Not Me: Gingerbread, Superman and Ears

“Not Me” – Bravely confessing some of my faults, failings and quirks by denying them.

Even though I was behind on my to-do list, I did not purchase pre-fab gingerbread house kits for the kids to decorate rather than purchasing candy, making homemade frosting and hundreds of homemade cookies for them to decorate and allowing them to create their own gingerbread village out of graham crackers, frosting and candy.

Carter (8)

I was not quite happy with my purchase of the pre-fab houses except for the fact that we didn’t have extra candy to to allow the little ones to eat and eat and eat, eat, eat, eat, eat.  (What mom would be disappointed that her kids missed the opportunity to  OD on M&M’s, skittles and gumdrops?? Not me!)

Nicholas (2) and Savannah (5)

I am absolutely not going to have all the children don their santa hats and head to the grocery store first thing this morning to get supplies to make hundreds of homemade cookies and frosting etc. etc., nope not me!

I do not keep hoping that by ignoring the fact that our computer ate all of our pictures from 2010, they will magically reappear. somewhere. anywhere. especially the ones of Isabella’s birth and first days.

When people ask Nicholas (2), “What’s your name?” He does not tell them, “John Superman”.

When Colby (now 4) was 2, Mark and the big kids frequently ‘found’ things behind his ear.  They would pretend to throw a coin up in the air and when no one could find it, they would look behind Colby’s ear and there it would be.

One day Colby took his favorite toy, a play hamburger, (he even used to sleep with that  hamburger) outside and then forgot to bring it back in.  That evening at bedtime (I told you that he slept with it) when he was unable to find his hamburger he did not ask me to look behind his ear.

For a long time after that, Colby was convinced that lost things were behind his ear, but he eventually grew out of it.

Until yesterday…..

Yesterday some  of our precious friends at church, who are in the know about Colby and ears, did not happily pull several of their coins  out from behind Colby’s ear.  I’m not planning on telling them that they are to blame for all of  Colby’s antics and tall tales .

Isabella (5 months)

Want to laugh at more “Not Me” posts?  Socks, Singing, Spelling and Shampoo and   Swine Flu, Eggs and Accidents still make me laugh even though they were posted more than a year ago.  You may browse all the “Not Me” posts at any time by clicking on the large “Not Me” under ‘tags’ on the bottom right of the sidebar.

What didn’t you do this week?

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8 Responses to Not Me: Gingerbread, Superman and Ears
  1. Kimarie
    December 20, 2010 | 8:42 am

    Oh no! Sorry about the pictures! There’s a program I used once to retrieve pictures that I deleted – Pandora Recovery. It’s a free download. Worth a shot! Do it sooner rather than later because the more that get overwritten, as I understand it, the harder things are to recover. Have fun baking!


  2. Natalia
    December 20, 2010 | 2:33 pm

    I noticed for the first time that Isabella appears to have her ears pierced. I have mine double-pierced, and my sisters had theirs done in their toddler years, and I am interested to hear your “philosphy” on ear piercing.
    Your blog is great and I love hearing tales about your family. I hope to have a large family as well; we’ll see what God has planned for me. 🙂


  3. Nikki
    December 20, 2010 | 6:55 pm

    What a great post! And your baby is SO CUTE! I haven’t seen any pics of her since her birth. (mostly because I’ve been catching up on blogs in my reader)

    Hope you’re having a wonderful Christmastime. 🙂


  4. Katrina
    December 21, 2010 | 5:30 am

    Just wanted to stop by to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! You are an inspiration to me 🙂


  5. Anna-Marie
    December 21, 2010 | 9:12 am

    HI new follower from Hip homeschool hop–hope you will consider stopping by my blog and follow back. Very cute kids:).


  6. Lois
    December 22, 2010 | 12:07 am

    Hi happy Hip Homeschool Hop!
    I have “meet” you online before…and seen your beautiful family.


  7. Sue
    December 22, 2010 | 12:43 am

    I just love these “Not me” posts! John Superman is an awesome name, I must say. 😉

    I will not be wrapping all of our Christmas presents late on Christmas Eve because I have procrastinated until the last second AGAIN! Nope, not me. *wink*

    Blessings to you,
    The Homeschool Chick


  8. Gabe
    December 22, 2010 | 7:43 am

    My 13 month old did NOT take several bites out of my hard lotion bar, that happens to smell just like dark chocolate! Thank goodness has all safe and natural ingredients!


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