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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Man Up

Blog awards are a great thing. I like 'em, but I don't always understand them right away. When A Duck In Her Pond, Omah's Helping Hands, Mrs. D. Lightful, Under the Sheets-Shhh, and Memoirs of the Queen Bee all passed along this lovely award to us, I thought, gosh, I am just not sure how I turn lemons to lemonade.

I thought and I thought. The trouble is, when life becomes a bit too hectic, I sometimes see my glass half empty, rather than half full. I'm not always the best at making lemonade.

Thankfully, my son, Giancarlo did not inherit his mother's tendencies. I'd even dare to say that he is pretty good at making lemonade...

Last week, I gave Giancarlo a small bowl of popcorn to snack on after his nap. As I was working on dinner, he ran into the kitchen and said that he had "somethin' up his nose." "Get a Kleenex," I replied. "Mama is cooking right now."

Dutifully, he ran to the bathroom and tried his best to resolve the problem on his own. He wasn't successful and soon began yelling for me to help him. I stopped what I was doing, choked back my gag reflex, and tried to figure out what has up his nose. I couldn't find a thing.

I attempted to coax Giancarlo back into the living room with an offer to put on a movie. "But Mama, it's still in there," he said. "Mama tried, Giancarlo, but she couldn't help you. You're just going to have to man up. Maybe you can figure this one out."

After 10 very quiet minutes, Giancarlo returned to the kitchen, completely triumphant with an unpopped corn kernel on the end of this finger. "Look, Mama, I got it. I got the popped popcorn out of my nose. Should we save it to show Dad?"

My little boy could not have been more pleased with himself.

Now it's your turn. To play along:

1) Put the logo on your blog or post.
2) Nominate at least 10 blogs that show great attitude or gratitude.
3) Link to your nominees within your post.
4) Let the nominees know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5) Share the love and link to the person from who you received your award.

Passing along the award love onto....

1) Sherrie at Boogers, Screams, Headaches, & Dreams
2) Jeannie at My Two Cents
3) Jolene at The Little Things in Life
4) Mommy-MoMo
5) Laura at A Form of Therapy
6) Julie at The Sporadic Cook
7) Kel at Girl in the Glasses
8) Girl On A Journey
9) ~OuR cRaZeE LiFe........ tHe JeNsEnS~
10) Heather at A Day With Jake

-Francesca

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14 comments:

Amy said...

Congrats on your award.

pam said...

Yay!! Great award.

That kernel must of felt awful. Thankfully he didn't give up and managed to get it out:)

lmt1073 said...

Thanks for the award although I don't see how I deserve it!!! But it's much appreciated...

And i'll have to pass on trading bags... i love mine!!!!

Sherrie said...

Awww...thank you all so much for that award. And yeah for Giancarlo for getting out that corn kernel. I cannot imagine. Did you think to ask him how he managed to get it out? :)

Jolene said...

Wow, thank you so much. This made my day!
I can't believe your son had a popcorn kernel up his nose! AND he got it out himself..lol!

MOMMY-MOMO said...

thanks so much! I'll be sure to pass this along. I'm behind on blogging so bear with me :)

Julie said...

Aw thanks, I'm honored :)

queenbee4 said...

gotta love those wayward popcorn kernals! Thanks for playing along... hope you have a great day!

Laura said...

Oh oh oh this is fab. Thank you so much for your thanx and for your entry into today's what makes you smile contest. Fingers crossed you win and have a great day :)

Girl On A Journey said...

OMG!!!! *Screams like a 13 year old who has just been hugged by Joe Jonas*

This is Ahhh-mazing!

Thnak oyu sooo much!

P.S. I heart your blog

P.P.S I'm going to follow you

P.P.P.S Yay!

missy said...

ok....thanks for the award!!!!! but please give me a bit....very busy with the kids this week so i will get it on my blog as soon as i can!!!!! and if i can figure out how to do it...again!!!!!
thanks a million!!!!

Jeannie said...

Thanks so much for the award! I'm not so sure I've been so very positive but I will be now for at least 30 minutes.

Jo said...

You can tell I am a long time mom. The second you said he mentioned he had something in his nose, I KNEW it was popcorn. Um, good for him for handling it. In case he can't sometime, they have these special long handled tweezery things they use at the ER to get stuff out of your kids nose. And yes, I know that by experience. More than once. Sigh.

kel said...

I am so late in saying this... but thanks!!!! I am so behind on my blog reading!!