Monday, September 14, 2009
  Macy's first trip to Sunday school
Macy is totally the little girl version of Gretchen, our crazy puggle who is awesome and a troublemaker and FULL of personality.

My sister took Macy to Sunday school the other morning. And you know how lots of parents use Sunday school as a babysitter? Drop the kids off, go home and get a nap in to take the edge off the hangover? Okay, maybe that was just my parents. But probably not, because the church has gotten wise to it. Apparently now Kamille has to go to church and then they come get the kids 20 minutes into the service.

Macy is three and crazy and hilarious. So while the service is going on, Macy is lifting up her dress. When Kamille told her to put it down, she yelled, "BUT MY HOO-HA ITCHES!" I'm assuming you all know what a hoo-ha is.

Macy wouldn't quiet down, so Kamille said that they had to leave and started to lead her out. By this time, the church service was in a prayer. Kamille tried to rush her out quietly, but then Macy realized she would be missing out on the after-service donut. "BUT I WANT A DONUT!" she yelled out, as the church was silent in prayer. Kamille was mortified, but I told her to not worry as people like me, being dragged to church by their fiances, live for that kinda stuff.

For you parents out there, this may be a run-of-the-mill, happens-every-day kinda story, but I thought it was hilarious. My niece Macy, she rocks.

And so does my niece Amanda, and she's coming to see me for Christmas and we're going to go get her nose pierced! Yes, with her mother's permission! :)
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I'm Stacey. I'm a 31(!)-year-old Wisconsin girl living in sunny South Florida. The highlights in my life are my lovely boyfriend, my aloof cats, my adorable/adoring stepdogs, my two lumbering tortoises, select family members, being outside, being underwater, taking pictures, yadda yadda. Stay tuned for lots of babbling!

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States


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Making a difference

A small boy lived by the ocean. He loved the creatures of the sea, especially the starfish, and he spent much of his time exploring the seashore.

One day the boy learned there would be a minus tide that would leave the starfish stranded on the sand.

When the tide went out, he went down to the beach, began picking up the stranded starfish, and tossing them back into the ocean.

An elderly man who lived next door came down to the beach to see what the boy was doing. Seeing the man's quizzical expression, the boy paused as he approached. "I'm saving the starfish!" the boy proudly declared.

When the neighbor saw all of the stranded starfish he shook his head and said: "I'm sorry to disappoint you, young man, but if you look down the beach, there are stranded starfish as far as the eye can see. And if you look up the beach the other way, it's the same. One little boy like you isn't going to make much of a difference."

The boy thought about this for a moment. Then he reached his small hand down to the sand, picked up another starfish, tossed it out into the ocean, and said: "Well, I sure made a difference for that one!"

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