I am a certified, card carrying goofball

@dawnald (84146)
Shingle Springs, California
August 4, 2009 10:42am CST
This morning I was making sandwiches for the twins. Since they don't like the same thing on their sandwiches, I usually mark the sandwich bag with their initial. Well this morning inspiration struck and instead I wrote them each a poem For Cary: Roses are red. Vampires are scary. This little sandwich Is only for Cary. For Naomi: Naomi's sandwich Has no honey. That's because she's Sweet and funny. Poor Dearra got left out of the fun because she didn't want a sandwich. So when they saw them, Naomi gave me the "you're so weird look", but with a little smile too. And Cary kept reading his over and over again and giggling. Dearra gave me a look. I might have to try it on her next time I make her a sandwich just to see what she does. Want to see my card?
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• United States
4 Aug 09
I want a card!!! You sound like my kind of mom!! Goofballs are my favorite kind of folk!! Most of my friends are clowns! (literally)
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Aug 09
Note to self: this card business could end up being profitable! so what do you want on your card? :-)
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• United States
4 Aug 09
Certified, Card Carrying Goofball! Of course!!! :)
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Aug 09
Got it! :-)
@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
6 Aug 09
That's so cool. I would love to have seen the kids reaction...specially Dearra's if she had one. Maybe next time. I'm guessing she will be delighted deep inside but Aww Mo-om, I'm not a kid ...on the outside...lol.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Aug 09
I did one yesterday and asked her if she was embarrassed and she said no, that she's comfortable with being weird.
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
7 Aug 09
That made me really LOL. I'd love to meet your family...you all sound wonderful.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Aug 09
maybe one day we will manage it! :-)
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
5 Aug 09
Hey Dawn, I didn't realize you have twins. How old are they and your other daughter? I love the poems you put on the sandwiches. The kids may have given you funny faces but believe me this will be a memory they will talk about for life. These little things make big impressions. I'm impressed. Hugssss leenie
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Aug 09
The twins will be 9 in a month and Dearra is 12. Naomi said I should just put a 'N' on hers today because her friend Samantha laughed. I think I'll write "hi Samantha" on it instead! :-)
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
5 Aug 09
Hi Samantha is a good idea. I'm a twin. Growing up as a twin was wonderful and frustrating. I love to hear stories about twins. My youngest brother of 6 has twin boys. I'm loving that. I always wanted to have twins. No such luck. leenie
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Aug 09
They're a lot of fun, but twin babies? Oy. If they're not both crying at the same time, they're taking turns. I'm not quite sure which is worse. It was pretty exhausting. The weird thing is, I'm pretty sure I had a premonition about it, early in the pregnancy, long before the ultrasound, I woke up one morning absolutely convinced I was having twins. Thought about it, said "naaaah", and then about 4 weeks later I found it that it was.
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
4 Aug 09
How can you be that cheerful every morning? What is your trick? They are all soooooooo lucky! Most mothers yell in the mornings!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Aug 09
This was one of those blessed mornings in which they weren't fighting. So no yelling. And actually I get a kick out of my kids, they make me laugh. So even though I am absolutely NOT a morning person, I often get a lot of laughs in the morning.
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
4 Aug 09
It does sound a perfect morning indeed I remember you saying somewhere else that you are not a morning person and that's why I wondered. Your kids are really lucky, card or no card
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Aug 09
Maybe it's partly attitude, but when I'm at work and I really don't want to be, it's zzzzzz. But the kids perk me up no matter how tired I am!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
4 Aug 09
I don't think that was goofy at all Dawn. I think it was really a sweet thing to do to make your kids feel special. I would have loved that that when i was a kid if my mother & done something like that but she didn't. I think that just shows what a caring mom u are.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Aug 09
:-) I have fond memories of my mom playing piano. Maybe the kids will have fond memories of silly little things like that!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
4 Aug 09
They will Dawn, believe me. U are a good mom to do things like that. They will be lucky to have such fond memories of a fun mom.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Aug 09
:-)
@cblackink (969)
• United States
5 Aug 09
The world could use some more goofballs. I like it!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Aug 09
More goofballs! Calling all goofballs! :-)
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@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Aug 09
hi dawnald you are one creative and great mom, bet your kids really dig even if they give you the whats up with her look. so try it on Dearra,bet she smiles even as she gives you the look. My husband used to put silly notes in my lunches and I loved it, creative and silly but still much appreciated.I think your kids are very lucky to have a goofball as you state it for a mom. keep on being y our self. good luck.God bless
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Aug 09
I'll just have to insist on her having a sandwich tomorrow. :-) Meanwhile, Naomi said to me, "Mom, just put an N on it. Samantha saw it and laughed." Oh well...
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
5 Aug 09
That's so cute and clever - you, DAWN, are not a goofball, you are CLEVER!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Aug 09
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@GardenGerty (99478)
• United States
5 Aug 09
You sound like so much fun. I think my kids would have enjoyed something like this. I can hardly wait to hear what you come up with for Dearra. Can you take a picture of the "you're so weird" look. I want to memorialize it.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Aug 09
I'll try but I don't know if they can hold the look!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
4 Aug 09
It's about time they gave you an official card! I think it's great that you're doing little things like this for your kids because it's only a matter of time before they hit that stage where all they'll do is roll their eyes whenever you open your mouth. Milk it while you can I reckon!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Aug 09
I should show the kids my card. They might be impressed! Anyway, I don't mind the eye rolls...
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• United States
4 Aug 09
You really are a funny lady, Dawn. Can I have one of those cards, too? Where do I get one, huh, huh, huh? Those funny little things are the things that your kids are going to remember when they are older, and have kids of their own.
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• United States
4 Aug 09
Lambinator? I kinda like that one.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Aug 09
I'm going to have to start a card business. Should I have them lambinated? haw haw haw
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• United States
4 Aug 09
Oooh, yes! Definitely lambinate mine!
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• Canada
6 Aug 09
Goofballs are the best kind of people, and I even created an interest on here for goofballs under "roles I play in life." I got the idea, when I took a bunch of goofy pics of myself with my webcam's special effects, and needed a place to upload 'em. LOL And the peoms are a great way to keep the sandwiches separate. Good thinking, and i like your sense of humour.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Aug 09
Ooh, a goofball interest! cool.... I can see myself using that one a lot!
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• Canada
3 Sep 09
I think I meant "goofball" instead of "goofballs," but it's in there. You can see the funny pics I took of myself with the camera. LOL It was pretty funny, and inspired the interest. I hope to see a lot of stuff from you under "goofball." Thanks for the best response.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Sep 09
Now I'm going to have to go find it before I forget! You're welcome...
• United States
5 Aug 09
With all of that sweet sugar you should be able to tame the worst monster, even a big ole grumpy man should appreciate a taste of that kind of nectar and if nice enough could even be encouraged for more... Words, Carrots, Sticks, balls, and boobies Hmmmm?
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Aug 09
If carrots were sticks And words were balls I'd just write poems And that is alls...
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• United States
6 Aug 09
You put a smile to my face and to my heart... Just a little time with a rhyme, That is all it takes, I think of baking a cake, I think of sweet things, I think of life good and bad I think of you and I'm glad For the internet Full of intent Full of vision Tonight's mission???
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Aug 09
tonight's mission, long, hot bath!!! glad it made you smile...
@Wizzywig (7859)
4 Aug 09
That sounds like a perfectly sane and rational thing to do. How old are the children? Mine are 'grown-up' now so I have to send them interesting little treats in the post - like pancakes, hot-cross buns, one-legged jelly babies and instant snow (sealable plastic bag - just add water, freeze, remove from bag and then grate it) What a shame you dont live nearer, 'cos, when you make that sandwich for Dearra, I think she'll laugh and I'd like to hear her. You keep on carrying that card dawn!!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Aug 09
The twins are almost 9 and Dearra is 12. Maybe I'll make her a turkey sandwich tomorrow. Pancakes by post?
@Wizzywig (7859)
4 Aug 09
Yes, the Shrove Tuesday type of pancakes. When my 1st son went to Uni,I knew he would miss them so I sent him some. He threw them away. When my younger son went to Uni,I felt I should treat him the same. He sent me a text saying "Thanx 4 pancakes. Unlike woossie son, I ate mine"
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Aug 09
lol well I'm glad one son appreciated them!!!
@windymyre (210)
• United States
5 Aug 09
You sound like a really cool mom! My mother never did anything like this for me when I was a kid. My husband will put a little note in my lunch every once in a while. I have saved some of them. I have one in my purse & one in my desk at work. He left me a note on the kitchen table that I would see today before I went to work. It really made my day. It said to have a nice day & I did!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Aug 09
I don't recall that my mom did stuff like that either. Actually this is the first time I did it, kind of a whim...
@p1kef1sh (45640)
4 Aug 09
I want you to be my Mom! My sandwiches said: This is for p1ke Because he's so phoney It's what he don't like Cos he's so moany
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Aug 09
awww there there there.... Here's a sammy Made with love Cus you're our Favorite honey dove
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4 Aug 09
Hi dawald, Awwwwww, that is so sweet. I've got one for you, you are as bright as the morning dawn and as refresshing as a cool breeze across the mylot site as you make us smile and cry with laughter. Thank you for being so refreshing to us. Hugs. Tamara
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Aug 09
awww that was really nice, thanks!
@savypat (20246)
• United States
4 Aug 09
I would say you are a neat Mom, but you may have to wait until you are a Grandma to hear this from your children. I hear mine telling their children about Grandma and what she did. Blessings
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Aug 09
We shall see. lol
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
4 Aug 09
congrats on being cerified! LOL What a sweet thing to do for the kids! It must make eating a sandwich much more interesting then just finding them in a bag....!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Aug 09
I just hope they don't come home and tell me that their friends have made fun of them!
@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
4 Aug 09
Those sort of things are making memories that your kids will have to tell their kids about....goofball granny! My grandkids call me 'silly gramma!'
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Aug 09
Hopefully I'll be there to see it!