Laugh Everyday

I’m amazed and disappointed that I don’t get here to share the daily trials and tribulations but especially the constant love and laughter that sustains me in my darkest hours… That is, those darkest hours between dusk and dawn that I spend working through the night to meet someone else’s deadlines. Yes, I took a job 13 months ago and my blogging, sadly, took a back seat as a result.

This being my happiness project, I have to admit that my happiness definitely suffers for it–the lost opportunity to blog, not the job.  Although, yeah, sometimes the job adds to the suffering too, LOL.  But, when I listen to my thankful mind, I know I’m very lucky to have a job that offers me nearly complete flexibility (as long as I make their deadline) with slightly better pay and a tad more job satisfaction than workin’ the grill at Burger King (though that was one of my favorite all-time jobs working with my friends on weekends!).

So, I’m back (in between deadlines), and here to honor the sentiment on my new bumper magnet–Laugh Everyday!  Here’s my belly laugh for the day:

The Boys have been working on pronouncing “s” as a primary consonant. Words like snake and smart come out “nake”and “mart.” Pushing them to pronounce “sssssssssss” before the target word–as in “sssssssssss…tupid” (unfortunately, they discovered”Fred 2″ for Halloween)–is starting to sink in.  With effort–mine and theirs–we’re getting some pretty well-pronounced “s” words…. Most of the time.

This morning, my Big Little Man came downstairs and, as always, stopped to say good morning to our dog, Miss Molly Boxer. With his slight underbite, and especially when he’s tired, “ssssss” doesn’t always come out the way a mother would like. This morning it sounded more like…

“Sh… it!”

[OMG, did he hear me use that word?]

“SH… IT Molly!”

It worked… she sat! But we’re gonna need to spend a little more time on his pronunciation.

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About Maggie

I'm a stay-at-home mother of 3 children including a 15-year-old daughter, the Old Soul, and 11-year-old identical twin boys who've been blessed with an extra 21st chromosome (aka: Down Syndrome). I happily spend my time doing all that I can do -- breaking the proverbial box wide open -- to foster my children's development and then sharing what I learn with you through this blog.
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2 Responses to Laugh Everyday

  1. Kiersten Newby says:

    OMGosh, I am laughing so much. I love this! Thank you for sharing!

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