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Only 92 more days until Spring, I keep repeating this, to myself, in my head, in the hopes it will either warm my toes up or at least make me forget how stinking cold it has been the last few weeks. Tennessee is a beautiful state, but our weather is so wonky. One day it will be 60° and the next day it will be 23°. Either way, I love Tennessee and I will never leave.
I am a true southern girl. My Daddy taught me at an early age the pride of baiting your own hook, waiting patiently (or not) for that little tug, the excitement of reeling in the first fish of the day, especially when it was before he even got a bite. I have never forgot the days we'd spend, up at the crack of dawn, just to get a good spot on the lake. Those are the memories I treasure most and I am so lucky to be able to make similar memories with my kids, while enjoying nature.
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This awesome playset comes with Jackson (a farmer), Hank (a construction worker), a raging bull that’s ready to charge, a dog, a shovel, wrench and pitchfork, as well as the actual combine itself, which features real working lights and sounds, opening side panels, plus the ability to pick up corn and launch it out of the hopper. (Sorry, bunny not included)
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It's a fact; kids love superheroes. They like to pretend to be them, they like to dress up as them for Halloween, they like to play games that involve them and why wouldn't they?! Superheroes are, well... super. They have powers that normal humans don't have, they can save people from harm, they can rescue kittens, they can change the world, for the better. Superheroes are not at all like you and I ... or are they?
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If you look at most superhero stories, there's a running theme; a guy (or girl) has an accident or incident of some kind, they acquire a super power from said incident, then they use that power to change the world. Sounds a lot like a parent's job, to me.
You have an accident or incident (the birth of your kid), then you acquire a superpower from said incident (I'm pretty sure being able to function on the amount of sleep I get, is definitely a super power), then you use that power to change the world, (Ok, maybe not the entire world, but to me they are my entire world). So, being a parent is a lot like being a super hero, even if you don't feel like it, all the time. Heaven knows, I'm not a perfect Mom, but on December 12th, my 4 year old will tell you differently and here's why... Mom scored tickets to Marvel Universe LIVE!!!
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Look around you. The world is a pretty rough place. Nations are fighting, people are dying in the streets, kids are starving, homeless are freezing and even worse. Being a kid sure isn't what it used to be.
When I was young, the biggest problem I had was figuring out which Trapper Keeper I was gonna pick out and worrying about whether Amanda or Jennifer would show up with the same one. Things were so much simpler back then.
Maybe I'm just an "old fart", but I really try to keep some of that simplicity alive in my home, today. We still watch "A Christmas Story", huddled around the TV, old school style, we still pile up in the car each year to go look at Christmas lights, and we still write letters to Santa. (anyone who expects a present, that is)
There's just something about the Christmas season that really makes me feel like a kid again. I remember going to see Santa every year, at the mall, I remember writing him letters and one year, I even got one back. I still have that letter tucked away, in my baby book. I love that my Mom took the time to make sure I have all these wonderful memories.
While your kids might not remember every single toy or game you buy them, they will remember the experiences and traditions you hand down to them.