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5 year-old Dylan has a list of things that she plans to do once her tyrannical parents no longer rule her universe.They are the following….

1. Eat as much dessert as she wants. Whenever she wants.

2. Stay up as late as she wants.

3. Watch as much TV as she wants.

4. Never clean-up. Ever.

5. Eat soup in the car.

Because eating soup in the car is obviously every kid’s dream.

Ok, maybe just my kid.

mama bird notes:

My mother is doing really well in rehab. She mentioned some physical therapist named Mike who is apparently a real dish so that’s definitely helping. She’s still very immobile, entertaining herself with books on CD, visits from loved ones and chatting on her cell phone. Despite feeling a bit stir crazy, she is definitely hanging in there and progressing every day.

The next paragraph is very hard to write because I absolutely don’t want to believe it’s true. Tomorrow I am flying to Atlanta to attend a funeral.  My friend Lanie’s beautiful, precious 5 week-old son Sawyer stopped breathing during the night and died. What makes this tragedy even more inconceivable, is that Lanie and her husband Evan already lost their son Jake who was born prematurely. This wonderful, loving, generous family (Lanie, Evan and their two year-old twins Alyssa and Fletcher) needs every prayer, angel and ounce of love you can send them. Thank you. xo

30 Responses to dylan plans for the future

  • SoMi's Nilsa says:

    In life comes death. While we celebrate one, it is never easy to face the other, especially when children are involved. My thoughts are with you and your friends this Monday.

  • Marinka says:

    Until I got to the soup in the car part, I wanted to let Dylan know that I really am living that life!
    But she got me. Note to self: eat soup in the car. A lot.

    I am so, so sorry for your friends’ loss. Such tragedy is just inconceivable.

  • erinb says:

    It is so wonderful to hear about your mom progressing and her high spirits in spite of everything she has been through.
    My heart breaks for your friend. I do not even have the words to describe how sorry I am for her loss. My prayers are with her.. and you as you travel today. Xoxo

  • Becky says:

    My heart goes out to your friends. I’m so sorry for all. I’m thinking of them, and of Dylan and her wish for soup in the car. 😉

    Take care Kelcey!

  • jean says:

    Condolences to your friend and her family, Kelcey…

    On a happier note, glad mom has some eye candy to make getting better a thing to look forward to…

  • Coma Girl says:

    So sorry to hear about your friend’s loss.

    I love your daughter’s list! She’ll find out one day that eating soup in the car is not all it’s cracked up to be.

  • Gretchen says:

    I’m thinking you could figure out some sort of soup sippy cup thingy to help out the kid. Just saying.

    I am heartbroken for your friend. Please extend my sympathies.

  • Portia says:

    Wow. Awful set of circumstances for your friends. My condolences. You have had your share of sorrow for the year. 2010’s lookin’ really promising girlfriend…Here’s to an uneventful one.

  • Michael says:

    Regarding Lanie, I cannot put what I want to in to words.

    What I can put in to words is how beautiful a person Lanie is. At a time when she was a close friend of my wife’s best friend (and someone I had not met), she called be to give me support as I had gotten Bell’s palsy just a few weeks before my wedding day. My heart goes out to her and her entire family and they are all in prayers and thoughts.

  • Aunt Marcia (Guess Whose?) says:

    Eating ANYTHING IN THE CAR is every Americans’ dream….that’s why most people’s cars stink of fries/burgers/and other rotting food.

  • anymommy says:

    I had something funny to say about soup and then my heart broke for your friend Lanie. I am so deeply sorry. Wishing you all strength and peace to survive this grief.

  • Lauren says:

    I’m just catching up with Mama Bird. Wow. You’ve got a lot going on.

    I can’t believe the news about your mom. She’s the most spry, sturdy person on Earth. Please give her a kiss from me. And I’m heartbroken to hear the news about Sawyer. My deepest sympathies to Lanie and her family.

    Your people certainly need you now, Kelcey. They are lucky to have such a great friend/daughter/mamabird.

  • SIDS was one of my biggest fears when I had babies. I can’t even imagine what your friend must be going through. I can only hope that her three children are helping her get out of bed and get through the day every day. I will be thinking about her…

    So glad to hear about your mom though. I’m kind of addicted to books on CD for the gym and I suggest she get some series into her rotation. If she’s okay with historical fiction/romance/sci-fi themes (all in one) I suggest the Outlander series. It’s not a good one for the people who will only read high brow material (even I was given pause when I found out that my favorite new book would be found in the “romance” section – gag) – but it’s definitely entertaining and the epitome of “escapist” fiction.

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