Ducky Diaries: December 2015

Thursday, December 24, 2015

A different kind of Christmas

No matter how long I stare at this screen, I still can't seem to get anything to come out of my brain.

The last month has been a whirlwind and not in a good way......

One week and 6 days ago, our family suffered a tragic loss.

My father in law passed away. A man who was so much to so many. The figure-head of our family. A husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, son, and friend left this earthly world at just 57 years of age.

F#ck Cancer!

And for a man who lived one heck of a life, the words I need, allude me. It's tragic. As a family, each of us left here without him are trying to find ways to go on. We hug our memories tightly and we mourn the one's we surely thought we would continue to make.

So this holiday is tough to say the least. It's a different kind of Christmas, one where someone so loved is no longer with us. And as all of the grandchildren open their gifts tomorrow we will smile and also feel the pain of missing a great man who loved his family dearly and spoiled his grandchildren rotten.




                       
                            A baby's sweet words to her "Papa".




A man who possesses the power to hang the moon is so much more than just a man.


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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Parenthood: A series of unfortunate events

It's Ta-Ta-Ta-Tuesday!





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Thursday, December 3, 2015

On December 3rd, he asked me what day it was. It's December 3rd.

Who all read that title in the voice of Lindsay Lohan in Mean Girls?
*Raises hand*

For those of you about to tell me that it wasn't December 3rd, it was actually October 3rd, I KNOW THIS!!!!!

P.s. Guess what? It's December!!!! I LOVE DECEMBER!!!!! It's my most favorite time of the year! And if Ohio would give me some snow that doesn't melt away by 10:00 a.m. I would be really happy. Although it's probably for the best because I get exceptionally Christmas crack-heady in the presence of fluffy white stuff. *snicker snicker* I see what you did there.  IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME, GUYS!!!!!

So, funny story......

Recently Bear's teacher informed me that he had learned, all by himself, how to pop his brakes on his wheelchair. So you know, the world is now his oyster and no one can stop him.....
And I should probably watch him like a hawk because he's quick yada yada yada, why you calling me before I've drank all the coffees, teacher?!?!

Well, a few days ago, forgetting this bit of information/ warning to heed, I headed to the grocery store with my bambino's. Everything was smooth sailing until I was at the check out.

Bear being in an exceptionally ornery mood decided to make a break for the door, three times, and much like Santa Claus, he was laughing all the way.

Just wanting to swipe my magical card O' plastic and get the heck out of there I locked his wheels. Because I'm the boss (que beating on the chest doing my best Tarzan yell)! And because I obviously did not listen to a word his teacher told me on that pre-caffeine call.

I then went to swipe and sign (again) for our sustenance when a laughing cashier chuckled out "Um, mom, MOM" and pointed towards the door.

I turned to see a hysterical Bear wheeling out the damn door!!!!!

Hand to God. My heart stopped for a second.

The little stink popped his brake locks. Thankfully the Salvation Army bell ringer was quicker than me and wheeled him back into the store. That was a sight indeed. Bear in all his laughing glory being pushed back into the store by a stranger in a Santa hat.....

So, to the therapist that told us that he had made no notable progress and may not when Bear was 10 months old,  I stick my tongue out at you!

He's just fine.

How about some pictures? Not of the grocery store story because I didn't have time for all that. But, you know, other pictures, more picturey (totally a word) pictures...

 IT'S DECEMBER TREE TIME!!!!

 Babies, playing together.
It's a before Christmas, Christmas miracle! Fa la la!

 Mary once was lost in the back of a toddler push car, but now is
found. Also, kids do not care about the purpose of your Nativity!

The two year olds mad coloring skills. 


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