Monday, January 19, 2009

The Good Mom

Ok I may have lied in my profile when I said words like wonderful kids, teaching new things and anything else that may have resulted in my liking my kids. We have had several snow days and of course school was closed today for MLK day. I got this brainy idea each kid could invite over a friend and that way everyone would have someone to play with. I thought I would just fix some food and enjoy quiet time. NOT! This won't happen again in the winter months....did you hear me say WON'T? Cuz that is exactly what I said. WON'T EVER AGAIN. Well at least until the campground is opened back up and they can get outside. I have popcorn all over my house, nachos in the tub (how that happened is beyond me!) The kids were for the most part good, no they where whinning tattletales to be honest about it. I think I warned each of them that the monster two year old would pull hair, bite and throw toys prior to them agreeing to stay all nite. Yet, they wanted to tell me everytime he did this. I said if you would so kindly (with a very sweet smile) sit down for 5 minutes I will get him to sleep and you don't have to worry with him anymore. As i whispered into my daughters ear (Get those kids in that playroom and shut the door and don't you dare open it until I knock and let you know he is asleep! Got it?) Robbie wanted to know what I was thinking? I am still wondering that myself.................


I have been asked about the photo to the left. It should be titled "Brotherly Love". Most of those who know me have heard stories about J.P. He can be a bit moody, a little contrary and sometimes just MEAN. Parker and J.P. have rounds where they compete for each others attention. This time Parker got the last laugh. He handcuffed his brother to the bathroom door and then sat on the couch watching T.V. totally ignoring his cry for help. I had to laugh when I seen the predictament that the poor guy was in. Yet, I said "hold on let mommy get her camera then I will let you free" I was cracking up all the way to the kitchen.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Elias learns to read

So we started kindergarten this year. It didn't start off as well as expected. He had light changes during the first week. I was thinking this was going to be a long year. At one point I sent the teacher a letter explaining how sorry I was that we hadn't cloned Sadara and she would just have to deal with the situation. She later confessed that she thought he was being rude to her with some of his comments. Especially when he said "WHATEVER". She had finally figured out his personality. They get along fine now. She is beginning to teach them to read. He comes home from school with his first book. ZIP. I read the book to him and then he gives it a try. he gets thru the first 2 pages with little or no help. I am so excited. We finish the 6 page book. He looks up and says "I read that book, How cool is that?" I like this reading. I was very proud of him. Just a reminder of how much he is growing each day.

The Hard Lesson to Learn

Ok so my almost thirteen year old decided she wanted to save her money for a ipod touch. She saved all her xmas and babysitting money. Of course her older brother chipped in too. I go to Walmart and purchase this expensive gadget. She is allowed to download songs and proceeds to call all her close friends and share her joy. Before going to bed I say to her "That does not go to school tomorrow....GOT IT?" She said she did. Off to bed. When she awakes to get ready for school I gently remind her "Do not take that ipod to school....Got it?" She huffs and puffs and can't understand WHY?? IT'S MINE!!!!! I say "Because I said so" Off to school. I get up and this little voice is telling me to go on the hunt of the ipod. Needless to say I find her cell phone that is usually attached to her ear. I question if that was left on purpose, so that I couldn't text to ask if she had the IPOD at school. When she returns from school. I kindly ask "Did you take that to school? She replies "No, it was in my bedroom." It wasn't because I looked for it. She insisted it was in her drawer. I said in a stern voice "Did you take that to school? She then admitted that she did. So why do kids lie? I had a talk with her and explained that I have never tolerated lying and disobeying. I took the IPOD that she cherishes so much. Yet in the back of my mind........I keep thinking she bought it with her own money maybe I shouldn't have put restrictions on it. If she lost it she lost it. I have always know that she was a MATERIAL girl. I am still deciding how long the punishment for lying will be. She has to tell me what is trust? Why it is important in a family? I am beginning to think the easiest lesson learned would of been IF SHE LOST IT, SHE LOST IT............

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A Natural Athlete

This is our little gymnast. She competed in a competition on Saturday. She finished 1st on the Trampoline, 2nd on the Double-Mini and 2nd on the Floor routine. Congrats!