Daddy Woody Was Mr Mum

On The Weekend David Was Mr Mum….

Over the weekend just gone David played Mr Mum….I was off at the Think and Grow Rich Event by Stuart Zadel in Brisbane, helping out behind the scenes.

It was a blast for me, and I really enjoyed the time out.

Not sure how David coped with five very active woody boys.

Lately I have been dealing with two teenagers, and their very active hormones. Combined with our third boy who is 11 year old….and very active over the top behavior is a recipe for disaster.

But this past weekend David got to see first hand what I have had to cope with. ITS no picnic and I have been at my wits end with all of them.

Interesting enough David coped better than I thought he would. I came home to a clean house, fresh flowers, heart sharped biscuits (for valentines Day) and five woody boys still alive 🙂

It was a very good break for me, to charge my batteries.

I sure missed my boys, especially their hugs and kisses, but did not miss their active fast going cheeky behavior.

Its funny what comes out of there mouths….

Here is a conversation (I will try to remember how it went down) with my 8 year old boy – Cameron

Cam “Mum, I am on the lookout for the secret on how to get our family to nice to each other again and act like a close family”.

Me – “Oh and where do you think you will find the Secret”.

Cam – “where is the nearest library to us now. Because they will have my answer in a book”.

Me – “Not sure if there is a library at Glass House Mountains, and will need to look to find where one is”.

Cam – “Caboolture is close enough and they have a library”

Me – “Will there is a book in the book shelf over there, Its Called “The Secret” and it might have what you are looking for?”

So….Cameron jumps up and gets the book off the Book Shelf. He asks me to read it to him after dinner because its actually what he was looking for – “Mum, Mum its called “The Secret”, so it must be a book about my answer.

After Dinner I snuggle down on the lounge with Baby Woody (kyle) in one arm, and Cameron in my other arm.

Kyle only hears the first few pages….Cameron listens until he gets very tired and asks to go to bed. But before he heads of to bed I finish the page I am on……Its where it says “The Law Responds To Your Thoughts, no Matter What They May Be”…..

I ask Cameron if he understands those words….Does he get what it means?

His gorgeous reply “Sure Mum I get it….IF I think about our family getting along it will happen. If I think about our family being nice it will be. It will happen and we will all be happy together”

HOW COOL IS THAT? MY EIGHT YEAR OLD GETS THE SECRET easier than any Adult can understand it, including me 🙂

How to be a kid again? How to have the faith, the acceptance and the belief that what will happen will happen because of thoughts…….

Maybe Daddy Woody Needs To play Mr Mum again!!!

To next time, how was your weekend? Hope you all had a good Valentines Day wherever you are.

Lisa Wood

One Mum trying to stay sane with raising five Woody Boys.

Breaking The News…

Breaking The Latest News to our Woody Boys….

Tonight we broke the news about how we were moving just after Christmas and where we are moving to. All but the oldest Woody boy took it well.

We are looking at moving to Buderim on the Sunshine Coast. We have looked at all areas that are close bye….from Bribie Island, to Coolum and even up further. Due to our older two boys being in High School I was trying to stay close enough for them to continue in the same school but that now looks like it has to change.

Hubby Great Idea (NOT!!)

At first Hubby came up with the bright idea of camping around Australia for at least three months…BUT i put my foot down with this one. Camping with five Woody BOYS!!! Is he nuts or what?

So last night we drove up to Mt Mee and sat on top of the hill. We had two hours to ourselves (with out any kids getting into our conversation!!!) and had a huge talk about what/where/why/how we are  moving our life forward.

It was a really good way to talk…and because the five Woody boys all got along so well (our oldest was actually home and here to help out) we have decided that we make it a weekly event.  We so need the time to being just David/Lisa instead of Daddy/Mummy and to discuss what next step our life is taking.

Tomorrow we are going to drive up to Buderim to check the area out. I have been there many times and love the feel of the place but I really want to have a closer look. Especially to have a look at where schools/shops/parks etc are located.

They even have a University at Buderim so I really want to check that out. Would love to go back to school and study. Have always wanted to be a midwife!!!

By the end of next year (around Christmas holiday time) we would really like to travel Australia. I have suggested a bus….and David being David has agreed as long as he can work on it for about a year building it the way he wants it to be built!!! Being the perfectionist that he is, the bus will be one in a million. That way we can travel in style 🙂

So looking forward to different times ahead in our life with five Woody Boys!!

Lisa Wood.