He didn’t want to lay still for me when I was changing his diaper tonight when Gabby came in and offered to help. My kids are not perfect and no doubt, neither am I. But I sure am so very grateful for the times my kids are able to recognize a need and they try their best to help meet it. ❤

StillGetting dressed

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We have been navigating through some pretty major life changes with me returning to teaching this past year. And now a surplus within my husband’s job title has led him to an early retirement and the beginning of preparations for a new career. During this period of transition, he has been taking on the responsibilities of being at home raising our little ones during the day and has been noticing Charlie walking around the house saying, “Ma!, Ma!” Of course my husband’s thinking is that Charlie now considers HIM to be “Ma”, but I am insistent that Charlie only misses me SO very much that he is calling out to me in my absence. I suppose the ironic thing is, now when I come through the door each day, Charlie looks at me and smiles and says, “Da!” 😂
In all seriousness though, even if it does mean I might be called “Da” from time to time, watching the bond between these two grow so strong is pretty much crazy-precious.

Life changes

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I am admittedly a little behind on my shopping this year and I asked the kids to jot down some more ideas for their Christmas Lists. He came to me tonight with a piece of paper numbered with the following items:

1. Gift for Mom and Dad, 2. Horse supplies for Cassidy, 3. Gift for the Eager’s (our neighbors that moved away today), 4. Help for “Great Ice Cream Papa” to clean his driveway, and 5. $100,000,000,000 for the Red Cross and a cure for Cancer. ❤️

Christmas List

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