Tonight I made meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and vegetable medley. My kids are very visual eaters meaning they can tell if it tastes good just by the way it looks...or at least they think they can. So when it came out of the oven and I put it on plates I looked at Dustin and said "I bet we get some crying over this". Sure enough Brandt and Brayden took one look and pushed their plates away and declared dinner nasty. Brayden made some of the funniest pouty faces I have seen in a while. Dustin and I did our best to stifle our laughter, I mean it was pretty hysterical at this point. I am certain if we had a video camera recording it we would have won $10,000. Bryson however took a bite and said it was yummy and started eating. We were very surprised how well he was doing so Dustin told him if continued to eat well he would get a special dessert. The older 2 boys told us how unfair we were, dinner was so nasty, etc. Dustin and I decided he would take him to McDonalds and let him pick out a dessert while I bathed the baby and put him in bed (btw he also ate great). So the older ones decided they might be interested depending on how much mean mommy and daddy made them eat. Once we showed them the 1/2 they had to eat Brandt asked if he had to swallow it. Um, yes how else would you eat it? He replied swallow it then burp it back up into the trash can...ah the joys of raising boys. In the last minute before Dustin left with Bry the older 2 came through and ate what they needed to. So the big boys and daddy went and ate ice creams and an apple pie.
I am the mother of 4 crazy, fun, caring, loving, smart, silly, and compassionate boys. I am lucky enough to be on this wild roller coaster ride with my best friend. Join us as we continue on this never dull journey called parenthood...
Brandt is 9 years old, and is in 3rd grade. He is a typical eldest child. He is such a sweetheart, fabulous at sharing, and mature beyond his years. He is incredibly intelligent and a perfectionist. He takes such great care of his brothers. He absolutely loves babies, and can not pass one without talking to it. He loves reading, baseball, and jogging with his daddy.
Brayden is 7 and in 2nd grade. He is really reading well and gets very proud of himself when he learns something new. He has had a terrible time with ear infections. As a result has had 6 ear surgeries to date, with a possible 7th in his future. He is our sunshine and thunderstorm. He is so warm and caring, but if gets upset you better watch out!
Bryson is 6 and so full of life. He is in Kindergarten, and really excelling. He has a zest and joy about everything he does. He is our family comedian and has us constantly cracking up. He is obsessed with baseball, football, or any sport really. He played t-ball and flag football this year. He is extremely tough, and very rarely cries even when he is hurt.
Brennan is 3 and the caboose to our train. He loves baseball and football...really any sport. He is in preschool 2 days a week and hangs out with momma the other 3 days. He thinks he is just as big as the other boys. He is still super affectionate, which I LOVE. Hard to believe he is approaching his 4th birthday already.
The purpose of Christianity is not to avoid difficulty, but to produce a character adequate to meet it when it comes. It does not make life easy; rather it tries to make us great enough for life. ~James Christensen
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The days are long, but the years are short!
"Worry does not empty tomorrow of sorrows; it empties today of strength." Corrie ten Boom