Thursday, February 11, 2010

Dear Someone

Dear Bug,

Work with me. Say this: "Daddy."

Now repeat it a few times so it rolls off your tongue easily. Got it?

Great! Now you can call to Daddy or go to his side of the bed every few mornings. He can get your breakfast, bribe you to get on the potty change your diaper and even turn on the TV! Yessir, Daddy can do all of that and he's ready and eager to hang out with you in the early morning hours and probably feels a little extra sleep wouldn't be a bad idea for Mommy.

Remember, Mommy can't have all the fun.

Love,
Sleepy Mommy

Dear Snow,

High five and fist mitten bumps all around...DC broke the record for the snowiest winter ever! Woo hoo! The record had been in place since the 1800s so it took a lot of snow to reach this high (heh). When my neighbor told me the news I had a tear in my eye, but to be fair that may have been from the strong gust of wind that blew snow in my face while I was shoveling.

You're almost the same height as Bug and some of your drifts are as tall as I am. Streets are mostly unplowed, Metro isn't running above ground and buses are limited--if running at all. My office has been closed since Friday. No doubt about it, you're impressive.

We've become creative with games for Bug since you arrived. Today he played "let's empty the poker caddy and restack the chips and cards." The game lasted nearly 40 minutes--I think we've got a new family favorite!

Just one question: NOW THAT YOU'RE HERE WHERE DO WE PUT YOU?

Signed,
Still a snow lover

Dear Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuce,

Just wanted to let you know that I'm doing fine with all the snow in DC. I heard Jersey got hit as well and hope you're okay. It's cold and we've been shoveling out but I've got your love music to keep me warm.

See you from mediocre seats at the next concert soon,
Mag

To whom it may concern,

In case you don't hear from me for a few days I've probably channeled my inner Laura Ingalls and decided to go for a walk. Donnie and I want to get chocolate a few essentials. I expect to see quite a few people trudging through the snow out and about mostly heading to an open Starbucks after being cooped up.

Signed,

Mag

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22 comments:

  1. Why do the kids always think only mommmy is good enough!!! Rhiannon is almost 8 and still does that!

    Hope you can dig your way out of the snow soon!

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  2. I probably say "Go tell your Daddy" about 10 times a day. And that's on days he works. probably 100 times on the weekends!

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  3. Hope you get those essentials(chocolate) with out getting lost in the snow.

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  4. That "game" you mentioned sounds vaguely familiar. I think I've played it before!

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  5. my daughter said 'daddy' before 'mommy'. some would think i was upset or offended--wasn't i the one who pushed her out? i'm pretty sure that wa me and not him-- but no, i'm pretty okay with it if it means i get to sleep...and sleep...and sleep

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  6. That's a wonderful letter to Bug! Good thinkin'. And the snow is like someone else's kid to me...you like to visit for a little bit, but then you like to go home and leave it all behind!

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  7. My kids do that to me too...but sometimes they get a kick outta doing it to daddy. I get a kick out of it too!!
    I would say boo to all the snow, but since you get time off work for it, YAY!!!! When it melts are you all gonna flood??!!

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  8. I'm just stunned that you still like the snow after that!!!!!

    Why do kids not go after daddy more often? It's always mommy!

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  9. As soon as my husband gets home from work I automatically tell my 2 year old "go ask daddy. ask you daddy". I love it. It can definitely be the highlight to those bad days.

    Have fun getting your chocolate--I don't blame you one bit.

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  10. Surely you can bribe Bug to go to Daddy's side of the bed in the morning. There has to be something that he'd love to have.....

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  11. Love the Laura Ingalls letter. Happy Firday Follows!

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  12. Happy Friday Follow.

    I am your new follower.Tag, you're it,lol

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  13. Found you through Friday Follow! Great blog, I'm now a Google Friend Connect Follower! :)

    Visiting from My Kids Are Fun!

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  14. It's been awhile since kids have done that to me every morning but now our dog seems to think I am the one to go jump on at 6:30 every morning and wake with wet kisses on the face. I guess I should think it's an honor, because don't they go to the one they love the most? heh heh

    Friday Follower!

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  16. Awww all the snow that you guys got. We got some too but no where near.

    Hi there. Thanks for joining the hop again this week. I'm already following you. Be back later to read more.

    Happy Follow Friday!

    Tami
    www.heartsmakefamilies.com

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  17. haha! Too funny!

    I'm here from Friday Follow! I'm glad to have found your blog! Following you now. Hope you'll follow me back! :)

    Shannon at:http://www.milkandcuddles.com/

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  18. Loved the letters. I am now following you from Friday Follow. Happy Friday Follow :)

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  19. Haha I love the first one. I sometimes feel the exact same way (Every day)

    I'm following you from Friday Follow!
    Heather
    http://www.ratherbechangingdiapers.com/

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  20. Following from the Friday Follow! Hope to see you at http://luvsjurn3.blogspot.com soon!

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  21. Hi! stopping by from Follow Friday & following your blog. Looking forward to your posts:) Like the name too.

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