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The Mermaid and the Shrimp

So, I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus from blogging lately.  It has been a very crazy month, or two.  I never realized just how much work it is having two kids.  It’s no joke when people say that having another child is like having 10 more.  Add a full-time job into the mix and there is little or no time spare.  My weekends are now a rat-race of Target runs, tackling piles of laundry, and trying to spend some time with the kids.  Needless to say there hasn’t been any time left to write.

There is one thing I insisted on finding time for and that was making my daughter’s Halloween costume.  She had been talking for months about being Ariel, the Little Mermaid.  I brought her to the Disney store and asked her if she liked the Ariel dresses they had.  She said,”No mumma.  I want to be Ariel the mermaid.  I need a looong green tail and seashell boobies.”  Well, not sure if you’ve ever looked for a mermaid costume for a toddler, but none of them have tails.  I decided to get to work.  After a couple sleepless weekends, I was able to transform the little princess into the mermaid she wanted to be.  I found a great shrimp costume for the little man, so the two were a perfect pair.

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My Mommy Made It for Me

So yesterday I told of our vacation to Disney.  I know…riveting.  Well, there was a moment there where my daughter truly melted my heart.  She made friends with some other little girls that were waiting in line to see Rapunzel.  When they were playing, I heard her say “Do you like my pretty dress?  My mommy made it for me.  Look, it twirls!” and she began to dance.  It brought a tear to my eye.  This may seem corny that her saying this meant so much to me, but the majority of the time I feel over worked & under appreciated.  It’s nice to know that she acknowledges the little things I do for her- sometimes.  I need to envision this moment the next time she gets into my expensive make-up.