Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in From My Perspective | 0 comments

My nieces are in town this week.  Yesterday the kids had a wedding.  The youngest of the cousins married an enormous stuffed turtle.

Her dress was a white blanket clipped together in back, a piece of ribbon over one shoulder and another around her waist to hold the gown in place, while a pillowcase adorned her head as a veil.  The ceremony was held on the dock at Memom’s lake, complete with mini-sandcastles to line the aisle for the bride’s entry.

It was a fun wedding.  Full of imagination, giggles and hope.  The cost was free and my memory of this day will last a lifetime.

You see, not only was the ceremony refreshingly low-key and original, but so were the vows.  There was no mention of “speak now or forever hold your peace” or the pressure of “until death do you part.”

No, the vows were realistic and simple:

Promise to treat each other with love and respect.
And if you enter Divorcemanship…
Be good to each other.

I was in awe of the simple brilliance of my favorite little people.

Divorcemanship – To end a marriage with fairness, respect and polite behavior towards one another.

These were the best wedding vows I’d ever heard.  The recognition that good conduct is of the utmost importance, no matter what the future might bring.

We all can learn so much from the innocence and purity of our littlest loves when we stop long enough to listen.




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Summer Contest

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in From My Perspective | 0 comments

Sharing a computer with 3 kids under the age of 12 is frustrating.  It’s almost always unavailable, misplaced or abandoned with a dead battery.

But sometimes…

Sharing a computer with 3 kids under the age of 12 is delightful.  Like today when I stumbled upon this open Word Document.

May it bring you as much joy as it did me.

Summer Contest

Read ten books

Make at least one thing out of rainbow loom

Swim ten times

Do one dangerous thing

Have one party

Play with you friends or neighbors

Do ten nice things

Go on a trip

Have a scavenger hunt

Get itchy

Make a giant sand castle

Find twenty shells


Plant some plants in a garden

Win a game of packman

Make Hero-Brian come on mineccraft (start a new world)

Search up an animal you have not learned about, do an essay about it.

Drink five glasses of coffee

Go swimming with glasses on

Blow up twenty balloons

*Author unknown, although my 9 year-old Taylor does wear glasses…

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