Category Archives: Children

Birthday Drama

Mark’s birthday is today.  Micah’s birthday is tomorrow.  He only missed Mark’s birthday by 2 hours.  I thought that sharing a birthday weekend would be kind of fun.  Well… First of all, Micah cannot WAIT for his birthday.  This is the first year that he’s cared, and he’s been counting down the moments.  He has […]
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Drinking Fountain Adventures

Isaiah loves water.  A LOT.  I wish he didn’t have such an affinity for it.  He is always turning on the hose in the back yard and watering the sandbox.  I can imagine my next water bill.  It will be super high and my grass will still be dead. At church a couple of Sundays […]
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Character Enhancement

I believe that God gave me my little Christina to build character.  With Elena everything is easy.  I thought I was an expert on dealing with children.  With Christina I always have to find a new angle to parenting. And I feel as if I am building virtues such as patience and humility on a […]
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Oral Culture

Let me preface this post by just saying that I love going to school.  I am studying language–something that I’ve always found fascinating.  I didn’t love school the first time–it was just work.  Now it is much more relaxing and fun.  I want to share an epiphany that I had while reading a chapter for […]
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Certain Death

Christina is going to die. At least, that’s what she’s screaming passionately, uncontrollably at the top of her lungs. You see, her death began with a fun game of tag between her and her sister. That game turned deadly once the fly swatter entered the picture. Apparently, Mark’s cousin Bob told Christina that flies have […]
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Wandering Two Year Old

I lost Isaiah this morning.  I mean really lost him.  I was on the side of the house loading up the trash can with some random junk that was stacked up when he took off after the cat.  I knew getting a pet was a bad idea.  The problem was, I didn’t think he would […]
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The Dance of the Beds

We Friesens have  a ritual that we perform about once a week:  The Dance of the Beds.  Now, I try my best to not participate in this dance, but they usually drag me to the “dance floor.”  It goes something like this: Isaiah wakes up for some reason.  He first turns on all the lights […]
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Tooth Fairy vs. Birds and the Bees

Elena is growing up — fast.  Tonight Mark and I spent some time talking about parenting through puberty while raising a preschooler.  I was trying to look at prepubescent parenting from all sides — including discussing with Mark when to talk to Elena about the birds and the bees. “I just want to know one […]
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Poop Explosion

Why is it that all of my blogs begin with a post about poop?  I spent a lot of time today moving posts from my old blog to this one.  I was going to start my blog off right by writing about yet another trip to the ER.  That’s when Micah yelled, “MOM!  Change Isaiah’s […]
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Damp Mop

As I write this blog, it is 12:30 at night and I have 8 awake girls in my basement. They don’t seem to be running out of energy, so I finally encouraged them to put on a quiet movie and turn the lights out. I’m hoping that they will finally pass out so that I […]
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