I’m no Nostradamus.
In fact, I couldn’t have even predicted that I’d open this blog with “I’m no Nostradamus.” I did, once, predict the exact final score of a Carolina Panthers-Minnesota Vikings game in a preview for the News & Record in Greensboro (N.C.)
Do you believe me?
I also predict the Denver Broncos will beat the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl, 27-23. They’ll take a comfortable lead, then make me sweat it out until the very end. I probably won’t be able to fully enjoy my salmon until late at night.
For this month’s 6 Words post, I asked friends, bloggers, strangers, and strange blogger friends to make a 2014 prediction for their kids, in a six-word sentence. As you know, Ernest Hemingway inspired this idea.
Oh, and I also predict you’ll want to go to Kiss My List today. I’ve written a guest post for Dana’s incredible blog. Me being there is kind of like the Detroit Lions playing in the Super Bowl. It’s my manifesto on finger foods.
It’s a piece about that space and time between hipster and curmudgeon, known as midlife. Or, my current address. Check it out, and see what else Dana has brewing over there. You guys really loved her guest post here, didn’t you?
Now, onto your six words …
Here’s what you guys came up with.
1. Not losing son, gaining a daughter!
Debbie, author of Deb Runs blog
2. New adventures, old friends, same laundry.
Gina T., author of Totally Full of it blog
3. Little sister fiercely holds her own.
4. Big sister realizes jig is up.
Nicole G., author of Work in Sweats Mama blog
For Malone, age 4:
5. Learn to read, wipe his hiney.
For Lola, age 4 months:
6. Learn how to annoy big brother.
NJ R., author of A Cookie Before Dinner blog
7. The beds will still go unmade.
Heather S., author of My Mom’s a Bitch blog
8. Growing faster than I can fathom.
Kim, author of Co-Pilot Mom blog
9. Growing faster than I’m ready for…
Jamie J., author of Kreyv blog
10. Personal growth will be remarkably exponential.
Tara N., author of Family Sport Life blog
11. Busy kids, many activities, outta trouble.
Teri B., author of Snarkfest blog
12. kids will want/need even more!
Chris C., author of The Mom Cafe blog
13. J.R. will care for new sibling.
Brittnei W., author of Homemaking with Style blog
14. Lots of fights; lots of love!
Rabia L., author of The Liebers blog
15. This year they’ll grow as siblings.
Tricia, author of Raising Humans blog
16. Hope they don’t ask for money!
Marcia D., author of Menopausal Mother blog
17. My homeschooled baby is college bound!
Suzan D., author of Welcome to the Nuthouse blog
18. Shocked to discover Mom was right!!
Jenn S., author of Jenn’s Midlife Crisis blog
19. Driving Daddy crazy, day by day.
Toby S., author of Real Dumbass News blog
20. Boundaries pushed. Lessons learned. Loved always.
Steph, author of From the Burbs to the Boonies blog
21. Big boys displaying childlike excitement daily.
Kim T., author of Day with KT blog
22. Hannah, she will whoop you someday.
Penny C., author of Real Housewife of Caroline County blog
23. Pirates, princesses, pirouettes….. simple childhood perfection.
Cassie B., author of Primitive and Proper blog
24. 2014: The year of approaching adulthood.
Marty W., author of Marty’s Musing’s blog
25. Well, we couldn’t avoid stitches forever.
Colleen T., author of The Family Pants blog
26. Legos, Lacrosse, Laughter, Lollipops, and Laundry.
Andrea C., author of The Underachiever’s Guide to Being a Domestic Goddess blog
27. There will be more family runs!
Amy C., author of Running Escapades blog
For X, age 7:
28. Two lost teeth, 2 inches taller!
for X, age 5:
29. Kindergarten begins and babyhood ends – wahhhh!
J.D. B., author of Honest Mom blog
30. Live dangerously, creatively and burn things.
Jen K., author of My Skewed View blog
31. Dreaming new dreams; making them happen.
Sandy R., author of Mother of Imperfection blog
32. Somehow at least one embarrassing moment.
Rhonda A., author of Laugh-Quotes blog
33. 13 and 17 – no babysitter needed.
Kerstin A., author of Auer Life blog
34. Busy, fun, adventures, our year awaits.
Dara G., author of Not In Jersey blog
35. Smarter than their parents by May.
Melissa S., author of Home on Deranged blog
36. Play, laugh, learn. All you need.
Roxanne P., author of Unintentionally Brilliant blog
37. G will give, while Biz creates.
Jennifer B., author of Another Jennifer blog
38. trifecta of good fortune, three daughters.
Beth K., author of I Didn’t Have My Glasses On blog
39. We’ll have learning, magic, worry. Love.
Kristi C., author of Finding Ninee blog
40. Daughter considers becoming a professional student.
Priscilla W., author of She’s Cookin’ blog
41. Be kinder, gentler, healthier in 2014.
Kathy G., author of Kissing the Frog blog
42. Terrible Twos? Start of kindergarten. Help!
Tamara B., author of Tamara Like Camera blog
43. Elise will paint something so incredible.
44. Marie will cross finish line first.
45. Grace will sing for adoring crowds.
Eli P., author of Coach Daddy blog