Sunday, December 10, 2017

A Bumpy Ride?

Apparently Andrew has been playing with a doctor's kit at preschool. How do I know this? Well, on Friday he grabbed a tube of mascara while I was getting dressed in the bathroom, and proceeded to pretend to give me shots in each of the cellulite divots on my booty and thighs. I didn't realize cosmetic injections were part of imaginary play these days.

These kids sure keep us humble.

It reminded me of when little Margaret still couldn't speak too clearly yet. As I stood in my undies, she rubbed my upper thigh and said, "Dat bumpy, Mama!" When, I turned to gain a little personal space, she caressed the other thigh and said with wonder, "Dat bumpy too!"

Oh well, guess who just ordered Andrew his own doctor's kit on Amazon?

p.s. Tim, Margaret, and I go on our big trip to Africa on Friday. In case you missed it when I shared about it on Facebook a few weeks ago, we are taking Margaret on a 6 day safari in South Africa that I purchased at a charity auction a few years ago. We aren't ready, tensions are running pretty high, and it all seems so overwhelming. Could you please pray for Andrew (at home with his Aunties), and Tim, Margaret, and me as we travel? THANK YOU!


18 comments:

Mary Redmiles said...

Sending prayers for safe travels for all of you and that you will relax and be able to enjoy this once in a lifetime adventure. Also that Andrew will be just fine with his Aunties who will love every minute alone with him. Can you facetime from Africa??

ashley said...

Wow! What a wonderful adventure for all of you! We will keep all of you in our prayers. Enjoy your special time with Margaret.

Xo,
Ashley in Austin

Anonymous said...

Prayers for safe, adventurous and bonding travels. The babe will be FINE! <3 <3 <3

Claire Weech said...

Sending love and prayers, Anna! There are so many wonderful possibilities for your trip, and for Andrew with his Aunties! Love and blessings to you all. xoxoxo

LuAnn Meyer said...

Be safe on your journey and when tensions run high while away remember. "Dat bumpy"! You certainly have your rare bird watching over you.

Karen L. said...

We all will. You'll handle it well, even that teenage daughter! Prayers going with you all and for Andrew back home getting some Auntie time.

Olga said...

It just goes to show how differently our kids see us from how we see ourselves. Being soft and huggable makes you a million times more appealing to little ones than what is considered attractive by today's beauty standards. And maybe we should care about how they see us much more than anyone else we pass by in our daily travels?

Safe travels and hope you enjoy your trip! Feeling not ready is normal, I think. It means you're stepping out of your comfort zone and I hope it will all be worth it!

Theresa said...

Safe travels and I will keep you all in my prayers. I am so jealous that you are going to South Africa, I have traveled the world (87 countries and counting) and South Africa is number one on my list of places to return to. Magical is the only word I can use to describe it. I took more photos in South Africa than in the rest of the countries combined. I am hoping to go back in 2019. Safe travels and be ready for Andrew to be a bit more spoiled when you return, that is what Aunties are for.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Amazing! Can’t wait to hear all about it!

Gigi said...

What an awesome experience for all of you! Enjoy. And, of course, you will all be in my prayers.

Dalzona said...

All will be ok. Andrew will have a marvelous time with his aunties and you all will have the vacation of a lifetime! Enjoy your grown up time together and take lots of pictures.

Jeanie said...

What a wonderful trip! Enjoy yourselves.

NanaDiana said...

LOL-OMG- Those kids. My granddaughter was rubbing my arm the other day and said, You have OPS, Nana. I asked what that was--she said Old People Skin. lol I let her live......

Travel safe, my friend. xo Diana

Meg said...

Wow. Have a wonderful trip and safe travels.

Paula said...

WOW! Sounds like the trip of a life time!
You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.
I can't wait to here all about it!

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is big news! It sounds like a major undertaking, but you've got this! Have a wonderful time.

jbhat

Juliet Johnson said...

I have read your blog for a long time but never commented, so hopefully this isn’t too odd. Anyway, I hope you have a safe and wonderful safari trip. We lived in Malawi and took our boys on safari there and in Zambia. The “big five” are stunning and so exciting to see, but we also loved the birds; the crowned crane, bee eaters and lilac breasted rollers were favorites. You will definitely see rare birds. Enjoy the little things you notice as well as the sweepingly beautiful landscapes. I miss it. And Mug & Bean at the Jo’Burg airport serves good coffee for jet lag!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Oh my, this was very entertaining!!

Have a wonderful trip. It is going to be amazing and may God Bless all of you.