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Monday, September 29, 2008

'Cause I Got NOTHIN', People.

I do not have a dern thing to write about today, y'all. The weekend went by in a complete blur of Al and me tryin' to find a minute to sit down together and, you know, make eye contact or somethin', while our children systematically beat us down into a finely ground paste of one part exhaustion and three parts snatch-yourself-bald frustration.

And yet, as I tucked both of them in last night, Mr. No-Nap, No-How Peabody staring wide-eyed at me wearin' his Ha ha haaaaaaa! Surely you cannot think it is going to be THIS simple to pack me off to sleep tonight, lady look (and it wasn't, by jingo!) and Madame Destructo Herself surrounded by little torn shreds of paper she'd somehow BITTEN off a book she'd taken to bed with her (I have a MAJOR peeve about books being harmed in this household - books are our FRIENDS, people!), I stopped and looked at them objectively, and I realized that even though they're determined to drive their poor beleaguered parents completely insane, they're still both ridiculously cute.

And well, I kissed 'em.

I sorta didn't want to, 'cause I was all mad and stuff, but I couldn't help myself.

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Aw. Now I wanna kiss 'em again!


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34 comments:

  1. Oh, my. Those kids just don't play fair. Using their cuteness to get away with driving their parents insane. Have they no shame?

    Good luck, sweetie! ;-)

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  2. Oh, oh... I know the feeling and they are like little puppies or kitties only cuter and more kissable and God made them that way to survive all the crazy moments of life!!

    Such adorable pictures!

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  3. Ooooh oooh! Mr Peabody's eyes are lightening right up! Maybe he's gonna get those beautiful eyes of yours too?

    You know that littlies look like that for that very reason...so you forgive them everything! I reckon that's why 2 year olds get so very perfect at that age...because that's when they try you the most!

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  4. My twins tear stuff out of thier books too. Drives me crazy.

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  5. I want to kiss them too! God makes them so cute that you can't stay mad long!

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  6. I too have a major peeve about ripping books or scribbling in them. I'm slowly getting over it, as now we buy all our books at garage sales and thrift stores. I'm still not happy about it, but at least now we're only talking quarters instead of lots of dollars.

    P.S. Those babies have a serious cuteness factor in their favor.

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  7. I know the feeling. I've said to my husband when my two were the age of yours, "It's a good thing this baby boy is so cute even when he doesn't let us sleep, because otherwise..."

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  8. Best wishes to you as you get through this rough patch with P and B, and remember . . . there will be days when you can eat a meal sitting down again. :o)
    God bless you!
    Nancy

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  9. Aww. Mr. No Nap Peabody is lookin' as cute as his big sis, Madame Destructo!

    I have a thing about books, too, with my son....yeah, that doesn't always work out for me (or the book).

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  10. Those are some beautiful kids, girl! Kiss 'em all you want!

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  11. I know how you feel about the books. My son was really good with his, but then his sister, the original Madame Destructo, came along and ripped, chewed, stepped on, laid on, peeled, and bent the binding on almost all of their books. Even the board books were no match for her.

    It will get better. And then you'll have a third one. :)

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  12. Oh so cute, Megan. For having nothing to say, you sure made me get all emotional here. So precious!

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  13. I've given you the Laptop Award over at my place... stop on by to pick it up!

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  14. Kiss 'em again! Those two babies of yours are beeeaUtiful!

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  15. Mr Peanut looks so much like his big sister! And he is getting so big now. He must be over 7 weeks now, as Sophie is just 7 weeks today. Wow, the time has gone by so fast!

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  16. They are too very gorgeous. Good thing God made 'em cute, eh?

    Mary

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  17. He looks just like you! Oh my goodness how perfectly adorable!! I love the photos, yay.

    The book thing... I was just talking to my mom yesterday about how ruining books is pretty nearly the ONLY thing the kids sometimes do that makes me so mad I can't talk. I have to take a deep breath, walk away and then come back and deal with it. Grr.

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  18. Exhaustion, frustration, and kisses. I know of what you speak. ;)

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  19. Nathan's words as he walked by, "That's Alex's little brother. That's Matthew. I can't WAIT to go there and see Matthew. Alex is really sweet to me. I can't wait to see Al and Alex and Matthew and Megan. Hey mama, can we go right now?"

    I'll come up with my own words a bit later.
    xoxo Julie

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  20. Oh my LAND, how cute they are!!! They do look a lot alike to me, too! Matthew is really growing! :)

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  21. Y'all should become professional pro-creators, because WOW, your kids are cute!

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  22. That's why God makes em so cute. So that poor, beaten down, exhausted parents will look at them and want to kiss them instead of (or sometimes, WHILE) breaking down in tears.
    It's a good life.

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  23. Totally irresistable!

    I feel your pain (though not really yet, as we're still holding at #1) and I tell Sweetpea when she's in rare form that she's lucky she's so stinkin' adorable! :)

    Hang in there!!
    Steph

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  24. Right from the get-go my son needed WAY LESS SLEEP than I thought he should. I'm prayin' for you 'cause even though mine is 27 now, I remember like it was yesterday.
    And yeah, when they're THAT CUTE they suck you right in, don't they?

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  25. Oops, he won't be 27 'til December. See how those sleep-deprived years affected my brain?!

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  26. Oh, well . . . you simply cannot be upset with two little people who are as cute as they!

    I was just doing a little blog hopping tonight, and I was happy to have stumbled upon yours!

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  27. I know you are having a rough patch right now. But by golly- they are so darn cute. You and Al make good looking kids

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  28. Man, in that last one he's looking an awfully lot like his momma! They are extra cute, and I'd kiss them goodnight too.

    Heck, I kissed my babe good morning, even though he greeted me by puking all in my lap!

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  29. AW, your babies. They're beautiful!

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  30. SO CUTE! SO STINKIN' CUTE!

    I know that doesn't always matter when you need SLEEP not CUTE. But I couldn't help it.

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  31. I know the feeling, but they are SOOO precious!

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  32. They are absolutely beautiful kids!

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  33. Heck, I woulda kissed em twice, they are that cute.

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