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11/02/2005

BREAKING THE RULES

I never show pictures of my kids to the "world" because 1)other people never think your kids are as interesting and adorable and worth talking about as you do and 2)I don't want people talking to them about me in public like preachers' kids - I might be known to some folks but there's no reason those ten people should be pestering my kids for autographs too right? But I'm making an exception.

I'm sharing because 1)my kids are the cutest most interesting kids in the whole world and are therefore probably an exception to the above rule #1 and 2)because so many people from my past and hometown have suddenly discovered this blog and reconnected with me (due to Kyle's death) who've never seen my kids and might not even know that I've reproduced at all.

Here are my kids on Halloween: Jasmine, a dalmatian, and Santa Claus. That's right, Santa Claus. He wanted to go as Santa Claus dressed up as Spiderman but we talked him into having only one alter ego this year. Perplexed people just a little bit to have the young before-he-stopped-shaving-hit-the-donuts-and-let-himself-go Santa Claus standing at their door on Halloween. Folks gave him extra candy just out of sympathy for his confusion I think. Confused or just brilliant? At the very least, interesting and adorable right?

25 Comments:

Blogger Mustard Packet Pelter said...

And all God's people said...oh wait not in church sorry, and all Shloggers and Shlogetts say....AWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!

Penelope is a cutie, she's gonna be a heart breaker when she gets to be PG-13.

11/02/2005  
Blogger Mustard Packet Pelter said...

PS: why haven't you put these on the 72 site...or will you? hmmmmm

11/02/2005  
Blogger Drew said...

Shaun, your kids are adorable!

11/02/2005  
Blogger Cristy said...

Very adorable! Thanks for sharing.

11/02/2005  
Blogger Mark said...

Yes adorable. And I've never met you before in my life.

Santa at Halloween. You've got a son that thinks outside the box. I love it! Now, will he dress as the Great Pumpkin to open Christmas presents?

Mark

11/02/2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They look awesome... thanks for sharing man.... you and Becky gonna add more to the clan?

Jimmy

11/02/2005  
Blogger GrovesFan said...

Jimmy,
See previous blogs as to why there will be no more procreation in the Groves household. As for the kids, absolutely adorable! Gresham is so much like you. Twisted personality and not afraid to make other people think. You are destined for great conversations down the road with that one for sure!

Beth

11/02/2005  
Blogger Rica said...

They are soooo cute! Thanks for sharing that.

11/02/2005  
Blogger Forky said...

Santa Claus - an old man who gives kids presents on Christmas Eve, even if they don't deserve them.

Santa Clause - an unfortunate film made by Disney that was a cute, underhanded way of normalizing divorce. Are fat suits the new blackface?

That little e makes quite a difference!

Next year you should let your kid grow his beard out.

11/02/2005  
Blogger Duddits said...

I had the similar thought about kids pic on the blogs.

My neice had a similar dilemma, finally she was witch and a fairy!

11/02/2005  
Anonymous Sonflower said...

Shaun, Your kids are so cute! Yes, Santa is confused ...and brilliant! ;)

11/02/2005  
Blogger Paula said...

"altar ego" Shaun? I'm surprised Nancy hasn't commented on that one yet :)

Your kids look cute (and I'm back from holidays!!! All tanned and kinda relaxed)

11/02/2005  
Anonymous tunz4jesus said...

Cute kids, almost as cute as mine. But this is your blog so I'll let you brag.

11/02/2005  
Anonymous Jess :) said...

You're right, they are adorable.

11/02/2005  
Blogger Graham said...

Shaun,
Your kids are so cute! Last time I saw them, Gabriela (hope I spelled it correctly) was running around naked and Gresham was just a little baby passing gas. How old is Penelope? Our baby, Graham, is almost 6 months old.
Thanks for your inspiring words. I am reminded to cherish each moment. Sometimes I get lost in the mundane of motherhood-changing diapers, doing laundry, trying to get a baby to sleep. I forget it is all an incredible gift from God.
Jo

11/02/2005  
Blogger Nancy Tyler said...

Paula, I'm not inclined to be the 'spelling police.' Shaun can have all the altar egos, santa clauses and sneak peaks he wants. ;)

Anybody who can turn out such an astounding quantity of good writing so quickly and so often has my admiration and my blessing to spell any way he wants. :D

n

11/03/2005  
Anonymous WAY Employee said...

Hey Shaun,

Your kids are cute!!! Thanks for sharing!

11/03/2005  
Anonymous anna said...

they are cute, i was a hippie halloween.:)

11/03/2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So cute Shaun & Becky. They are ALL so precious, but I LOVE the creativity of being Santa Claus the best!!! Somehow I think that's a bit of you coming out in him, hummmm. Mine where Buzz Lightyear and Jessie from Toy Story 2, adorable if I must say so myself.

Yes I agree totally with what you said about why you haven't posted pictures of them before. 1)I send pictures to friends & family daily of my kids and I'm sure they are not nearly as interested in them as I am. 2)some people can be a little weird about the whole "being in the public eye thing", and I applaude you for not dragging your kids into all that. Keep them to "yourselves" as long as you can! If I could add a picture of mine on here I would! :-) See I'm even trying to push my kids on you as well! LOL It's always great to read anything you have to say, and share with your friends & fans.

Hi Jo and Jimmy, great to hear from old friends.
Always, Tara

11/03/2005  
Blogger stephen said...

I may be mistaken, but didn't you reveal your children earlier in the year? I think you visited a climbnasium or some sort of indoor playground. And you were siked because adults got in for free (I think).

But I may be mistaken.

11/04/2005  
Blogger Shaun Groves said...

Yes, I did, but those pictures were blurry and usually from behind. No clear faces. I also posted a picture once of gabriella with a plastic bowl taped to her face. See, obstruction of the cuteness. It's like the glory of God in scripture. My kids are that cute. No directly looking at the cuteness. In fact it's safest for all of you if you hide in a cave, a cleft, while pictures of my kids pass by you. Best not to take all of the in at once. So I try to obstruct their images as often as possible.

SG

11/04/2005  
Blogger GrovesFan said...

Oh Shaun, you're killing me here. You'll get to see my kids in a couple of weeks and they're cute too (although older than yours). It's a good thing too 'cause if they'd been ugly babies, they'd of been dead a long time ago with some of the things they've done! (Just kidding of course.) The dog is incredibly cute too and that also has saved him from many an untimely death!

Beth

11/04/2005  
Anonymous anna said...

ok shaun lets not get carried away here-- =D
---anna

11/05/2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cute kids man... i think josh looks awesome... we had a great time that night... we'll have to do it again, except i'm not sure the door-to-door, asking for candy thing will go over well on another night...

brody

11/06/2005  
Blogger Shaun Groves said...

Brody meet everyone. Everyone meet Brody.

Brody and his wife and boys went trick-or-treating with us. His oldest son calls Gresham "Josh" - no one knows why - thus the joke. Not as funny when it's explained but I laughed out loud when I read that. Thanks for the laugh. Yes, Josh looks good. He's the Arian race Santa - and a dang good one.

I have to admit it's weird when people whose faces I know are reading SHLOG. Scary actually.

11/07/2005  

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