Are They Real by Dana Peever, momstown Belleville member
My son (7 at the time) and husband were given free Leaf tickets and the game just so happened to be on Valentine's Day. Between periods, there were TML cheerleaders giving out long stem roses to some of the people in attendance. Now, most of the men, including my husband, were not paying attention to the roses, but to the bodaciousness of the girls handing them out.
My son looked at my husband and said, "Dad, do you think those are real?" My husband just about spit out his mouthful of beer along with the other men in earshot. He leaned down to my son and said, "Do I think what are real?" To that, my innocent son replied, "The roses, what else would I be thinking?"
Everyone around had a great chuckle and it took some explaining when he got home as to why everyone was laughing.
Busted by Kelly Sullivan Pries , momstown Kitchener-Waterloo member
I sneak into my 8.5 month old daughters room all the time while she sleeps, my husband says that I play with fire :p Lasy night I did my sneak in only to have my Adam follow me.
What happened? Charlotte snapped her head right up and caught us, we both dropped to the floor but she could clearly still see us, we were trying so hard not to laugh but could not help it. Adam ran out of the room and I kept still beside the crib.. laughing. I finally looked up to see Charlotte looking me straight in the eye so, I smiled a huge smile at her and laughed….she smiled an even bigger smile at me. We both starred at each other for a few seconds knowing that we just had some random fun. It was amazingly cute and a great moment that I will remember always.
Ps. She went right back to sleep. Phewww
Written by Kelly, age 30 and mom to Charlie (almost 10 months!). Married to an amazing and hilarious fella named Adam, 2 years in June. Kelly works from home as a Public Relations and Communications Manager for a fitness and nutrition company.
Being a Mom by Destiny Campbell, momstown.ca Facebook Fan
I'd say that being a stay at home mom for 9 years has made me a pro, but this is the one job that is still huge a learning curve the whole way through.
Being a mom has been the most difficult yet incredibly rewarding experience of my life, I wouldn't give it up for anything. I am blessed with two amazing boys who are my whole world, and a very supportive and loving husband and father. It's great to know that my hubby has my back as I have his when it comes to parenting. I believe very much that parents who are on the same page lay a strong foundation for their children, laughter really is the best medicine, dinner is always at the table, not in front of the TV, and being able to be incredibly silly at the drop of a hat is good for you and your family!
I remember when my son Zachary used to say “but mommy…” I would quickly interrupt him with “butt mummy? Where?!” and then proceed to chase him around the house backwards as a butt mummy…because, why not? He would always laugh hysterically trying to get away and forget why he was upset in the first place, and I got to make him smile.
Being a stay at home mom allows me to put most of my energy into family, because that is what really matters. But the pay financially is not the greatest, and unfortunately I can't pay the bills in hugs and tickles, which is why this year I became a mompreneur. My boys inspire me every single day and I get to put that inspiration into my work on my own time running a small business. This motivates me more as a mother to work hard for my family, and since I'm already pretty good at time management, I get the reward of watching my small business grow up with my boys. I don't want to miss the little moments when my sons get lost in their imaginations, when it's random fort time in the living room, or when they need a shoulder to cry on. I want to be there as much as I possibly can for them.
Destiny Campbell is owner and designer of Reagh Sunshine, a stay at home mom of 2 boys, and embraces the challenge of balancing both mom and business life. When she is not getting rid of monsters under the bed, holding down random forts in her home (some self made), and writing in third person, she's creating beautiful hand made paper flower bouquets. She also likes coffee. A lot of coffee.