Weekly Writing...

You know the drill...its Thursday again (well...ok...its Wednesday night, but close enough...) Its time once again for our weekly writing assignment. Check out Mama Kat to join in the fun!!

This Week's Prompts:

1.) Write a limerick.

2.) Normal is...

3.) Describe a memorable camping experience.

4.) What's the best thing that has happened this week?

5.) Did you have a childhood hideout? Where? Describe it.

6.) Words that hurt me.

[I have to admit it was hard to do #1 without being...well...Andrew Dice Clay-ish]


There once was a boy named Jack
Who screamed and cried for a snack,
His mama so sweet
Gave him a treat
And now his little lips smack


Baby is turning a year
This weekend we join in a cheer
He is growing so fast
The time flying past
And Mama sheds a sad tear


Normal is screaming and kicking, yelling and running. Normal is loud and raucous, messy and dirty and smelly. Normal is laughing at burps and farts, nose picking, bum scratching, cheerio off the floor eating.

To a mommy of boys normal is chaos, its loud and crazy. As a mommy of boys I pull my hair and grind my teeth. My normal is tired and stressed, not enough money, not enough time, not enough hands.

Normal is a full heart ready to burst with love at any moment. Normal is laughing, smiling, sharing hugs and kisses. Normal is stealing quick cuddles and sweet naps, baking cookies, painting pictures and sometimes walls. Normal is comforting my sad babies and loving them anyway I can.

I wouldn't want to know any other sort of normal.



  1. I love the limericks! And you kept them clean! Not easy to do!! HAHA!

    And your normal sounds an awful lot like mine! Great job!

  2. The limericks are so funny! Love them! :)

    And your normal sounds very fun and lovely. Love it!

  3. Girl, you are so good at these things. loved them both and so so sweet! Is the party coming up Saturday? Everything ready to go?
    Great post!

  4. Those were great! I can relate to a lot of that! LOL!

  5. Great job on the limericks. Very funny. But don't shed a tear....growing up is a good thing. :)

  6. Great job, Liz! Those limericks are fantastic, and I absolutely LOVED the honesty of your "normal is..."!

    Thanks for sharing. Oh, and happy birthday to the little guy!

  7. How do you come up with that stuff!? I don't have a rhyming bone in my body!

  8. You are so lyrical and I love your way of normal.

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  10. Trying this again...I messed up the first time!

    Good job with the limericks! I'm proud of you for keeping them G-rated. LOL

    I'm so glad to read your Normal essay. I had no idea that I am completely normal! ;o)

  11. I love what you say about normal. It makes everything ok!

  12. I love normal. In our household, if they ain't screamin' they're plotting...I'd almost prefer the screamin'

    Those limericks were very sweet and cool.


  13. Fantastic post!!! Loved the limericks!

    I have three boys... and yep... you hit the nail on the proverbial head!

  14. I so enjoy reading your weekly writings :)


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