Sunday, November 21, 2010

on growing happy children

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I am going to tell you the truth.

The real truth is:

I wouldn’t mind sleeping in on Holidays.

Or Summer days.

Or ever.

I wouldn’t mind having the remote to myself.

For the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

For the Real Houswewives of Atlanta.

For Whatever as long as it is not on the Cartoon Network or Disney.

I wouldn’t mind eating sushi for supper.

I wouldn’t mind stopping the car to take a picture of the moon without moaning.

I wouldn’t mind a semi-quiet house.

I wouldn’t.

But I WOULD hate any of those things if it meant our house wasn’t filled with laughter and happiness.

And noise.

And messy children.

And unbelievable fun!

I love them.

Sabria, Naji and Kaish.

Together at last.

Even though they were NOT thrilled to model for the

I Heart Faces challenge,

I bribed them with orange tic tacs

and told them they were super stars.paper 004

I hope they believe me forever.

These are the most magic of days.

Please remind me of this after Thanksgiving!

XO, Becky

45 comments:

theTsaritsa said...

It's a great photo :) Orange tictacs were my favorite as a kid, and so was reading the Sunday funnies from the Inquirer, though when they stopped publishing Calvin & Hobbes it kinda died for me.

Ami said...

They ARE superstars. And beautiful, too. But I know boys don't want to hear that. Shhh.

Ky said...

This post made me giggle. I relate to it completely!
Hope you are having a fantastic day Becky! I really do. x

Lori said...

Oh yes...growing happy children means we don't have those things you speak of...at least not very often..whenever I get to the end of my rope I remind myself of the alternative and it gives me the perspective to not lose my cool.

These days of growing happy children will pass too quickly. And I am always reminded that there are those that would give all that they have to have what we have, in their homes that lack the children that they so desire.

As always thank you for reminding me so sweetly and beautifully of a very important truth. And those sweet happy faces sure put a smile on my face.

Happy Thanksgiving week to you dear sweet friend. XX

Marilyn said...

Oh, Becky, you are such a good mom!

Brian Miller said...

haha. nice. and i like sushi as well...mmmm....cant get the boys to try it though....

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

So beautiful....and so true!

LOVE that capture, and it's so similar to mine. (Coming up early Monday.) :)

Angie - The Arthur Clan said...

Oh I love this one Becky!! I thinking that their mom is a superstar too. :)

Tracy P. said...

Ditto that--you are TOTALLY a superstar! And Naji is there! How wonderful. :-)

Modesty is Pretty said...

Becky I totally agree, one time I let my son go to spend the Summer in Mexico while I worked Summer School and I missed him so much I used to cry everyday. Children are the best!

nosmallthing said...

I'll remind you, if you remind me. :)

I know exactly what you mean. Those times of quiet and sleeping in and having the remote all to yourself will come...and then we'll yearn for the days when there were little hands and little feet and little smiles and little laughs.

Skeller said...

bless those three for humoring you and creating this great shot!!!
y'all rock ;-)

Kelly said...

Ha! My 3 yo just discovered tic-tacs. Such joy!

Looks like you'll be having a great holiday week. Priceless!

amanda thiessen said...

loved those comics!

Wanda said...

...'k. Enjoy the magic!
xoxo

Just Bits and Pieces said...

I feel the same! Lovely photo!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Gorgeous photo--
And it would be nice to have the remote once in a while :-)
xo jj

traci said...

beautiful capture!

Sojourning Sadlers said...

Very cool picture, Becky! I really enjoy how you write about your feelings, your life, Kaishon! Thanks for sharing with us!

Gigi said...

Very wise words! (Except, somehow I have a feeling once MC leaves I still won't get the remote! Darn Hubby.)

Becca said...

Love that picture :-)

Valeria said...

How about happy kids in a quite and peaceful house???? Wouldn't it be great! Thanks for your always wonderful words! AND pictures! By the way in my entry, mine are pretending to read too, the newspaper hides their boared faces!

Erika B said...

I totally agree! We've just had a weekend full of loud activities and arguing girls but today when I think about it it really wasn't so bad. And I would never want to be without it.

Great shot of your "superstars"!

Erika B

Anita Johnson said...

I thank God for those days too, and although I miss them in the house, I love seeing them as young adults, and now as a husband and husband to be...the blessings continue. (-:

Maddy said...

Lol!! I hear you! I think I need one of those reminders too because I'm not big on holidays either! I'm starting to feel like the "Grinch" these days :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

A houseful of noise is a happy house full of love. :)
Sushi? yuck.

Ashley Sisk said...

I just love it...and I feel exactly the same way!

The Drama Mama said...

Beautifully written. I would love to do all those things, as well, but my life wouldn't be the same without my kids.

Jabacue said...

From this view Becky, you appear to be living your DREAM! Nice.
Jim

My Photographic Eye by Irela said...

I simply love this Becky!! Hugs

Danielle said...

My kids love reading the comics...such a great photo, so carefree!! I cannot resist the drama of the real housewives of beverly hills...SO good!

Colleen said...

Oh they are such incredibly beautiful children! Wonderful words as well, I had to smile because who can't relate to those feelings?!:) Sometimes I feel so frustrated with myself because we waited so long for William and when I want to sleep in or have some peace, I wonder what's the matter with me!!:) But it must be normal...
Hope you have a wonderful week!:)

Puna said...

Love it R!

April said...

Kaishon is SO lucky to have you!:):)

jennykate77 said...

I love that they work for orange tic tacs!! :) Oh, and they ARE superstars!! BIG time! As are you! :)

I wouldn't mind any of the things you mentioned either...especially the sushi, but I wouldn't trade my messy house, crazy kiddos, or anything else for it!

Hope you're having a beautiful day for beautiful YOU!♥

Buckeroomama said...

You always write the most inspirational posts... and I LOVE seeing Kaish with his glasses on!

Formerly known as Frau said...

Yes these are the magical days! Love that Kaish fav color is Orange...I went through an orange phase a few years back! I love colors it made me happy....now I'm in a black/gray phase....the new year will be full of color I promise! Happy Turkey day to you and your family. I hope your hubby has a few days off for you to enjoy.

fiddlehead said...

Magical days indeed....and this photo is awesome. Well worth the price in tic tacs! Your blog is really amazing and so are you!

Marvett Smith said...

Love it Becky!

My Captivating Images said...

Awwwww! They are Rock Stars!

Debra said...

Your family is beautiful Becky! And I love how your personality shines through the shots you take.

I found you after you left me a sweet comment at my place & I'm *so* glad I did! You're going on my favs taskbar. :)

Adrienne in Ohio said...

You are so right, Becky! What a blessing to have a home filled with the giggles of children. Hope you all have a very blessed Thanksgiving!

Kim said...

I've no doubt you expressed the sentiment of thousands of moms out there. And, understandable. Beautiful, children, beautiful post.

Amy said...

Not only are your photos beautiful and honest, your words are, too. I love reading your posts, whether they make me laugh, cry or just plain think. :)

Puanani Tagoa'i said...

I *LOVE* this!! Truer words were never spoken :)! Thanks for the comment on my blog - so glad I can now read yours!! Have a wonderful day!