These are letters to Jack, my son, and my daughter, Audrey. You have given me the gift of motherhood. This is just a little gift back. I want to share my experiences with you of your childhood from my perspective of watching you grow - of being your Mom.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Sing Sweet Nightengale

Jack, You would eat simply lemonade, popcorn and popsicles if you were in charge. You love to bug your sister and anytime she says anything, she is wrong. It's that simple. You are still scared to go to the bathroom on your own. You have a fantastic imagination that soaks up all stories of interest and excitement and while I'm sure this makes everyday life exciting, it's also a little scary that way. You still believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy as you should so magic is a believable part of life for you still. Unfortunately you have a friend that tells you that ghosts are real and zombies, too. He tells you that he found an arm in the street one day and that he once sneezed so loud, he broke the windows in his house. Wonderful.... Butts are hilarious sources of humor for you. Farts - just awesome. Anything that your body does that is remotely embarrassing is totally funny to you right now. Audrey, You are in love with princesses. This developed recently in the last few months. Before that you loved ponies, strawberry shortcake and Dora - now it's all about the princesses. We took you and Jack to Disneyland in CA this past year and I indulged and got you a princess makeover. That was it. You were gone. You are absolutely in love with princess now, are determined that you will be one and sing and dance with the clumsy grace of a toddler emulating a movie princess. I love when you sing the princess songs because you don't understand what they are saying and thus the songs are improved by your attempts. As a family, we have been enjoying watching America's Funniest Video. Jack believes that we can win the show and make the best video ever. We are still attempting that, but haven't succeeded yet. We are about to move, too. Our little two bedroom home that has been home to the four of us, two dogs, many hamsters and gerbils, hermit crabs and up to 5 cats, is now to little for all of us. Simbling rivalry has reared it's ugly head and you and Audrey are frequently at odds with each other over any little thing. A little space for you two to grow will be a good thing. I have switched jobs as we ready for the move and my new job is within a mile or two of our new home. I'm excited to be there in about a month or so. Life continues to be good and so very packed with life, that it's hard to stop and record the moments here as I've done in the past, but I've kept up with pictures and videos so as time progresses, I hope to have plenty of wonderful memories collected for you so you can remember with us what a joy it is to be in this family. Love, Mommy