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No sign of plants but, I found some pants!

I have been searching for a kids’ show forever now without actually BUYING the DVDs that are completely overpriced, The Doodlebops.  I remember being in Japan, sitting in our home and my boys being enthralled with these three characters that, at the time, seemed so freaking ridiculous and annoying as hell.

But, I was in the throws of depression and alcoholism so, I remember sitting on the couch and suffering through it just so that they would leave me alone.  Many a time, that show saved me from being what they needed more than the television.  Their MOM.

Fast forward just about four years.  Today, I sit here in our home, watching my six month old baby boy watch with wide eyes and total amazement at these three very animated and musical characters.  He’s loving it.  Much like my older two did a few years ago.

Morgan, my middle boy, is standing in the kitchen, eating his yogurt with granola and I look back at him to see if he is enjoying this show that was part of his WORLD just a few years ago.  

“Hey, Morgan… do you remember watching this when we lived in Japan?

Morgan: “Um, no.  I don’t remember that at all.”

“Really?  It was your absolute favorite.”

That’s when it hit me.  My boys are growing up and those days don’t last forever.  Not in the physical sense and definitely, not in the psychological sense.  His memories fade when mine should be the ones that were impacted.  Then again, in his and his brother’s situation at the time, maybe it’s a blessing in disguise.

With that my baby, Jasper, crawls for the very first time.  It seems just like yesterday that I was being prepped for surgery to get him into my arms.  the next day, we were home and now?  Crawling.

ImageIt really doesn’t last forever and even though he won’t remember this day, I know that I will.  



About melodyswatson

Thanks for giving this blog a chance. Well, it would have been cool if you would have tried it when I started it like, FOUR FUCKING YEARS AGO! But, water under the bridge and lets go from here… ;) I am a soon to be, 40 year old mother of three boys, proud wife to one sexy ass Navy Chief, fur-mom to two dogs, five cats, two rats and a black corn snake. I thrive on chaos and therefore I also bottle feed and foster underage kittens for my girlfriend's rescue. I am THE Crazy Cat Lady. I live in Southern California (yes, you can be jealous now) and own my home so… I won't ever be leaving! I am not close to my family mainly because… well, I don't really relate to them. But, I love the fuck out of my friends and will do anything for them. I hope that you will follow this blog. Mainly because it would nice to hear your own experiences or times you relate to something you read on here. But, also be aware that I am NOT an everyday, on schedule blogger. I blog when I have something to share. Always remember that forced words on paper are just as fake as that 'comeback' you have towards someone ten minutes too late. Let it go and wait for the next victim. I am also a staunch supporter of swearing. If I didn't swear, you would know that I was dead. So, take a stroll down memory lane on this blog and follow my thoughts and adventures.

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