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the big win.

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sitting in comerica  park

at the detroit tigers game

surrounded by these kids from canada

here with their team

thirty two strong

for a big night out at the ballpark

so excited for everything

good seats, cotton candy, no rain, family, friends, coaches

calling out to the pro players they recognized

dancing, cheering, singing

their own faces on the big screen

mitts ready

and

especially, especially, especially, especially

for the four foul balls they ended up with

they simply could not believe their luck

overflowing with happiness

at times sharing seats and laps to get an even better look

they could barely contain themselves

with smiles from here to there

and this guy

who made it his personal mission

to come over and tell them

to sit down and stop having so much fun

every chance he had

yet

in the end

the tigers

(and especially, especially that guy)

both lost

it was not even close

 the kids had clearly won it all.

 “baseball was made for kids, and grown-ups only screw it up.”

-bob lemon

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the struggle is real.

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my friend/great mother of 5 active young children

is at it again –

the following quote was her post

yesterday on Facebook

and i think she’s great:

“Wishing I had a fairy godmother…

Or maybe just a cleaning lady (or man).  

Kids are gross.

Nobody warns how gross they can be.

Do you know what words I uttered today?  –

” Who peed in the toothbrush rinse cup”?

Honestly …. The struggle is real.”

-nm

her friend replied –

“i like that, but remember that time your twins peed in the cat litter?”

the world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.  – e.e. cummings

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children and the young at heart

are encouraged to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty

in honor of International Mud Day.

international-mud-day

g2gooutside.org



a man is getting old when he walks around a puddle instead of through it.  ~R.C. Ferguson

image credits: letthechildrenplay.com, firefliesandmudpuppies,g2goutside.org

 

the aussies are coming! the aussies are coming!

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and i couldn’t be happier.

part of my family lives down under.

and soon

they will be up top with us for a while.

and i will have my dream

of all of the daughters

and all of the sons in law

and all of the grand babies

in one place at one time.

and it is sure to be an adventure.

Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.
Gail Lumet Buckley

a gift of mischief and mayhem and love all rolled into one

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found this old book of love that my daughters had given me for my birthday more than a decade ago. i laughed out loud all over again, at their kind and loving and humorous approach to life. no one had much money, but this book was worth everything. they spoiled me with offers of flowers and treats and reluctant shared experiences and pampering (even though they signed up their third sister who was out of the country for this task).  here are some of the coupons found within:

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Children make your life important.   –Erma Bombeck