Love and kisses

Every single day for as long as I remember, Emily has given me a kiss before we part ways and greeted me as if we hadn’t seen each other in weeks every time we are reunited.

We say “I love you” multiple times a day in both French and English.

She asks me “do you know how much I love you?” Than we try to always find something bigger.

I am a spoiled mom.

As she is now a teenager, I was expecting this change in attitude where she would suddenly be too old for love and kisses.

Well… I am truly spoiled as I get hugs, kisses and I love you still. She is not worried about being seen with us and couldn’t care less about showing us affection in public.

The day started a little bumpy today so I’m gonna hold on to this knowledge that although from time to time I have moments where I think that her constant challenges are a pain in the a**, that life is stressful and so on… I am blessed with a husband a child who love me. A Lot, big like an elephant 😉


How to go to a christening without actually going…

This coming Sunday, my youngest nephew will be christened…

Emily and I are going…

Girls road trip!!!

14 hours of teen pop music… (7 hours there and 7 hours back)

I love driving and I am ok with Emily’s music, we will sing our heads off for hours.

From time to time, she might switch to the back seat and watch the Big Bang Theory on a laptop.  She will wear her headphones and I will put Bon Jovi on which means that within minutes she will decide to come back to the front seat and put Justin Bieber, One Direction or some other teen idol back on…  🙂

Once we get there, we will be spending time with my mom, my baby brother his lovely wife and their 3 amazing boys.  I am really looking forward to the cuddles and the love I get from my family!

The christening is Sunday, Emily and I will go to the church:

She will not want to go in

I will bribe her a little…

We will get in

We will sit near the back and within minutes of the ceremony starting, Emily will get nervous and agitated…

The voices will echo in such a way that it will bother her ears

She will try hard to stay there but won’t be able to…

I will keep encouraging her with soft words and hold her hand.

I will not be listening to the ceremony

I will be completely focused on Emily.

If the christening takes too long, Emily will not be able to stay and we will end-up going outside for a bit.

I will try to negotiate to go back in…

She will cry, not a loud obnoxious cry, just a soft quiet one that makes me feel like the worst mom ever for pushing her so hard.

I will give-up

We will sit by the car or in it depending on the weather and wait for the ceremony to be over!



And that is “how you go to a christening without actually going to it!!!”


Here is a picture of the only christening Emily ever stayed at….  hers!

If you were in my place, would you keep trying?