Sunday, May 25, 2008

Pick a Winner

It used to be sooo easy choosing my favorite child. Whoever slept the most, pooped the least, made the littlest noise and/or mess was guaranteed to have top status for the day.
Now they are growing up and I am finding that suddenly I am the mother of four darling, hardworking, independent, fun and funny children.
Which one should be my favorite?
Please help me decide...
Should it be the darling 7 year old who gets up early Sunday morning to fix scrambled eggs and peanut butter toast for her little brothers so her parents and older bro can catch a few extra winks?
Or the four-year-old who has finally embraced his BIG BOY status and will now independently fasten his own shoes, take himself to the bathroom and pour his own milk?
How about the third-grader who was chosen to play in a select "recorder band" for the Spring Concert and who completed his first at-home babysitting job last night?
And don't forget...the family monkey who climbs walls, refrigerators and swingsets for fun. He has the biggest grin and most contagious giggle!
Tough choice, huh?

21 comments:

Kenny and Linsey said...

Oh, this is an easy one - whichever child facilitates more sleep for Mom is the clear winner in my book.

I am doing my interview I promise - just dealing with some unexpected sickness 'round these parts.

Hollyween said...

Lovin' the new blue look.
I couldn't pick a favorite if I tried because all of your kids are totally darling.

Off topic:
Got your comment on my post and I died laughing. SO FUNNY!!! Ya know, I had a lot of dreams about people from BP too. Do you think it's that? I'm just honored that your brain thought I'd be good enough to have my own talk show. Why it would be called 'Real Life with Jill' I don't know. Maybe because of my friend Jill?

Annemarie said...

Too hard to choose when they are all fantastic!! I've had a hard time choosing lately, too. We're pretty lucky huh?

Spotted said...

they are all so cute & fun.

Lindsey said...

Yeah, definitely sleep.. I am partial to sleeping these days.. But, it doesn't seem like there is a bad one in the bunch. :)

Annie said...

Hmmmm...tough, tough choices. I have to admit this round might go to the 7-year-old with the sleep facilitation and meal prep. What a cutie (and cuties)!

mama jo said...

they all are darling and are favorites at different times of the day....

Lorena said...

I would pick any child that will fend for themselves while I catch extra ZZZZ's.

The babysitting might come in handy, but when you have 3 3rd Graders, who do you leave in charge?

Jenn said...

Isn't it funny and amazing how much we can love our kids?

Jill said...

They are all awesome! Does there really have to be a favorite?

Bridget said...

I'll go with the third grade babysitter! That is a dream come true! Congrats for getting to that stage of life.

diane said...

I choose the 7 year old...sleep is good!!

lusciouschaos said...

Just tell them all they are your favorite when you are along with them. They'll believe it and work harder to retain the position. When mine were young, I remember about a mother who always told her children, "you're my best thing." I started telling mine that and now they saw, "you're my best thing too!" What a cheap, yet rewarding payoff.

Ilene said...

These are the kind of tough decisions that are fun to make...

Cute kids, cute mom.

TravelinOma said...

Hurry and choose Sam before he drops the milk bottle!

Ashlee said...

How could you possibly choose? I only have one boy and one girl, so I tell the daughter she is my favorite girl and my son he is my favorite boy. :0) It works great!

Jenibelle said...

I tell mine that they are all my very favorites for a different reason.

Did I miss my interview or did you decide no? No worries!!

Christie said...

I still won't let my kids pour their own milk, but mostly because we buy ours from a dairy here and it's in heavy, glass bottles.

Oh, and we can pick favorites? I did not know that.

Lauren said...

I know I am no help because they are all fantastic!!! and so, so cute!

lainakay said...

Wow... they're all fantastic!

Now I feel really lame in the childhood independence department.

I didn't know that a 7-year old could cook on the stove (I've never even taught her to crack an egg herself). I've never let the four year old pour anything bigger than a juice box. And I had no idea that there was any such thing as a 9-year old babysitter (though I was one at that age and younger). I do have a family monkey that I tend to thwart whenever possible!

Geez, I've gotta stop hovering over these kids and start letting them do some things on their own! Thanks for the wake-up call!

Enjoy your four favorites!

Marci said...

I don't know, it is impossible to choose. They are all really amazing, aren't they? You have such a cute little family. And you are such an amazing mom! They are LUCKY to have you.

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