Sunday, October 02, 2016

Blog-Tober - Day 2 & the story of the Chocolate Chip Cookie

Happy Sunday!

This weekend I have been pondering the 10 years of my blogging and all that I have been through.  I was reading through my super old blog posts and found this sweet story that I wanted to share with you all today.  I hope you enjoy it.  I was pregnant with my 5th child and my oldest was only 8 years old.  (Holy cow!  How in the world did I make it through that time??!!)  

"For the past 4 or 5 days I have been super moody and snappy with everyone in my family. I have noticed that it really has effected the mood in our home. How can the Spirit dwell here when there is so much contention? Last night I was pretty bad and had just about had it with my 6 year old "M". She seems to be at a challenging age and is JUST like me. I finally got them to settle down in their beds and after about an hour I just felt really guilty. I decided to go in the girl's room and just snuggle with both of them, even if they were asleep. Well, I went in there and "M" was wide awake sitting up in bed. I asked her what was wrong and she said that she was just thinking about how she never wanted to go to the ocean again. I asked her why and she said because of sharks. For some reason she was having scary thoughts and couldn't get to sleep. I layed down beside her and told her this story that I just made up from the top of my head. Here is how it went........

Once upon a time there was a sweet little girl who had a mom who would give her anything that she wanted except one thing...... CHOCOLATE. The little girl came up to her mom one day and said "Mom, can I have a chocolate chip cookie?" The mom answered "I'm sorry honey but I don't want to give you chocolate but I will take you to Target in the morning and you can get that $250 horse that you want that you can sit on and it looks like it is real." The little girl said, "Okay, I guess that sounds fine." So the next day she got her pony and was sitting in her room playing with it but something was missing. So she went up to her mom and said "Thanks so much for my new pony but I would really like a chocolate chip cookie". The mom just looked at her and said "How about if we go to the store and get you a Barbie Playhouse that you can really play inside of with a matching bed and a pink lamp?" The little girl said "that sounds nice". So that night she sat in her new playhouse but was still not as happy as she could be. The next morning she went up to her mom and said, "Mom, thanks so much for my new Barbie Playhouse, it's really nice but I really, really want a chocolate chip cookie." Her mom said "Here is $50, let's go get you some new Polly Pockets and Littlest Pet Shops". The little girl took the money and said "Okay". Later that night she sat in her playhouse playing with all her new toys and she thought that something was missing. She went up to her mom and said "Mom, can I just have a chocolate chip cookie??" The mom answered, "Well, if you are willing to take back all the toys that we bought to the store I guess I can make you a batch of cookies & milk, while we sit and snuggle and talk on the couch." The little girl thought for a second and said "Yes, that is what I want". So they took back all those great toys that cost sooooo much money and they sat on the couch snuggling and eating chocolate chip cookies. The little girl looked up at her mom and said "I guess money could buy us anything in the world but that could never replace what a chocolate cookie & time with you give me............... LOVE". 

My daughter LOVED that story and I had to repeat it tonight to my 8 year old, who said she would have rather have kept all the toys instead of the cookie. I was promted to tell that story to her and I realized why later. Our life gets so wrapped up in the material things of the world that it seems like it would be easier just to buy our children's happiness when all they really want is our love and attention. I guess it was a guilt-promoted story. "M" just really needs more hugs than anything else. It melts away her anger and sassiness."

(Here they are at ages 8 & 6)


(Here they are now at ages 18 & 16)




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91 comments:

  1. Thank you Robyn for such a beautiful and wonderful story! I started crying. Congrats on 10 years!

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  2. Beautiful story!! Congrats on your 10 years of blogging!!

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  3. The story is adorable. dhmouse@aol.com

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  4. Congrats on 10 years. I have been following your blog for many of those and enjoy your projects and sunny attitude!! fmuth3 at charter dot net

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  5. cute story, 10 years of blogging memories to read about all month

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  6. Congratulations on your anniversary! I have been following you since 2009 when I started with my Cricut Expression; your videos really helped me learn how to use it, and I have been following ever since then. Love the SU things that you produce now, very much. Thank you for all the inspiration that you provide.

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  7. What an awesome story-and so very true!!!
    Robyn-Thanks for the last 10 years and
    all that you do for us! You are truly
    an inspiration to us all....hugs!

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  8. Congrats on 10 years! Very exciting!

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  9. Sweet story! And I'm so excited to see my name as your winner yesterday! Thank you!! Beth Ann

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  10. Thank you for sharing your story - loved it. I am so glad that you decided to start blogging 10 years ago. I look forward to reading your blog every day. Congratulations!! jspencer3atncdotrrdotcom

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  12. Loved the story today. My kids always loved the stories I made up for them.

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  13. Sweet story, and congrats to Beth Ann for winning a fabulous prize! Thanks for the chance to win the pretty stamp set!

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  14. Love that story. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Thanks for sharing your story!! berrypurple@hotmail.com

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  16. Blogging makes it easy to look back. Thank you for sharing. You are right, kids just want our time. My kids like to sit as close as they can to me when they need that little extra. Love it.

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  17. Wow, that's a super "sweet" story. How adorable that you were able to illustrate love in a way the little ones would understand. That's amazing. Also thank you for the fabulous chance to win.

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  18. love this stamp set. so versatile.

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  19. It was a beautiful teaching moment story. Thank you.
    Penny

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  20. What a great story Robyn! And it is true, I would rather spend time with my family and friends over any material item in the world.

    Leslie
    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  22. Love this!
    heidicannon1@gmail.com

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  23. Love... your story, so very true....time and love are so special......thanks for a chance at those material prizes too! vsfrog@comcast.net

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  24. Cute story! Have a great Sunday!

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  25. Congrats on a life well lived!

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  26. Congrats on 10 years been with you since 2008. Your story so very true struggling to make others realize stuff is just stuff. Happiness and love and time with others is not bought. I trade everything we have to have my mom back with me. Just to have her old self for a day and we spend the whole day sitting on the couch talking. She has not passed but shes in late stage of Huntington. The heart break of watching your mom slowly being lost and wither away is nothing no child should witness. I miss hearing I love you.

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  27. Love the story Robyn!!! Great lesson in there for all parents!! Thanks for the great giveaway!!!! :)

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  28. Aww what a sweet story. I had all boys and no girls. I feel blessed to have had them. They are all grown now and I miss them terribly. It's true, as it should be, when boys leave they take your heart. Girls will be yours for the rest of their live. You thought raising them was hard. Wait till they leave home.

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    1. My first one leaves home this month. :( Not sure I will make it!

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  29. Loved the story! This is one of the few stamp sets I do not own, so would love to win it! Thanks for the chance!
    sb_427@yahoo.com

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  30. Kids today need more time with parents....not more things. I learned so much from my kids and now my grandson. Thanks for giveaway chances.

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  31. Such a sweet story! Parents should take heed!! Love your giveaways!!!

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  32. Buffyb33@hotmail.com10/02/2016 2:28 PM

    What a great story thanks for sharing....much happiness to you.

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  33. Very sweet photos of your daughters and your story is adorable.
    marynelson@roadrunner.com

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  34. Thanks for sharing that story❤️

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  35. Thanks for sharing that sweet story! Amazing how fast 10 years comes and goes! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  36. Good story! How sweet they are when they are at that age! Then they grow up....and are sweeter!

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  37. Robyn, I just want to say thank you for all you have done for the crafting world. I had my cricut for about a year and was afraid of it, a friend suggested I take a look at your tutorial videos and that is how I learned to use my cricut, gypsy and was introduced to the world of stamping. I was heart broken when you closed your stamp business, I loved them. Now you have introduced me to the stampin up world of quality products. Quality is my training and background and I'm so excited to see what you come up with and share. Thanks again for all you do and all the great give aways that you always put here on your blog.Mindy1qc@msn.com

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    1. Thanks Mindy! I am so happy that you were with me on my journey!

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  38. Beautiful story!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

    Candlegirl1989@yahoo.com

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  39. Sweet story! Thanks for sharing! nette_r@msn.com

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  40. Love the story! Another great give away, you are so generous!

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  41. My baby is nearly 10 as well. I remember getting my cricut at about the same time as you and learning about it from you. Love that you came back to SU! as I love all the coordinating products.

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  42. Love that story - thank you for sharing! None of us are the perfect Mom; but we are perfect for our children! Just know they love you unconditionally and that you're their hero!

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  43. What a great story, our children and grandchildren need to learn these lessons. I will have to remember that story when my grandson is old enough to understand.

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  44. Cute story!! Love that stamp set so much! Need to win itπŸ˜‰

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  45. Great story. Thanks for the chance

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  46. What a great story - thanks for sharing!

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  47. Love your story! The memories we create for our children are the most important gifts we have for them , not the material things....

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  48. That is a wonderful story! Would loved to have had that story when mine were little! Happy anniversaery, Robyn! "2" is my lucky number! !😊

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  49. Cute story with a good lessson for all of us.

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  50. What a beautiful story. Yes, I wish I could turn back time to when mine was little. Trying to make the most of these last few years but they are not quite as snugglely.

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  51. Such a great story. I'm enjoying reading your blog and how your reflecting this month on your years of blogging! Great stamp set for the giveaway :)

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  52. Such a great story. I'm enjoying reading your blog and how your reflecting this month on your years of blogging! Great stamp set for the giveaway :)

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  53. Beautiful story Robyn. Reminds me of a story. I raised my son alone since he was 7. We went to see Tarzan, the Disney movie. When the song, You'll be in my Heart by Phil Collins came on, Jake looked up at me and gave me a hug. We bought the cd and Jake wanted me to sing the song to him that night, and many nights after that. Every time we held hands and hug thru it. He is 3 months shy of being 21 now. A couple of months ago, we heard the song again together. It is on my Ipod. Anyway, we sat there and just listened to it and he reached over and held my hand. After it was over, I told him that was going to be our Mother/Son song when he gets married. It was a very touching moment. Thank you Robyn.

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  54. Love the story Robyn Thank you for the give aways

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  55. Great story. Shows us that we do not get "love" out of material things.

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  56. 10 years is a long time, congrats! great story, thank you.... Karen_ramey@yahoo.com

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  57. Loved your story and would love to win the stamp set. You need to save that story so that someday when you have Grand Children you can tell them that story.

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  58. Robyn I loved your story. Sweet. dornbud@comcast.net

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  59. Such a heart warming story, love to read your blogs and the stories you share about your children. Thank you for sharing and for this wonderful giveaway.
    bbhong athotmaildotcom

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  60. What a great story!! Congrats on the 10 years. Lovin" that stamp set!!
    sference49@gmail.com

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  61. We could all use a few more hugs!! Sweet story, thank you for sharing.

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  62. We could all use a few more hugs!! Sweet story, thank you for sharing.

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  63. Really sweet story! Love the photos of your beautiful girls.
    Thank you for the chance to win the pretty stamp set!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  64. Thanks for sharing this, it's the little things! dmschuster@embarqmail.com

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  65. Congrats on your 10 Years of Blogging! You do such a good job! Thanks 4 the chance!
    bncshannon5107@centurylink.net

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  66. Congrats on your 10 Years of Blogging! You do such a good job! Thanks 4 the chance!
    bncshannon5107@centurylink.net

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  67. Congrats on 10 years! You're a pro! (see you on Fb)

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  68. Happy day 2 of Blog anniversary!!Thanks for all your creations, classes, help, and everything else!

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  69. Loved your story - so true. TFS

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  70. So sweet I love that story

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  71. Congrats on 10years! And your story was so sweet.

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  72. Such a sweet story

    Wendy K

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  73. awww............ thanks for sharing !!
    neiciejane2000@yahoo.com

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  74. Thank you for inspiring me with all your videos. I recently just discovered stampin up after my husband surprised me with the new cricut explore. I'm trying to switch without hurting my husbands feelings but money is still tight. Keep inspiring me and I'll get there

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  75. Hi Robyn. I just made it before midnight to read your blog. A great story. Thank you so much for it, sure puts things in perspective.

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  76. Great story. Thanks for sharing it.

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  77. What a great story. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

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  78. So true!!! The greatest gift is your time.
    Lexieaz at yahoo dot com

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  79. Hi Robyn, I have never did anything for Halloween, but let me start by saying I am all in!! I love love your designs that you have created. So much so I am going to order not one but two stamps sets for Halloween and have them overnight delivered. Thank you for sharing your awesome work!!! Happy blog-iversary. Norma Cazares from normacraftcorner@gmail.com

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  80. Great story! Time is precious.

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  81. Thank you for so much fun, lovin your blogtober! Karen_ramey@yahoo.com

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