Good morning all! It was awful quiet on this thread yesterday. I hope everyone is just busy and that you are all doing okay! We haven't heard from Russell or Walter lately at all. hmmmmmmmmmmm.........hope we aren't scaring the men off! LOL!
For those of you that haven't been posting, there is me begging for you to check in and let us know how you are doing! Cute, aren't I? LOL!
We had the most horrifying thing happen in our community Friday at a local McDonalds. A two year old was killed in the parking lot when someone who apparently was upset with the employees inside for not getting his order quickly enough backed over the child, three other children and the babysitter. There are others in critical condidtion as well and I would ask for your prayers for all involved, especially the family of the deceased two year old and the babysitter, who I am sure is going to suffer with guilt.
So, for the question today, if you are a momma or daddy, are you a paranoid one? Do you really keep a close rein on your kiddos or do you let them have some freedom? If you aren't a parent, what are your thoughts on watching children? How closely do we really have to watch them? and would you blame the babysitter in this instance? From all accounts, my understanding is that there would have been no way to avoid the truck.
I am a paranoid mamma for sure. I watch my kids like a hawk. That's why I was so upset when Trey got away from me to go for his ride around the block. I have had people, including my MIL, tell me that I am too protective. Well, they are my children and I love them more than life, so being a little overprotective is okay as far as I am concerned. Where I have a problem, is that I am unsure of where to draw the line. I want to give Trey some freedoms. He is at the age where he sould start having some additional ones, but I worry about where to give them to him. Obviously, it cannot be outside when they are playing! LOL! Piper on the other hand, tries to run at every chance she gets. She really scares me. She would run right out in the road if I didn't run and grab her. The problem with this is that sometimes, I have Bryce screaming or doing something that I have my eyes on. *sigh* Mothers should have five sets of eyes going the whole way around their heads!
Mickie....Congrats to the boys!!!
Hope you are using the aloe, sweetie!
I spoke to soon, there's Walter!!! YEAH!!!! Have a good time fishing
and please let us know if you caught anything. Your funeral sounds like it would be a hoot! LOL!
Chris...you are my kind of guy...cleaning and birds! LOL!
Nekhismom....I have been thinking of not only a living will, but a will will...KWIM? I don't have any plans other than what I have stated to others about what would happen to my kiddos if something happened to me. I know I have to get on this. SOON!
Diana....the talk that you had with your kids sounds great. Even at Trey's young age, if he asks questions about things, I am very honest with him and try to help him understand as well as I can. I don't know how much he retains, but it can't hurt as long as we aren't doing it in a way that will scare him.
Leslie...I am worried about you girl!!!! Please tell us what's up! Or PM me if you wish!
I ended up taking the kids to the park last night with the upstairs neighbor and her kids. By the time we got home, got supper and got rinsed off in the shower, it was 9 pm and way past the kids bedtime. I sent them in and then I did dishes and scrubbed the kitchen floor on my hands and knees. I'll try to get things done earlier today! LOL!
Today's plans are bringing up more stuff from the basement for the yard sale and getting it priced. Doing a couple loads of laundry, dusting my bedroom and the office and finally getting to this dang floor! Thanks for all the tips, BTW. I have used Murphy's and it tends to be my favorite as well. I thought someone here might have an additional suggestion, but I guess Murphy's is the winner!
Have a good one ya'll...
Hugs all around...