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I am a mother who works full-time but who is also a chauffer, chef, seamstress, fitness instructor, teacher, maid, gardener, runner, organization expert, salesperson, secretary and wife. I love my family and life is always busy but fun! Come along with me for the ride:-)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


My oldest daughter is blonde – she didn’t get it from her Daddy or me. His mother and his younger brother are both blonde – as a matter of fact she looks like she could be his brother’s child. From what I know of my birth parents & their families, she strictly got the blonde hair from the Jordan side of her father’s family. She is very social, very bright, VERY talkative, very active and loves life to the nth-degree. However, she has her own unique way of thinking and communicating. Needless to say, it is not the same language her highly logical, common-sense mother speaks……..and only a few people probably speak her language as well as her. If you are blonde, I apologize but my daughter fits the notorious mold of the Ditzy Blonde and makes life quite entertaining at times.

She cracks me up on a daily basis………here are some of the recent “Cassie-isms” that I’ve heard.

1. She is learning all 50 states and capitals (this is a review). She was explaining to her younger sister that she knew the large states well but that “when you get to those smaller states up north like, Maryland, West Virginia, New Hampshire, Pelahatchie, and Ohio, I can’t remember the capital names”. Well – after a few seconds of considering what she had said I asked her, “Did you just say Pelahatchie?” She rolled her eyes, giggled and said, “Pelahatchie, Pennsylvania…….you know what I meant Mama”. I reminded her that her teacher might NOT know what she meant on a test if she puts Pelahatchie for Pennsylvania. For those of you out of state, Pelahatchie is a small town in Rankin County in Mississippi – it is not up north and it is not a state of the United States.

2. Likewise, she tells me last night (Tuesday) that she has a test on the 50 states and the capitals on Thursday. Her teacher notoriously does not communicate and sends no newsletters home. My child is spacey and forgets things at school on a regular basis so I asked my daughter where her study sheet was? I get told that the teacher took it up and didn’t give it back. Today, I email the teacher sort of complaining for the short notice, the fact that I had received no newsletter and that the test was sort of quick notice. She explained that the test is only on one section of the United States, not all 50 states. Maybe I should email her back and warn her that Pelahatchie is now a state?? LOL Maybe she would see the reason I keep bugging her about a newsletter.

3. Another mom was talking to me about how shy her daughter is and said that my daughter was not shy like her daughter was. My daughter was sitting there with us. Somehow we got off on something else and about rating things on a scale of 1-10. My friend told her she rated her (my daughter) an “8” (just to see what she would say). My daughter very quickly responded, “Oh I’m not 8, I’m eleven (11)”!!! My friend got so tickled she couldn’t respond.

Her zest for life is very catching but I’m old, tired and my brain is so logical that I don’t get it. I live in a state of confusion caused by conversations that I can’t follow. Those conversations usually contain multiple subjects with multiple tales of woe and activity and we generally skip from subject A to subject B to subject F, back to subject A, on to subject C…….you get the picture.

I hope your children give you much joy and as much entertainment as mine do. I just that maybe they don’t make you as mentally tired as I feel some days LOL. At least I've got somebody to keep me on my toes I guess.


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