Tag Archives: fun

15 of 27: Fireside Play Doh

Snap crackle
Squish squash
Mommy mommy
That you
Smush smash
Globs become
Pretend snowmen
Tiny
Medium sized
Who knew
Snowmen were
Green
Roll pat
Now a family
Of worms
Mommy daddy
Brother
Doh
Can't forget
Big sis too
Brother
Cuddles with mom
Now that
Jumping batteries
Have run low
Crackle pop
Warmth spreads
All around
And deep
Into heart-space
Flame filled
And memories made
Family
Sighs of delight
For a cold
Winter's night
~ Treasa Cailleach

14 of 27: Cool Yule

Not one log
A whole pile
Burst into flames
To celebrate
The longest night
Presents piled
Taunt kids
Darts fly
From toy guns
Tic-tac-toe
But no snow
Decorations glisten
Sparkle and twinkle
Kitties snuggle
Watching flames flicker
Mom and dad
Enjoy watching
Children's antics
From safe distances
Santa doesn't fly
For several days yet
Kids know gifts
Showing
Are families'
Treats of affection
Must
Still
Be
Good
So Santa
Will bring the
Magical presents
Of hearts desires
Just a few more days
To chill
~ Treasa Cailleach

11 of 27: Keep Jumping

Tiny legs
Bounce bounce
Look ma 'm jumpin'
Sweetest smile
Grins
Ear to ear
Curly locks
Bounce bounce
Wheee
Gasp
Giggle
Gasp
Two tiny feet
Up
Down
All around
So fast
A blurr
To see
Happy
Wobbles
Round and round
Faster
Faster
Don't slow down
Stop
Breathe
Bedtime
See
Battery pulled
Power down
Calm wiggles
Settle
Down
Snuggles soothe
Binky squeaks
Time for
A good
Long
Snooze

~ Treasa Cailleach

4 of 27: Dancing Cuddles

My two toddlers decided to breakdance this evening. Their teenage sister put on the ‘polish dancing cow song’.

It is a pop-ish song in polish with male singers. I have no idea it’s actual title, the band name, or meaning, only that my two littles saw the video of the dancing cow and thought it was hilarious.

They will moo upon hearing the first few beats of music and within seconds begin to dance. It’s a combination of butt wiggles and moves on the floor that really do resemble breakdancing. I found it remarkably amusing, up until the 3rd repeat of the song and my kids ramping up from fatigue. At that point I played parent and put an end to music and spaz, sending them to begin their bedtime rituals.

I’m not sure my 2.5 yr old even made it to story time. Her big sister did diaper and clothes change and wrapped her into bed as she weakly protested.

I had already made cozy with kitties in front of the fire, and watched protests from a distance. My husband then took over for their storytime, meditation, and go to sleep music. Peace returned.

I spent the next hour sitting on the sofa with two of my four cats nestled either side of my lap. What had started as a roaring fire gradually died down and retreated to coals.

At that point I peeled myself away from kitties and began my bedtime rituals myself. My buddy cat decided that was a great time to move to the recliner and sprawl.

May you have cute and cuddly evenings with your kids &/or pets. May you have an enjoyable holiday season. May you find your home comforting and warm. May you know you are loved.

Blessings