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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Waiting For The Bus


Spencer and Harrison, waiting for the bus this morning...
a miracle photo...two boys smiling for the camera! :)

The boys are fairly easy to get ready to go in the mornings.
Much easier than girls, I'm guessing!
They roll out of bed at 7:15 for the 7:40 bus.
We wash faces, gel hair, use the bathroom and get dressed.
We take meds, eat breakfast and usually have 5 minutes
to spare and watch for the bus.

Being the multi-tasker that I am, we use that 5 minutes
efficiently as possible.  Sometimes I sing their favorite songs.
 Sometimes they try to sing along.  Some times we dance.
  I make them laugh by reciting their favorite lines from movies.
I comment on the weather and look for the moon
out the front window.
And I've been known to clip fingernails, apply chap stick
and hand out extra hugs and kisses.



75 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh - they look so good!

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    1. Had to laugh...I found Alex to try his picture and he was having nothing of it. He had his grumpy look on that said, 'Don't even try pointing that camera at me!" lol....

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    2. Ha! Alex is not a morning guy? Or not a camera guy? Or both! I would hate to have my picture taken in the morning... unless I had been up for a while and adjusted to the world. Some days that NEVER happens. :-)

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    3. Both. haha. And his normal, relaxed facial expression is often misinterpreted as angry. lol....I've posted photos of him before looking really sweet and I'll get comments asking me what he's mad about! haha....

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  2. Wow, you can pack a lot into 5 minutes Betsy!!! What a great use of a spare few moments and what fun for you! xx

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    1. Well, I'm running on coffee already at that point! haha.

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  3. Wow - you do a LOT in five minutes... why doesn't that surprise me?

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  4. Ha! Was writing at the same time as Amy with the same sentiment!

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  5. It is a fantastic photo of the guys! Alex was having NO PART of it I am guessing!!!

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    1. He closes his eyes as soon as he sees the camera. Ugh! That boy!

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  6. Sweet smiles and sweet boys ♥

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  7. No wonder they look so happy. They have a great mom!

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  8. oh Betsy you are a treasure, those smiles are the proof of it, they have your eyes,

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    1. They do have my eyes! But everything else is Brock, Brock, Brock! haha....

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  9. I love this...and I love that you sing to them...warms my heart! We sometimes said a quick scripture from Psalms too!

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    1. Psalms? OH, I'm not near as good as you! I'm reciting lines from the classic 101 Dalmatians. lol....

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  10. Awwwww such handsome boys!! Take care
    x

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  11. Awww - such a great picture! I loved reading about your morning with them. You get a lot done in a short time. They are blessed to have such a great mom!

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    1. We do get a lot done! Every once in awhile we are running late, though. Then there's yelling and no singing. hahaha....

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  12. Brilliant that they smiled - it must be worth more than gold to you Betsy. And shame Alex did not join the party.
    Hey I can tell those guys apart now - there are very subtle differences. Coming back to the smiles. They look so genuine - I am so chuffed.
    And love the way you motivate them and muti-task. Such a loving mother and they are very lucky you are their Mom. Their smiles speak that they really love you.
    I envy your gender you mulyi-tasking skills! LOL
    In fact I wrote a post on it once featuring a chap looking like Fred Flinstone called Freddie Bluelights ROFL
    If you have time see http://eddybluelights.blogspot.co.uk/2010/01/freddie-bluelights-on-why-women-can.html

    Part of a series

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    1. Why thanks, Ed...that's all very sweet of you to say! They do love their mom, that is for sure....especially Alex, who waits and watches at the front window when I'm not there. Heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. :) He'll do that tomorrow when he gets off the bus and his dad is there, but no mom! lol...

      I'm looking forward to your post. Freddie Bluelights...oh my...sounds like it's going to be a hoot! ;)

      There are differences between those two! Harry isn't identical to Spencer and Alex....but he sure looks very similar!

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    2. I expect they all looked much more similar when they were babies.
      So you are at the auction tomorrow?
      Wonder what you will bring home this time!
      So is Alex the most affectionate?

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    3. Yes, in fact Spencer and Alex, who are identical, looked so much alike we kept their ankle bracelets on a few days until we could tell them apart!
      Auction tomorrow...looks like a good one!
      Actually, Harry is the most affectionate. He loves to hug and give kisses...to everyone. lol.... He especially loves Lauren,...but how can you blame him, right? ha.

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    4. Interesting... because Harry is the one who doesn't mind Slate in the bed, correct? More proof of his affection. And who wouldn't want to hug and kiss Lauren? :-)

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  13. I didn't know 'Harry' was 'Harrison'! Love that name . . . my husband and I decided years ago that if we were to have another boy he would be a Harrison. :)
    Anyway, they look like such great guys . . . love boys!

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  14. So happy! Mornings are for multi-tasking aren't they? What am I saying? Moms multi-task all day long. :)

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    1. yes....and we're good at it, too, right? ha.

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  15. This picture is absolutely lovely and they look happy and cute
    Love this picture Betsy:))

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    1. I was so happy I caught them both smiling! Yay! ha.

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    2. What sweet they are Betsy:))

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    3. Yes, they are...I'm so glad! :)

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  16. You're the best!
    Extra hugs and kisses are always a good idea.
    I miss my brother.
    :0)

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    1. extra hugs and kisses....I totally agree!

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  17. They look so relaxed and happy :)

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    1. They are quite laid back and easy going. Alex, not so much! ha.

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  18. Yes, you're quite the multi-tasker! After they leave do you keep chugging along, or stop for a well-deserved rest?

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    1. After they leave I throw in a load of laundry and enjoy another cup of coffee while I check blogs and emails. Then about 9:00 I start chugging along again. ha. You gotta enjoy the solitude a little, right? :)

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  19. extra hugs and kisses are always good...smiles...
    and the dancing and singing is fun....and glad you got your smiles....
    our boys make it to the couch and try to go back to sleep.
    ha.

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    1. Marry tries to do that! Or he stands in the bathroom like a zombie and zones out til I get on him. lol....

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  20. They look as happy as can be
    Damn, you go go go at your sea
    But then that i knew
    You even give slobber too lol

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    1. But I have good slobber.
      I don't think anyone it would bother. lol....
      Have to go go go....
      lots to do at my show!
      But stopping at your place is always a must
      as my day starts after the bus!
      :)

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    2. Glad the cat makes the list
      And even with zombie feet can't be missed

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    3. Yeah, I may sigh and roll my eyes
      but your posts are always a surprise!
      lol.....

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  21. You inspire me!

    What a great photo of your handsome men! Love those smiles!

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    1. I do wish Alex was in it, too ...smiling. ha.

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  22. An early Mothers Day gift♥️
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Why yes, I guess it was! ha.
      Hmm....now what will Alex give me? lol....

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  23. Great mom...YOU...great mom❤️.

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  24. Wonderful photo! Great to see smiling, happy faces. Sounds like you have a good time with them in the morning.

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    1. Had one bad morning with Alex last week. Thankfully, those are few and far between! ha.

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  25. What cute welcome smiles to see getting back home this afternoon. Love your new header too.

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    1. So glad to see you back! I've missed you!

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  26. They are smiling because they have a dedicated mother.

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  27. You're right, a photo featuring two smiling boys is a miracle. Ha.

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    1. maybe I'll start trying for three....

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  28. I think the boys look happy and sweet because you are taking the picture they are smiling to you:)
    Really sweet picture:)

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    1. Yes, maybe you're right! haha....they do love their mom! :)

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  29. You are a great mom Betsy..Like the smiles of the boys..

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    1. Those smiles are so sweet! I love them, too!

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  30. I always marvel at your tenacity and creativity. It is so hard to raise kids and you have extra challenges that I can't even imagine. You are a true hero.

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    1. Aw, thanks Sarah. That's very sweet of you to say! :)

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  31. Hi Betsy - such a lovely photo and so pleased for you ... keeping the boys happy and cheerful is a huge achievement ... so pleased they're still enjoying school ... Happy Mother's Day ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks Hillary! I'm still surprised they smiled together! Ha

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  32. Posted by Betsy Brock at 7:46 AM
    . . . and 6 minutes later you are posting on your blog. I am impressed.

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  33. Woops - posted from the wrong account.
    "Posted by Betsy Brock at 7:46 AM "
    . . . and 6 minutes later you are posting on your blog. I am impressed.

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    1. oh...yeah, that looks impressive, but really I posted the afternoon before and then in the morning updated my post. I'm not that good! haha.

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