Simple Thing Sunday: Lost Tooth

Little Miss C went from tears to smiles all within an hour.  Little girls can do this easily.

During gymnastics, she did a flip and whacked her knee into her nose.  I don’t recommend doing this.  There was lots of blood and lots of tears.  Once I stopped the bloody nose and comforted Little Miss C, she went back on the floor for the last 10 minutes… flipping and cartwheeling across the mat.

Crisis averted.  Whew!

As we drove home, Little Miss C shouts “Momma, I’m bleeding again.”  As I look in the rearview mirror, I expect to see a bloody nose and upset face.  But no.  She’s…smiling.  What?  I’m confused.  What’s going on?

I quickly pass the kleenex box to Big Sis M so she can ferry it back to Little Miss C.  First things first.  We need to stop the bleeding or at least stop the blood from getting all over the place.  Yes, I know.  My child is bleeding and I’m worrying about blood stains in the car at the same time.  I can’t help it.  My brain just works that way.

The bleeding stops easily.

Crisis averted.  Whew!  And she’s still smiling?  Me – confused.  Her – happy.

Me:   “Little Miss C, why are you smiling?”
Little Miss C:  “This Momma.” And she holds her hand in the air, with her fingers pinched together, kinda like the Statue of Liberty holds her torch.
Of course, I see nothing.
Me: “What is it?”
Little Miss C:  “It’s my tooth!!!” she says with a “DUH” tone of voice.
Me:  “You lost your tooth???”  Dumbfounded.  I wonder if the tooth fairy knows?

1 lost tooth

The simple thing I’m rejoicing in this week is Little Miss C plucking out her front tooth, as we drive home from gymnastics.  And of course, her toothless smile!


Simple Thing Sunday: Sunshine and School Work

Last weekend, we had the first glimpse of sunshine in f-o-r-e-v-e-r.  Really forever.

It’s been nonstop raining in the Chicagoland area.  Rain.  Rain.  Rain.  We (like I had anything to do with it) broke records for rainfall.  Supposedly it is the wettest April on record.  I believe it.

Earlier in the week, my sister asked me what I was doing for the day.  I said “Doing laundry, running some errands, building an ark.”  She called me “Supermom!”  Thanks Sis.  Anyway… I thought I needed to build an ark, because it kept raining and we were going to float downstream.  You get the idea.  Lots of rain.

But finally, the sun broke through and the rain clouds went away.  So when the Girlies wanted to do their school work outside and soak up the sunshine, this Rosey Momma was all in.

Homework outside April 2013Do you remember your first days of spring and that great teacher would take everyone outside to do some schoolwork?  And you thought you had the coolest teacher ever?  Well, that’s the same feeling.  The Girlies couldn’t be happier.  Sunshine will do that.

The simple thing I’m rejoicing in this week is sunshine (and getting school work done without complaint).

Valentine Love

I could read Pride and Prejudice a million more times and I probably will.  Some day I will read Pride and Prejudice with our girls and I hope they find a love for Jane Austen’s writings, as I have.  For me, this is one of the most memorable lines from the book.  It says it all…simply.  I love you.

I love you Mr. Rosey.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Birthday Couz

Today is a special day for a special person in my life.

I remember when her mom came to visit me at college and she was very, very pregnant.  I remember Aunt Judy wearing a beautiful red a-line swing coat…so pretty and it kept her baby belly warm in the winter.  Well now that baby is all grown up.

Happy Birthday Chris.  You’re the best!  I always smile when I see you.  Big Sis M and Little Miss C adore you (Mr. Rosey too)!  You have the best energy and positive spirit.  I’m blessed we are cousins.   Oh yeah!

As an aside, I took this picture when Mr. Rosey and I were on Kiawah Island last October.  There was a butterfly garden and I was able to capture a beautiful, peaceful moment… for you, Chris.