girls goodnight (when will we stop going to their rooms to tuck them in?  I hope never) and Lizzy asked me how she could get an annoying song out of her head.  "I've already tried replacing it with a different song and it just won't go away! Ugh!"
Very, very carefully, so as not to disrupt her delicate pre-teen sensibilities, I suggested that maybe she could pray.  But I added in a shrug and a question mark to make it more kid friendly and less old lady.  Or something.  I mean....you know what I mean.  And then I was like "but not praying, like, 'Dear God, please get this song out of my head!'  Although I guess you could do that.  But what I mean is maybe pray something like the rosary or whatever to distract yourself.  Or whatever."  Then in my head I added "I'm breezy!"  And I held my breath a little while she stared at me.

"Yeah, I noticed one night that there are ten tiles across on my ceiling, so I use each row as one of the decades to help me keep track."

Oh my gosh.  I love my kids
 



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23 comments :

  1. Love! I love the faux breezy comments...I totally do that!

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  2. Great suggestion. I have been told brushing your teeth will get a song out of your head though… maybe that works too?

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  3. She is perfection. That apple didn't fall far from your tree :)

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  4. I love her.
    (I always sing the theme to "Punky Brewster" to get a song out of my head.)

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  5. My 15 year old SON just stopped having me come upstairs within the last year. But he STILL won't go to bed without a kiss and hug goodnight from his Momma!

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  6. Yeah... kids are beautiful at all ages. My struggle as a mom of pre-teens and teens is to spend more time appreciating that beauty and less time managing it.

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  7. It's all about the breezy comments. You never know when they might be doin' some extra prayin'... and that's the best.

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  8. Kids are amazing. My preteen surprises me everyday. I lve this story. Thank you for sharing it.

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  9. Beautiful! Hooray for moments when you know you've done something right as a parent. :)

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  10. Love, love, love!! What a blessing it is when you catch a glimpse of how your parenting and the Spirit are working in them!

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  11. "Then in my head I added "I'm breezy!"" Hahahahaha! Love!

    And your daughter is pretty awesome. But you know that already!

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  12. Parenting WIN!!!!! <3 Go Mary, Go Dwija, Go LIZZY.

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  13. This is awesome! Hope for the preteen years:-)

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  14. Love this! I play the same "more kid friendly, less old lady, hold my breath" games with my kids too! They actually surprise me once and while too with their response.

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  15. Oh, I just love her. What a doll, and sweet and smart to boot!

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  16. Your kids are awesome! Prob. Cause they have awesome parents!

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  17. I was told that a sure fire trick for getting a song out of your head is to sing (probably not out loud for the sake of... anyone) Amazing Grace to the tune of Gilligan's Island.....

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