I Like This

I saw a well-dressed business man in the SUV next to me rocking out to “Let’s Hear it for the Boy” from the Footloose soundtrack. I like this.


Laylee has stopped using the word “yes” and in its place she responds “ROCK ON!” to signal the affirmative.

Me: Are you guys ready for lunch?
Laylee: ROCK ON!
Me: How about milk to drink?
Laylee: ROCK ON!
Me: Can you get a bib for Magoo?
Laylee: ROCK ON!

I’m not quite sure where she picked up this little gem but I am quite sure that I like this.

Dan and I got into a “discussion” Sunday night that was mostly pretty much completely my fault. He brought me roses last night to make up. I like this.

The kids I’m watching just asked me where my bouncy bed is, the bed for jumping. I don’t have one, but I liked the question. They also told me they don’t like my daughter’s name so they changed it. I like her name and I love the honesty of children.

No prayer is complete unless we thank God for Magoo’s shoes. WE. MUST. GEENK. HIM. FER. THE. SHOOCE! The shoes must be acknowledged forcefully and with gusto. This I like.

Last night my eyes were glued to the cell-phone footage of the swat teams, the endless interviews with anyone who knew anyone who ever thought of attending Virginia Tech and I was numb imagining the parents who still had not heard from their children. Dan took the remote control and said, “We don’t need to sit and gape at this. Nothing has changed. Let’s go to bed.” I liked this.

What are you liking today?

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39 Responses to I Like This

  1. My daughter told me today as I was putting a handful of doritos in my mouth that she couldn’t wait until she is a mommy so she can have a huge mouth. This I like.

    😛 Michelle

  2. I like your blog! I like that in less than an hour I will be heading back home to see Baby1. I like that I have a plan and that if nature allows it, I will be able to stay at home with Baby1 and Baby2 and never-ever-ever go back to this unhappy place I am stuck in now. I like that I am writing this even if I am shy? not sure if I should? not sure if someone will read it? not sure if someone cares? Any hoo… Also, I like poutine. Had it for lunch – I know it’s reallyyyyyyyyyyy bad – but I still like it!

  3. miss sunshine says:

    Can’t believe it! 1st on my 1st comment! ROCK ON! 🙂

  4. Kimberly says:

    I’m liking reading about all the things you’re liking. It convinced me to turn off the laptop and go live my life this afternoon. And hey, you’ve gotta like that.

  5. Melessa says:

    Telling the looming, dark clouds in the sky that they COULD NOT RAIN until after our Land Run re-enactment was finished today. And the rain obediently waited until just after all the kids were dismissed to their busses. This I liked.

  6. I’m liking the yellow tulips in the background of your pictures. Our tulips are gone in Oklahoma and we’re moving on to the irises. Always makes me sad when the tulips go…

  7. Mir says:

    I am liking YOU, Kathryn. And the reassuring gurgle of my sump pump every 10 seconds or so.

  8. ZaCarrie says:

    I like that you and Dan call them “discussions”. That’s what we call them at our house, too.
    I also like the smell of blueberry muffins, a sunny clean kitchen, and nieces who say “You ow ma daddy’s sisdew.” I like being her daddy’s sister. 🙂

  9. Carrie says:

    I like M&Ms. So does Lucky-the-fetus. We’re both happy now. And I like my husband and that he’s coming to rescue me from work in 26 minutes. So we can make a very exciting trip to the Ballard Goodwill. And they say married people dont have any fun.

  10. Margaret says:

    I like people who like the mountains where I live, and who let it be known that they like them.

  11. Mary says:

    I like the oatmeal chocolate chip cookies warm from the oven that I keep sneaking. I also like that my 2-year-old likes them too and as she ate her cookie tonight, she ended up with cute smudges of chocolate all over and a huge smile to go with it!

    I also like your blog, it always brings a smile! Rock on!

  12. Lei says:

    My son set the table for dinner with his Thomas the Train blanket as a tablecloth. I like this.

  13. Rachel H says:

    When my 2 1/2 yr old son wakes out of a dead sleep in the car, and his first sentance is “Daddy, your ears are too big!” I like that.

  14. heather says:

    Wha?! No bed for jumping? Mom & Dad’s bed is the bouncing bed in our house, I do not complain if the kids jump on it- as long as they don’t jump on us!

  15. I’m liking your tulip-snuggle picture with Laylee, the tulips, your cool hairdo and your awesome DYM T.
    Rock on!

  16. Jennifer B. says:

    I’m liking that it is quiet at my house and I can concentrate long enough to read a post like yours. Yup. I’m SO liking it.

  17. Shalee says:

    There were leftovers from our lunch meetings. I did not have to cook dinner. I like this.

    This morning, my son snuggled with me, even though I yelled at him mightily the night before and he forgot all about it. I like this.

    When Boomama asked us to help Heather with travel expenses for her trip to Mayo Clinic, bloggers had given $1300 by 7 AM. I really like this.

    When I prayed for peace about selling our house, I find that I haven’t thought about the house until someone asks about it. I like this too.

    When Mr. Right turned out the light last night, he leaned over and gave me a really good kiss. I like this a lot.

    When he awoke this morning, he turned off the alarm, climbed back into bed and laid his head on my chest and wrapped his arms around me. I loved this.

    My daughter told me she loved me this morning. I liked it so much, I asked her to do it again.

    And do I like that you’ve asked me to think about what I’m liking? ROCK ON!

  18. Perhaps a bit too much Cheat Commandos for Laylee? =)

  19. Cheryl says:

    I like finding old friends or rather them finding me. 🙂

    I like that I’m almost over my cold

    I like California sunshine (even in the wind)

    I like grocery shopping online for the first time

    I like losing 2 pounds!

  20. Jess says:

    I like that it is sunny and bright outside today rather than cold and rainy.

  21. Millie says:

    I like your sunny yellow tulips as well. Cute picture of you and Laylee.

  22. Eve says:

    Today my kids are away. I like this.

  23. This morning my little man told me – out of the blue – that he loves playing with me in the morning and hugging me. I so very, very like this!

  24. Susan says:

    I like that I’ve sold my house.

    Also, I like you a lot, too.

  25. Jane says:

    I like it when I answer my 3YO with a “yup”, and she says “Do you mean ‘Yes’, Momma?” “Yes”, I dutifully reply.

  26. Jane says:

    I also like that when I *accidentally* scroll over your lovely picture it says to please stop touching me. Makes me grin every time.

  27. mother of the wild boys says:

    I never realized your picture said “Please stop touching me”, now that’s funny! I like that!

    I like that I can always count on you to help me laugh, cry, get excited, or take a moment to think. You are an awesome gal and a amazing writer.

    I like that my almost-3-yr. old says, “Good guys choose the right.”

    I like that my 3 wild boys are best friends.

    I like that I don’t have nightmares or any other fears in the dark when my hubby is there.

    I like that blogging is such a stress relief for me.

    I like that there is only 6 more days until I get to watch you on GMA! fun, fun, fun!

  28. Poppa2B says:

    Sticking up for Dan…You should have bought him flowers for the discussion not being his fault… He’d like that!

  29. J. Fergie says:

    I liked this post 🙂

  30. Sherry says:

    We flew a kite yesterday. I liked that.

    Our forecast is full of sunshine and comfortable temperatures for the next several days with absolutely no further mention of snow. I REALLY like that.

  31. Farm Wife says:

    I like it when small children use phrases like “Rock On!” and “Sweet!” and “I’m all about ____.”

    I like going home and letting my parents chase my men while I go dancing with my friends at my best friend’s wedding…even if I’m 7 months pregnant and may be dancing like a beached whale (that’s what I did this weekend).

    I like the look on people’s faces when they ask, “Is this your first?” and I answer, “No. This is my fourth.” Priceless.

    I like going to the OBGYN’s all. by. my. self. It’s like a minivacation.

    I like strawberry shortcake…and strawberries at $1.52 a carton.

    I like that #1 Son is very cuddly the day after his ear tubes were put in.

    I like out patient nurses that know B.B. needs popsicles, rides in the wagon, and a trip to the treasure chest even if he didn’t get tubes in his ears. I mean if his siblings get the good stuff & he doesn’t, why bother being healthy?!

    I really like Ben & Jerry’s Coffee Heath Bar Crunch Ice Cream…I mean I really like it….Really, really…obssively…hormonaly…pregnanly like it!!

    I like DYM. She makes me laugh. I need to laugh.

  32. Farm Wife says:

    I also like that I feel guilty everytime I scroll over your picture & am repremaded by the icon.

  33. KYouell says:

    I like your blog, because even when you’re upset about something you find a way to write about it that makes me smile.

    I like that I figured out that I could have my mom stay with The Biscuit for my prenatal check-ups so I could have mini-vacations.

    I like hyphens?

    Mostly though I like that tomorrow is c-section day so I get to meet my Cupcake (and she can stop kicking my bladder)!

  34. Oh, Kathryn- what a lovely picture. This I like very much! And the fact that you are so darn funny- and honest!

  35. gryffinkat says:

    I had lunch today with a friend so she could tell me about the boy who recently proposed to her in a letter and the other boy who she’s starting to date. I like this.

    My roommate bought me a KitKat at the grocery store. I like this.

    I went for a visit to my newest favorite blog, DYM, and found a beautiful picture, two hilarious children (love the shooce!), and a wonderful husband — not to mention 37 other people sharing what they like. I like this.

    The other day I received comments on an abstract for a paper I’ve been working on in my doctoral program. The final comment suggested that I start sending it out for conferences and journals. I like this a lot.

    After praying a few days ago that the Lord would bless me with peace and strength, I find that today I can breathe. I like this most of all.

  36. Poppa2B says:

    Last night the girl that works the checkout at the local grocery told my wife that I’m a really good husband because I’m very understanding, supportive. I really, really liked that…:)

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