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Friday, October 3, 2008

Friday Fluff and other random happenings

So here's my conversation with Lauren the other day...
Lauren: I haf to poop!
Me: Ok, go to the bathroom.
Lauren: Mom...I at school...I say, "I haf to go baf-room"...I at home I say, "I haf to go poop!"
Me: (giggling) yes, that's right...we don't say poop at school (we have worked on this one after some very embarrassing moments in Walmart)
Lauren : (big smile) poop...poop...poop! (as she runs to the bathroom).

Hey, poop happens.


Oh, did I ever tell you (if I did please stop me) about the time that Lauren was "helping me" clean up the house? She was so proud to be wiping down the tables with her little swifter. It was pre-pronoun days for her, so she would say "help Mommy" ie: "I am helping Mommy." And she repeats it over and over...kind of like the poop thing.

She was so pleased with herself that she ran down the stairs to tell her brothers. I did not realize this until one of them came racing up the stairs to see what was wrong with Mommy.


Word is getting out girls! I was sitting at Lauren's gymnastics class and this sweet woman who I see every week but have never spoken with, says, "I heard about your Praise and Coffee Night."
She was at the coffee shop and they gave her one of the postcards and told her about it. She checked out my blog and recognized me. She is a woman's director at a church that I planned to invite. Isn't that cool?

Also, there is a special guest coming...well, you're all special...but this one will be sharing some encouraging words with us.

She's a blogger, she's an author, she's a friend and sometimes she can be a bit irritable...any guesses??? Give a guess in the comments, Ali- not you, you already know. :)
So, I was thinking about how fun it is to get together with women. I've led women's ministry for so long and always been a facilitator of women's get-togethers. I've hung out with some fun women.

They are not only fun , they are funny. I've learned that if there are more than 4 moms in a room...for any reason...somehow the conversation always turns to child bearing. One women mentions the birth of a child and it's ON. It brings up story after story of water breaking, pain, lots of DRUGS, and gory details of things that should not be spoken of in public.

This is especially cruel if done at a baby shower...the poor mommy-to-be. She has to sit and listen while fear builds in her heart. And then without a doubt someone will look at her (sweat beading down her face) and say...'oh but I'm sure yours will be nothing like that'. The mommy-to-be indulges in a little more spinach dip and chocolate covered strawberries. Why not, according to these women, she's about to encounter a fate worse than death.

But if talking abour birth brings us together for some laughs, game on. I'm sure we'll have all kinds of girl-talk on November 20th at the Plainwell Coffee Mill.
I'm looking forward to meeting some of you and hanging with old friends.

Have a great weekend!


Joan said...

I've vowed never to tell my horrifying delivery story to any expecting woman or someone thinking of getting pregnant. I wait till after they have the baby.

God Bless

Patricia said...

The fastest way to clear a room of the men at our family gatherings is for one woman to breathe a hint of a birthing story.

We have to get 'em out of the way so we can get down the the real reason we start those we don't have to share the chocolate cake! ;)

Tou and David said...

Kids are so great!

elizabeth embracing life said...

I think my last delivery story will some day make it into a book of most embaressing birthing moments.

Praise and Coffee said...

Oh sure Elizabeth, just tease us! C'mon, we won't tell...

Melissa in Mel's World said...

I am soooo guessing IRRITABLE MOTHER is the special guest, and how cool is that?!!?

Any who, you are slaying me with the "Poop" thing, seriously, she is too stinkin cute (pardon the stinkin pun).

Still need to sit down and come up with a date for the Praise and Coffee night here in Sunny South Florida. If you are doing yours on a specific date I can try and pick that day/time as well (how cool would that be?).

Any who, I am off...gotta run!


Zaankali said...

I am sure Mel already got the question right for the "special guest". How fun. I am so excited about the get-together.

Praise and Coffee said...

ding-ding-ding! You got it!

Here is a link to her post today, her 2nd book is here, yay!!

Karen Hossink said...

And that? Is the difference between boys and girls.
They'll say poop no matter where they are. The louder, the better!
And it always makes them laugh. I don't get it. But it does.

And for you mothers of boys, here's a trick that will get them to think you're cool: Store refried beans upside down. When you open the can, give it a good shake and tell your son the can is about to poop. It has great sound effects, and everything! (I mean I have never done such a childish thing, but I'm thinking that's probably what would happen. *bashful grin*)

BTW, I'm not irritable when I'm out with a bunch of women!

Judy said...

When I was about 8 months pregnant with my first, I went to a woman's night where we sat around and did hand work like counted-cross stitch or something. Since I was SO pregnant, I guess that gave everyone "permission" to say their birth stories. A week later I was on bed-rest and after my delivery ordeal (and it was) I remember saying that I sure have a story now! But I am careful who and when I share it with. (sorry for the bad grammer)

Edie said...

We your special guest sure sounds like Karen Hossink, the "Irritable Mother at but I could be wrong...

.... of course now that I have read the comments... :)

Sounds like a great time.

Tou and David said...

Hey, you can come over and do a Praise and Coffee any time at our shop! We opened up the upstairs just for stuff like that!

Praise and Coffee said...

How fun! I've never been to Laos!

Quiltingranny said...

Our church is having a Praise and Chocolate night next week, I am looking forward to it!

What 2 words do kids love the most? Poop & fart! Oh yeah! This week grandson learned to armpit fart & NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, it isn't funny, but he thinks it is great!
They keep us on our toes and smiling, don't they?

A Stone Gatherer said...

Can't wait for Praise and Coffee! Hummmm....wondering who your special guest might be!

Praise and Coffee said...

It's here in the comments! Mel got it. :)

Anonymous said...

women are Awesome!! Not to mention from all these funny comments. . .a little crazy yes??? lol Sounds like a wonderful time.

km said...

Your guest has to be Karen! You make me wish I didn't live so far.

concerned parent said...

Hey I have this one!! And a good birth story to boot.

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