Thursday, January 14, 2010

dear milo,


i know you're wondering what the heck we're doing here. i mean, you seem happy, but you are also sending me on a quick path to the nuthouse. i'm sorry we took you from all your beloved cousins. we'll see them again soon. i'm sorry that we only get one cartoon channel that only shows the smurfs and the flintstones and captain planet. maybe we'll get cable. i'm sorry that you're always hungry, but please stop opening the fridge every two seconds and eating all of our food. we need to make it last! i'm sorry that we can't afford the expensive cereal. it's not normal for cereal to cost $7. i'm sorry that you're bored a lot of the time. we'll get a car and visit raymond all the time. i love you so very much and i want you to be happy. so please start obeying the first time instead of the seventeenth time so that you don't make me cry and then i make you cry. time out isn't fun for anybody. i am so proud of what an intelligent, sensitive, inquisitive boy you are. keep up the good work. discontinue the fridge raiding and the disobedience. thanks.

                                                      mom

18 comments:

pepper said...

Emily is here with us and we are so glad to have her and her family here. I bet you wish they were there with you. We were just talking yesterday about you and your family and your adventures. I am sorry Milo is driving you crazy. I am sorry cereal costs $7. I hope you find a fun adventure to go on this afternoon.
Emily's boys miss you all!

Lissybug said...

Poor Abby. I know how you feel. He'll adjust. It will get better. Obedience is not easy for anybody though. I hate it when people tell me what to do. Apparently my five-year-old does too. Because it's 2:49 in the afternoon and he still isn't dressed. Remember to pick your battles, and it's okay to cry. Love you!

Anonymous said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Tears streaming. Beautiful children. Beautiful photography. Beautiful sentiments. Be still, my heart. AG

Carolyn said...

you can do hard things....you can do hard things....you can do hard things. Hang in there Abby...kids are so adaptable in the end. Plus think of all the new swimsuits you will rock by inadvertently starving yourself ;)

I wish i could send you a piece of home. or maybe just something from Target...that always cheers me up :)

Michelle said...

aww he looks like a sweet kid! I'm sure he will be just fine in a few days once he gets over missing stuff from home, he will be exploring all the cool stuff there! Plus, when he gets older whenever he has to say something interesting about himself he can saw that he lived there once upon a time. I always stress about something to say.

ashley said...

Awww, but Abby, he's so cute. Can't he do whatever he wants? =)

abby said...

thanks, you guys. as soon as i wrote this i felt better.

michelle, i can't leave a comment on your blog but thank you for the sweet comment and CONGRATULATIONS on the baptism. that is awesome! you will wonder how you ever lived without the gospel.

abby said...

mom- don't cry. just come save me.

ashley- don't you have to be by the toilet? or something? (hahaha)

David and Shalynna said...

What darling photos. I actually really like those lace curtains! And I love that Pearl has rings on almost every finger.

I'm sorry you've been crying. It must be hard to adjust with a little boy that is bored in a new place. Just read your URL when he's being difficult. :)

Janae said...

Dear Milo, I like your necklace. And I'm sorry we don't jump on beds at our house. We are boring. Raymond likes you just the way you are, but that's not saying much. :)

sarah marie. said...

i seriously roll at your posts.

Tiffany said...

Abby, I love this post. Really I do. And I think Milo will like reading it when he's older too. :)

I'm so glad my boys are not the only disobedient ones!

p.s. If it makes you feel better, cereal costs like $10 a box where my parents are, in Azerbaijan.

Kera said...

luckily we have a lock on our fridge. are we the same person? It's gonna take 3 months. 3 months of adjustment, and then, you look up and it feels almost normal. my biggest cry happened at church when owen straight up spit on me in front of everybody. it felt like the lowest point in my life and i just wanted to run away from this dumb place. but honestly. he doesn't spit anymore and i love it here. crazy.

Kent and Kate said...

Oh I love this post. It made me smile because it is so sweet and get teary because of the little bit of it I can relate too. (Afton is sweet, but can be such a pill!)

$7 dollars!!! yikes!

Bon said...

dear abby,
my kids make me cry too and then i make them cry. we're all very emotional around here. and when you teach milo to obey the 1st time, please let me know so i can know how to teach my children. they're killing me slowly. have fun in st. kitts. you know there's a million people jealous of you, even if cereal costs $7

Here Dwells Happiness said...

Hang in there my dear. Things will be better in the morning.

ClistyB said...

Abby, PM me your address. While we are sending strangers' kids postcards (Janae), we might as well send them to Milo and Pearl, too! :)

James said...

Abby girl,
I felt like crying when I read this, because I know probably more than anyone how you feel. Evey hour of the day I am at School I miss you and the kids so much. I know it is hard, and until you are here, you can't appreciate the craziness. I love you and the kids so much. It will get better. We will make it. Just like Kera said, just a little time then things will be ok. Love you!