This isn't a rat story on Angela’s blog. I’m her husband. I've hacked in (with the help of a friend & covert ninja). We want people to know that the author of this blog ROCKS!
Angie was a beautiful baby...
Who became a beautiful woman....
Who became a beautiful mother....
A standard snowman wasn't good enough for Ringo. He wanted a snowdog. Not a problem for Angela! She whipped it out in no time at all!
Angela came up with an idea to go on a treasure hunt at the beach a few years ago. We buried a small box full of fun jewels and pirate coins and marked it with a big “X” on the ground. I created a fake map showing how to get to the treasure from the beach house. As part of the authenticity, she arranged for a clerk at a local Pirate Museum to “sell” us the map earlier in the day when we visited the museum. From Ringo’s perspective, it looked as though we just started asking the clerk about pirates and she just happened to have an old map to sell us. And sure enough, later that day, we recovered the legendary treasure of Snaggle-Beard. Ringo had a blast and our treasure hunt has become a yearly tradition. Maybe he knows by now that it isn't real but he’s not talking.
This is a sample of what she puts in Ringo's lunch box each day!
She's always making people laugh...
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Fun facts about this amazing wife, mom & friend:
* Angela & Ringo share an unusually strong love of animals. They are kindred spirits!
* She magic! When Ringo was younger, he’d become inconsolable when he’d get minor scuffs & bumps. She created the “Magic Kiss” which could probably even heal a broken arm! It required Ringo to press Angela’s elbows to charge the magic. Once there was enough magic flowing through her arms, she'd kiss the boo-boo & tickle him until he couldn’t stand it any longer. Complete recovery was almost immediate. Even though he’s a little too old for that nowadays, he’ll sometimes exaggerate the severity of his pain to get a Magic Kiss.
* Speaking of magic, it’s all real to Angela. Even when she sees a movie about magic, she often doesn't believe that tricks and special effects were used. Once, a friend did a card trick for her. He asked her to pick a card from a deck, memorize it, and place it back in the deck. After he shuffled, he laid all of the cards face up on a table and asked her to find her card. It wasn’t there! He asked her to check her pocket, and of course it was there. She freaked out, and immediately reeled back in disbelief. How does this make her a good mom? Well, she has an amazing ability to suspend disbelief and enter a child’s world of imagination. This allows her to connect with Ringo in a way that few other adults can connect with their children.
Happy Mother's Day! We Love You!