Mean People Suck…No Matter Who They Are!

And because of that, Bubby went to sleep with a broken heart and so will I!
I know I’ve said it time and again, but this child, this kind-hearted soul, is one in a million.   This beautiful creature, my only son…my baby, has feelings that run deeper than the average bear.  He wears his heart on his sleeve (when he wears sleeves of course).  He’s amazing, he’s funny, he’s an intellect, and he cares.too.much!  
He’s 3 now and aware of “things”.  He no longer blows “stuff” off like he used to.  Nope…now he takes it personally.  Lately, he’s been going through a lot of heart ache.  I’m not going into detail to keep this short, but let me assure you, he is not always treated kindly around here…and it hurts him (and me).  
Tonight?  All he wanted to do was camp out with his sisters.  One of them said yes, one said no.  And it was NOT a kind no.  It was a “get out of here, I’m trying to sleep and you annoy me” kind of no.  I heard it.  I cringed.  And then I held my baby and I rocked him to sleep.  All the while I explained that “mean people suck” and that with this heart of his, he would have to learn to cope with this and move on.  He sniffled.  
I said “Mommy had to learn the hard way too Bubby, we’ll get through this together”.  He looked at me with those loving, caring, beautiful blue eyes and said “OK Mommy…I love you!”.  And he fell asleep…heartbroken.  But he loves me and I won’t let him down.  Mean people do suck, but I will NEVER let them suck the life out of the kindest soul I know.  
I’m sorry my Bubby has to learn this lesson so early in life.  I’m sorry it’s from within our own “family”.  But mean people do suck no matter who they are.  They’ll make you cry and they’ll be proud of their accomplishments.  That’s what makes them suck the most!  
Tonight, I will sleep with my baby.  He didn’t want to sleep alone.  That was his only wish.  Too bad his big “sister” couldn’t just be his wish come true.  He’s happy in dreamland now and he’s not alone.  I’ll protect him from the mean people for as long as I exist.  That’s what Mommies do!
Good night Bubby!  Don’t let the mean people get you down.  They’re out there…and they suck!

An Open Letter to My Daughter Upon Her High School Graduation

Paetyn Nicole,
Where has the time gone?  I can hardly believe the big day is approaching.  My “baby” is growing up way too quickly.  It’s almost time for you to embark on this fabulous journey that is life.  It’s so open out in the “real” world and I’m certain you will do phenomenal things!
I am so proud of you and all of your accomplishments.  I know that at times it has been frustrating since you have to work so much harder than others, but all of your hard work and effort will pay off.  Just stay determined to be the fabulous YOU that YOU are and YOU will achieve great things.
My love for you is endless!  You have such a remarkable heart that you wear on your sleeve for the world to see.  You are beautiful, artistic, intelligent, and amazing!  Never forget these attributes about yourself.  You are your own worst critic and you need to start seeing the beauty that is within you as others around you do!
Your smile and laughter has lit up my world for 17 years now, and without you, there would be a void in my own heart.  You came at a time in my life when I needed you most and I am forever grateful that I was granted the gift of you.
You are perfect baby!  Don’t ever change. I really am proud of you and so excited to share this next phase of your life with you.
Love always and forever,

My Night Owls…It’s All My Fault!

Every night, without fail, it drives me crazy!  Go night-night babies…it’s late!  Every night, it’s the same old “I’m not sleepy Mommy”. 
In my head I think “Of course you’re not.  You’re my kids.  We don’t go to sleep like normal people.”  But in my outside voice, I say, “Yes  you are!”.  You see, these 2 should be in bed by 9 but that is rare (oh who am I kidding? That never happens!).  I’m a night owl and I hate mornings.  Apparently the coffee nut doesn’t fall far from the tree. 
This is not good for Mommy!  No, no, no…Mommy needs down time!  I guess that comes between 2 and 3 AM?  OY!  One of these days, I’ll get a couple of hours to myself, and a little bit of sleep. In the meantime, I’ll amuse these 2 into the wee hours and be thankful that I have them in my life!
Rock on and I hope all of y’all get a good night’s sleep!  It’s time for bed…GOOD NIGHT!