Posts Tagged ‘Family Sunday’

Oh those questions!

Sunday, January 10th, 2010
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Creative Commons License photo credit: Leo Reynolds

So there we are (myself and the two older girls) in the car driving to the dump of all places when Hannah (4) blurts out “I don’t think I want to have any babies, Daddy.”

Woah. What? My mind suddenly filled with scenarios of jealosy and resentment towards the twins, etc. I quickly replied “Oh yeah, honey? How come?”

Her answer was very matter-of-fact: “I don’t want a big cut on my belly.”

Whew! Is that all? That’s nothing! Now, I should have had my guard up as soon as we got anywhere near birth, but I was so sure of my answer that I plowed ahead. I dove in without checking for depth.

Confidently, I assured Hannah that not all babies require “cuts” to be born, and that, in fact, both her and Bella had been born without any cuts required!

Great, right? No, you see it, don’t you… her next question.

“Well, then, how did I get out of Mommy’s tummy?”

Panic. I blurted out the only answer that came to mind – it’s served me so well in the past: “You’ll have to ask Mommy when we get home.”

The Punchline

Knowing the conversation on this topic was decidedly over, Hannah turned to Isabella and concluded: “I must have made my own hole.”

Christmas Review

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

It’s Sunday, which means a Family Sunday post…

The past week has been all about family so it’s hard to pick something specific to write about. It has been an amazing experience to watch the two older kids get excited about Christmas for the first time. Hannah has managed to learn more Christmas songs and carols than I thought possible for a 4 yr-old. (This in addition to her Avett Brothers repertoire.)

Next year will be very interesting as the twins will be running around on their own, Hannah will be half-way through her first year of Kindergarten and Bella will be fully conversant. We’ll also be away from home for an full two weeks over Christmas. Should be interesting.

As I write this, we’re on the road to Ajax for more family visiting – the girls are more excited than they look here:

Christmas Tree Hunting

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

There’s nothing like the smell of a real Christmas tree in the house. In years where we’re away from home during Christmas we make do with our artificial tree but every third year we’re home for the entire holidays. In those years we go tree hunting:

Oh, for the love of families…

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

Sundays are family days around here – well, every day is family day, really. On Sunday, though, I try to make a special effort to focus on the family (not Focus on the Family).

Anyway, I’m going to do my best to post something family related here every Sunday – and yes, I’ll write the posts beforehand so as not interfere with family activities.

So for this first Family Sunday a simple comic strip:

Natural Parenting from XKCD

Natural Parenting from XKCD