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Thursday Thirteen Ed. #58

September 13th, 2006


(This one is so easy now that they’re both in school. Up until last week it would have been “My Thirteen Least Favorite Things…” Heh heh.)

13. My kids are delicious. I inhale them all the time.

12. I love that they know how to dress themselves now.

11. I adore working in the yard with them and teaching them all the names of the plants.

10. On the walk to and from school we talk and talk and talk…

9. When I put on Sly & the Family Stone or the Chieftains or any good dance music and we dance all around the house.

8. Even though they’re not always good for me, they’re generally good for everyone else — grandparents, friends, teachers, relatives. And that’s what you want out of parenting, after the day is done.

7. They both love to read and be read to. Right now Wacky Boy is enthralled with Stuart Little and the McDuff books; Wacky Girl is reading all 100-plus of the Boxcar Children mysteries.

6. I love how much my husband loves being a father. I always knew he would be a great dad, but he just becomes a better one every day.

5. The way both kids come into the kitchen and say, “What are you baking? It smells delicious!” whenever there are cookies in the oven. (WG trained WB to say this because she knows I love it and thus will keep churning out the cookies.)

4. Watching them play and make up crazy-funny little voices and stories while they’re setting up a demolition derby, or a zoo, or the dolls.

3. Every age that they’re at is my “favorite” age so far.

2. I love writing stories with them on the computer. WB has a wild one he’s working on right now — “Swamp Frog Bob.” I’ll type up the chapters, his sister will illustrate them and voila! Christmas presents for all our friends and family! He’s on chapter five already. It’s called, “Want to Swim?”

1. No matter how frustrated I get, all I have to do is think back to the magical days they were born in April and September, and the first time I laid eyes on each of them, and it’s all better.


  1. Janene says

    Sounds so wonderful! I can’t wait until my babies (#2 still in utero) are old enough to talk and learn and do all those fun things with.

    But of course, everyone keeps telling me they don’t stay that little forever. I do enjoy baby boy now…but I know I have a lot to look forward to!

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  2. Raggedy says

    Great list!
    Warm and fuzzy from reading..
    My list is up

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  3. Vicky says

    Great list!! I really like the idea of writing a story with your kids on the computer that they can illustrate and then give out as gifts!! I’m probably going to steal that one!! Thanks for visiting my list !

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  4. Jenny Ryan says

    Aw-they sound like great kids, and it sounds like you all have lots of fun together!

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  5. Momish says

    Great list! I agree with #3, wholeheartily! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Faerylandmom says

    Great list! My oldest (of 3) is just 3 1/2 years old, so I’ve got a ways to go before I can have some of these favorites. I have to say that #’s 3, 4, 8, & 13 all apply to me too! Oh…and the Dad one too. :o)

    My T13 is up too.

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  7. Jersey Girl says

    I love dancing around the house to music!

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  8. Jenny says

    children are yummy. i love how my son smells.

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  9. Brony says

    I love your list. So rewarding.
    Happy TT!

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  10. Incog says

    I love being a mum too. I especially love your number 1 – even the same months mine were born April and September – I have a 17 yr old and a 12 yr old, but I still remember the day they were born just like it was yesterday – I love them to pieces!!! Great list

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