Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sometimes Quirky surprises us...

Saturday we went to the first birthday party of a simply adorable little girl . A little girl who has Quirky enthralled. To be honest at first I was hesitant to go the party...they are usually hard for Quirky to handle. My fear was that Quirky might not be able to handle all the new people she would meet...all the noise...did I mention the party was in a bouncy center? A place that is normally full of over excited kids...loud games...oh the list goes on and on.  (let's be honest here...I was scared Quirky was going to freak out and ruin the party) Ultimately Dork and I decided to go.  I am glad that we did...because Quirky surprised us both.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

"Mom...I am NOT going to marry a prince."

 HUH? That's what my mind thought when Quirky announced this to me last week. Doesn't every little girl dream of marrying a prince? We watch Disney movies, dress up and daydream about princes. (admit it...you did at least once) When I asked why her explanation was well....

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I am vain

I am vain
counting the grey hairs
as they come
until there are too many
I search my face-
its youth I hope to find
but only see the
road map of lines
and imperfections
my reflection mocks me
laughing at...
the youth I feel inside
Not me...not now
I would rather time
not leave those
souvenirs upon my face.
I am vain.

Would you care to join me?

I'm having a pity party. Recently I celebrated...no that's the wrong word....recently my birthday came and went. Was I expecting a big elaborate party? No. What I expecting a big YEE-HAW at the local restaurant? Definitely not. Was I expecting a birthday cake? No. Was I expecting a gift? No not really...although it would have been nice. Was I expecting the phone to ring off the hook with well-wishers? No. Was I expecting a card? No...but a girl can be hopeful.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Flashback Friday...Brushing Quirky's Teeth

Tonight I sent Quirky upstairs to brush her teeth and she did. So? No big deal right? Parents all over the world are probably doing that same thing as I type. But for us...well its kind of a big deal. Quirky is brushing her own teeth....willingly.

Monday, June 13, 2011


Quirky asked me something last night at dinner...something that made me feel a little sad. Sad that she would ever think to ask this question. Her question?
"Mom Do I have disabilities?" My heart skipped a beat...but my answer I already knew. It was in my heart...in my head and on the tip of my tongue. No...a definite no. But I did not just say no. I couldn't just say no...she deserved a better answer. What did I say?

Saturday, June 11, 2011


         Her eyes are gone
vacant they stare
I know she is not far
maybe lost in a ray of light
or a hidden sound
I hesitate
the wrath for breaking
that special internal bond
so huge
that it consumes me whole.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Flashback Friday...Hugs

To realize just how far you have come sometimes you have to look back at the beginning...so I decided to start Flashback Fridays. I hope it keeps me positive. I hope it makes me realize just how great my life has always been even when Quirky's quirks weren't always so cute. I hope it makes others realize that things can and do get better. So without further ado...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

I guess people were bound to find out

The cat's out of the bag, the beans are spilled...the truth is out. In simpler terms...Quirky told. So for inquiring minds...(insert dramatic pause here)
We have decided to homeschool next year. Homeschooling is not new to us...it is where we started and looking back now quite possibly where we should have stayed. Why are we choosing to homeschool again? A multitude of reasons but the most important one come to mind...

Our local bookstore...

Its Quirky's and my favorite place to go. Dork says we go there too much...but how can we not go? For us its much more than a bookstore...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Quirky has a few obsessions...things that occupy a vast majority of our time and can often take over our lives. One of those reoccurring themes are...

Sunday, June 5, 2011


I am waiting for summer
like a condemned man waits
for a reprieve
waiting for those moments
when we can relax
let go
stress dropping
like rain on new grass
I am waiting for the moment
when I can finally

Friday, June 3, 2011

In the Pink

MMMM.... What is more embarrassing to think about...Wearing Dork's pink underwear?...or not being able to wear Dork's pink underwear because my behind is just too big to fit? What am I talking about you ask? Well...