Thursday, March 05, 2009

Normal is. . .

I needed a little help with my post today - so many thoughts swirling around and not sure exactly which of them to put into coherent writing on my blog!

So I visited Mama's Losin' It to get a writing prompt - she posted six of them - and chose the following:

Normal is. . . 

Around our house, normal is. . . 

. . . a mad search for the van keys two minutes before Chris has to leave for work although I swear I put them on the key rack by the door last night.
. . . completely forgetting to put the laundry detergent in with the clothing and then later wondering why the clothes smell, well, musty.
. . . hearing various exclamations such as "David, get down!" , "David, get out of there!", "What's going on in there?!", "David, put it down!", and "David, stop!"  The many references to David are not by accident - I probably use his name more than anyone else's in a day.
. . . waiting until the kiddies are tucked in bed to break out the triple chocolate ice cream so that we don't have to share!
. . . allowing the kiddies to sleep in tents on the floor with flashlights if it means they will get to sleep faster.
. . . me sitting in the living room with a magazine by my side, working on an art project while watching TV and talking to my man.  I have an inability to just sit and watch TV.  probably ADD. . .
. . . praising our son for his eloquent burps and in the same breath admonishing the daughter for the same offense.
. . . eating leftover birthday cake for breakfast and then making up for it with a lunch of carrot sticks, celery sticks, and other various healthy things.
. . . singing, singing, singing!  Granted, the tunes are a little juvenile but there's nothing like "Jesus the Friend of the Children is He" and "Little Bunny Foo Foo" to brighten your day!
. . . hugs and kisses so frequently my kiddies bolt when they see me coming.  Okay, maybe not yet.  They're too little to think momma's over-affections are uncool.  
. . . fighting between brother and sister over such important things as who is occupying what space on the couch. . . excuse me, I've got to go break up another spat!

To read other's writing attempts and perhaps a few more definitions of what normal is, visit Mama's Losin' It!


  1. I love your "normal"! I think I'm stealing this...

  2. Normal at our house is trying to figure out which of the 9000 projects we should do first. Then not doing any of them and going out to eat=)

  3. ha! sounds an awful lot like my normal also! I'd have to add 'tripping over the dog on the way to the bathroom in the middle of the night'. heh


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