‘What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men …… That is what love looks like.’ - St. Augustine

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Things I Didn't Know I'd be Doing

Hosting a six year old brings with it a whole host of new experiences for the host parent. Here are a few things I didn't know I'd be doing. Any sound familiar to anyone?

1. I didn't know I'd ever be getting up at 5am to play barbies. Every day.
2. I didn't know I'd ever go through a box of band-aids a day.
3. I didn't know I'd ever hear myself say 'please don't pee in the tub' .
4. I didn't know I'd be cleaning sunflower seeds out of butt cracks.
5. I didn't know I'd be changing bed linens every. single. night.
6. I didn't know I 'd ever have badly painted, neon pink-glitter nails. (Yes, my nails.)
7. I didn't know I'd ever lie to a child. 'No, the ice cream truck only plays music when it's out of ice cream...'
8. I didn't know I'd ever hear myself saying 'Please don't lick the dog.'
9. I didn't know I'd ever be wearing fairy wings and a pink tutu -- willingly.
10. I didn't know I'd be so in love with a little girl that I'd be crying myself to sleep at the thought of losing her.

And as to the photo above -- Have you ever caught yourself saying  'Honey, please give me the keys and get out of the driver's seat' to a six year old? No? Didn't think so.


  1. LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!! How about, "Please don't look under the walls at the other people in the bathroom (or voting booth). They want privacy."

  2. I love it about the ice cream truck! Priceless! Completely stealing that! LOL

  3. Anonymous2:42 AM

    Hahaha! Too funny! I keep my fingers crossed for the adoption option! :D

  4. LOL Great laugh to finish off the morning, thanks! :)

  5. Okay. Number 4 and number 7 had me cracking up. Number 8? Well, I have said that a few times myself!


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