Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Best Things In Life Aren’t Things

I found this while cleaning out a bunch of old papers and wanted to share it before I pitched it (trying to get rid of stuff).

This describes why I love for my kids to nap on me, why I stay home with them, why I snuggle close to 2 of them at night while growing another in my body and having another 2 not far from me in their own little bedroom.

This describes why I’m constantly giving things away and why I didn’t freak out when a neat bowl we got for our wedding got broken last week. You can certainly tell by the things in my home that I’m not a decorator and don’t care about how my furniture looks to the world as long as it’s functional and can stand kids jumping on it. Mom has always told me I don’t know how to take care of things, and she is right. I lose things. I break things. Yes, that is a fault.

But …

I’ve never forgotten my kid in the car when I went in to a store. I’ve never left my kid at a place because I forgot to pack him or her in the van. I may not take care of things, but I take damn good care of my children and pretty good care of my poor, often-neglected husband.


  1. i agree with everything you said besides a bowl from my wedding getting broken.....that didnt happen to me.but i always lose,misplace, and break things but my children are taken care of the best they could be

  2. You know, I think I'll share this post with my mom. Sometimes I don't think she realizes how great she is.
    Awesome post, Kerrie! :)

  3. That ehow thing is still in the way... guess I'll come back next week and see if it is gone..... it's annoying.....

  4. AMEN!! I'm glad someone else out there is like me... not a clean queen or the such, but just a loving Mom who cleans every once in a while and spends the rest of the time with my family!

    Take care!! ;0)

  5. Do you know how to change the size of your ehow widget? If you don't post to me or email me..and I will help ya.

  6. One of my favorite memories in when my 10 year old son knocked five salad plates off the counter, breaking them all. I stood staring at the mess and he said...Remember Mom, we USE things but we LOVE people. Smiles....

    Have a Thankful Thursday
    from Roberta Anne

  7. that is copyright infringement using that Mary Englebright picture....I am gonna beat yo ass.....


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