Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Bad Girl - Another email from Aunt Leanne

Leanne imparts her wisdom on the next generation

One of the most beautiful things about my sister is her innocent candor.  Today, she sent another email to Miss Josie (Catfish with ketchup) .  In true Leanne fashion, no smoke was blown, no words were minced, no details were sugarcoated.  I now present a valuable life lesson issued from experience, aunt to niece: For every action, there is a consequence. 

dear catfishwith ketup


cant wailt to see you

friday.

i miiss bowing alley

baad gilrl

mean to grandpa

mean to mom

talk back

got rude

mom

still

love
 
leanne
 
If you get rude and talk back, you will have to miss Special Olympics bowling; but mom will still love you. 

This actually takes me back to my childhood when Leanne would misbehave and get sent to her room.  She would beg me to bring her a piece of paper and a pen so she could draft an apology letter to my mom.  It usually went a little something like this: "Dear Mom.  I sorry you got mad at me.  I forgive you.  Out my room please.  Love, Leanne"  Worked like a charm every time! 
 
Josie - I hope you're paying attention.  That's 33 years of experience talking.  Just wait until it's time for her to give you career advice...That's another post for another day! 

20 comments:

  1. Oh, that I would ever be loved so much to be someone's catfish with ketchup...

    ReplyDelete
  2. I Love that nickname! Soon enough josie will be dining on catfish with ketchup with her oh so wise aunt!

    ReplyDelete
  3. i'm hooked... just like a catfish with ketchup!!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wonderful! Sharing the wisdom of the ages. :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. I jumped over from Pudge and Zippy's blog. Love your sister and your beautiful Josie! I grew up in the 80's so that song takes me back. Anyway...so excited to find your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Pudge and Zippy sent us over. I am so excited to follow your adventures!!! Feel free to come visit us when you get a chance, too!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Look how cute your sister and your baby are! I love it!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Pudge & Zip sent us too. We are happy to follow your journey. Love Leanne's advice so endearing.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh I am so happy I found you. Congratulations on Josie. I am going to watch Leanne take care of Josie because one day I might be an aunt too.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Pudge & Zip sent us too:) Looking forward to following your journey!! That sounds like some pretty GREAT advice from Aunt Leanne, too!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Pudge and Zippy made me aware of your blog. I've spent my after dinner coffee reading it, smiling quite a bit and enjoying reading! We live in Norway (little line of land next to Sweden - ha!) My daughter with the magic chromosome is 10, her big sister is 12 - and your lines about your big sister just made my heart melt. Thank you so much!! :) Looking forward to future posts.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love reading about your adventures. I think you should write a book!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I just found your blog and think your story is amazing! I'm looking forward to reading more about you and your amazing family!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Congratulation on your new baby...she's precious!!! Can't wait to watch her grow and to flourish! My little boy (Sutter) is 6.5 months old and is also sporting the designer jeans! LOL

    ReplyDelete
  15. I am so happy that I discovered your blog! Your family is just beautiful!!!!! As a mom to a "chromosomally enhanced" little guy, your story warms my heart. As a woman who grew up in the 80's, I love the inspiration for your little one's name. Someday my son will learn that his name was at least partially inspired by his mom's fav record of all time...The "Joshua" Tree :).

    ReplyDelete
  16. I found your blog by way of Sarah.:)I love it! Congratulations on your new little one.:)
    I am the Mom to three sons with Ds, Jimmy 23, Caleb 7,and Elijah 4.

    Amy
    www.amyandsons.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love your darling divas! And I adore that Leanne has named Josie Catfish with Ketchup! Too sweet! Come see our little fishy at http://stinkerie.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. I found you from Sarah's blog. What a wonderful family you have!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Oh my goodness. I LOVE it!! I cannot tell you how much it warms my heart to read of you adopting a baby with Down syndrome after having a sister with Ds. I always worry about how my son will view growing up with a sister with Down syndrome (though I know it will make him a better person, and really already has!) I will DEFINETLY be coming back to this blog!!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I just found you via Sarah Ely, and I am SO glad I did! I just literally laughed til I cried.... lol We are in proces of adopting a little girl with DS and reading this makes me even more ready to go and get her!

    I can't wait to find out why Leanne calls Josie CatfishwithKetchup :)

    ReplyDelete