Wednesday, March 5, 2014
You got this.
I'm excited that my two, new purchases just came in the mail!
But Mom! It's so much faster if we look up the words on the computer!
You are right! But use the dictionary, anyway. When you're an adult and not stupid you'll thank me.
Goals for the day:
3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
We'll that's really all I got.
Wish us luck!
Ugh. I loathe being up so late. Because I know the morning will be here in a flash...
and I will want to CRY!...
because I don't want to get out of bed.
But the messes came quicker than I could even think about cleaning them today, and I had to take advantage of the quiet hours after the kids were in bed. Yawn. And now I've passed the exhausted point, and I'm into the restless phase. I just finished my last round of bed checks before I found my own. Annie and Joe share a room downstairs. They were both tucked tight in their covers to ward off the basement chill. Joe usually sleeps in his undies only, and ventures out of bed with a blanket wrapped around him every morning. Miss pre-teen Annie has started sleeping in tank tops and sweats...her days of nightgowns over, at least for now. Adam and Frankie are bunked up together in the room I slept in until I was in high school. I remember listening to Michael Jackson in that room...and Def Leppard...and Salt N Pepa. As I was painting that room before we moved in, I painted over 'I Love Joe' that I had written on the closet wall sometime in the early 90's. I guess I could have left it, because I have a new Joe whom I love. Adam is sleeping peacefully on the top bunk, as peaceful as any of the kids sleep. He's the first asleep every night, and gives us the least amount of trouble at bedtime. And Frank is on the bottom bunk. He required a little rearranging because his head was half off the bed. Frankie sleeps with a smile. And it's the sweetest smile. Jack shares the room across the hall with Kyle and Henry. Poor Jack. He's the least opinionated of the older kids, and he's stuck in the room with the undesirables. Kyle is the one out of bed over and over and over, making it impossible for his roommates to get to sleep on time. And Henry tends to stink up he whole room, just before bedtime, to make going to sleep as unpleasant as possible for poor Jack. But nobody is a better sport than him. He gets it from his dad. Flexible and easy-going. That Jack will make a good husband some day. Kyle usually manages to get Lucy in his room at some point, and she always ends up trapped. We make sure to crack the door before we go to bed, so she has the option to escape. As I went to rescue her a few minutes ago, I found the reality of the situation to be much different than I thought.
Poor Kyle barely even gets any pillow. I think KYLE needs rescued from LUCY!
And now I need to be rescued from my wakefulness. Off to bed for me!
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Annie is still at basketball practice, so the after-school snack & chat was around a table full of boys. I eventually made my way to Joe.
Mr Josiah, how was your day?
It was pwetty good.
I saw a red face on your behavior chart. What's that about?
Oh, it's totawy not a wed! I just dwew a wed wobot instead of a happy face.
Are you sure?
Shua I'm shua!
Ok. Did you get into trouble on the bus?
Well just one time.
One time is too much. Why did you get in trouble?
I've just been kissin' on people.
Joe. Don't kiss anyone on the bus. Don't kiss anyone at school. If you want to kiss someone, kiss me.
I'm just gonna be done kissin'.
I think it's time for Mr. Joe to do his chores.
Joe. King of the funny face.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Sunday, February 9, 2014
|I'm waitin' on dinner.|
|But yo, I'm tired.|
|Not sure I can make it.|
Thursday, January 30, 2014
I'm not starving the kid!
I got my very own Pavlov's Dog.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014
|Side-by-side photo of twins....can you guess which one spent her time tanning?|
Eva Cassidy singing Somewhere Over The Rainbow.
Friday, January 24, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Monday, January 20, 2014
Saturday, January 18, 2014
|Jack...just as he came in from the party tonight. It was a bonfire, Nerf gun battling extravaganza! And he had a blast!|
I'm baking cookies...four kids are in bed, presumably asleep...Brandon is off to pick up Jack from a friend's house...and two are with their grandparents for the night. I'm listening to my favorite Pandora station, currently playing Anne Murray's Danny's Song. Don't you love those quiet moments when it feels like everything is just right? And everything is just about just right. But Anne Murray makes me think of a special someone..who also likes Anne Murray..who I'm missing very much..and who I really wish was here.