Just bragging on our clever mascot

By Chrissy the Hyphenated

Lil Buzz figured out how to put the Duplos together. He made this tower all by himself. I’m so impressed! When he was here, not too long ago, he was still hit-or-miss on getting the shapes into the shape sorter holes. More “jam it and hope for the best” than “match the shape to the hole.” Matching up the Duplos so they snap together is a big step! ::beamingGrammy::

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12 responses to “Just bragging on our clever mascot

  1. Pistol Pete

    Excellent!We told our kids when they had their children to cherish every minute with them because they were young for such a short time.Our 7 and 4 year old granddaughters are being baptized today.Mr. and Mrs. Pistol will be beaming.Its been said that grandchildren are your reward for not killing your own kids before they grew up,as tempting as it was sometimes.(I’m kidding,of course),but I did threaten to break some or all of the child abuse laws.Somehow they never took me seriously.

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    • Watch it, Chrissy. I had one son who liked to “do” things like that. He crawled inside someone’s beanbag chair to see what it looked like from the inside. He unhooked the cables to the pedals of her new grand piano, to see what would happen then. He’s now 37 and a computer genius, but he certainly made socializing difficult when he was a little boy!! LOL

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      CONGRATS on baptisms … what fun! Catholics usually do it as soon as possible, but with the military, it just hasn’t worked out, so now the plan is to do Buzz and Bunn at the same time during a Big Family Visit. At this point, we live closer to Daddy Buzz’s family than they do!

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    • Totally understand the grandkids reward Pete 🙂

      We just dropped off our twin grands for their first sleep away camp til Fri, we already miss them 🙂 They’re 8 and they’re fabulous. And how lucky are we to have a Christian based Adventure Camp so close to us, okay, 15 miles, but in the beautiful Virginia countryside at a historic working ranch with air conditioned cabins and a pool 😀

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      • chrissythehyphenated

        Oh wow. I went to camp at a state park where we changed in the dark corners of an open pavilion and the swimming hole was so cold that ice literally didn’t melt. One time when we had a special treat that came in a cooler with one of those big CHUNKS of ice, we put the ice in the swimming hole to test our theory that the water really was that cold. It was still there the next day. It did eventually melt, but then … it was WATER, so obviously it wasn’t QUITE ice cold LOL.

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  2. Dee

    Woot!! Go Baby Buzz!

    Congrats, Pete, on the baptisms. That’s great.

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  3. Auntie Lib

    Beam away, Grammy – that’s your job!!! You too, Pete! We’re heading to Oregon next Friday to spend a few days with all three of our grandkids – whoot-whoot!!!

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  4. Holy Comoly, what will we do when Chrissy has MORE! I was able to feel your beaming through cyber space and it felt great. Sooooooooooooo cute. and Pete, Congrats, and yes, I remember puberty when I couldn’t decide who was going out the window, me or him, but one of us needed to go. Survived and enjoying a more mature 20 year old, and the first daughter’s wedding. Two more to go.

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      My personal worst memories are from #1’s early years. Dearest and I used to “joke” about when the gypsies would come by so we could sell her to them. It turned out she had mega food allergies.

      (Even the suicidal teen we took in for a year wasn’t as bad as #1 from birth to diagnosis. At least we got to sleep between crises.)

      An allergic friend was visiting one day and pointed out that my first born toddler had been fine until I fed her some crackers, then she was red faced, red eared and bouncing off the walls.

      Years later, I observed a pre-school class with a kid that had the same thing happen. He was fine before cookies and milk, then all red faced and antsy pantsy after. Dark eye circles are another tip off.

      Anyway, we took her to a specialist and watched the testing, as one food after another triggered horrible behavior we’d seen before. She was a bazillion times easier to parent after she was getting shots and on the right diet. And now she’s Ace #1 Mama Buzz (who brags about having no fear of needles LOL).

      Maybe that experience toughened me up so much I just took #2 in stride. We called her “Destructo-bot” because she could take a room apart faster than the eye could see. One day, my gf and I had our 4 on a play date and my #2 just got to the “way past needs a time out” place, so I removed her.

      When I got back, my gf said, “How is it that when we removed 25% of the noise makers, we ended up with 50% less noise?” ROFLLL It was true, too.

      I still (barely) hold the title of Meanest Mom in the World. Lil Buzz challenged my authority in a very deliberate way during his visit and I told him it was too bad, but I am just way older, meaner and more experienced than him so there was NO way he was gonna come out on top in this thing.

      Mama Buzz piped up, “I’m working on taking your Meanest Mom title. Just give me time!” Hee hee.

      She’s a GREAT mom. It’s so gratifying to find out you did something right back when you were never sure. Parenting is so hard that way. No REDO buttons for bad days and no really meaningful feedback on your performance until about 20 years too late to do anything differently.

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  5. Learning to connect Duplos is a real milestone! Once my kids mastered that skill, keeping them busy and entertained was a breeze. Duplos (and later Legos) kept them happy and out of trouble for hours on end. The money we invested in those things was the best child-entertainment money we ever spent. My kids are grown up now, but I keep the Duplos and Legos handy for whenever we have small children in the house. Haven’t met a kid yet that didn’t love them!

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      Lil Buzz’s parents are LEGO nuts. They want to have an entire room of shelves with a table in the middle JUST for their LEGO collections. The latest birthdays added Hogwarts Quidditch and Weasley’s Burrow sets. A couple years ago, when they were all visiting, relatives chipped in to get them the Hogwart’s castle and since it was delivered in person, I got to play with it YAHOO! (We are also mega Harry Potter fans … but you figured that out, right?)

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