Wednesday, September 24, 2008

How well do your children know you?

I've always been under the impression that my kids had a general idea of what I enjoyed but didn't really pay much attention. Not because they didn't care, but because they're kids, they're busy playing and enjoying their childhood, too busy to notice certain things.

I was wrong....boy was I wrong. Apparently my children know me better than I would ever have thought possible.

Just a few weeks ago we were talking about Christmas and Nicholas announced very excitedly that he knew exactly what he wanted to get mommy. I asked him what it was and he kept insisting he couldn't tell me, it was a secret but he just KNEW that I would love it.
After a few hours he turned to me and said "ok mommy you know what I want to get you?" keep in mind this is a 5 year old boy, a BOY, a little man who loves spiderman and video games and playing ball and wrestling with daddy, so when he said "A sewing machine because yours is old and you need a nice one"......I was in shock.

Well now, he really does know me well. Of course Jasmine surprised me too because yesterday she came home from school with a really heavy backpack and when I asked if she had brought home a piece of the school building, I don't know some bricks or one of the cafeteria tables or something....anything that would explain the heaviness of that thing LOL
She reached in with a big smile on her face and said "We had library today and I got a book for you", and she hands me this:

Oh do I love this child. A book AND a cookbook at that? Not only with great recipes but wonderful photos and stories.

I can't wait to sit down with this treasure and delve into the civil war and it's history.

Thank you for all the well wishes, the cold is still lingering around but it's slowly going away and that's a good thing.

In the meantime I'm taking it easy and trying not to overdo it, which as a mother it's not an easy thing, there's always something to clean, to cook, to wash isn't there?

Have you all been watching Dancing with the Stars? I'm a huge fan of the show and I've enjoyed the first 2 nights, we have some good dancers and the usual not so great.....the kids and I also watched Opportunity Knocks and liked it, we actually played along but using our own lives as example and it was fun seeing who knew what :)

There's just so much on TV nowadays, so many of my favorites are returning this week and I couldn't be happier, Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives, Brothers and it love it love it.

Well I'm about to go do the dinner dishes and clean up the kitchen, then we have homework to get through, baths and reading and all the other fun nightly routines. If you're wondering what we had for dinner, it was Smothered Chicken and OH was it good. YUM!


Don't forget Slow Cooking Thursday tomorrow, gather those great recipes to share especially now that the weather is cooling down.

God Bless,


  1. I love Dancing With the Stars too.
    I can't wait though for Cloris to go. Her swearing all the time is driving me nuts.
    This does get to be a busy time of year with the new tv shows.

  2. I like Dancing with the Stars also although I am not able to watch this season since we have disconnected our satellite.

    That smothered chicken looks good. I'm always on the look out for new chicken recipes.


  3. What wonderful and thoughful kids! The Civil War cookbook was great! Oh...the smothered chicken looks good!
    *I was going to tag you but my blog would NOT let me put your link on...I don't know why! Maybe next time!
    Have a great night!
    -Sandy Toes

  4. What sweet kids they are! You know, that speaks well for the fact that you actually spend time together, which lets them get to know you. Kids seem to absorb an awful lot. I sometimes wonder how well even my own grown daughters know me.

  5. That cookbook looks like a fun read! And how sweet of Nicholas to know that and even notice that your sewing machine is old. You should tell him to put that bug in his daddy's ear! ;v)

  6. You have some very thoughtful and loving kids. You're doing a good job;0)

  7. What great kids you have! That is very thoughtful of both of them!

  8. That is SO sweet & the smothered chicken looks delicious! I'm going to make it soon!

  9. Looks yummy Sandra. I made something new in my crockpot today. Matt and Emelia loved it. I didn't even try one bite!!! But there are tons of leftovers... I may post that recipe tomorrow.

  10. Hmmm, must go and get some lunch! I'm so hungry now after looking at your pictures of food!

    How lovely that Nicholas and Jasmine know you so well.

    Hugs and love.

  11. You have great children! The cookbook looks really interesting. I always enjoy the history and stories around food dishes of any era. Glad to hear your feeling better!

  12. I'd say Jasmine and Nicholas know their Mum VERY Well.Have fun reading that wonderful book.

  13. It all sounds good...even your slow cooking today...yum yum..I think its time for lunch here. I heart Dancing with the stars too....I'm hoping Rocco wins....or brooke...

  14. What sweet kids you have! I can't wait to try the chicken recipe.

  15. What a couple of sweethearts!!!

  16. Children will just take your heart and squeeze it, won't they? It's a heart-hug. Several years ago, when daughter was in elementary school and the library had a used book sale (everything 25 to 50 cents) she brought home a novel based on the Titanic for me...her own money, her own thought. She just KNEW what would have caught my eye! Your kiddos are sweathearts and very observant. Hmmm...must be that great food you're feeding them :) !!

  17. Awwwww - kids are the best! :)

    I hope the cold leaves the house soon!! I hate when it lingers!!

    This dish sounds so good...I've heard of it, but never tried it. I'll have to put it on my list. :)


  18. That is such a sweet memory. I'm glad you recorded it.

  19. oh your kids really do know you! how sweet :)

    I missed DWTS because we were watching Heroes- but I plan on watching it on the computer this weekend; that's what I'm going to have to do every week I think!


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