This was first posted to the Healthy Moms Magazine on January 11, 2009. Back then I was a mother of three children ages 11, 3 and 1. The Talbert family lived in Sacramento, CA in 2009.
I’m sorry I’m posting this late. This week was pretty busy. I actually stuck with my work plan and blogged for 5-6 hours each day. I saw my traffic go up as a result. Now I know what I need to do to increase my readership on this blog. But, yesterday I decided to do the housework that I was putting off and spend the day with my oldest.
My husband went down to Galt to take a test for a state job and the little ones went to Grandma and Grandpa’s for the day. Goose (age 11) helped me organize the kids toys and she cleaned her room and Parrot’s (age 1) room. I also learned that she and I both are fond of Andrew Loydd Webber. So we went online and downloaded a bunch of songs from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, and Cats. She also found some more from the Phantom of the Opera. I think I embarrassed her because I did a song and dance number to Go, Go, Go Joseph. She’s sitting here reading what I’m writing and chuckling. We had a lot of fun yesterday.
The little ones have this new joke with their dad that’s really quite cute. Whenever the whole family is in the van going somewhere Kitty (age 3) asks, “Where are we going, Daddy?” He usually replies, “To the moon.” If one of us answers “We are going home.” Or answers with the correct location of where we are headed one of the kids will reply, “No, we are going to the moon.” It got so carried away the other day that when we were going home right around dinner time Kitty started asking what we were having for dinner. Her dad replied “Moon pies.” This was a start of a whole new game. Kitty went back and forth asking us what we were having for dinner. Mom and Dad replied with silly meals. “Moon Pizza.” “Moon Spaghetti.” “Moon Hamburgers.” “Moon Tacos.” Then Parrot (age 1) got into the action and replied with his favorite food. “Moon Cheerios.” So what are you having for dinner? Tonight we are having Moon Penne with Moon Jello, Moon Bread and Moon Butter, and Moon Peas.