Sunday, April 17, 2011

Laugh until you cry

I have a new friend, her name is Beth and she has five kids. My very dear friend Kerry has five kids too and I can never imagine how I'd manage with five. Forget eight, two is enough for me.

But I digress. A few months ago another friend had linked up to a post on Beth's blog on her Facebook page. I just happened to notice it and clicked over to read what all the raucous was about. What I found would brighten many of my days. See my little list of Favorite blogs down there on the left. One of the links is for Five Kids is a Lot of Kids. That's Beth's blog. When you have time, I highly - HIGHLY - recommend paying her a visit. She is a hoot.

The other day Beth was asking her own readers what more they would like to read on her blog. I couldn't think of anything else - just more. More please, more! You made me laugh on some of my darkest days, Beth. Just keep it coming!

Anyhoo, in her survey I just happened to mention that I have a blog as well and she actually come over for a visit. Something in my posts about the recent quakes and events in Japan struck a cord in her heart and she asked if she could repost a little bit of what I wrote. She also then lavished praises on my little ole' scrap creations for which I adore her even more.

I don't mean to lead you over to her blog just so you can re-read what I wrote here. I would just love it if you went over to her blog and laughed so hard that tears are running down your face. Its definitely not your typical parenting blog. In my case that's good. I have volumes of books of expert advice and still I blow it royally on most days. What inspires me most is her humor and straight-forward ferocious love of her children. She makes me laugh, she makes me cry. Please, head over there and spend the next hour or so laughing.

Oh, and definitely don't forget to click on her international singing debut track from April 13th. I have a 12-year-old girl too and just the threat of singing this to her has nipped all car-sickness in the bud.

Hugs to you Beth. If you can laugh and love this much with five, then surely I can do it with two. Thank you for so much inspiration! Hugs!


Five Kids Is A Lot Of Kids said...

Thanks, Holly, for this lovely introduction!

Of all the kind things you said, I think I'm most grateful (despite singing "don't puke" to my daughter and writing lengthy letters to my little ones on not using my body parts as napkins and kleenexes) that you can tell I ferociously love them. That's a balm to my soul.

Blessings on you and yours,


Jacinda said...

I LOVE Beth's blog. Imagine my surprise yesterday to find her post was all about YOU! You're famous Holly! I read her fabulous way of writing and wish I could be half as witty.

Busy Bee Designs said...

Thanks Holly, I'll definitely check out her blog.

Sinead said...

I'm another fan of both of you! ;) I love my Holly and Beth cracks me up daily! :D

Lulutoo said...

I agree, Beth is a hoot! I clicked on her link from someone's favorite blogs list not too long ago. Maybe it was yours? Anyway, she does have a way with words, that's for sure! :)

Thanks for your comments on my blog. No damage from the hail that I know of. It is kind of alarming when the big stuff starts hitting the side of the house like a bunch of hammers, but mostly just Penny was scared. LOL

Good luck on your upcoming bazaar!

Julie (It is.) said...

Oh. Parenting. Mine are 28 (as of tomorrow) and 24, and God keeps giving me chances to improve, redo, and augment...