Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Mornin' Sunshine #&#*%!

"Mornin' sunshine! " That's how I was greeted this morning, by Emily - who at age 8 still wakes up with that attitude. Better this attitude, then the 'tude I am in for when she hits puberty. I am not a morning person. I am not a chipper person. I don't do chipper. In fact, on the way to school(s), my children determined the following:

(actual conversation)

Emily: "Mommy, you're not a morning person, are you?"
Me: "uh-uh."
Rachel: "Daddy's a morning person"
Me: "well bully for dad"
Emily: "Mommy, you're not an evening person either, are you?"
Me: "uh-uh"
Rachel: "Daddy's a even person, right?"
Me: "well bully for dad" (slurp of of morning manna - coffee)
Emiily: "Okay, mommy - you're a mid afternoon person, then "
Me: (something not so nice muttered under my breath....) "Yes girls, I am a mid- afternoon
person and dad is an all the time person."
Them: "Go daddy, Go daddy"
Me: "uh-huh, go daddy go"

No really - I thank God I have kids or I would probably never even be a mid-afternoon person.
There would be no need to ever have to be 'on' and I could just be a person person.

And while I am thanking God, let me also thank:

My parents as I blame or credit them with my otherwise shiny disposition....

My Hubby for being an 'even' person who takes me for what I am....morning, noon and night.

The Dannon people who make Activia, the yogurt that helps you poop. I mean, if you have to eat that crap, make it taste decent and have it do something more noticeable than living to be 115 in Russia (remember those commercials?) This shit works, literally and figuratively.

The marketing brilliance of the folks that pack 8 hot dog buns in a package and 7 hot dogs in a package. Otherwise, I would have no leftover bread to feed the ducks with.

The people at Webkinz...this is a great kids toy/web virtual world that actually is teaching kids about responsibility, managing time and money, and taking care of 'kidz'. And- giving parents something meaningful to take away if punishment is warranted.

Other people's kids - for making me realize how truly special my gorgeous girls are.

Another actual car ride conversation:

Rachel: "Mommy , do you wish Poppy wasn't dead?"
Me: "Yes, dolly, I really do."
Rachel: "Mommy, look at that tree. If I could climb that tree to the tippety top, I could touch
the clouds and go up to heaven and say hi to Poppy for you"
Me: "I wish you could do that angel, I really do."
Rachel: "Mommy, is Poppy love the same as Mommy love?"
Me: (sniff, snorfle) "Yes, baby...it is the same"
Rachel: "I am glad I have puppy love"

-reach for that tissue now, folks - go ahead, it's okay.

(An aside: I have been asked numerous times what love is, and in trying to explain it I came up with the following - Mommy's love is special love.. Mommy's want their childrens' bodies to be safe, their brains to be stimulated, their tummy's to be full, their hearts to be happy...and children make their mommy's smile! Rachel can recite this 'pearl of wisdom')

Mornin' Sunhine!!

68 comments:

Crazy Daisy said...

Your daughter sounds so sweet and very observant. She made me laugh when I read th eeven person conversation. Well we cant all be a perfectly morning, mid-afternoon,and evening person. Other wise we would all be the same. The people who are special get to be mid-afternoon people :)

Tinabean said...

Congrats on being featured!
I'm right there with you as to not being a morning person I hate getting up & going.
I'm more an evening person.
Your girls sound so sweet & innocent if only they would stay young.

CanCan said...

I'm not ready for the love question. My boys are 4 and 1. I have a hard enough time explaining why we shouldn't always grab our boy parts.

And, I think i'm only a mid-afternoon person, too!

trashalou said...

I like that explanation of love for your bebes. I'll try and get my nearly ten y.o. to buy it.

Brenda Jean said...

Man, I love kid conversations, even the ones that make us weepy:)

justjuli said...

I used to be a morning person. Now - I'm more post-nap-afternoon.

Sounds like you have some great girls! Go mommy go!

Justine said...

What an awesome post!!!!!!!!! Your daughter sounds so cute too. And hey, I HATE mornings, yet here I am at 7:23, reading your blog. Gotta do what you gotta do. And then go back to bed!

Justine :o )

What A Card said...

Oh dear, I think I'm going to have to work my way up to being a mid-afternoon person as well.

And webkinz are amazing. Even my 3 year olds are addicted, thanks to older cousins :)

Debbie Y. said...

Morning, noon, or "Even" person doesn't matter. All that matters is that most important mommy love and the smiles your children make you have. Ahhhh!

Congrats on being a FB on SITS.

Mandy said...

I've enjoyed my visit! I actually love the morning time. I am weird, I know.

Karol said...

I'm not a morning person,
I'm not a night person,
I'm a mid-afternoon person-that's when the youngest gremlin is sleeping!

It's so sweet when they ponder random things you've taught them.

*Happy SITS Day!!f

Creative Junkie said...

awwww, you daughter sounds adorable!

I'm not sure what kind of person I am ... I think I'm the 11:15 - 11:19 a.m. person.

Melissa said...

If my kids were adults observing me throughout the day, they would exit the premises, get in their cars and drive away. Hellloooo. I needed that wake up call. I don't want to be crabby. I want to be an even mommy. I guess I need to go to bed earlier, make my coffee stronger and blog only once a day....

I love your kids names. I have an Emily and if we had a 3rd girl she would have been Rachel. You have excellent taste.

EmBee said...

Lovely 'Mommy Thoughts'... I'll also have to look into some of that 'Activa' for dh.
:-)

Marla said...

What a sweetheart. I now know I am an "even person"...love it!

Congrats for being FB on SITS!

Molly said...

Happy SITS day! I will try to get to your other posts today, but you know I read you on a regular basis so don't hate me if I don't get there today, I just have no time in my life!!!!!!!

Melissa Lester said...

I am so not a morning person either, but I am a total night owl. The later it gets, the more alert I feel and the funnier everything gets. This is a challege with four children ages 2 to 9, as the youngest isn't even in school yet. But in 20 years when they are out of high school (yikes), I am going to stay up late and sleep in!

CindyDianne said...

I am a morning person. It agravates my husband to no end. At night, he's all "Hey Baby" and I am like "Whatever, *snore*"

Kelly Deneen said...

That is the sweetest post! Your daughter sounds amazing. Happy SITS day!

AJ said...

I'm not a morning person either. I can try to be with the right equipment, coffee, energy drinks etc. My best time of the day is from 4-8pm.

Happy SITS day!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

How very sweet! Your daughter sounds like such a little gem!!!

I used to not be a morning person. In fact, i do believe it was in the morning that my mother said to me "I always love you, but sometimes I don't like you very much."

Now I deal with paybacks... ugh.

Happy SITS day!

Debbie said...

Love conversations like that...and how funny is it that they have you tagged as a mid-day person...oh those little minds and how they work.

sassy stephanie said...

My kids new fave: hot dog bun toast. Give it a try. Crunchy on the edges yet soft in tha middle. It is quite yummy.

Amy said...

Your explanation of Mommy Love is so tender. I'm with you on the mornings. I HATE them! If it wasn't for my kids I'd probably sleep every morning away.

Elizabeth said...

Love your "Mommy Love" definition!

nikkicrumpet said...

Hah...I love the car conversations. And I love the things you're greatful for. I'm greatful for people who make me laugh with their posts. Thanks!

Lauren and Justin said...

kids are so sweet (most of the time) congrats on your SITS feature... you are hilarious!

MomMega said...

What a couple of sweethearts! I love your definition of love. Happy SITS Day!

Katie Says said...

Congrats on your SITS day! =)

you have some great little girls!

Jenni said...

I CAN be morning person or I CAN be night person, but not both and if I chose one I lose the other. But I am married to an "even" person too. My only consolation is that, according to my daught (two at the time, I think) he's not "very fancy"! So I apparently have something on him.

Ronnica said...

I'm so not a morning person, either. Don't even talk to me! Evenings are when I shine.

Rhea said...

Your daughter is adorable! I love your humble tribute to your parents and your hubby and Dannon yogurt and Webkinz. lol

imperfectblog said...

Congratulations SITSa!

thotlady said...

Children make your day. I am also not a morning person or an evening person, sometimes I am not even an afternoon person...maybe I need some kids.

Inspired Kara said...

Happy SITS day. Oh how I love childhood conversations. I want to climb up to the tippy top of a tree this weekend and touch the clouds.

dddiva said...

LMAO boy do I know what you mean by those morning sunshine children turning you. Hehe aren't they disgusting when you are trying to get your brain to function? :P Glad to "meet" you on yous featured day. :)

Maternal Mirth said...

Great post ... don't you just LOVE those conversations with your kids?? They are either a rude awakening or a sweet relief :)

Mama Dawg said...

Happy SITS day. That was WONDERFUL!

Evi said...

I'm with you on the powers of Activa...that stuff is GLORIOUS!
Sad to say but for the moment...until I read you other posts...that is what I will remember about you. The other lady who truly is thankful for Dannon!

Party of 5 said...

AWE beautfiul post - thanks for sharing. I am not an Even person either.

leezee52 said...

Congrats on being the SITS girl of the day! Your Daughter is sooo cute!

Lee :)

Cristin said...

Now this one I hadn't read before... I love how your daughter wanted to climb the tree and say hi to Poppy... that's the sweetest thing I've ever heard..

Tabitha Blue said...

So cute and super sweet! Love the conversations. Good job with the questions.

Michelle said...

I love the innocence of children. Even though they sometimes make us realize things we really don't want pointed out.

Congrats on your feature!

Belle said...

Happy SITS Day!

Mrs. S said...

I am a night owl...my hubby is a early bird.... oh boy, makes for great times with the baby!

Kat said...

I am not a morning person. I really just want to sleep.

How interesting is that that you have all these questions about love. And all I get are questions about sex.

Threeundertwo said...

Car conversations are often the best ones for us.

happy SITS day! I'm off to explore more of your blog!

Mamasphere said...

I'm getting old enough to start needing Activa. Actually, I should've started eating it years ago, lol.

Very sweet way of explaining what love is!

deconstructing jen said...

Your girls sound so sweet. I love the kid conversations...they always make me smile (or cry in this case). And thank god for Webkinz. Brilliance that one.

Sandy & Rick said...

I love those car ride conversations! :) They are the best!

Simply Stork said...

what a sweet post...happy sista day :o)

~simply~

Dee said...

Happy SITS day. Im not a morning person either... Love the comment about climbing the tree to reach Poppy. Very sweet.

wendy said...

Happy SITS day! What a sweet little girl you have! :)

mrsmouthy said...

Thanks for the uplifting thoughts. I needed it today! Think I might go climb a tree myself tonight...

Z's Mom said...

What a sweet post! Kids are so intuitive.

Does that Activia really work? And does it taste like crap?

Kelly said...

Your daughter is adorable although she's a tad too chatty for my taste in the AM also :)
Feel the same about Webkinz...

Congrats on your SITS day; bask in your comment love!!

greedygrace said...

Relly? The activa stuff works? Gonna have to try it...

Karen said...

That's a very observant and thinking little cutie, that you have there!!! :-)

Mama's Losin' It said...

mmmhmm reaching for the kleenex.

What a sweetheart.

Caroline said...

Sorry I didn't make it for your big day yesterday. I'm so happy your pearls were cast in the SITS sun for all to see. That post is precious. I love all those things you thank, especially the Webkinz, hilarious.

Andie said...

very sweet... I'm not a morning person either... I so feel your pain!

Casey's trio said...

What a sweet post! I'm not a morning person either but I am an evening person and that's only because my kids are in bed:)

Vicki said...

Such sweet conversations. I'm much more of a morning person when I get to wake up whenever I want and spend the day by myself...so true.

lynn said...

Congrats on the feature yesterday. I'm running behind as usual. I hear ya on not being a morning person!

verygoodyear said...

There is one thing in this world that makes me a morning person, and that's when my husband opens the bedroom door to kiss me goodbye before he goes to work -- and my boy chihuahua slips in past him, runs to the side of the bed, and starts whining to be let up. On those few, rare occasions when my husband does lift him up and my face is just covered in puppy kisses, I could wake up and be happy all day.

Hairline Fracture said...

So funny about not being a morning OR an evening person--I always say I am a mid-morning person!

Your daughter is so sweet. And I am stealing your definition of love! ;-)

Rela Pantaleon-Manigsaca said...

Good morning sunshine to you too!

I love it! I love it! You've got 2 wonderful girls, mid-afternoon gal!