I think I’m gonna join the bandwagon and have themed blog days. I’ll start off with today and declare it Funny Friday. I’ll leave a funny annecdote, a joke, or a funny picture. This way you know what to expect every Friday. I haven’t figured out the rest of the days yet so for now with no further ado….
Funny pictures and/or tidbits of my kids. I think this will show a little insight into the Twinkie family.
The first picture is Big Mickey. He is my ham and a half. Always crackin’ jokes. ALWAYS! AND he doesn’t know how to just take a “serious picture.” Oh he’ll pretend. He’ll smile for the camera then at the last minute…..
At the time of this picture he was obsessed with that milkshake song. You remember, right?
My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard. ..
When he would ask why it wasn’t ok to sing that song or pose like that for EVERY SINGLE PICTURE I would tell him, “BECAUSE I’M THE MOMMY THAT’S WHY!”
My Princess Twinkie was in Color Guard and flag and cheer for most of her adolecense. She eventually became a volunteer Cheer and Flag Coach for different city programs. She’s my buddy. I don’t know if it’s because she’s the only girl or if it is because we are so similar and I can relate to a lot of what she’s going through as a teen.
I don’t judge her.
I don’t put her ideas down.
I just listen and give her advice.
That’s not to say that I’m too busy playing “friend” that I don’t know how to be a mom. Ask her. She’ll tell yah! I’m scary tough. But I have a feeling she respects that about me even now. It took me years after I left the house to feel that way about my own mom. This is a testament to how smart The Princess is.
When she was 13 she begged and begged for me to allow her to get a belly button piercing. I refused. Later it became an obsession for a nose piercing. I refused. When she asked why both times I told her, “If you want a piercing like that now and I oblige, what are you gonna ask for next? A tattoo? So the answer is NO! When you turn 18 you will have control of your own body but for now it belongs to me and I’m NOT gonna have my daughter all marked up with piercings. NOT GONNA HAPPEN WHILE YOU ARE A MINOR IN MY HOUSE!”
OK So anyways… there’s a little insight into the Twinkie clan.
If you haven’t gathered from my personality here, I’m a very goofy, dorky person and I guess that’s rubbed off on my own kids. We have a lot of fun and have a pretty good relationship with each other. We support each other and encourage each other.
When the boys were little I drug them to every one of the teens practices and games and now that the teens are done with school sporting events, they make themselves available to be there for the boys events. That’s always been very important to us. No matter how busy you get in your everyday life, you ALWAYS make it a point to be there for family. ALWAYS!
That being said? Love your children. Hug your children. Be tough with your children. But never EVER ever give up on them when they are being difficult. Never put them down for their ideas. Instead? Guide them through their decisions.
If you still feel they are heading down the wrong path and they are still under 18 and living under your roof?
I say you stand your ground and explain to them what our parents explained to us. “NOT WHILE YOU’RE LIVING UNDER MY ROOF!”