10 Things to Smile About: October

1. This conversation:

  • 7y/o: I see the first star, I get a wish!
  • Dad: Starlight, starbright, first star I see tonight…
  • 8y/o: Can I get a hot tub?
  • 7y/o: Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.

2. Hot apple cider. Preferably simmered in the crockpot for a few hours with a couple cinnamon sticks and sliced oranages.

3. My 5y/o calling the bonus room “the bingo room” so often that it’s now how the rest of us refer to it, too.

4. The end of a stress-free soccer season.

5. Listening to my boys read to me.

6. The conversation that happens with my 5y/o every time we see a pic of my youngest niece.

  • Me: I just want to eat that baby.
  • 5y/o: You can’t eat babies.
  • Me: Why not?
  • 5y/o: Because they taste like blood and they have bones.

7. Volunteering in my boys’ classrooms.

8. Long sweaters with leggings and Uggs.

9. Fall baking. Especially cookies.

10. Batman.

batman costume


Linking with Emmy Mom for her monthly 10 Things to Smile About- you can link up all week. Head over to her place for details.

What made you smile this month?


  1. says

    Okay those conversations had me literally laughing out loud!  Yes, I guess that is how babies would taste; too funny. I love when kids take everything so literally.  
      Batman looks awesome, the pose it he best.  We took this season off of soccer and I must admit I did not miss it one bit, but we will probably do the spring season.   I have been able to volunteer once a week in my kids class, a friend watches Ryder for me, and it really is so nice to be able to do that.  
      Thank you so so much for linking up! 
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    • Shell says

      Sometimes, I’ll tell him “Well, what if I like blood?” and he’ll say “You are not a vampire, Mom.”

      I love getting to volunteer. I get to do it once a week for my two older boys.

    • Shell says

      This is my first year I’ve had the time and opportunity to volunteer on a regular basis and I’m really enjoying it.

  2. says

    OMGosh, love #1, too funny.  Over the years there are SO many things that we say because the kids said them that way when they were little.  Like fireflies are “flashlight bugs”.   I love that stuff! =)
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  3. says

    That is a lot to smile about. I love the little conversations with your kids mixed in. Made me smile. At my house, we have a SuperMan to smile about!