:) Sometimes i wonder why i’m even allowed to be a mother…. >:D
“Because, my favorite animal’s a zebra…”
Hide-n-seek ends in famous Brekin butt-slam :D
i swear he does know the entire alphabet :))))
“What are you doing Brekin?”
“Nothing, I’m not doing silly”
Nap time activities Ugh! :D :D :D
I was raised by strict Lutheran parents.
It has never been my desire to force religion upon my children. I always planned on teaching them the basics of many and letting them decide which one was right for them.
Due to circumstances beyond my control Rylan started attending preschool at the same school I went to as a child. It is a Lutheran school just across the street from my Grandparents farm.
My childhood was also a rare one.
I grew up out in the country surrounded by farms, fields, and forests. In fact when my parents were married my dad moved from one end of the farm to the other, which was about ¼ mile.
We are a very close family. To this day (with the exception of my sister who moved in order to teach) my brother and his family, cousins, parents, me and the boys all still live within a 20 minute drive from my Grandparents farm.
My Grandpa Wally passed away 13 years ago so I am very thankful the boys got to know and love their Great Grandma Irene. When she grew ill and was hospitalized earlier this year we visited her as much as possible. And after she passed away in March I sat down with Rylan to try and explain what happened.
“Bud, Grandma Irene died, do you know what that means?”
“Umm, that we put her in the ground.”
Choking back the tears and laughter, “True but then she goes to heaven to be with God.”
“Oh! That’s right! God has a castle up in the clouds!!”
“He sure does Bud and Grandma Irene is going to live with him from now on.”
He sits back and from the look on his face I can tell he is thinking….
“Mom, we need to bring her a cake, and God a party hat!!”