Out Of The Mouth Of Babes

From The Mouth Of Babes

I love hearing how children talk, and how they take everything literally!!

On the weekend just gone, we had a quick getaway to Rainbow Beach.  While we were there we got to see the different colours in the sand at the Sand blow.

After returning home the boys had much to discuss over the next few days, and to say what their favorite from the day was. We have a saying in our house….where at the end of the day we ask each boy what their favorite was from the day. Each time we ask each Woody boy we are blown away by their answer.

From the Mouth Of A Babe

Our youngest Woody boy was on the phone to his grandparents and I happened to walk by and catch what he was saying…..

“Now I know where Rainbows come from Grandma. They come from Rainbow beach. They start at the beach and then are put in the sky so we can see them”.

How priceless is that? I love how simple they like to make things.

Have you got a wonderful saying that your child has said? What has come out of the mouth of a babe in your household? Would love to hear your thoughts…and hear how cute your little one is?


Lisa Wood.

Our Kids Today

Here are my thoughts about the society of our young children, our future generation…….

This Poem “Our Kids Today” is dedicated to all who are concerned about our Children



What has become of our kids today?

Can you remember the times it was safe to roam?

Can you remember the times we had fun,

for hours on end and no one knew where we were?

What has become of our kids today?

They are happy to play computer games,

have a television in their room, with their own DVD, Game Station,

a Wii, D.S  and internet too.

But ask them to put it all down,

Switch it all off,

Open up the window for fresh air,

Turn off the Air Conditioner,

Switch off the mobile phone.

Turn it all off, Tune it all out and go for a walk.

It’s like we are asking them to cut off their own leg arm or both.

WHat has become of our kids today?

If the kids do not have all of the above they ask why?

Kids don’t get how to have fun anymore.

Send them out in the great outdoors and they have not a clue……

It’s such a shame, Such a Shame.

To see our kids locked up in doors, with no sun or surf or fun

Is a crime.

Turn off the power Mum’s and Dads

Let our kids become kids once again,

Push them out the door and let them explore.

What Has Become Of Our Kids Today?


These are my thoughts and feelings. They may not be yours, or you may agree!!! I write from the heart and am not here to write to upset anyone. So if you do not agree with my poem please be nice with your comments. All negative (horrible) comments will be deleted.

What are your thoughts about “Our Kids Today”.

Lisa Wood.


Schools Back

School Has Gone Back

For that I am into two minds about…..

I am glad that the house is quieter during the day, but also at the same time sad that it is quiet.

Does that make sense? Not sure if does, but it is what it is.

I love being busy, and having the five boys at home sure keep me busy. But I also love the quiet times.

Take yesterday for instance. It was NOT one of my good days. I was low on energy and then the boys picked up on that and became even more loud, even more boisterous then normal. Which soon became like a never ending circle….me trying to keep calm (which did not last for long) with the boys becoming even more difficult to get back down off the ceiling.

You may laugh but it is not a funny matter.

I had pleaded with David take at least one of the boys with him to a conference in Brisbane that he was attending but he did not really understand my “Please don’t leave me home with five boys by myself today as I am so very tired!!” pleading…pleading.

So here I was trying to take deep breathes while they ran through the house, stirring and teasing each other. To which they thought was so very funny. I even (silly me!!) asked my second oldest to clean out the fridge for me…for which would be a job that he would be payed for.  It was all going really well, until he thought it would be funny to get a capsicum out of the fridge and proceed to throw it through the house. Of course the said capsicum did not stay intact…in fact it ended up in three different rooms of the house 🙂

While I was taking double breathes…..and trying my hardest not to cry, the same gorgeous child then decided cleaning out the fridge was way too boring….left the fridge door ajar and went out the back yard to tie his younger brothers bike up a tree as a “silly joke”. Will that was when I really lost it….I am sorry but no deep breathing would work this time.

I let rip…..”please take the bike out of the tree” at the top of my voice.  Second oldest was not happy with being pulled up for his so called “Joke”. I was at my wits end, so what did I do? Stuck my bum in the air…head down and cleaned out the fridge. Well it needed to be done and it was the only way I could think of to cool down 🙂 Oh and had a good cry!!

So at the end of the day…the house was finally cleaned. The kids were feed and I let David have it!! Not sure if he was game enough to come to bed last night as I went to bed early, and he was left to get his own dinner.

Today was a better day….So much better.

David did not even have to ask if he should take some of the boys shopping with him….he just let me know that he was taking two of them!!

I did not ask any of them to help with cleaning the house…..actually I did not even try to clean the house.

Today I let it all go….and for that I am smiling.

Smiling and thinking, tomorrow is another day.

Oh and its Monday, which means schools on again!

Love sent to all the families that have children as fun as ours, and to all parents that stay as sane as me:)