Archive for September, 2009


moira just came up to me wearing a cowboy hat and said “i’m a cowgirl”.

she then pushed it all the way down halfway covering her eyes and said “now I’m a cowboy”

cocked to the side? cowfunky

being held up high over her head? cowflying

over her face? cowmask

hanging off her head? cowhangingoffmyhead

hanging in front of her? cownecklace

cowfunky was my favorite.

we were meant for each other

don’t worry, this isn’t some sappy post about how great my husband is and how we stare dreamily into each other’s eyes anytime we are in the same room. i’m not going to make you throw up in your mouth a little by discussing how he completes me and how he had me at hello.

honestly, this being the week before my menstrual cycle (sorry dad, i know, TMI) i could be throwing something at him at any moment and screaming about the indignities of having to wear a shirt out in public (you are so jealous that he is the lucky man that gets to spend the rest of his life with me aren’t ya’?).

no, this is about amanda, and how even thousands of miles away, we are pretty in sync with each other.

yesterday while olivia was sawing logs, i was cruising the internet. like thousands, i was waiting for the post announcing mckmama’s changes. i had been there before a couple of times before, but started visiting regularly when her son stellan was hospitalized this last time. i stalk her on twitter and have learned a lot from her photography tutorials. she and her family are truly an inspiration.

anyway. i was reading some posts i hadn’t read before. one of them involved how she potty trains her MSC (many small children). now, i have two older children who have been succesfully potty trained, but i’m always up for new ideas.  she makes use of the completely-adorable-but-i-could-never-rationalize-purchasing-them baby legs. well, now i needed them. i mean, they ARE for educational purposes AND moira can also wear them as fashion accessories. they now have a purpose in my life. how could i go on without them?

well, right at this moment, amanda calls.

a: hey! whatcha doin?

me: notta lotta. cruisin the net.

a: yeah me too. i’m looking for baby legs.

me: hey yeah, i’m going to get some too for potty training. mckmama menti……



so now you’re thinking “well, it was a new post, i’m sure thousands of people were JUST reading it too.” and this my friend, is where you would be wrong. that post was four days old. there were four posts made after that. that means that my dear amanda and i had both not read mckmama in at least four days and right at that VERY MOMENT in time we were doing the exact same thing!

isn’t the internet amazing! i mean, if it wasn’t for the www, we would have been cleaning, or folding laundry, or interacting with people face to face. but, because of the magic of technology, it enabled my favorite sister and i to be doing the EXACT same thing at the EXACT same time!

obviously, we were meant for each other!