April 8, 2013

How My Blog Writes Itself …

Mr. Owlie had a rough day last week. He was grumpy from the minute he got up and boldly declared, “Momma, today I not happy.” True to his word he was crabby, whiny, crying and testy the entire day.

At about 4:00 I couldn’t take another minute of Grumpy Owlie. He had to go into a time out because he couldn’t be around people. Unfortunately, I couldn’t put him in is room because Jennie Doezie was staying there. 

Instead, I had to put him in my room. I told him to lay on my bed until he could calm down and try to be nice to his family. I shut the door (locked it too) and left him. He commenced kicking the door and screaming at the top of his lungs. I walked away from that . . . fast.

I went downstairs to visit with Jennie and my other kids for a while. I don’t know when it stopped, but at some point Owlie had gone silent. That usually means one of two things: a) he’s doing something really bad or b) he’s conked out.

When I tried to open the door, I could not. But in the crack I did manage to make, I could see this:


When you’re a blogger and you see that, you immediately think, “Where’s my camera?”.

After I figured out how to get the door open enough to get around my boy, I had a clear shot of him, sitting straight up, leaning his little head on a pile of vintage suitcases as a pillow, doing this:


And that, dear readers, is how my blog writes itself. I can’t make things like this up. They just happen. And when they do, I am so, so glad that I have chosen to document my life.


Hil said...

I've decided your blog needs a "like" button...
I read every day you post - just don't always have the time to post a comment.
Do they have like buttons?

Apis Melliflora said...

Only a very tired little boy could fall asleep in that position. I bet he was a lot less cranky when he came to. Snappers can do wonders for the attitude!

Sue said...

One word. Awesome.

brendag said...


I have some memorable pictures of our kids falling asleep in the darnedest places and positions. But I have no blog to show them off and most have not made it into any sort of scrapbook to document the situation...what a great way for you to capture a moment and document it before you forget!

Love your blog!

The Queen Vee said...

It's good you're blogging and keeping this family history because you forget, you forget all the small things and then soon a lot of the big things. Keep it up, even if it's only for you and your family.

Love me some sleeping Owlet.

Aiketa said...

hahaha this post is so great! It's so cute that even he noticed that he wasn't having a good day... but the best part is where he felt sleep.

I love when things like this happen (to me too), it gives more meaning to the reason one writes a blog. Even though your blog is always full of great photos, beautiful words and interesting and inspiring things!