Fly on the Wall: Big Dreams and Lots of Love

Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 12 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.

Fly on the Wall Post

If you’re new here, this is who is featured in Fly on the Wall:

  • Me, Mama O.
  • Daddy O.
  • Big Sister, age 6
  • Little Brother, age 4

Big Dreams

Daddy O. subscribes to some car enthusiast magazines.

Reading Car & Driver Magazine together

A few years ago – Daddy O. and Little Brother reading Car & Driver magazine.

He was reading it with the kids around, and I overheard:

Little Brother: Can we buy that (a Lotus Evora)? We have a lot of money.

Big Sister: I have a lot of money.

Little Brother: We could tape it together.

Big Sister: Wait, how many seats does it have?

Daddy O: Only two seats

I think that ended the conversation! We often tease them that two-seaters don’t have room for car seats, so they are a mom and dad ONLY car.  Daddy O. is definitely DREAMING of the day he may get a fancy sports car.

Random Things we Hear in the Morning

While “helping” Daddy O. pick out clothes, my son was jumping on the bed, and asked, “Did it (the bed) shiver?”  I understood what he meant!

Big sister, “I have a busy morning. Actually everyday I have a busy morning. I have to wake up, eat breakfast, make my bed, brush teeth, brush hair, pack my backpack…” She is too cute. We made her a chart for getting ready each day to check off her “jobs” to give me a break from saying, “Hurry up!” It’s been working well, but has apparently felt like a lot to her. Ah, the innocence of youth!

I gave my daughter hot chocolate, saying that it might be hot. She replied, “Burning hot!” (a big exaggerated) My son, agreeing said, “So hot you could boil an egg.”

 Things We Thought We’d Never Say

At library craft time, I said to my kids, “You two are very good at crafts.” My daughter, ever so modest, replies, “Yeah, I’m really good,” and my son chimes in, “Better than the rest.”

I explained, “Well, everyone just has fun making their project.” To another mom I said, “My kids are so competitive!” She agreed, saying, “Yeah, mine are the same way. I never thought I’d have to say arts and crafts is not a competition!”

My kids at craft time

At the craft session when the above conversation was had! I should have taken pictures of each project, so you could have voted on the best one!

Fast forward a bit to my birthday, and Daddy O. found himself saying to our children, “You have to eat your food without being annoying if you want birthday cake.”

Best for Last

On my birthday big sister gave me a hug and said

I love you all around the universe.

She is the best! I wrote this post to her, asking her to stay little and sweet. Here’s a recent family picture:

family picture Nov 15

Mama O. and family at Big Sister’s birthday. At least three of us are smiling nicely.

Thanks for stopping by! Now click on these links for a peek into some other homes:

http://www.BakingInATornado.com

http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/

http://followmehome.shellybean.com

http://www.menopausalmom.com/

http://batteredhope.blogspot.com

http://themomisodes.com

http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com

http://eileensperpetuallybusy.blogspot.com/

http://www.southernbellecharm.com

http://dinoheromommy.com/

http://www.angrivatedmom.wordpress.com

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14 thoughts on “Fly on the Wall: Big Dreams and Lots of Love

  1. what a sweet way to say I love you!!!

    no arts and crafts competitions here, but we have to hear endless stories about his cartoons and future movie deals.

    Love that she is very busy with her schedule!

  2. Happy Birthday, Mama O! I love that your kids are confident crafters! That conversation made me smile.
    Your sister’s comment was so sweet. I have a dear friend who tells me she loves me to the moon and back, and once around Target. ❤

  3. What a beautiful family — you have so many things to look forward to as they get older. When my daughter was 14 I held her close and said “You are the sweetest person I know – don’t ever change!” She is now the mother of 2 and she never has changed — just got sweeter as the years went by.

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