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Grand Baby, Life Lesson, Meet Kevin!

beautiful daughter

A carefree Life!

A few days ago, I became a virtual grandmother.  My daughter brought home one of those “For Real Babies” issued by the school.  This baby is to give the simulation of being a mom.  Yesterday was her third day to be a “Mommy”.  She is sooo tired of the JOB.  However, there is no, spit up, poopie diapers, or other “real life” situations, such as fever, croup, or medical bills.

The first day, the baby cried so hard and Missy Moo (my daughter) could not get the baby calm.  She was not at home with me, Grammie, because she said, “I can do whatever I want this baby won’t slow me down” famous last words…

Well by the time, she came back home my husband and I heard the door open, then a screeching crying. It was the baby; Missy Moo had tried for 45 minutes in a parking lot to get the baby to calm down with no luck.  Papa, my husband, took the baby as I tried to calm my baby.

Papa was able to calm the baby; Missy Moo, on the other hand, was not so easy to calm.  The baby was crying, she was crying and yelling.  I assured her that this assignment was temporary and she would be ok.  She finally calmed down once the baby stopped crying.

The next day, the back fell out of the baby, the batteries came out, and it “died”.  This gave us a good 20 minutes of silence; Missy Moo was in panic mode once again.   Papa and Big Man (my 16-year-old son) was to the rescue and was able to “fix” the baby. I calmed Missy Moo once again.

virtual baby

My Virtual Grandson "Kevin"

I had a great laugh yesterday.  We were at a fast food restaurant and the “baby” had not made a noise since 5pm.  What a great baby, however it was now 7:30pm and we just sat down to eat.  Missy Moo’s boyfriend was just walking towards us with the food. Wouldn’t you know it, just on cue, “Kevin” the baby, began to cry.  He was hungry.  I tried not to laugh, I really did.  However, I could not help it.   Hehehe!

Missy Moo had to sit there while her food was getting cold to feed the baby.  This took 30 minutes. Her boy friend kept trying to see if he needed to do something, to help in some way, but he did never stopped eating.  He is a great boyfriend and once he was finished eating he did  finish feed the baby and burped him.  I was sure to remind them that “Kevin” was an easy baby even on “his” worst day.  Nothing compares to a real baby.

So, as a mom it was hard not to do everything for Missy Moo and “Kevin” but this was a great lesson for my daughter, and for her boy friend for that matter.

Love, puppy love, happiness

They Think They Know It All!

Here is a real life confession: I cannot wait for grand babies.  I just do not want them until the time is right and the baby’s family is just that… “a family” and not just a random  hook up.

Well, I hope you had as good as a laugh as I did.

Please leave your comments or stories about your experience with a “For Real Baby”.  Thanks again for reading and commenting.

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Children,Family Members, Best Friends, I think yes to all Three!

dogs, family, friends, love them

so are they cute or what?  i love them like family.

jaxon the big black one is a rescue dog.  he was abandoned by his owner’s. 😦  his family just moved away and did not take him with them.  he was left in the backyard to fend for himself.  who does that kind of thing?   oh well, their loss is our gain!  he is such bright dog!  he came house broken, he can eat off of a fork, don’t ask. 😉  he makes me laugh and smile because when he wants something, he does this moaning, singing noise to get my attention.  when he needs out, we ask him if he needs out and he will bark three times,  you know (((bark))) O, (((bark))) U, (((bark))) T.  well in my mind he is spelling.  any way… that is a little about jaxon.  oh one more thing, we gave to our youngest son for christmas last year (2010).

next in the picture is wattson.  he is a white miniature schnauzer.  he is our oldest dog and boy can we tell he is getting older.  he is crabby, gets startled easily, and can’t be bothered anymore.  oh, let me address the misspelling of his name.  when we got wattson he was about 5 weeks old and bright WHITE!  so my husband wanted to call him WATTson, in reference to the wattage of a light bulb.   another don’t ask…the more you read about my world the more insight you will get about my husband…:)

back to wattson, he loves to play soccer!  he is good too.  he dribbles the ball with his nose while running towards me and then when i try to get it from him he moves to the right or left and goes around me.  hehe,  he is better than i am with ball control.  wattson is somewhat of a romantic… he has been married to maggie the little dog next to him for 6 long years.  however, he loves to show his love to me too!  take a look…

love,romance,dog,schnauzer, man's best friendwattson will often come to me and just sit his paw on my foot.  he just sits it there like we are holding hands.  so sweet.

so last but not least is maggie!  maggie is a salt and pepper miniature schnauzer.   she is so sweet, everyone who has met her just falls in love.  she is quiet and sleeps about 18 hours a day in her little bed.  i think she is so worn out from being a mother of 20.

wattson and maggie have had 4 litters of puppies with 5 puppies in each litter.  maggie did not loose even one puppy, she was such  great mom.  after her last litter we took her to the vet…so now no more puppies.  here is a picture of her last litter.  soooo cute!

puppies,miniature schnauzers, too cute,look at those hears!!!  that puppy’s ears are still just like that…my therapy yesterday was playing with my doggies!  they bring such joy to my life.  when i am sick, lonely or sad maggie will come a lay with me to comfort me.  my plan is to have her certified as a therapy dog and let her hang around my office to bring comfort to my clients.

so this is my 6 article, give me some feedback, or just leave a comment so that I know you are out there and i am not just writing to the air.  thanks for stopping by.