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January 2010…

Natalie: “Where do you get your energy?”

Nicholas: “From the Polish guy.”

I am still puzzled by this conversation 8 years later


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Life Lessons…

Another one from the archives… This convo happened back in 2013, Nick would have been about 7. He came running up to us all excited because his friend had filled him in on the only 2 things you need to know in life. The first, according to this friend is humping. We were laughing so hard we didn’t hear what the second most important thing is.

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Stress Balls…

Conversations with Nicholas: From the archives… this conversation took place this summer after he finished packing his bag for camp…
Nick: Hey Mum, what’s up with the stress balls?
Me: stress balls??
Nick: Yeah, in my lunch…
Me: Plums. They are plums, NOT stress balls.
Nick: oh! Well THAT makes much more sense. 


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The other night a friend asked Nick what he wanted to be when he grew up… He pondered briefly, leaned back, crossed his legs and with an almost imperceptible nod of his head replied,

“A lottery winner.”

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Summer Fun

Summer is almost over, and I have the feeling of acomplishing nothing.
The work I was going to do with the kids to prep them for the upcoming year, not done.
The organizing I started in the spring that I was going to finish, not done.
The trip down east, not done.
The prep work for my book, not done.
So what have we accomplished? We’ve had fun. We’ve managed to squeeze in 4 camping trips, 1 trip 2 Niagara, 2 trips to Ottawa and 5 trips to Wonderland and there’s still a week and a half left!!!
I may not have done what I intendet to do, but I did have a wonderful summer playing with my children!

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Back in July I posted about Nicholas losing all his toys. Every. Single. One. Apparently toys aren’t all that important to him as he has yet to earn them back. He was doing okay for a while and earned back a handful, but has since lost them all again. It has been a trying summer to say the least. The funny thing is it doesn’t really seem to bother him at all.

I wonder how many phone calls I will get from Mrs. E when school starts in September…

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He’s growing up…

I have been telling Nicholas for months to STOP GROWING. He’s not listening. I have begged, pleaded and even threatened to strap bricks to his head, all to no avail. No matter what I say or do, my baby boy is growing up and loving it! He simply can’t wait to be “big to the ceiling” – his words not mine. Like most kids he is already anticipating many grown up activities, most notably, “When I get big I’m gonna drink beer and watch hockey.” GREAT! Definitely a Canadian kid. Another favourite of mine “When I turn 8 can you please buy me a monorcycle (motorcycle) Mom? I’ll let you ride it with me.” I’ve told him repeatedly that I will never buy him a motorcycle. Ever!

It seems every time I look at him his face is a bit more mature, he appears to be a bit taller and more grown up. Each day I am losing a tiny bit of my baby boy. AT the same time though, I am gaining a sweet, happy-go-lucky, stubborn, insistent little man who is so much fun. He loves to play ball and read and colour and make crafts. Most of all he just loves spending time with his Mommy, Daddy and Sissy.While I miss my baby and sometimes feel sad because he is our last, I am so happy to be able to be home with him, spending time with him, teaching him and just enjoying all life’s little stages, well most of them anyway!

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