Just say N0 to the JUDGE

I’m not really sure how it all started but I do know it involved either Sara Brown or Hannah when they were like 8 or 9.  They’d come down to visit me in Fort Wayne and I’d tell them they’d have to give me directions back to my house. It was pretty much “left turn, right turn, no straight, wait left, okay right…stop, turn around, Oh my goodness Aunt Nece are we in the ghetto? Is this where people get killed?”  I think something struck a cord in that statement…”are we in the ghetto where people get killed”. I never viewed it that way, and knew it should not be viewed that way.

If you really think about it, do you live in the “ghetto”? What the heck is the  “ghetto” anyways?  Crime happens pretty much everywhere, at least here in Fort Wayne. And as far as where you live and the look of your home,  how can you even judge that?

Photo taken from http://willyloman.wordpress.com/

To me, this picture sums it up and pretty much tells me the “ghetto” does not exist. I think he would be pretty happy with anything, and that anything would be considered a mansion to he and his dog. So when Sara says, “OMG people live there?” I say yes, and I bet they saved every penny for it, just like your mom and your grandma and I saved every penny for the house we live in.” I’m sure some people think I live in the ghetto right now and that is fine cuz I am nestled among great friends and family and I love it!!

Am I even making sense? I’m not quite the story teller, I just type as I think!!

But what brings this up?  I overheard a mom and daughter kinda making rude comments about a lady in the waiting room today. She was about 45 with a young boy and quite overweight.  I looked at her and was happy for her because my mind goes to the part of the story where she probably works really hard, and hey, maybe she was in the Dr.’s office because she was working on her weight and had already lost 25 lbs. I was proud of her. The mom and daughter we’re imaging something else. The only thing I heard for sure was “wow, I feel  so bad for that little boy. She’s so fat”  What the heck, for real?

I challenge you tomorrow to not judge.  If the lady at McDonald’s is rude, think to yourself: maybe her boyfriend just broke up with her, maybe she just lost her cat? People are usually rude cuz they are not happy, have a little more heart and be concerned as to what made her unhappy to act in that manner.

Wow, I am so lecturing here. But I am just saying,…okay…truth be told.. I am really mad at that mom for allowing her daughter to talk like that. But who knows, maybe what I didn’t hear was her mom telling her that it’s not fair to judge. Who knows.

Okay, I am off to watch LOST. Sorry for the downer post but it just really gets to me when people are quick to judge. I’ve been judged before and know how it feels, don’t do it.

So teach them when they are young and bright eyed, that everyone has a story to tell.

5AmericansInEngland - May 13, 2010 - 3:18 pm

I like to think that I try and teach my kids to think with their hearts and not their brains…(if you get what I mean). Just the other day there were these 2 older women in a shop and they were staring at my daughter ( in a not so nice way), then they said something to each other and looked at me, literaly in my eyes and looked at me as if they were trying to figure out something. My husband is Asian and I am white, so maybe they were prejudice or maybe they dident like kids…I don’t know, but it tore my heart out, and I can’t help but to think what they were saying and thinking. Living in England as an American, believe it or not, there are alot of people that do not want us here, they give us dirty looks and say extremely rude things, not even caring if we can hear them and they are usually looking right at you as well. So yes, I agree w/ you…it dosent matter who you are or how much money you have, etc. we are all the same when you strip us of our material things and that’s how we should treat each other. oh and P.S. …..don’t listen to the few groutchy people that comented on here…maybe they were having a bad day too???….

JenniferA - May 12, 2010 - 9:03 am

This was an amazing post. Thanks for posting this this is every so true. This picture bought tears to my eyes.

Jennifer A - May 12, 2010 - 9:00 am

this is an amazing post and soo inspirational. This picture made me want to cry.

~love - May 10, 2010 - 11:34 pm

yes, yes, yes!!! i totally agree and think this way so often. not that i never screw it up, but you just never know what a person is living.

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” ~Plato [such truth!!]

samantha - May 10, 2010 - 11:31 pm

nicely put.
you can never know what led to that moment in time…..life just happens.
there is no dress rehearsal. Live now.

Day to the Oh - May 10, 2010 - 7:26 am

I LOVE the whole idea around this post because it’s something I think about often. But guess what… I still screw it up more often than I’d like, because although we have reasons for how we behave, I still think there’s no excuse for treating another human being poorly. It does make me me upset when the cashier is rude to the customer, or vice versa, the customer rude to the cashier. We all have bad days, but I never use it as an excuse to take it out on someone els or be rude-gotta keep my own shizz to myself, you know. I do teach my kids to think deeper about why a kid at school might be mean to them, though. I want them to be thinkers and open to observing human behavior. Wow! We’re such complicated creatures!!! But yes, LOVE ONE ANOTHER and DO UNTO OTHERS are my mottos… because nice matters. 😉

*Twinkle*Toes* - May 8, 2010 - 8:20 pm

I read this blog after watching “The Blindside”. WOW to be like that family and not to judge and to give to others so selflessly. You got a wrap on that Denise just like that family did!! Leading with your heart can open up so many possibilities! Thank you for opening up our eyes! We all have struggles. Lets remember that.

Renee - May 8, 2010 - 6:54 pm

I love this post. Made me cry. That picture is beautiful with that guy and his dog.

erina - May 8, 2010 - 1:56 pm

Are YOU judging the girl and her mom!!! Maybe the mom was telling her daughter to shush,you don’t know…. I don’t mean to be mean to you,because I am your fan.

Monika - May 8, 2010 - 11:36 am

Very true, but it’s hard not to judge… it seems to be human nature. After all weren’t you judging the mom with the girl who made a rude remark? I’m not trying to be a debbie downer, just being realistic.

Perchy - May 7, 2010 - 8:27 pm

Maybe you didn’t hear the mom, or maybe the mom is about to lose her job…or worse: she thinks her husband is cheating on her with a woman who is, well, bigger than her… Maybe. Just maybe.

Michelle - May 7, 2010 - 8:05 pm

AMEN, Sister!!!

Rach- drama queen's mommy - May 7, 2010 - 5:40 pm

A woman at work today ( a woman coming in I should say) asked me during the assessment if I heard voices or saw things that other people don’t see (because she had just answered yes to both of those questions when I asked her). I told her no and she said I must think she’s crazy. I told her no that it could happen to anyone. You are right. Everyone has a story.
In my line of work we can’t judge, we don’t. No one will trust you if you do…it’s a good way to raise the kids. They know I work with people who think I am God and people who think they are pregnant by Jesus and they just accept that those people have some different ideas about things. 🙂
Good soap box talk.

Emma's*Mommy - May 7, 2010 - 2:38 pm

Well said Cariann

Chelle Belle - May 7, 2010 - 2:38 pm

Amen! Thanks for your post. Everyone has his or her own story/burden to bear. I think the exact same thing when someone is rude to me…they must be unhappy about something. Maybe it’s trivial like they got a paper cut or maybe bigger like they just received bad news about something. You just never know.

Cariann - May 7, 2010 - 1:57 pm

Thanks for the reminder, Denise!
On this Mothers Day weekend, our great responsibility as mothers to teach our kids better…to look at more than what is on the outside.

Sundee - May 7, 2010 - 1:27 pm

Amen, sister. I am always telling people to not be so quick to judge; you have no idea what happened to someone 30 seconds before they came into contact with you. We are ALL struggling with grief in some way – it’s always best to spread love and kindness no matter what. And my NUMBER ONE motto in life: be ever grateful.

Michelle Huesgen - May 7, 2010 - 12:46 pm

I love you…and I love this post…Amen sister…

TKJT - May 7, 2010 - 9:42 am

Oh gosh I teach my kids the same thing! You never know what is going on in someone elses’ life so you need to be kind and understanding to everyone…even if they are not so nice. I wish some people would see that everything they do as parents affects the adult their children will become.

saoirse's mom - May 7, 2010 - 9:23 am

your post was AMAZING! thank you for the reminder!

Incognito - May 7, 2010 - 8:11 am

Denise, what a wonderful topic to post on – seriously, it is SO IMPORTANT to teach your children this. I applaud you… you are a wonderful mother who knows just the right things to teach your children – Happy Mothers Day to you!

Farah - May 7, 2010 - 7:21 am

Oh Denise you sounded very upset!!! I totally agree with everything you said, I always try my best not to judge anyone. I’m not perfect myself, so who I’m to jude AND I don’t like to be judged too.

Jen - May 7, 2010 - 6:59 am

Just wanted to say that I really, really liked this post……………

TheBug'sMom - May 7, 2010 - 6:52 am

You are so right on!!! I think there’s another piece too that has come up recently for us. My daughter just started preschool and has been making lots of friends. She loves school and these new friends. My husband and I have been so frustrated with both of our mothers….guess what the #1 question out of both of their mouths has been when Grace tells them about their friends and their names…what color is…their hair? Seriously?! It’s so infuriating. Neither of us was raised to notice differences in people, especially ethnicity so why now do these women think it’s ok to judge and instill a sense of difference in my daughter. Needless to say, we’re putting a stop to this kind of talk immediately. We need to appreciate each other and not distinguish!

Colleen Genovese - May 7, 2010 - 6:43 am

I actually just had this conversation with a group of friends at dinner group last night, very ironic! I think these times are calling for people to re-examine their life and be more understanding and loving to others! Great post:)

April W. - May 7, 2010 - 6:33 am

It takes so very little to make someone happy. A smile. A compliment. A handful of change even if we think they might use the change for something bad instead of food, we need to give. It’s not our place to judge. Only to help. I tend to think about it in this way. What Would Jesus Do? He helped everyone. He didn’t judge. He just loved. That is all we are asked to do.We have it so wonderful. We get to just lend a hand or a smile and let the “big guy” do all the judging.

Thank you for this post. It should make everyones day a little brighter and more thoughtful! 🙂

Have a super day everyone!

WhitleyKate's mom - May 7, 2010 - 6:25 am

Love this post, Denise! We all need to be reminded from time to time, as I think we all probably judge in some way or another. My heart is always saddened as we leave Riley for the interstate, as there is one particular intersection where there is always a homeless vet camped out. Sometimes I think that just making eye contact and smiling can make a difference to someone who is down on their luck. It’s so much easier to look the other way. You have a heart of gold! 🙂

Sara - May 7, 2010 - 5:50 am

Well said, Denise.

Alli's Mommy - May 7, 2010 - 5:12 am

Thank you so much for the post Denise….

I have been going through some health issues again and the uncertainty of what is going on drives me nuts. Its so hard to be upbeat every second of every day. Some woman said you need to smile the other day to me and I just looked at her and said if you only knew what I am facing right now WHY would you smile. Thank you so much for the reminder. We can’t judge a book by a cover that is for sure………….THANKS AGAIN SO MUCH…..

Rhonda - May 7, 2010 - 4:53 am

I need to be reminded of this, especially when someone believes differently than I do. They choose what is best for them and I choose what is best for me. Who is to say which is right.

Kath - May 7, 2010 - 4:46 am

Great post, Denise!

(Did you cry watching Lost? Can you believe we are so close to the end?!)

mom2curls - May 7, 2010 - 4:10 am

what a wonderful message you putting out there, Denise! I have always taught my children to respect others and not to judge. Everyone is different…I do believe that it is hard in todays society, however, only because of such great emphasis on material objects. How do you define “ghetto” or “burbs” or “country” ?…home is where the heart it…and happiness comes from within…The two most important things for my family are health and happiness!!

J.Diddy - May 6, 2010 - 9:48 pm

ok, i love the pictures…but it pretty much means my girls have no chance at the cover girl 🙁 🙁 still love the pics tho

Lil - May 6, 2010 - 9:12 pm

Think you summed it up well…

Courtney - May 6, 2010 - 9:10 pm

Thank you! I love the last line of your blog tonight. Your exact quote needs to be in a book on how to raise children.

vanessa diel - May 6, 2010 - 8:17 pm

This post made me cry, especially the image of the guy and his dog. That is someone’s son, maybe brother, grandson. He has a story. You can tell he and his dog love each other and he may be happier than those with lots of money. We should teach our children to love one another and treat everyone with respect no matter what they look like. Thanks so much for sharing this. In God’s eyes we are all the same. We should all try to be more Christ like.

God Bless!

Emma's*Mommy - May 6, 2010 - 8:13 pm

Your such a good example for all of us. I think it is human nature to judge people to some degree…and I think to some degree it is necessary…Is this person safe?…Is this the kind or crowd I should be hanging with?…etc. The instinct to judge does not justify cruelty though, caution perhaps in some instances, but not cruelty. And your right that we need to teach our children the importance of compasion and understanding. I am shocked at how cruel people can be…ecspecially teenagers. I’m sure your boys will follow the example you clearly have set for them.

Holly's Mama - May 6, 2010 - 7:52 pm

WOW Denise you are so AWESOME!!! Glad you put this out there…

Sarah - May 6, 2010 - 7:48 pm

I do believe this may be my favorite post I’ve ever read of yours Denise. thank you.

jenniV - May 6, 2010 - 7:42 pm

I dig you!

Abby - May 6, 2010 - 7:36 pm

Love your take on this and soooo hope that more Moms, Dads, Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, teachers,… WHOEVER will work to instill this message in the kids of today. Look at the love & peace in that dog’s face by the way — pure contentment and non-judgment:). We humans make things far too difficult sometimes, don’t we!?!

Ali B. - May 6, 2010 - 7:11 pm

well said… great reminder for us all. you are the best!

mimi - May 6, 2010 - 7:05 pm

A very close friend of mine for 20 years, taught me that same lesson. She was the guidance counselor at our school, where we had worked together for 20 years. There was this one lady, who always came in rude, edgy, almost mean acting, we all, including me, had learned how to avoid her, and complain about her attitude. One day Linda happened to be in the office when this lady came in, we all were doing our “talk”, Linda loving said to all of us, “known of you know what her life is about. She is a single mom, husband in jail, lost her job, and abused as a child, not to mention, had no car”!!! Wow. I was lucky to have a loving family to grow up in, everyone doesn’t have that blessing, we are all one tweek away from this lady’s siuation. I never forgot it. Sorry for the long post.

Tracy - May 6, 2010 - 6:43 pm

Thank you, Denise. I think we all need a reminder from time to time.

gran - May 6, 2010 - 6:41 pm

Good blog. I would only add to everyone has a story to tell……….and deserves caring compassionate people to share their story with.

Patti - May 6, 2010 - 6:36 pm

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your comment… “everyone has a story to tell”
I believe this statement to be true to the bottom of my heart and I thank you for trying to get others to think the same!

K Squared Mommy - May 6, 2010 - 6:29 pm

So very true–well said Denise! 🙂

Jeana - May 6, 2010 - 6:27 pm

‘People are usually rude cuz they are not happy, have a little more heart and be concerned as to what made her unhappy to act in that manner.’ I so love your take on things and wish more people had that mindset. I am going to work relay this message to all more people. Thanks Denise!!


I really have no clue, and from the sounds of it neither do you. You had some pretty good ideas though. And I think Mimi’s husband came as close to Chris’s earthquake idea when he said a bird may have flown into it.

Today is flying by and the list is growing.  My house is trashed and I am so not cleaning it, thought I am thinking of running to the store to buy some more candles so it at least smells good.

Oh, Oh, Oh, Friday, June 25, 435 Art Fair “The CoverGirls” party is coming full swing. This year we are gonna do a Cover Girl theme, seeing we will have our Fall 2010 Cover Girl there. We thought it’d be great fun to do a “glamour shot” type party for all.  Ya, hair, make up, face painting and a photographer to shoot your and your little ones glamour shot.  Oh, you so gotta tell if you very had one done. Or you can all feel free to ask Kayla all about it seeing she’s starting doing them at the young age of 13! Love her. Oh, and we so need a huge fan for the wind effect…it’s gonna be good.

And a little more details to follow real soon.

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Amanda bedwell - August 7, 2010 - 12:12 pm

Cute picture of Joe in today’s morning paper. Can you believe how they grow? Annie is 13!
Amanda b., daffodil hill shopper of past

Kim from Griffith - May 16, 2010 - 11:17 am

Okay…I am a little behind of responding to the blogs but I had Glamour Shots taken when I was 18!!! Going and picking out clothes with sequins! I actually did my own hair because the girls they had couldn’t do it the way I wanted!!! That would be funny for those of us that had them taken to bring them with us to the Friday night party!!!

Sara - May 11, 2010 - 12:47 pm

Kate, I’d like to know as well…anyone?

Rhiana Halverson - May 7, 2010 - 8:26 am

Thanks so much Denise for inlcluding my girlie on the blog! So fun to see her little pigtails up there…Thanks again, Rhiana

WhitleyKate's mom - May 7, 2010 - 6:20 am

Glamour shots! LOL My husband and I had them done (at the request of his parents) one year at the Moose Lodge. My son found one of the pics of his dad about 2 weeks ago. He laughed so stinkin’ hard I thought he’d never recover. It was QUITE the picture of him on a motorcycle, complete with makeup (which was required). I refuse to let the kids EVER see the ones they did of me! 😉

Head over Heels for Hammond Bay - May 6, 2010 - 7:16 pm

So FUN!!! That is going to be such a huge hit with all the little girls! That little blonde is sooo adorable!

Christine - May 6, 2010 - 4:46 pm

Oh, I forgot all about Glamour Shots! Yes, big hair! VERY big hair. Aqua net and Rave the best glue on earth. 🙂

tree*head - May 6, 2010 - 2:18 pm

OMG Glamour Shots! My friend and I did it one year- back in the early 90’s and my naturally curly hair was so poufy and I had bright MAGENTA lipstick on-it was a mess -but so fun (and funny when I look back at the pics)!!

Kate Adcock - May 6, 2010 - 1:45 pm

Does anyone know how you send Denise a photograph? I’d love to send some great shots my hub got of our daughter in her MJ. Thanks in advance!

Beautifulclothing - May 6, 2010 - 1:25 pm

I must order the little cher dress Mimi. I wanted it, but I did not know that it did that in the back. Gotta get it.

mimi - May 6, 2010 - 1:15 pm

Oh my goodness, we received our Cher dress today, and Hammond Bay tee, from the fundraiser! If you don’t have that dress for your little one, buy it! It buttons down the back, with little pink loops, all the way to the waist. Just amazing. Thanks Denise.

Beautifulclothing - May 6, 2010 - 1:14 pm

Um. House cleaning….what is that? Never heard of it. lol Very exciting about the cover girl contest. I hope my little girl wins. She sure is a pretty little thing. Well, we will have to see. Good luck with the whole bird, earthquake or whatever it is thing.

Holly's Mama - May 6, 2010 - 1:07 pm

I just came on here to tell you how much we LOVE, LOVE the Stephanie Big Ruffles!!! Holly is wearing them today. They are adorable and comfortable – a great combo. Anyway, I read your recent blog entry and the Cover Girl party sounds like soooo much fun. I wish I could go to the party and the 435 art fair. I live so far away and it would be too expensive. Maybe we’ll get lucky and win one of your two contests! A girl can hope, right?

mimi - May 6, 2010 - 11:38 am

We’re having a small problem with a little blue bird sitting on the screen, and constantly hitting the bathroom window, cute, but a little scary at 6:00 in the morning. Have a good day, no house cleaning here in Tennessee, today either.

Your Guess is as Good as Mine

You can decide what happened, cuz for some reason no one here has a clue. the only thing we, well Joe, knows for sure is that Sam could not have done it.

But I will tell you on our run tonite, I told Chris about it and she said I should check the news cuz maybe we had a small earthquake. And yes, I do believe she was not joking. But no, we did not have an earthquake. Good try.

Kellie - May 8, 2010 - 8:56 pm

only you could make that bad accident look oh so good.

soorry that happened! I broke our glass table outside and we still have glass slivers in the mulch

Sarah - May 7, 2010 - 9:40 am

Ha! That is so funny–not the shower door being shattered, but the story. 🙂 My husband has three brothers and his mom says that “not me” was responsible for all wrong doings in her house.

Christine - May 7, 2010 - 6:49 am

haha this is GREAT. Those boys are soooo guilty

Courtney - May 6, 2010 - 9:14 pm

I don’t know what happened…..but CAAUUTE rug. I need that.

Marci - May 6, 2010 - 6:18 pm

I bet it was the same “ghost” who lives in my house and leaves wrappers and clothes and messes. Noone seems to know in my house how that stuff goes wrong…our answer now is “it must be that darn ghost again!”

Michele Joy Williams - May 6, 2010 - 5:16 pm

My guess is that it was tempered glass. When tempered glass breaks it is deisgned to break into tiny pieces instead of having huge chunks which could cause more bodily harm. Tempered glass is made under tension. A tiny break causes it to shatter over time. It could have even been from installation a while back. That is just my guess…..not an expert on this:)

Paula M - May 6, 2010 - 3:43 pm

In our house when something goes terribly wrong the kids say the invisible man did it…..Maybe he visited your house as well?

WhitleyKate's mom - May 6, 2010 - 1:19 pm

A game of hide-and-seek gone wrong? My sisters and I used to hide in my grandma’s shower when we were little. Your picture looks a lot like my brand new storm door last summer. DH decided to edge the pavers leading to the flagpole in front of the house. One little piece of paver came flying off, and bye-bye storm door! 🙂

tree*head - May 6, 2010 - 10:37 am

Denise-believe it or not – the SAME thing happened at my parent’s house a few years ago. We were all gathered in the family room after dinner and heard a crash…the littles were all with us so we knew it wasn’t any of them…it was just a freak thing that happened!

Ashley - May 6, 2010 - 10:11 am

thank goodness there were no injuries…broken glass is so much easier to replace!

Mom2six - May 6, 2010 - 9:47 am

Hmmm.. The same thing happened to our shower a few years back, and our son, the only home at the time, SWORE he hadn’t even been in our bathroom.. So, maybe…. We never did figure out what happened but decided to chalk it up to the house settling because a seventeen year old wouldn’t lie to stay out of trouble, would he?! 😉

byetheways - May 6, 2010 - 6:33 am

I think my son Irie would find a kindred spirit in Gabe! If those two ever managed to meet they may create their own earthquake!

Michelle - May 6, 2010 - 6:24 am

SOMEONE slammed that door shut. Hehehe Boys!
I am so sorry! Your new house!

drama's mama - May 6, 2010 - 5:14 am

Im guessing a good old game of hide and seek. Someone picked the perfect hiding spot–the shower and slammed the door (by accident, of course) and it shattered??? NOT fun having THAT replaced that glass is EXPENSIVE!!!!! UGGGHHHH!!!!
Good luck!

Peyton's Mom - May 6, 2010 - 4:51 am

I think it was those trolls you disturbed during your move.

Lisa M - May 6, 2010 - 4:17 am

Oh nooooo! I am with a previous poster and am going to say that someone was slaying a hideous buggie! For what it is worth, I recently knocked out the entire window in my Florida Room whilst attempting to slay a fly…. sigh.

gran - May 6, 2010 - 3:48 am

Happy that no one is hurt.

AnaA - May 6, 2010 - 3:25 am

Oh dear….that looks so familiar. Perhaps – and I’m not admitting to anything – there were some little people practicing their sword/light saber/baton twirling skills and needed to see the reflection. And these said little people did not fully grasp the concept of big objects in little spaces and what may happen. I don’t believe anyone in my home knew what happened either – maybe it is a roaming band of gnomes who travel the country breaking shower doors?

TKJT - May 5, 2010 - 10:46 pm

LOL I meant mop handle but could have been the broom…now even I’m forgetting lol…

TKJT - May 5, 2010 - 10:44 pm

BWWWAAAAAHAHAHA!! The looks on their faces…priceless!

I KNOW what happened but don’t tell them I told ya! 😉 The boys wanted to clean the bathroom as an early Mother’s Day gift and got the mop out and *boom* that darn broom handle hit the glass and it shattered. Poor boys…broken hearted just wanting to do something nice for their Mama lol

mimi - May 5, 2010 - 9:41 pm

My husband said that maybe a bird flew into it. Humm… Yes, we had 2 boys, and he was worse than either of them, he slammed ours, and broke it. Cheap glass.

Katie M - May 5, 2010 - 9:38 pm

ohhhh….noooo……..! Well- be glad it is tempered glass so that it didnt shatter over whoever caused it to break (did you cheak their hair- since the glass that did fall was from the top- I wonder if they have glass in their scalp?!?) and hey- an earthquake could happen out there I suppose lol

Mikki - May 5, 2010 - 9:17 pm

Well atleast you got some really good pictures of it. When my daughter put white paint on our green couch, my one regret was not grabbing my camera. Good Job, your boys are way too cute!!! Do you believe in arranged marriages, because I have 2 darling little girls!

mimi - May 5, 2010 - 9:10 pm

I’m guessing that you didn’t have that big nice shower at your old house, boys have to try out new things. Maybe some little person was holding the door, keeping some “other” little person, out??? “Can’t get me in here.”

Joann E - May 5, 2010 - 9:03 pm

Oh Yeah and my boy really loves rocks. I’m just sayinn 😉

Monika - May 5, 2010 - 9:02 pm

Ok, here’s what E & G think: Joe knows who did it and how it happened, because he has a guilty-ish look on his face… like he’s hiding a secret. And they are pretty sure that Gabe did it, but he didn’t mean to.

Joann E - May 5, 2010 - 9:01 pm

WOW!!!!! UMMM I’m thinking that someone was stuck in the shower and pounding to get out or maybe they saw a spider and wanted to kill it LOL 😉 Sorry Denise I probably would have had a heart attack.

J.Diddy - May 5, 2010 - 8:45 pm

ok, that is BAAAAAAAAAAAAADDDD! bad boy(s)!!! eeek!

JackieF - May 5, 2010 - 8:36 pm

Hmmm….I’m wondering if they were trying to see who could slam the door the hardest??

Holly's Mama - May 5, 2010 - 7:52 pm

I say either it was some sort of ball or maybe it was just a “freak” accident and the glass just fell.

Karen - May 5, 2010 - 7:42 pm

Is my son visiting your house? This looks like something he could do. It would involve some sort of train, truck or tractor and being outraged by his older sister.

Nicole Korensky - May 5, 2010 - 7:35 pm

Oh No! Hmmmmm, maybe the cat saw a fly on the glass and leaped at it! My cats do that all the time-jump up into space reaching for a fly they’ll never catch! 🙂
Nicole K.

Rhonda - May 5, 2010 - 7:35 pm

I love Chris for trying to shift it to a natural disaster. But I agree, the boys did not do it. The Star Wars characters came to life to celebrate May the Fourth and things got out of hand. That’s my theory and I’m sticking to it.

Rebekah Hubley - May 5, 2010 - 7:32 pm

Maybe Luca was at your house today??? I bet Luca and Gabe could do ‘unbelievable’ things if left alone together… lol… Ryan asked Luca the other day why he was doing naughty things, and this was his reply, “I a toddla daddy…” So, there you have it… straight from Luca’s mouth…

Emily - May 5, 2010 - 7:24 pm

Gabe looks WAY too innocent…no way that sweet thing could cause ANY trouble :)! I think it was David…

Farah - May 5, 2010 - 7:20 pm

OMG, I hope everyone is ok!!!What could have broken the glass like that? it can’t be a bar of soap!! maybe a toy(car or truck)!!
My baby Adam 10m old,couple days ago broke a very expensive piece of art that was given to me from my dearest friends!! And I couldn’t do a thing!except my body’s temperature was really up!!!

Michelle - May 5, 2010 - 6:50 pm

I’ve got money that Gabe had something to do with it. My own sweet little boy gets that look daily. And he loves to send things flying through the air and then act like he has no idea what happened when something falls off a shelf. I tell him every day he’s very lucky he can be so sweet and is so cute.