I will continue to celebrate motherhood. So if breasts, birth, dilation and mother's milk makes you uncomfortable please consider yourself warned.
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Haunted by Feminine Hygiene

Oh well! Our ghosts smell feminine fresh.

This is the kind of creative mayhem that ensues anytime I shave my ankles, read a post or try to potty solo. My daughters are so proud and the neighborhood is officially spooked. No one has been by to peddle cookies or newspapers this week. I wonder why?

Have a great day! I'm off to buy a motion sensor for the bathroom drawer.
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Her writing prompts fall somewhere between being touched by a muse and whacked with a cattle prod. With lots of choices one is bound to inspire you.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Do you see me?

I love her unedited.
Sleep crusted and tear smudged.
You'll find me
beneath her curling lashes,
reflected in her pupil.
Hiding in my daughter's eyes.
I never thought I would be satisfied being seen through someone else's eyes. But there I am pajama covered, camera ready and content being nothing more than a reflection in my daughter's eyes.
My taught tummy has given way to a cavernous belly button they store cheetos in. They use my old poems as confetti and Big Sister digs out the lace thongs buried under my cotton undies and fashions them into sling shots.
Maximazing the distance a thong can shoot a cheerio is my latest passion.
My too small breasts were an all you can eat buffet for two. My too small hips were the gateway to life and my daughters map my freckles like a star chart. They play connect the dots, freckle to freckle. They trace me beautiful and for the first time I am just right.
That is how motherhood has changed me.
Mama Kat's writer's workshop is exploring motherhood. She's asking all kinds of probing questions, "Who are you?", "What's your passion" and "How has motherhood changed you?" just to name a few.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Daddy's Replacement

Princess has decided the world would be a much better place without boys. I tried to reason with her. After all, no boys would mean no Daddy. What would we do without him? Her response, "We'll just get us a big lady".
Note to self: Score cute magnification pic BEFORE mud fight.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Best Tourist Trap

The Dole Plantation on Oahu is a little slice of nothing stuck in the middle of nowhere pretty. Unfortunately for me both of our girls love it. It has all the appeal of a petting zoo and giant aquarium combined. For the cost of a few quarters I score happy children and the best photos. If you have small children don't underestimate the wonder and joy contained in a handful of fish pellets. If you're child free then skip the tourist trap, step on the gas and don't stop until you reach the secluded beaches across from Dillingham Airfield. Snuggle up, watch the waves and laugh at all of the poor suckers stuck riding the Pineapple Express and dishing out fish food.
Wishing you love and sunshine from our little grain of paradise!

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Thrifty or cheap?

This week I would love some two cents on drawing the line between thrifty and just plain cheap. I am a coupon virgin. That will soon change. I have my little coupon envelope. I even have a weekly meal plan. I'm armed and on the path to thrifty. I draw the line at washing and reusing my aluminum foil but that may change. What about you? Thrifty or cheap? Where do you draw the line?
My Two Cents: If you use restaurant coupons please take note that most restaurants won't allow coupons or gift cards to go towards your server's tip. Please tip your server 15% of your meal's full value or risk giving all coupon users a bad name. Saving money is grand but not at the cost of stiffing your waiter.