Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Words by Kaylin in pink

While Tod is away the best way of communication we have it Instant Messenger.
Today Kaylin decided she wanted to talk to daddy.
Her words are in pink (she typed them herself) Tod's are in blue, mine are in red.

Cheri Willoughby: m545555555544q3k
Tod: 36403298647hEHFK !!!!
Cheri Willoughby: jjjjjjjjjjjjjhhu5uu656t5y56y4uu6yu5nynn6ny6uyu5n6y54uyu65yuu6yy6u5yuyu56nuy5u6u5y65y6uynuy6u6y665yuu456u6n u5nu6nu5 u6u nu5uuun5u n6uy 5uy yu5 uy 6 yu yuy6yu6 y
Tod: 7777777777R3377777777732999910000000 VEGNMVJCEQQXKWd aDWWWWW
Cheri Willoughby: 7l8lll,l7llulul7l ullllulu7;;;lu7l7;;lnu;7;l7;;7;;7;;7;7;7;7; op[
Cheri Willoughby: ';32;2;2;32;2;;31;;2;3;2;23;2;32;;;;2;2;3;2;3;2;22;;2;3;23;;2;32;2;;;2;
Tod: ]][WQWWW7W7CNCENE8C28hhfre88fhnnnnnnnecnklw;e'cw0303498385756634tew
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Cheri Willoughby: kte tii5i5i46i4i6i5i6i5i6i6i5ii5i5i56i65ii5i65ii56ljyl lukkkkkkkkkkklkilol;l ;po;;;7;n9; ;k';llkjhy7890]]\
Cheri Willoughby: tttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttgt
Cheri Willoughby: ioh8oih8o,io8,ootttttttttttt6ttttfrrdx
Tod: 99455555555j2jaaaaaaaaaaaaaf jflar;garg;;ag;argaropweirpoiwerier jfn a asf
Cheri Willoughby: eq
Tod: eq?
Cheri Willoughby: tew
Tod: tew tew
Cheri Willoughby: zvcxzaq23456789[\4536/looo0i78n7ip[8p[8[p[p[8[p[8i[p8[[[8[8[8p8pp8pcxz
Cheri Willoughby: WETT79]
Tod: WETT79]???
Cheri Willoughby: i AM TRYING TO GET HER TO STOP
Tod: hahahaha
Cheri Willoughby: she said no not yet mommy
Tod: that is funny
Cheri Willoughby: she said it just as serious too
Tod: she means business!!
Cheri Willoughby: yeah
Cheri Willoughby: I told her to get her computer
Tod: yeah
Cheri Willoughby: I was laughing so hard she looked like she was really typing something serious
Tod: she was! She had a very serious message...would you like to know what she said?
Tod: Only I can understand it
Cheri Willoughby: sure what did she say
Tod: she said...
Tod: "Daddy, I want to be able to run and play outside in the court all by myself and nobody here will allow this. It is a serious grievance that a young lady of my energy and responsibility is not allowed the basic freedom that an American girl deserves....
Tod: "I also would like to note that your wife has hidden all the Desitin, and I am no longer allowed to express myself artistically...."
Cheri Willoughby: you are funny
Cheri Willoughby: anything else
Tod: "It is truly a shame that the only reason your wife provided for hiding all the Desitin and not allowing me my free time outdoors (alone) was that "Mommy said no! We don't paint the dog and run in the street!" "Can you believe it? I request that you speak with your wife about my grievances immediately" - your loving daughter, Kaylin
Tod: and she told me that she wants a 2010 Camaro
Cheri Willoughby: Funny!
Tod: now I see why she is complaining! You don't take us serious!
Cheri Willoughby: yeah ok
Cheri Willoughby: I will get right on all that
Tod: ok, thanks!

And I wonder where she gets it?

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Sometimes life sucks!

Yes this may sound harsh, but it is so very true and I just dare you to disagree.
There are so many things to be thankful I know if I try really hard I could think of more bad than good. But then there are days you just dont want to get out of bed, just pull the covers back up over my head and pretend that the kids arent fighting, Kaylin is not destroying something else, Tod is home in bed with me and not in some strange country fighting in a war, and I dont have crazy people calling me all the time wanting me to fix their problems!
Dont get me wrong I really do have so much to be eternally grateful for but sometimes the stress just gets overwhelming.
What sucks?
Husband is off at war
I am raising 3 kids alone
I am also responsible for 50 other young wives and their drama
I have a 2 year old who is almost 3 who WAS potty trained and has now decided not to be
I am alone with no family nearby to talk to when I am down or to give me a break

I think all that is enough to drive most women insane!

What do I have to be thankful for?
A husband who loves me
To be married to my hero
To be married to my best friend
To have 3 beautiful healthy children
To have a family who loves me, and would be here to help if they could
To have some of the best friends a girl could ever ask for
To have a mother in law who I love as much as my own mom
To have a sister in law who I love as much as my own sister
I have a roof over my head
We have everything we could ever need and more
We live in a country where we are free
That I serve a loving caring God who will always take care of my every need.

I think that last one is the most important one. No matter what I am going through it is only temporary, and I know that God will give me strength to get through it.
So I guess things could be a lot worse.
But I would still like to stay in bed some days!