I say to myself, "Self, you have the time to post one of the hundreds of funny pictures of your kids."
I lie to myself too much.
Anyway, mail doesn't go out tomorrow so I have time to finish the proposal for Nelson by Monday. I couldn't decide on One photo...so you will just have to settle on three. The first two are related and must be posted together. The last one many of you have already seen but I think it qualifies for the contest. And now the story behind the photos...
Okay, in the year 1996, I was a new mom. I had been a nanny for two years prior to my mommyship but I must not have learned too much because I thought nothing about letting baby Keegan play in the cabinet full of groceries. Pots and pans worked, so why not cereal boxes? Harmless, right?
Do you see that brass container on the top shelf far left?
Neither did I.
I left for like two seconds and this is what greeted me upon my return...
My initial reaction was one of those big sucking in sounds that usually precedes a very loud screech and a possible bad word.
Keegan knew that sound and appeared to be on the brink of bawling while he looked up at me as if saying, "Mommy, you said I could play here...you even took my picture!"
I immediately let out a huge belly laugh with my sucked in air and snatched the camera back up.
*Note the little finger marks in the pile of sugar*
The open containers were moved higher. My baby taught me one of the fine points of mommyhood.
If I can get to it, I WILL get to it.
Now for picture number three...a few years later (2002), Keegan with his baby brother, Evan.
Yes, they are like twins five years apart.
Now Evan had just had a little too much of Daddy's birthday cake and I just had to get a shot of that face but he kept sticking his finger in his nose.
I start getting frustrated saying, "Stop! Do you see your brother picking his nose?"
Of course Keegan, not letting a good moment go to waste, promptly sticks his finger up his nose too.
I said. "Fine. This is going to be your Christmas picture you stinkers!"
And that was that.
The inside of the card said, "We picked this one just for you!"
Keep praying for me and my proposal for Nelson Publishers! I appreciate you all!!!