Here is a typical occurrence. I'm in the shower, we have an appointment at the library for a meeting. Jordan walks in and asks if he can make pancakes, I say "no, lets do the cold cereal thing." Jordan, that persuasive boy, then proceeds to talk me into pancakes against my better judgment. Needles to say, when I walk out of the bathroom our kitchen is boiling with smoke - oops, so much for pancakes - just a great big mess to clean up. So we proceed to clean-up, about halfway through I realize we are going to be late - o.k. now I'm cranky! Yes, I later repented and my sweet kids forgave me! We finally make it to the library, I'm checking in some overdue books (typical for a homeschool mom). The librarian who is helping me says in an alarmed voice: "I smell something burning!" She starts to look around her, sure the library is on fire. She really looked panicked and I knew that investigating the entire library to find the source of the fire would make me later for my meeting. So, yes, I had to admit that she was smelling me and my coat (which hangs at the back door in our kitchen): "Its probably me, I smell like burnt pancakes." The librarian replies: "that's exactly what it smells like!" In my former life, when I had more pride, worked full-time, etc, I would have been horrified. Funny thing is, it really didn't embarrass me at all. No pride left - each child has knocked me down a few pegs (as well as I should have been)! That's the thing about kids, they make you real - what a blessing!
There is also much laughter in our home - today, Addie said she wanted to roll her eyes around in her head. She previously figured out how to cross her eyes which she thinks is a very special talent. So, here is Addie attempting to roll her eyes around in her head - check out her tongue.
Of course, Lexie needed to try to roll her eyes around in her head also:
So as you can see, laughter abounds in our house. I wouldn't have it any other way. Life is so short, I wish I could hold on to each moment, but my feeble brain fails me: hence the videos!