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Not your Nightmare

May 12, 2008

You know those recurring nightmares? Where you find yourself naked in your neighbor’s backyard? Where you spiral downwards in a black pit (in slow motion) and your screams echo off non-existent walls? Where you show up to your high school basketball game and you have forgotten your game shoes? PLUS you’re 3 hours AWAY from your terrifying teenage bedroom, where they reside (maybe) in the closet?

Oh wait. That’s not your nightmare, that’s my private nightmare. And even though my college hoop dreams died more than 15 years ago; I have this particularly upsetting, sweat-drenching version of a night terror about once a week.

These demon dreams must be stress induced, or fear related, right? I wonder what a therapist would tell me? (Imagine an old lady German accent here.) You are acting out repressed fears of shoe fetishness. However, my genuine adult fears won’t remedy so simply.

My child comes home with blood dripping off his forehead and a gaping hole where his eyebrow should be. Now THAT’s stress! How I wish I could borrow a friend’s pair of ill-fitting Air Jordans to ease the pain of my 3 year old’s slashed wound. And then again later when ‘YES! there’s going to be a second shot’, and ‘yes it’s going to hurt too’!

I’ll willingly bear the sting of forgotten shoe embarrasment or the shame of letting my team down anyday, I’ll even run out on the court in flip-flops, just please spare me my own children’s distress.

Maybe that’s what those misplaced hightops are doing?

Saving me from reliving my children’s very real pain during my dark induced nightmares.

Entered in Scribbit’s Write Away Contest, titled Shoes.

Happiness is…

April 29, 2008

A Family Hike.

I swear this is not posed. I took this yesterday on a break during our walk.
It truly shows each of their personalities.
And it made my Mommy-day. What do you think, Christmas card worthy?
I entered this in a photo contest, you can enter too! (And you don’t need a blog, but you do need a camera.)
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April 13, 2008

Hey a couple neat-o giveaways! And since I recently won items from some contests I entered, thought I’d share these with ya’ll.

Both are from 5 minutes for mom.

The first one is from their two weeks of toys, and I am so ready for legos!

Two Weeks of Toys - Giveaway Event

The second one is for this cool Caboose bike.