Wednesday, September 16, 2009

If You Give A Mom A Moment…

If you give a mom a moment, she’s going to ask you to pick up the toys.

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And while you are picking up the toys, she’ll probably notice the toy box needs organized. boys-3

When you are done, she is going to ask you to if you can get rid of any of the toys since you are so big now.sofia and neighbor kids grammy bishop 026

Then she will start to cry since you are getting so big.first day of kindergarten

When she starts crying, she will make you come hug her and notice you need a haircut.kaish

So, she will make you get in the car and go to the barber.kaish with hair blown out

When you go to the barber you will have to wait for eleventy eleventy million minutes since you came so late in the day.getting cornrows

And then, finally, on your way home, your mom will remember she needs “just a few” things at the market.kaish hiding in the cupboard

She will drag you in the store and start shopping.i love my cowboy

She will get carried away and go down every. single. stinking. aisle.praise note at school

She will read labels and look at prices.katelyn tutu 035

When she's done, you'll probably be asleep in the cart.davids sophia 047

You'll have to wake up and walk to the car. kaish in snow 1

You will be very grumpy and tired and totally discombobulated!tractor driver

You will get home and find out that all your friends are done playing for the night.amothersday-and-neighbors 023

You will ask to hear a story and she will say, “Oh, why don’t you read to me since it is your homework.”kaish and sofia

So you will read to her a Junie B. Jones book.sofia kaish shoes 031

She will want to see the pictures.more fire and plants 061

She will get so excited about all the fun things Junie B. Jones is doing.kaish and katelyn

She will want you to do a project with her. sabria and naji art center 048

She will get out all the craft supplies.more fire and plants 068

She will be sappy as you color.sabria and naji art center 031

When the picture is done, she will want you to sign it and put it on the fridge.praying kaish

While standing by the fridge, she will remember she has to feed you supper.kaishons smile

So, she will ask you to set the table. labor day first day 040

And chances are good, if she asks you to set the table, you are not going to get to play any more tonight.kaish on swing

So you might as well go up to your room and pick up even more toys…

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I LOVE Writer’s Workshop!

Do you?

This was the prompt I picked:

If You Give A Mom A Moment...
Inspired by Heidi from Sacred And Profane

Can you tell I am having a hard time with Kaish growing up lately?

I just can’t seem to snap out of it!

Sorry for this long post

and all these pictures….

Thank you for coming.

It is so kind of you to take time out of your day to visit.

You are my therapy!


"Doing all the little tricky things it takes to grow up,

step by step, into an anxious and unsettling world."

Sylvia Plath

62 comments:

Martha in PA said...

Beautiful! You know I don't have those "pangs" about Tara growing up. I mean I look back and can't believe she is almost a teenager, but aside from the drama and attitude some days, we have so much more fun! Maybe it's because I'm old, or maybe it's because she's a girl...

heidi said...

Awww! That was fantastic!!! They do grow up so fast, don't that?

Living on the Spit said...

I have those same pangs every day! Please, don't ever let it stop!

Loved your post...you did an amazing job!

Betty said...

Lovely post! I am amazed how you make a "normal" day look like a lot of fun!

Dr. Wifey said...

i loved this!

Busy Bee Suz said...

you are so darn creative. I love your story and all your pictures!!! Kaish really is growing up..but you still have lots of time to soak him up.

ps. I don't like it when kids get discombobulated either!!!

Trudy said...

That was a great story Rebeckah! I loved it and the pictures are just incredible, as always!

Nori D said...

Such a sweet post. I loved all the pictures! It adds to the depth of your post. Beautiful.

He & Me + 3 said...

So so so cute. It is rather hard to see them grow up and become more independent. I am sad thinking of how much they do for themselves now.

Muthering Heights said...

LOL, darn moms...it's a slippery slope!

Alicia said...

Aww!! I know! I think about that all the time w/ my eldest, and he's 13!!!

blueviolet said...

If you give this mom a moment, she's gonna stop by Life with Kaishon, because it always makes her smile! :)

Pumpkin Delight said...

Very cute!

To answer your question about my student Jesus...it was no big deal, his mom wanted to talk about his chatty behavior in class. The office assistant had he make an appointment to come in, when really we just needed to chat on the phone. I had another translator call home and everything is fine. Thanks for asking.

Erin said...

LOVE all the pics, can't believe my babies are growing up as well!

Grandma J said...

You gotta get used to it, Rebeckah! Neither one of you are getting any younger...imagine how your mom feels!

Maya Gonzales Berry said...

You have some great pics, and a lovely story. Thanks for the visit.

Paula said...

I love this! A great story and such gorgeous photos. :)

Paula

Becky said...

LOVED it! Kaish has the best eyes... always a sparkle! I was going to pick this prompt... was going the same direction as you. Never did it though :-p

Great job, very fun :-D

Marilyn said...

They grow up fast. At least you realize how fast and are enjoying every single minute. Great pictures and love the little story.

Christine said...

Beautiful job! Great pics and story:) Here's to long days and happy childhoods!

sg said...

What a beautiful post!

Thanks for stoppig by my photography blog. If you are ever in need of a photographer, I would love to capture your family. I give my readers a nice discount, too!

Steph @ Stick It in the Fridge

GreedyGirl said...

I love this it is so cute

Thanks for stopping by www.greedygirlsguide.com

Dot O said...

What a great, great post Rebeckah! I loved the photos and, yes, it is hard to watch them grow up.. Before I sat down this AM to catch up on reading blogs, I watched my two walk down the street to catch the bus, thinking this is the last year they will go to school together. Coll will be in college this time next year.....I get filled up just thinking about it. At the same time, it is wonderful to watch them turn into the people they are becoming - sort of like the caterpillar/cocoon/butterfly transformation.

Time goes much to quickly for me too. You, Martha in PA, and I really must meet for breakfast or lunch soon so we can cry into our coffee cups together.

Baloney said...

I.Love.This. Awesome!
That Kaish is too adorable. I love all of his expressions.
I may have to use that prompt someday, too. Good idea!

Big Mama Cass said...

That was an AMAZING blog!! LOVED IT!!!

SupahMommy said...

SO cute. :) Obviously you've delved into some Laura Numeroff before.

He's a cutie patootie.. fo shizzle.
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Suki said...

I just L.O.V.E! that shot where Kaishon is holding the baby! So great!

Grandma J said...

To Rebeckah...Oh no, I'm so sorry if I sounded harsh. My comment to you was tongue in cheek. Since I'm a whole lot older (and fatter) than you I can tell you that today is the youngest you and Kaishon will ever be...so, enjoy today because the tomorrows keep coming. Our kids grow up fast, but each age has it's own wonders and joys. I don't want you to miss them by looking in your rear view mirror. I love you guys, and I am flawed, but, I never ever want to offend. AMEN

Helen said...

I think I forgot to say it in my last comment, but thanks so much for checking out my blog. It's always nice to know that even though I'm just starting, someone is reading!

Also, beautiful post! You gave the mouse a run for his money, I'll tell ya!

WhisperingWriter said...

This was wonderful :)

SparkleFarkle said...

You live up to your name: this blog post is simply irresistable! Thanks for an incredibly fun read!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I love this post. I have done very similar ones in the past on mine... Laura Numeroff books are VERY dear to my heart around here...

Blessings,
LMM

jen@odbt said...

Love your take on this prompt - this is type of post I had thought of too. Too bad it's all still in my head and not on a post :) Great pics and story.

jennykate77 said...

I LOVE that pic of Kaish and that sweet sweet baby! That is precious. Ah, makes my heart melt and makes me want one of those sweet sweet babies for a split second...and then reality kicks in and I kick myself for even going there in my mind. AM I CRAZY?! Don't answer that.

I love Junie B. books! They're the best! I can't wait until Isaiah is into chapter books.

Great pics as always. ♥

The Things We Carried said...

Oh, this is so beautiful, as is your boy's irresistibly darling face!
Bravo to you for this fabulous piece. You have me missing my men who, for only a few short moments, were boys like yours.

I will have to look at the prompt blog you mentioned.

Helene said...

This was such a fun post to read! I love all the pictures....he seems like a sweet, fun little boy!! The picture of him sliding on the ice is adorable.

I know, it's so hard to look back at pics and accept that our kids are growing up!! I'm in the process of putting together a b-day video for my older twins for their 5th b-day and I'm having a really hard time doing it without crying!

Amber Star said...

You know..I think you were at the barber shop a little longer than eleventy eleventy minutes. You hair looks way too long for just a regular haircut. It looks like you have a job in the musical "Hair", actually. :)

I love the pictures and the story of one day in your life. Your family looks to be very close and loving and that is a very good thing.

Mom, you are doing a great job rearing these children. They act normal. How did that happen??

It is tough when the grow up so much. I still mother my children and they are in their forties now.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I don't want my kids childhood to end! I am loving all the moments-the good and the not so good-
This was lovely...

Jen said...

I love Writer's Workshop too. This was a great post!

RR Mama said...

Love it!!! R1 has some plaid shorts that would match Kaish's shoes perfect!!

Anti-Supermom said...

Gosh, your son is so beautiful, ao animated in all these photos.

The prompt was fabulous too, great choice.

Dan said...

Great pictures!

Just wait until K gets old enough to be out on his own. It brings a whole new level of pangs about the growing up thing. At least by then, there is some hope they will stop causing so many white hairs! {*grin*}

A Real OC Mama said...

My daughter is only 2 and I'm already telling her to stop growing! I loved the pictures :)

brainella said...

Very impressive! :)

He has the most amazing smile...it makes me smile.

Live.Love.Eat said...

why are you apologizing for brilliance and cuteness? It reminded me of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie......

Kimberly said...

This post caught my breath! Each line, each meaning holds so much. I love it. And the photos to go with it!!! Wow!! It amazes me how these small day-to-day events may seem so fleeting, so tedious in the moment, but at the end of the day or at the end of the year when we see our children are growing up, it is those little moments we cherish. Terrific post!

Jenners said...

OK .. you are genius!!! I love those books and I love how you echoed it in the post ... and the photos were just beautiful and told such a lovely story. And it is bittersweet to see them grow up, isn't it?

Shannon said...

LOVE your spin on If you give a mouse series! :) GREAT story.. and I enjoyed the pictures, too!

Chelle said...

I love this post. Your son is such looks like such a great kid! I wish time didn't have to go by so fast...

Margaret aka: Fact Woman said...

Beautiful post!! Thank you for sharing it.

CJ said...

Wow! That one moment turned into forever. Great post.

gretchen said...

I love it. If you Give a Pig a Pancake is Isabelle's favorite book.

Momish said...

If you give any mom a moment, they will use lamenting their child's growing up! Lovely post!

Kimmy said...

What great pictures!! I expecially love the one of Kaishon making the face :D

mamamia said...

I love your story. You should make it into a book and become a millionaire! If you don't, I might steal the idea from you and do it myself ;0)

Mama Kat said...

I know, I've been feeling the same way lately!! Aren't you glad we can mark time in our blogs and come back and see them when they're older?

Unknown Mami said...

Turn this into a book. Seriously.

Tabitha@ichoosebliss.net said...

It's totally understandable. I don't want my baby girl to grow up, but I know she is. I loved the pictures!

Jenny said...

I love this, I am having a hard time with my son getting older to.

Liz said...

Loved this! Great pictures!

Allie said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this post! My girls and I made up a similiar version of the whole "if you give your mom...." Your blog is inspirational!

SKELLER said...

such a brilliant, funny, and poignant post! I very much enjoyed it. I love how you relish in your moments as Kaish's mom...