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Friday, May 11, 2007

Make Christmas Come Back, Mommy!

It's like this...Liam and I were a bit bored, and Kieran was napping, so I suggested we mop the floor.

Liam put on his "special unslippy clogs" and helped me mop the downstairs. Then we went outside to enjoy a Spring morning. We clipped some azalea and lilac branches, brought them in, and made bouquets.

Then Liam burst into tears....
"Mommy? I miss Christmas! It's not Christmas now because, see, flowers!!! We need trees for Christmas. Can you make Christmas come back??"

(The mood swings of 3-year-olds are as huge as they are unpredictable!)

Desperately, I suggested making gingerbread cut-outs...

And, yay for Mommy, the magic of the tree and star gingerbread cookies worked to calm down Liam...he was all back to the smiles again.

Um, Mommy? I fell asleep in this position and, um, Liam's screaming woke me up and, well, my neck is stuck. Can ya help me out here???

Ah, to have the physical and emotional flexibility of youngsters....


  • LOL at 3 yr old mood swings. ava has been the queen of mood swings lately and she's still got another month to go before the big 3!
    love the accompanying pictures. they really do tell the whole story. :)

    and how can it be that kieran is already 6 wks old??!

    By Blogger amygeekgrl, at Saturday, May 12, 2007 12:10:00 AM  

  • way to go on the baking suggestion mommy, you are so cool. i'm amazed at your energy level with kieran still so little :o)

    By Blogger kate5kiwis, at Saturday, May 12, 2007 2:18:00 AM  

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  • Where do you get the energy?? Amazing! I'm tired just thinking about it. And Kieran? Hee. I feel bad for smiling, but what a great picture and caption.

    By Blogger Dana, at Thursday, May 17, 2007 3:08:00 PM  

  • Yes they're moods chance so quickly. I'm glad I'm not the only one going though this.

    Kieran is such a cutie just like his big brother.

    By Anonymous Opal: Vegan Momma, at Thursday, May 17, 2007 8:38:00 PM  

  • You rock, Liesl.

    By Anonymous Amy, at Friday, May 18, 2007 8:45:00 AM  

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