Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Moms Don't Scream


Yesterday I went into the girls' rooms to declutter while they were safely tucked away at school. Far away from interfering with the task at hand.

And would you look at what I found . . . Stinkerbell's note stash. It's basically an organizing bin stuffed with scraps of paper and cards that she has written to people, but never sent.

A diary of sorts for a five-year old.

Since I'm a snoopy Mom, I read every last one of them. Hey, I didn't know about this secret place and it was quite a hoot to discover it.

She's telling someone else to be nice? That's a little ironic. She's like her Mama, other people tell us to be nice, we don't tell them.

Wait a minute . . . what is THAT?!

Oh dear. Happy Moms Don't Scream? I don't know where she gets this from? Oh, I mean frum.

I don't know about you, but I'm always cool as a cucumber.

Hmmm, is it because I'm always threatening that my head is going to pop off and spin around the room if she doesn't start listening to me? I must ponder this.

149 comments:

  1. hahahaha.......I'm not really laughing AT you. um, but that's just hilarious. That daughter is more like you or PH??????
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    Suzanne

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  2. Definitely more like me. Stubborn and a tad passive aggressive. So unhealthy . . .

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  3. That is funny! Don't you just love the notes that they leave for you. I love this stage of them sounding out the words and you have to stop and figure out just what they were saying. CUTE!

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  4. I always tell my daughter that Daddy's head is about to explode. Too funny!

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  5. HA! That poor child doesn't know what she's in for later in life when she writes a real diary -- juicy details and all -- an you go snooping...

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  6. So, so cute! Are you going to do this when she is older and share her pages with us? Please? I have boys so have to live vicariously through those of you with cute little girls. :)

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  7. That's classic! My head pops off & spins around daily...I thought that was "normal"??? :)

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  8. Hmmmm. I'm thinking their heads might pop off and spin around the room if I'm still doing this when they're teenagers. Those poor, poor girls. I must stop! Tomorrow. Or next month. Later.

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  9. Few I thought I was the only one that would find those little notes and read them! I have seen quite a few. Shew...off the hook!

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  10. LOL!
    I love the notes. You need to steal a few and squirrel them away to show her later. I think I'm going to get a note just like yours when Maddy is that age because she seems to have the same listening problem. Could it be their hearing... hmmm, I don't think so.

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  11. That is too funny! Thanks for the smile this morning.

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  12. Oh my gosh that is absolutely hilarious!! What fun to find a little stash of notes like that. I have had to read this a couple of times and I got laughing so hard I snorted!!!!

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  13. Uh yeah, on the snooping when they are older... you have to do it, but you wont like what you find. With my oldest daughter, now 18, we found out something that enabled us to step in and save her. Snooping paid off. With my younger, more expressive daughter, now 16, I found nearly and entire diary full of pages describing what a B**** Mom is. Hmmm, she wasnt lying so what to do? Hahahaha! Kids are great. My Mom snooped on me, I snoop on them, they will snoop too.

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  14. bwahahahahaha! that's AWESOME!! maybe that was on a fortune cookie she ate one day???

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  15. priceless. That would make for one hilarious scrapbook page, if you ask me.

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  16. I'm cracking up! That's so funny. I always tell Kolby and Mallorie that they are going to make me a crazy mommy, and that they really don't want to see that.

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  17. Have a Happy Valentine's Day!!♥

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  18. lol... that was too cute

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  19. Love it! Kids say (write) the funniest things. But it's so true. If mom is screaming - mom can't be too happy.

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  20. OMG! LOLOL! I am ROARING!!! That's flippin hysterical!!!! You'd better scrapbook that!!

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  21. I love the little kitty drawings....

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  22. LOL!!! Happy moms don't scream ... how cute.

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  23. Oh that cracks me up!! It is like the time was wigging at my kids, and I mistakenly asked if a frazzle...do you think I am a mean mommy??!!! Their little shoulders came way up and their darn head started bobbing like....DUH MOM....NOW YOU GET IT!!! Ah well, I love the notes!! TOO CUTE!!

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  24. Oh I needed that one today. What a great idea of photographing these little things that happen. I just blab about them to the world! Photo evidence in what I need!

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  25. Happy SITS day. Wonderful post ~ what little treasures from a little treasure! I think I'll tiptoe upstairs and kiss my own little girl on the forehead.
    Frum, Jenn @rookno17.blogspot.com

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  26. Awww cute. She has great handwriting for a 5 year old!

    Happy SITS day.

    Frum

    LBM xxx

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  27. Hahaha that's too cute!
    I love your blog!
    Have a FANtastic SITS day!
    Cheers!
    C

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  28. I guess she would not consider me happy. LOL

    Happy SITS day!

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  29. This is hysterical! I have twin two and a half year old boys, btw!

    Happy SITS day!

    Frum,

    Becky

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  30. I guess that's a note to herself for later in life? LOL!

    Hope you are enjoying your SITS Day.

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  31. Too darn cute!!!

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  32. I read the notes I find, too...

    Sometimes Mommas HAVE to scream!

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  33. That is too funny - kids are so darn perceptive sometimes!

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  34. Happy moms don't scream, but non-snooping moms don't get the scoop, so keep on being a conscientious, caring mom! Happy SITS day!

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  35. What a treasure you discovered--guess you scream some, huh? Don't scream, be happy!

    Congrats on your SITS day!

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  36. That is too funny! I keep all my daughters notes too. I have one that she wrote when I was out with friends one night and not home to put her to bed that was so sad. It said "Mommy you mak me cri so hrd". Gee, do you think she was trying to tell me something?

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  37. LOL! Too funny! My youngest is just starting to write notes and it's so sweet.

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  38. So cute!

    I'll have to remember that one.

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  39. This post is too funny! I'm visiting from SITS. Hope you're enjoying your day!
    pk @ room remix

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  40. I think I'd copy the "Happy Mom...." in a bright color and stick it on the 'fridge! Nothing like a fun reminder.

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  41. HAHAHA!!! That is awesome! I would die of laughter if I found that in my daughter's room.
    as far as the truth of the statement, I think that one is right up there with "Big girls don't cry"....

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  42. Oh my, that's hilarious! Kids say the darndest things :)

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  43. Ha,ha! What a fun thing to discover!

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  44. Out of the mouths of babes, right? I love it!

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  45. LOVE it!! I must warn you, thought, DO NOT do this sort of thing when she is a teenager. The notes you will find then will be enough to make you jump off a bridge!

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  46. That's adorable! How long before you set Stinkerbell up with her own blog? She's got the talent.

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  47. That is sooooo priceless!!
    My little 17 month old is named Elle and we call her "Stinkerbell" too! :) Cute blog!

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  48. That is hilarious!!! You're a hoot!

    Happy SITS day :)

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  49. hahaha!! I am laughing out loud right now - that was the cutest thing :)

    Happy sits day!

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  50. That is too funny... i got in trouble by my spouse for reading my daughters personal stuff... glad to see i am not the only one who does it... or dit it... ;-)

    Stopping in from SITS!

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  51. My youngest writes me notes. My favorite just appeared on the refrigerator one day:

    "Please. Not chiken."

    Makes me laugh every time I see it.

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  52. Too funny!
    Stopping by from SITS

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  53. oh my gosh, i would have peed my pants if i found that!! too cute!

    happy sits day!

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  54. I would have read everyone of them too! Children are the little honesty angels in our lives right?

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  55. Holy moly...that's cute, but I also just realized that I kept the same hiding spot for things throughout my childhood. Perhaps you've stumbled on the future home of some sort of stash! :)

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  56. omgosh, that is so cute!

    I shudder to think of what my daughters would have written. *eek*

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  57. Oh wow, she writes so well for a 5 year old!

    And my daughter is named Annecke!

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  58. Oh, too funny! I love kids. They can be so great. =)

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  59. Looks like our kids have a mind of their own! Haha! Sounds like something my daughter would write - if she could. Next year I'll be finding notes like that in her room :o)

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  60. "other people tell us to be nice" I can totaly relate to that one!!

    i have books upon books my daughter wrote in...i just cant bring myself to read them..she is all grown up now..and I miss her.

    Laura
    http://mybde.blogspot.com

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  61. funny! your daughter sounds like she's a character! (in a good way!)

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  62. this is great, I am exactly like you, a bit of an organiser (someone has to be right!) and my baby girl is only 1yo at the mom, so she won't be writing any of these kind of things for a few years, gawd, I can't wait to snoop on them!

    i love the "frum" letter and isn't it nice to know someone writes about you, even if it isn't what you expect! You've got a great blog, gorgeous family, I'm following now too!

    (sits)

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  63. That's just too funny... I would have died laughing and I agree, I think you should copy it and put it on the fridge.
    Have a great day.

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  64. That is cute. And good for her, with knowing when to use an apostrophe at age 5! Your blog is super cute, congrats on being the featured blogger today.

    Anna

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  65. Happy Sits day!

    i love it! I'm going to make a sign and hang it up "happy moms don't scream" :)

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  66. My daughter always left those little notes around for me to read. Well, probably not for me, but I read them anyway. A few times I read them when she was a teenager..but not so much. They just aren't as innocent and sweet the older they get, you know?
    My boys never had those. BUT, they did have a few notes from girls when they got older....I can't tell you how many times I was thinking: TRAMP! LOL, those were the days:)

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  67. That is so cute and funny. Definitely something to be saved for when she gets older. I love it. I will admit I'm definitely not a cool cucumber! I have tried to control my yelling. It's gotten to the point where it doesn't phase my girls anymore. When they see my head spinning they just shrug and walk away. LOL

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  68. OMG!!! Out of the mouths of babes. Too funny.

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  69. That's wonderful! I wonder what else happy mom's don't do?

    Happy SITS Day!

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  70. How fun - I wish my mom had a blog when I was growing up so she could have documented my notes - they are lost forever - at least your daughter will have some forever digitally!

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  71. How adorable! Organizing freak too? Don't come to my craft room...your head will explode!
    Happy SITS day. Congrats on being the featured blogger today!

    sweetjeanette.blogspot.com

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  72. haha. I remember writing little notes like that when I would get mad at my parents. And now that I am a parent I understand how easy it is to get pushed to that point. Oh Happy Moms!

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  73. I think she has a future at Hallmark.

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  74. That is too funny! Oh...what you find in a child's room! lol

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  75. Oh the things children come up with! Not a day goes by where I don't get a good laugh out of something a child says to me (and as an elementary teacher, I see a lot of them). It brightens my day and reminds me why I do what I do.

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  76. What a fun and precious thing to discover! (The friend's notes- not the mom screaming! lol) Don't worry- we all scream. We just don't all admit it!

    Happy SITS day!

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  77. That is HILARIOUS! And if she can keep coming up with statements like that, your daughter might have a future in marketing. ;-)

    Happy SITS day!

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  78. It always amazes me, the stuff kids come up with!

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  79. Haha! I love that! Enjoy your SITS day!

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  80. Too cute! I guess we could all use a little reminder of that every once in a while, right?

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  81. Visiting from SITS...love it! Just posted something similiar called Child's Play on my blog. Wondering where kids come up with the stuff they do. Amazes me! Enjoy your day!!

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  82. That's so funny! I love some of the things kids dream up sometimes. I'm so glad you shared this one. :)

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  83. Visiting from SITS! She clearly has a very active and clever imagination! You MUST snatch that and save it for her for when she's a Mommy herself! What better advise to follow than your own!

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  84. LOL!

    Kids keep us humble don't they:)

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  85. That is hilarous! I agree you should totally snatch it, frame it and give it to her when she has her first child!

    She writes really well for 5!

    Great post!

    Happy SITS day!

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  86. Oh that's just precious. Make sure to save it!!

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  87. how so unbelievably cute!!! love this!

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  88. Oh my heck thats hilARIOUS!! I'm so excited for these adventures with my girls:)!

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  89. That is so funny! What a great treasure you found!

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  90. My girls are 13 and 19 now & I have their little notes stashed away in a little box now. The time goes by so fast.

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  91. lol, at first i read that as "donut."

    but, note to self: don't leave secret notes at your house. ;)

    (hi from SITS, congrats featured blogger!)

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  92. BAAHAHAHAHAHAHa this is just too funny. I think it should go on a t-shirt. Hmmm...maybe I should go look for a note stash!

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  93. That's adorable! I also love the 5yr old mentality, more than one best friend. Too cute! Happy Sits day!

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  94. That is HILARIOUS!!! Happy Moms Don't Scream. That's like Have-to-Save for the future material.

    Your children are beautiful!
    Happy SITS day!
    Kerri

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  95. That is HILARIOUS!!! Happy Moms Don't Scream. That's like Have-to-Save for the future material.

    Your children are beautiful!
    Happy SITS day!
    Kerri

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  96. It's so neat to get a glimpse into their minds isn't it?

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  97. Perfect. Absolutely perfect. I've heard this same thing from my 7 year old.

    Amazingly enough though, my kids don't keep it hidden. They are usually screaming it at me.

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  98. Oh man! I guess that's what comes with snooping,eh? Too funny and cute. Stopping by from SITS and glad I did!

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  99. I'd buy a Happy Moms' don't Scream t-shirt. Sort of a general warning to the world to keep it's sh*t together so I don't lose it. (I'm actually not a screamer, but Happy Moms' Heads Don't Implode probably wouldn't sell) Congrats on your SITS Day!

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  100. Stopping by from SITS. Congrats on the feature!

    How adorable to find such a "stash!" I've been known to scream once in awhile, too, but my poor little ones (at 10 months and almost 3 years old) don't have a creative outlet yet. Instead, they scream back! I wish they could just write little notes! LOL!

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  101. Oh that is simply precious! I actually still have notes from my son and he is 28 now!

    Oh, and would you please come declutter MY bedroom while I'm gone? :) I used to be so anal about clutter and such, but as I've gotten older I've gotten bad with piles and stacks and not putting things back where they belong. And really, it doesn't bother me at all!! Too much.

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  102. Happy SITS day!
    Those notes are just too funny! I imagine you'll be using the catch phrase "Happy Moms Don't Scream" for years to come :)

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  103. That is soooo funny. I could see my oldest son writing that very same thing!!

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  104. I'm afraid to think what I'll find when my kids start writing!

    Too funny! They don't mince words, do they??

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  105. Ha Ha!! This is great! I LOVE the brutal honesty of kids. Thank you for sharing this.
    -Robin
    www.robingillis.blogspot.com

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  106. This is so funny. Your daughter and mine would get along great. I find little papers with phonetically spelled words all the time. It's great. Make sure you save some of those in your scrapbook.

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  107. I love that last one! That is too cute! Does she know yet that you know about the secret notes? I think it's adorable. One day when she gets older and reads your blog, she's going to laugh seeing those notes.

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  108. Happy SITS day,

    What a cute stash of stuff. 5-yr olds are cute when they talk, and it seems cute when they write!

    Which by the way, your five year old writes really well.

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  109. Classic! Can't help but laugh a little - and ya...I am always as cool as a cucumber too! ;)
    Happy SITS day

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  110. You may have a mini genius on your hands. I bet she planted that there just for you to find knowing that you were going to tidy up her room :)

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  111. That is hysterical! Happy SITS day!!

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  112. Hilarious! Written so innocently.

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  113. haha! love it! and I totally agree... Smart kids you have!

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  114. Freakin' hilarious! I always find my oldest's notes to friends to be really funny too...the things they come up with, tee hee!

    Jamie :)

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  115. This is hilarious!!! Love it!

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  116. Those notes are great! I love the "and be nice"!

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  117. I love the notes and I love the pictures. Keep snooping! (SITS)
    Sandra

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  118. That's so cute, I should get a tattoo of that.

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  119. Oh my gosh - that's the funniest thing ever!!

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  120. Way too funny! I once found a scribbled note in Sharpie INK! on the wall, that read: I am so mad at my MEAN mom. I was so mad that I forgot to take a pic. He told me that it was my fault he wrote it on the wall because "I told him that when he is frustrated, he should write down his feelings". AArgh.
    Happy SITS.

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  121. That is hilarious!

    Plus I love kids' cute little handwriting. It's all so endearing. ;o)

    Congrats on your SITS day!

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  122. Happy SITS day! How cute...love the use of "frum"--nice touch :)

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  123. Those notes are so cute. When she gets older she might forget why she even wrote the notes. It might be a good idea to keep them so she can look back at them.

    Stopping by from SITS

    http://fabulousgccandles.blogspot.com/2009/10/fabulous-candles-first-gold-canyon.html

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  124. These notes from your daughter are adorable and you can tell she's really listening.

    Stopping by from SITS.

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  125. LOL!!!! That is simply hilarous! Sure would be cute to frame some of those notes.. but then you'd be busted now, wouldn't you? :D

    Funky Junk Donna

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  126. So cute!! I hope you'll get to keep some for when she's older.
    Happy SITS Day!
    ***Ally

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  127. That is really funny. I guess you know what she really thinks. :)

    Ahppy SITS day.

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  128. So effing hilarious!
    oh, the thought of my twin girls writing, stashing, hiding notes . . . an inspiration to not throw them out of the window now!
    http://www.freckletree.com/

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  129. Ha ha ha ha ha! I'm sure my daughter can't wait until she can write her own little messages!

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  130. So cute!! My daughter does that and I save them all. I would save the Mom thing, ha ha ha ha. Congrats on SITS day!

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  131. Such a cute note and pleasant reminder

    Found you on SITS

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  132. That is hilarious and so cute. My son hates to write anything, but I am sure I will get mine when my daughter is old enough. I am a happy mom..I just have to scream to get everyone's attention.
    Holly @ 504 Main

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  133. Gotta love kids! You'll have to keep in a scrapbook for her for when she gets older! LOL!

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  134. VERY C U T E! I love it... I think I am going to have to start stalking your blog from tips on getting organized...

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  135. I love finding these kinds of secret treasures. LOL- very cute.

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  136. Phew! I thought it was just me. Snooping, screaming, being told to be nice; that's a day in my life!

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  137. This is so cute : ) She better never come to my house since I am a screamer for sure...

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  138. Just to cute! I sure my girls had a few of those notes in their time! Lol
    Congrats on being the FB

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  139. Hi! Happy SITS Day! Love your blog, trying to organize chaos! Too fun! Love the gumption of your little Stinkerbell!

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  140. I'll have to remember those sage words of advice. Too cute!

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  141. that is absolutely hilarious!! Nice blog! You crack me up.

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