Earlier this year, sometime in March, a fire truck was parked in front of our house.

They were checking all the fire hydrants in the neighborhood. My son summed up the courage to talk to firemen and they gave him a sticker. All and all he spend two minutes with them. We have seen them driving around town a few times since.

Every single day, twice, I insist on tooth brushing.

I trust my son to do it on his own and he is very good at it. However he has to be reminded to brush. A few times at least.


Me: Did you brush your teeth?

Little J: In one minute I will.

5 minutes later…

Me: Go brush your teeth.

Little J: I AM! Just have to finish the puzzle.

5 minutes later…

Me: Son, you are all done with the puzzle. We are going to school soon. Have you brushed your teeth?

Little J: I am going now.

1 minute later…

Me(holding my hand up): I asked you four times now. FOUR TIMES!

Little J: You are only holding up three fingers Mommy, not four.

2 minutes later, after I stop laughing in my room.

Me: OK, what do we do every morning, before getting dressed? The reason we came upstairs earlier?

Little J: I don’t remember Mommy. Tell me.

Me: Do you remember the fire engine that was parked outside our house long time ago?

Little J: Yes.

Me: What number is that fire engine?

Little J: 81.

I rest my case. Must be a Y thing…

For the record, I took this at the 4th of July parade.

Wordless Wednesday

This post was linked to my favorite WW:

and then, she {snapped}

Monday Listicles

Welcome to the very special edition of Monday Listicles.

To begin with, big round of applause to Jen for a great topic that made you write honest, funny and heartwarming lists. I was a little scared writing mine, but I am so glad we did this! And before I forget, next week make a Christmas wish list please. The only rule, it must be for YOU. We are all making someone else happy and that is all swell, but let us write down what WE want. May it be world peace or a new pair of stilettos, pop it on YOUR list.

And now…

It is tradition to help out a friend after she gives birth by bringing a meal. I am not famous for my cooking, so I am giving Kim two things I am known for instead: photography and listicles. In case you all forgot, Kim is due this week. When she returns from the hospital my wish is to have her blog flooded with all your favorite photos. I know she misses Monday Listicles and you all so let us bring them to her!

This week only, please


to link your lists. Tell a friend, spread the joy. Let us have thousands of happy photos to welcome this precious new baby!

Thank you my friends, for being the amazing list makers you are. Off you go!

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