Saturday, January 30, 2010

Yes you can eat in the living room

We have a strict rule in our house. No eating in the living room. Well I try to enforce that strict rule, but somehow I always manage to find evidence of disobedience of this rule, with an apple core shoved behind the tv or a stray cereal piece in between the cushions.

Well tonight I had to break that rule. I allowed my 2 oldest to eat in the living room. Why? Well because I was in the kitchen washing dishes and my youngest was in there as well. My oldest was trying to snack on a ice cream cone and my middle child was eating a piece of cheese. My youngest was going crazy because his brothers were eating those things and he wasn't. We couldn't give those things to him, since they are milk based products and he had the stomach flu. So finally to end the drama, I shooed the older kids to the living room while distracting the youngest.

My husband asked, "why didn't you just leave the kitchen and take the little one with you?" Well I don't know why - maybe a day of cleaning up puke, fried my brain and I didn't think of that!

Friday, January 29, 2010

The Stomach Flu Fairy Strikes Again!

Hello Ms Stomach Flu Fairy. I am not pleased with you. I am sure you get a lot of angry letters from parents! I am not one to complain, but I feel this is a valid complaint. You visited our house just one short month ago in December and cursed us with your horrid stomach flu bug. Remember? It was just days before my Birthday and 2 weeks prior to Christmas. I remember it well, as my kids were sick for a day and then I was fooled into thinking they were feeling better. So I fed them. All that next day they were fine. Or so I thought. Guess what sound and smell I woke up to that night? Yes, it struck again a day later and the same children I might add.

As a parent of 3 children, I am resigned to the fact that you'll visit our household at least once each year. However I must remind you after this mornings episode with my 19 month old getting sick 5 times on my carpet. You have exceeded your allowed quota of one visit per flu season. Please go find someone your own size to pick on and leave my kids alone!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Bunk beds - what was I thinking?!?!

I was super excited when I finally found what looked like a decent bunk bed for less then $180.00 online - shipping included! It rolled up at 6 PM and it was pitch black out when the freight truck delivered the set. My 4 year old was especially excited - he thought it was "Lighting McQueen" being delivered to our garage. He was thinking the freight truck was "Mack" and Lighting McQueen was inside, since it was dark out - all he could see was it was a large truck and it had lights. :)

So we get it assembled today and the boys are super excited about their new beds! We are stoked too, cause thanks to the bunk bed, the kids will finally have some room to play in their room and all the toys can go in there too! Yeah no more toys in the living room right?

I was feeling pretty smug about it all, until it came time to put on the sheets. Why didn't someone tell me its a pain the rump to change sheets on a bunk bed? Here I am teetering on the ladder trying to stretch far enough across the top bunk to get the mattress cover and sheet on the bed all in one swoop. After like 10 minutes I finally get the top bunk done. So I'm thinking the bottom one will be a piece of cake. Umm no. Why you non bunk bed owners ask? Well because now I must reach way back in the deep corners of the bed without hitting my head on the top bunk. So putting sheets on these bunks took me like 20 minutes. A task that only took me 2 minutes before when they had single beds. Please tell me I'll get faster and better at this? Until then I am going to dread changing the sheets! Please boys - don't pee your beds ever again?

Saturday, January 9, 2010

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Twas the night before school started again

Here is a little humor for those of you who have school aged children and maybe they are driving you a little batty! Its been great to spend the last 384 hours (who's counting?) with them. We made cookies for santa, decorated the house for Christmas. Spent time with family and friends and had a great Christmas day. The kids played happily with their new toys and we celebrated New News eve. Then the new year day hits. Kids are bored. Kids are fighting with each other, tired of their toys and its too cold outside to play. In other words they are BORED! They need to go back to school and have routine and structure and learn. So as the kids were driving me nuts, I thought of the Twas a night before Christmas poem and I edited it and rewrote it to have a little humor. Cause any mom with school aged children, knows that you have to have a little humor to keep you from going crazy. Enjoy!

Twas the night before school started after a long Christmas vacation, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The childrens clothing was hung with care,
In hopes that the bright yellow school bus would soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While mommy laid awake with visions of them boarding the school bus danced in her head.
Mommy in her ‘snuggie' and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But the school bus driving away!

With a little old bus driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be my alarm didn't go off.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
I whistled, and shouted, and called my children by name!

"Now Michael! now Logan! Get up and go!
We missed the school bus and must hurry! To school we must go!
"Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all, so mommy can get some work done today!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the school the coursers they flew,
With their backpacks full of papers, homework and lunchboxes too.

And suddenly all too soon, in, I heard on the front lawn
The prancing and pawing of each little foot.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
In the front door My children came with a bound.

They were full of energy from their first day,
And their coats, boots, hats and mittens were all dropped and left on my front doorstep in disarray.
A bundle of papers and empty lunchboxes were flung on their backs,
And they looked like a peddler, just opening their backpacks.

My children's eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
Their cheeks were like roses, their little noses looked just like a cherry!
Their droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the milk dribble on their chin was as white as the snow.

The wad of gum held tight in their teeth,
And the bubble gum encircled his head like a wreath.
They had a round little face and a little flat belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

My children were chubby and plump, from all that Christmas candy they were jolly little self,
And I laughed when I saw them, in spite of myself!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had plenty to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And emptied all my cupboards of food, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up from the table he rose!

He sprang from their seat, to his brother he gave a whistle,
And away they all flew down the hall, like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
"Mom we are home, and to all a good-night!"

Friday, January 1, 2010

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