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Makes My Monday: Conversations with Maggie

Maggie brought her stuffed lamb over to me this morning and said, “Mom, look! I have my little lamb!”

Of course, I started singing, “Maggie has a little lamb…”

She interrupted me and said, “No. It’s Mary’s. I’m just taking care of it for her.”

We then had a wonderful conversation about how Mary lives with us, but she’s over at the neighbors right now.

It ended up turning into a story about how Mary has a magic key to get into our house and only Maggie’s magic ears can hear her come in.

Conversations with Maggie – and her very imaginative stories – Make My Monday.

Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Head on over to see what else makes people’s Mondays (there are always some really good ones!)

Blog Farts

Blog Fartsnoun. Def: Crappy ideas that are too short to make a real blog post, but when combined, join forces to make one unified, albeit half a$$ed, post. see also: memes, surveys.

I’m just “borrowing” the term  🙂

(If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably seen a bunch of these before. I figure if I get ’em here, they’ll eventually end up in my Blog Book.)


My jaw dropped when I heard this from Maggie this morning: “Nancy, can you help me please?” Uhm…ya. That’d be Mommy, thank you.


Burke plays this cute game where he “glues” parts of your body (usually hands) and then sticks them somewhere … like together or to your arms or whatever. You have to play along and not be able to get unstuck until he squirts “water” onto said part. Many times, as soon as he “glues” my hands, I’ll be quicker than him and get stuck to his arms. A few days ago when we played, he did his usual “water” squirt but I told him that it wouldn’t work because I was stuck with Superglue. He just smiled and said, “But this is super water!”


Stellar mommy moment:  stapled the back of Burke’s bathing suit together so it wouldn’t fall down. (In case you’re wondering…it didn’t work very well.)


Is it wrong to put the TV on to distract the kids so I could try to finish my book? It was Sesame Street…


Something I never thought I’d hear myself say: “Burke! It’s not very smart to scare the cat when you have no clothes on!”

Home Made

I’m looking forward to the time when the kids are all willing and able to create various home made gifts for the holidays. As it is – Burke and Maggie are more than willing…we’re working on the “able” part. 🙂 (Logan seems to be willing as well – or at least very interested!)

Over the weekend, we painted some of those cheap-o paint-on-plastic ornaments for the tree. They had a BLAST with it, but didn’t understand that the more paint used (or the more brush-strokes used) the less paint would stick to the plastic…and then also wondered why there wasn’t enough paint for all of the little plastic pieces. They had fun though, so I guess that’s what really matters 🙂

We also made paper chains to hang throughout the house. Maggie went at it like an old pro (turns out they’d done it at school recently as well). Who knew that paper chains took so much tape LOL! Another good time had by all.

We attempted a few more things (that I won’t go into detail about because who knows who reads this…) More fun to be had. Their imaginations are so much fun to watch and listen to. I’m looking forward to when they have a little more control over their very imaginative play. 🙂