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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Writer's Workshop



Last week I read blueviolet's post revolving around her prompt from Mama's Losin' It's weekly writer's workshop.

I told her in my comment that I would have to take a look at it this week.




There are four prompts, this is the one I choose:
Share the best picture you took last month and explain why it's your favorite


My three children fight. They fight like they are each other's ultimate enemy. I know all kids fight. I remember having terrible fights with my brother.

I think a lot of sibling fighting is a result of jealousy. And, of course as a result of living in close quarters. I continually, tell the older two kids that they need to support each other, and be there for each other. Proudly, I can say they do seem (on most occasions) to stick together and present a united force if presented with an issue outside the home. However, once back in our four walls the constant bickering begins again.

Three weeks ago we took the kids for three days to The Great Wolf Lodge.

Happily, the kids enjoyed each other's company and played together. Matthew and Emily ran hand and hand through the water parks! There is nothing that brings a tear to my eye quicker than my kids getting along, laughing and smiling together.

I want their childhood memories to be happy, and carefree. I saw happy and carefree on their faces while they played, they forgot for the moment the constant struggle that can consume their daily lives.

So, the smile on the faces of these children makes it my favourite photo for the last month. They were making memories together, and those memories were sweet and full of smiles!

17 comments:

Upstatemomof3 said...

That is awesome!!! My brothers and sister and I never fought as kids. But then they are 8 and 13 years younger than me. We never ran hand in hand through a water park either.

Lori said...

great memory... and my guess is they will adjust and see why you want them to be friends as they get older

Jillene said...

My kids fight CONSTANTLY!! But when they get a long it is bliss!!

Jenn(ifer) said...

what a great pic :) Isn't it FUN trying to get kids to sit for a photo!!?!

Bee and Rose said...

What a lovely photo! I can't even get my two in the same county together let alone side by side for a picture!

blueviolet said...

I'm so glad you played along this week! Excellent debut!

And where you said:
There is nothing that brings a tear to my eye quicker than my kids getting along, laughing and smiling together.

I feel the exact same way! My two used to fight, probably much like yours do now, but I'm so happy that now that they're older they ADORE each other! They have a super close bond.

Jill (Sneaky Momma) said...

What a beautiful memory you created for your children! Love that pic. I can see why you chose it. :)

Laurie in Ca. said...

I love this picture too. And you know what Pam, your home must be a really safe place for them to bicker and bounce off each other. Mine did this too but were so darned good in public and never embarrassed me. We all live 15 minutes from eachother and it is nearly impossible to catch the two of them together long enough to get a picture. ~sigh~ I guess I need to keep my camera more handy!:) I finally posted my Honest Scrap award this morning and I got it right!!! I just have to think backwards.:)I will get the other one up later today or tomorrow. I don't want to look like I am at the Academy Awards or anything. Love you girl.

Laurie

Cascia said...

That is beautiful! I am the youngest of five children and I remember fighting with my siblings. All siblings do that. I bet you enjoyed seeing them get along when you were at the Great Wolf. I love that water park! We used to go there in the winter when we lived in Wisconsin. There is a really nice on in Wisconsin Dells.

Andrea said...

What a great photo! And what a great memory for you and your children!

Kelly said...

I hope they end up as close as you and I are! Without you, sister, best friend, I would be lost!

Debbie said...

I love pictures where my kids are happy or asleep!

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Heather, aka Jake's Mommy said...

Aww, your children are beautiful!! And, times when they're not getting around you could always show them that pic and say, "look you love your sister/brother! now stop!!"

Kitty said...

Those are certainly golden moments when you can watch them enjoy each other!! What a lovely picture! Thanks for the comments on my blog!

Jennifer said...

Fantastic photo and memories!

ASHLEY said...

I WANT MY CHILDREN TO HAVE A LOVING RELATIONSHIP AS THET GROW UP TOO...I KNOW THERE WILL BE LOTS OF FIGHTING ALONG THE WAY BUT WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO IT I WANT THEM TO BE THERE FOR EACH OTHER....SOUNDS LIKE THAT IS HOW YOUR CHILDREN ARE!!