Friday, April 16, 2010

Moments in Mothering

I have to share my Ella story for the day.  Perhaps I should begin at 5:30 this morning when she knocked on the wall because she was scared.   KJ went in to check on her and came back saying she had a bad dream.  A few minutes later she knocked again and told us Maleficent was in her room.  Poor girl!  It's so hard not to laugh sometimes.  For those of you who don't know, Maleficent is the pretty scary villain from Sleeping Beauty.

But my funny story from today comes from this morning when I asked Ella if she wanted to help me clean the living room.  "Yes!" she replied, "But first I need to get a stretch."  She then proceeded to do this:

Once the hamstrings and quadriceps were taken care of, she was such a great helper.  She dusted the tables in the living room and put away toys.  What a delight!

Today the kids and I met KJ at Chick-Fil-A for lunch.  "It's so happy to be together again," said sweet Ella.


  1. Oh, Ella! Thanks for more laughs! And you are quite a pro at stretching...I guess that comes naturally when you have a mother so dedicated to exercise. Way to go, Lynn :)

  2. Thanks, Katie! I guess she's seen it done enough. I love the things our children say. I hope to see you in the morning. As you can see by the time, I have just been up an hour with James, but I think he's asleep now. I'm not sure what's up. Love you!

  3. I need to add that Ella was REALLY upset with me when she saw Maleficent on my blog. She kept saying, "Why did you put her there?"