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Trying to remember that there is always a reason, always something that makes you smile during the day- recognizing the event, person or situation that made you smile will make your day seem that much better.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Empty wrappers

First, before I share my story for today I want to say thank you to all of the new friends who have ventured over here and left such nice comments on my last blog.  My friend and I are actually planning a trip together I think in August to a beach in florida for her little brother's wedding so every thing will work out for the best...
Today I have empty tootsie rolls wrappers all over my table and starburst papers on my floors
Wii games and remotes strewn from one end of the living room to another..
I made three different dinners tonight...
There are toy cars and pretzel stick in the glass that once held a drink....
I heard yelling, crying and and general loudness today,...
I also heard the peals of laughter and I love yous
Had sticky starburst hands hold mine
Listened to some really long rambling stories from a very serious four year old.
I got hugs, snuggles and kisses before bed time and a request to snuggle just "til we fall asleep"
Auntie tell me a story...a good story with pirate and mermaids
Auntie, I'll tell you a story
Auntie tell my story with me
Auntie can I snuggle with you while I fall asleep
Auntie it's okay you can go now as I tried to sneak away once they were asleep.
So yes, there are wrappers and half finished glass of soda all over my house, I made two dinners and then poured bowls of cereal, but there is nothing that feeds my soul the way those two nephews of mine do.  They are the perfect remedy to the heaviness that was in my heart.  When they look up at me with those puppy dog  eyes, they know that I will melt....but this weekend they will never know how much I needed those puppy dog eyes, sticky hands and sloppy kisses....so everything happens for a reason.....and having them here, knowing that they will wake me in the morning and we will have cereal and then bacon and then maybe some pancakes and spend the day hanging out....can't get much better than that!


  1. No, it really can't Col. :D What a wonderful antidote to a sad heart - sounds so wonderful [and sticky! I remember those days. Oh, wait...we still have "those" days. giggle]

    Big hugs all around. Can't wait to hear more.

  2. Oh Col, I can't tell you how happy I am that you have those little nephews with you and that this was a lovely, warm post. I can feel your love for them, and I can feel their love for you. As you say, it doesn't get much better than that. Enjoy the rest of your time with them. Your room sounds just like mine when the grandchildren are here, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Hugs.

  3. This is a lovely post. Children always manaed to make me smile, even my teenagers sometimes

  4. Those kids are so lucky Nic. They have you for their Auntie!

  5. aww what a lovely post. Kids are just the best and bring so much fun and laughter with them that it is hard to be sad for long.

  6. This warms my heart. My sister is only 18 years old but I can't wait to be an aunt someday.

  7. Sloppy kisses are some of the best kisses if they come from a child and not a grown man who needs lessons on how to kiss, and we all know someone who has no idea how to kiss and makes us want to wipe our face after they have given us a kiss.