They’re Good When They’re Asleep


My three little dumplings.

Picture taken in a hotel room during a week at DisneyWorld in 1997. Now that they are 12 (and a half! that HALF is important!), 15, and (this week) 17, I wonder if I have enough money to pay them to recreate this photo? (I don’t think so.)

They grow up so fast, don’t they? And, well, THANK GOD. Cuz, you know, the spitup and the poopy diapers and class field trips to the zoo–we can only stand SO MUCH OF THAT before we’re ready to move on to a new phase where they’re wrecking our cars and stuff. But, darn it, they are so cute when they’re little. My kids are worth every excruciating minute they screamed in the middle of Chili’s. And even that time the cop stopped me on the interstate and I said, “I’m in a hurry because my baby is SCREAMING!” Only of course he wasn’t screaming THEN. He was back there in his car seat blowing bubbles. Little turdball.

I love my little turdballs.

But those chicks better not have me conferencing with the school principal over bringing their toy cowboy pop guns to school, that’s all I have to say.

I’ve got a suspicion about this one, though.

He’s going to be trouble.

But he’s good when he’s asleep.

Aren’t they all?

Happy Mother’s Day–to you and you and you and you!


  1. Kim A. says:

    What adorable pics of your children!

    Happy Mother’s Day to you and to all mums — of human and/or fur children.

    BTW, that gorgeous chick probably will be the best of the lot!

    -Kim 🙂

  2. Snapper says:

    Great pictures of your crew! Happy Day to you too. 🙂

  3. Heidi says:

    Happy Mothers Day to you TOO!!

  4. connie says:

    Happy Mothers day Suzanne..Hope you have a wonderful day..Connie

  5. Cheryl S. says:

    Hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day, Suzanne!

  6. angiecmt says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to you too, Suzanne!!!!

  7. Mental P Mama says:

    Have a wonderful day–those pictures are precious! :butterfly:

  8. Fannie M Wiggins says:

    Your kids were and still are so cute. Happy Mother’s Day to you and all the other Mothers who come here. :hug: to all of you.

  9. Sarah in Sanford says:

    Hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

  10. Dru says:

    Happy Mother’s Day Suzanne!

  11. Treasia says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to you Suzanne! :butterfly: The pictures of your children are just adorable.

  12. Norma says:

    Suzanne, you have a wonderful family (including the dogs, cats and chicks). It seems you are surrounded with LOVE on Mothers Day. Enjoy every minute of it.

  13. Susan says:

    Happy Mother’s Day, Suzanne! :heart: What lovely photos of your children. :yes:

  14. annbb says:

    Hope you, your babies and all your chickens have a most wonderful Mother’s Day!

  15. Gloria Jean says:

    Thanks for the Mother’s Day smile! And best wishes to you for a lovely Mother’s Day!

  16. catslady says:

    Happy Mother’s Day, Suzanne, and all the other mothers out there too!!! :butterfly:

  17. Debbie in Memphis says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to you, too!

  18. Estella says:

    Happy Mother’s Day, Suzanne!

  19. Donna says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to YOU! That is the funniest story..I swear you sound JUST LIKE my sister, talking about her boys.
    Looks like we were both at Disneyworld the same year!
    I am a mom to “Petey bird”..he knows no other mom!
    That little chick looks like he has his Lone Ranger mask on! LOL
    P.S. – You have me ADDICTED to cracker candy..I cannot stay out of it all weekend! I need to make more tomorrow, to keep feeding this addiction. LOL

  20. Amy Addison says:

    Hope you had a Happy Mother’s Day, Suzanne! I cannot believe how big your kids are!

    Good job.

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