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Monday, January 28, 2013

A Case of the Mondays: Communication, It Works

One of the foundations of a good relationship is effective communication.  As per these examples, my children and I are tight.  Exhibit A:

"Dear Mama, we love you, we are sorry we were bad. we love you more than you thingk. Ezra loves you to. will you forgive us. we love you. all are love. love Eve & Hosanna & Esther & Ezra"

I totally forgave them once they each did 50 push-ups.  (Dude, I'm kidding. It was only 25.)

Exhibit B:

Hosanna does not mess around.  Just in case I did not comprehend the full breadth of her wrath she drew a mad face with it's tongue sticking out at me.  That hurts, man.

Other parents seemed to have developed the same special closeness I share with my kiddos.  

It's specific.  Well done, Brendan.

It's hard to be accused of things you dident do.

Some kids, having mastered the art of communicating with their family, have branched out to communicate with other adults. 

This kid knows the perils of an iron supplement.

Annisa ain't messing around.  She got enough mess on that paper.

And finally, you should always communicate the important things in life.  


  1. That last one is just priceless. Simply priceless. Your kids are hysterical. I love the "keep out" sequence. That's totally what I would have done. "Don't come in because I'm pouting and will cry at the sight of you so I'm just gonna b*tch to Mr. Bear Bearington about how mad I am at you, Mom."

    "......Mom, will you make me Pop Tarts?"

    1. I remember screaming, "I HATE YOU!" and then coming out of my room five minutes later and saying, "Aren't you going to tuck me into bed?" Ahhh, fickle youth.

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    1. I spent a good twenty minutes giggling on Pinterest over more examples of notes from kids. Time well spent. :)


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