Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Metaphorically Speaking

This is an OLD post that I never posted. You can guess why. But, today I want to post it. 

 I visited the Pioneer Woman today, where I saw this sign.

I really like it and it reminds me of my hometown. Furthermore, I wish people in my life would follow its counsel. This afternoon little dirty boys tracked mud through the house across the just-barely-swept floor and into the just-cleaned bathroom.  The pristine bar of soap is now brown and the counters are smudged. I swept again.

Metaphorically, too, I'd like this gritty bit of wisdom to hold water. But, I think maybe it doesn't. I definitely want admittance even with all my metaphorical sh**. Maybe the true love sign would say, "Come on in, you'll get cleaned up eventually."

I'm not sure if this is my blogging rebirth. But, here's an update: In November, Luke turned 7. He's lost several teeth. Currently he's completely missing the top middle two and one on the bottom. On his 3rd or 4th tooth, he wanted money for his tooth, but he also wanted to keep the tooth. I made him write a letter to the tooth fairy. He wrote: To the Tooth Fairy. Hi I am Luke. "PLEES LEEF MY TOOCH. P.S. I DOTE BELEEF IN YOU."

The week before Christmas I told the boys that I hadn't done any shopping for their Christmas presents. Petey, age 3, said, "Tanta bings my peasants." Luke said, "There's no such thing as Santa." Pete replied, "Ya-huh. I taw him in da pawade."

One of the things Brandon gave me for Christmas was a bouquet of flowers. The card said, "I think 2012 is going to be a great year for us." I cried when I read it. I knew he was talking about his job search. 

Happy New Year. 

And Pete is finally, finally, finally potty trained. 
2012 will be a great year indeed.


Hurricane Hansens said...

oh the joys of life. i've been thinking about you the past few weeks. 2012 IS going to be great.
would you please come teach ben to use the toilet?

Lorraine said...

Ha. I cried when I read this. I think 2012 is going to be a great year for you and for us, too. How about potty training Rose?

Lindsey said...

Welcome back. I missed you. 2012 IS going to be a great year for you. And I love you for posting a sign with the word sh$t on it. So much!

Kate said...

"Come on in, you'll get cleaned up eventually."

This made me miss YOU! I could just hear you say it.

And you see how often I get around to checking my blog reader thing...


jamesrivergirl said...

So, Kate, I don't know if you get notified if there's another comment. But, I just saw your comment, so obviously blogging isn't really my thing right now.
To Mary, Lorraine, Lindsey, and Kate:
Why must we live so far apart?! I live far away from each of you. And I would like to live close to all of you. Thanks for checking in on me through my blog.

Dave & Chels said...

Whaaaat??? Did I hear that you guys are moving to Dallas? Let me know where you guys end up. I'd love to catch up sometime! Oh, and check out Forney when you are deciding where you want to live. We laughed when we first drove around Forney, saying we'd never live there. It's where we ended up. Ironic, huh?