Always an adventure!

Being a mom is one of the hardest, but most rewarding jobs in the world. There is nothing that has given me more joy than to watch my son grow and mature. I think, as parents, we're never really prepared for what's around the corner. When I took that bundle of joy home 17 years ago, the hospital didn't give me a "how to" manual.

It has continued to be one great adventure after another! I knew, as he was growing, I would have to tell him to not put Cheerios up his nose, or run with scissors, and quit giggling with that little girl during the Pledge of Allegiance, and no, we can't fill the bathtub with Jello Jigglers, and stop bouncing the ball in the house, and no, you cannot tie a rope to the back of the car and skateboard! The list could go on and on!

But never in a million years, did I ever think I was going to utter the words I said last night...


"You are NOT getting a monkey!"

17 sweet friends had to say...:

Musicaljean said...

But they're so adorable, Mom! At least he's not asking for a snake!

Jules said...

At least he did not ask for a:
1.snake
2.wife

What say ye??
let's keep this up.....

RealEstateGirl said...

Jules, shouldn't you be packing??? Oh my! You have not blogged in FOREVER!!!

I can't wait to see your Italy pictures...and maybe I'll add you back on my list of bloggers if you'll start blogging again sista! Ha ha!

Miss you!

Shelly said...

I can't stop laughing!!!! LOL...

You are not getting a monkey!!!

But why not!!?? Lol

Tonja said...

Just think of all the blog material you would have if you'd just let him have his monkey. I mean, they are little and don't take up much space, and don't you have some chandelieers or something it could swing from?

Jungle Mom said...

LOL! BUT NOOOO Monkeys are very gross!!!

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

"Aawwe Mom!'

"Then can I have an I-phone?"

justabeachkat said...

I think almost every kid wants a monkey at some time in their life. I remember our daughter kept asking for one so we gave her a stuffed one for Christmas. Very funny post.

Hugs!
Kat

MorningSong said...

I love your heart for your son!! A monkey??? Really??? :)

I left you a message on my blog!

Dianne said...

you have something waiting for you on my blog...go check it out.

~Ginger said...

I thought I had been through everything possible with my last child. You just topped me with this one, hehe!

NspiredByFaith said...

Aww man, no monkey? C'mon Mom!

Profbaugh said...

Okay, I just dropped by for a short visit and found myself laughing so hard I was crying.

What's really sad is that I can really relate with what you wrote. My kids are 14, 15 and 18. I haven't had to utter the line, "You are NOT getting a monkey!" But there's always tomorrow.

~Cheryl
St. Louis

Penless Thoughts said...

Now I've had to say a lot of "You are not....." but never a monkey!!!
Susan

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Oh - that's hilarious!

Lavender Chick said...

I'm still waiting for that monkey!

Southern Heart said...

LOL...that's too funny (said as the mother of two of them myself...sons, not monkeys...).

That photo was sooooo sweet!

 
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