A glimpse into our family – the good, the bad, and, of course, the funny

About March 13, 2012

If you’ve already read any of the stories I’ve posted about my family, let me go ahead and pinky promise you that I do not make these things up.  I don’t know where my son Max got his crazy antics, quick wit, and creative mischief, but I know he keeps us busy.  He’s only four, and I’ve already learned that nothing should surprise me – not even panty-liners used in lieu of tape to hang things on his bedroom wall (I guess we were out of Scotch tape…).  His now famous words describe him perfectly: “I’m a kid, and you’re an adult.  And when adults don’t watch me, I do bad things.”  Ummm…I guess he has a point.

My seven-year-old daughter couldn’t be more different.  If ever a goodie-two-shoes walked the earth, it’s Kendra.  She doesn’t just follow the rules, she considers the benefits of following them.  She is a voice of caution.  A voice of reason.  She is a creative soul with the heart of an artist.

She is a perfect complement to my sometimes reckless son and myself.  For instance, when I decided to climb up into the loft in the garage and get the eight-foot boxed (very heavy and bulky) Christmas tree down by myself on the ladder, she said, “Mom, what happens if you fall?”  I told her to call 911.  “Yeah, but Mom, what happens to us?”

My husband and I have constant adventures with these two.  Our lives are unpredictable and fun.  It really feels like our kids are a little too smart for us, but we love the challenge that each day brings us.  We’re just trying to raise them right.

And I’m just writing it all down.


13 Responses to “About”

  1. Rachel Says:

    Thank you for liking my post, This feeling. I love reading about the lives of others like me, a mother.

  2. Caddo Veil Says:

    I love this stuff!! Maybe because I’m not a mother, by choice–but enjoy the vicarious entertainment!

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  4. MrsPeas Says:

    OMG, panty liners as tape! Hahaha… I love it! My husband always says there has to be a more cautious person and a more care-free person in every pair. Sounds like you have a very nice balance.

    • mandyholbert Says:

      Thanks! Even though my being care-free is more of a coping mechanism. I became this way since the birth of my son. I had to! If I let everything he does bother me, I would be a stress monster! He definitely keeps us on our toes.

  5. Kids and their antics can be entertaining. I wish you and your family the very best in life and its adventures, Jenny

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  7. I nominated you for The Lovely Blogger Award.
    No pressure, just wanted to give you a shout out.

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