Lindleys-Life as we know it.

Wade, Deanna, Ryan, Colby, Taylor and Mayley

Friday, May 14, 2010

I'll NEVER say that to my kids....

Do you ever look in the mirror and see your mother? Do you ever say something and turn around to look for your mom? I remember several instances in my childhood where my parents did or said something and I swore I was never going to say or do that to MY kids.
As I have 'matured' and become a parent myself, I have come to a different understanding, and have experienced for myself the frustration of not being able to get my kids to take me seriously...I have even found myself on the verge... of becoming my mother.

The other day my boys were fighting. I had begged, pleaded and threatened...but the fighting persisted... Finally, I had, had enough...I stormed down the stairs...fuming and trying to find the words to express my exasperation. I rounded the corner and, In my less than patient voice, began..."If you boys don't stop this fighting I'm going to ... to.... " the smiles began to creep across their faces and I was racking my brain for the threat of all threats....
Suddenly I was taken back to a time, when I must have been, 12 or 13 years old, riding in the car with my mom, three brothers, and my sister. Daniel (my youngest sibling) must have been 3 or 4 at the time and had been antagonizing his us relentlessly...My mom had, had all she could stand.
"Daniel Ammon Scott, If you don't sit down and keep your hands to yourself...I'm going to... I'm going to... pull your hair handful's.... and it's....going to...grow back...BLACK AND CURLY!"

As soon as the words left her mouth, I burst into uncontrollable laughter...Daniel uncontrollable sobbing.
I looked at my mother and said, "What did you just say?" She looked at me and said "I don't know?" Then we were ALL laughing (except for Daniel... I'm sure the image of his blonde, straight hair being pulled out and regrowing black and curly had something to do with it.) At the time I just thought my mother had completely lost it. Now I have more understanding and empathy for what she must have been feeling, but unable to express that day.

Sometimes...your kids leave you speechless...sometimes they bring you to say things you really wish you wouldn't have.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

From our house to yours... we wish you all a very happy mother's day. Thank- you all for you examples of love, service, sacrifice and picking yourselves up and dusting off and getting back in the saddle. For all of you beautiful women whether you are caring for your own children or helping us to raise ours... I love you and am sooooooooooooooooo grateful you are a part of my life!
Taylor wasn't sure he wanted to do a mother's day picture :)

Monday, May 3, 2010

4 Months Already?!?!!!

My how time flies.... I look at the calender and know it's true... but I just can't believe Mayley is 4 months old already. Time goes by way to quickly. We truly are enjoying having her in our home and the sweet and feisty spirit that she has.

At four Months you...
*weigh 15 lbs.9 oz.
*smile at anyone who will talk to you
*have started giggling and squealing
*Drink 6oz. at a time
*are sleeping 8 hours a night
*would rather sit up
*drool until your shirt is soaked
*are a "mommy's girl"

and my personal favorite...
*still like to snuggle when your tired