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July 24, 2007



WHILE I was reading this, NPR did a piece on Prince and played "Let's Go Crazy". I have never, ever detected the phrase "purple banana" in that song, so thanks for the partial lyrics, too.


I know what you mean and sometimes think it is sad that we need a serious illness of someone close to us to make us realize these things. But then we do. And that is a good thing. Your cousin has given you lots -- children, and a new appreciation of time. Pretty good for an 18 year old kid!

And we all need to stop worrying about our weight. If you went swimming, you'd be getting more exercise and that would be a good thing. And you could think about eating differently (with a goal of feeling better and being healthier rather than loosing weight). There is a whole industry making us feel guilty so they can sell us stuff. Do good healthy things. Enjoy your kids. Savour any quiet moment you can find.


Who says kids have to only like kid's music. I love Raffi and really enjoy listening to him with my kids. But we're just as likely to have Bad Religion, The Ramones, or Rancid playing around the house. and the kids know the songs. :)


Missy, this was absolutely gorgeous, tear-jerkingly so. I sniffled through the whole thing. You write so beautifully, and I am *right there with you*, in having a five year old and two year old boys, who do everything at top volume (did you know that testosterone, which first surges into their systems at 4.5-5 years, actually does grow their ears shut?), and in letting it get to me, sometimes. Thank you so much for this...


So true. Sometimes our daily lives take over and we forget what's truly important - our family. It's these times that they'll remember forever.

Thank you for sharing this with the Carnival of Family Life. Your post will be included in the July 30th edition at An Island Life.


I have always wanted to homeschool my kids but my husband and I just don't have the guts to really do it. I'd like more time with my family. I want to enjoy every moment with them. :)


I swear you need your own column! Awesome post. Life can change in a split second so we really have to appreciate every split second--your post truly brings that home.

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