Archive for September, 2014

I Did What I Said I Wouldn’t Do…….

Monday, September 29th, 2014 by by

I did it. I bought my son a cell phone. I have a really good reason though!!! We don’t have a home phone, so if something happens my kids have no way of getting in touch with me. What could possibly happen?? Their dad watches them while I work, he’s almost 50!! Anything could happen!! Ok, not just that, but what if there’s a fire? What if they’re out with their dad and get separated? What if, god forbid, their dad has a heart attack or gets sick? They need a way to get a hold of me, or the police, or an ambulance. And they had no way of doing that before since we don’t have a home phone. So I bought Lex a phone.  He does not take it to school though! Not yet. Well save that for when he’s in middle school. Of course, Lola is allowed to use it if she wants to or needs to tell me something absolutely very important. :) It’s cute, actually. Lex sends me text messages while he’s with his dad, and I respond with kitten pictures. It’s great. Somehow though, this has turned into Lex needing deodorant now as well, because, you know, he’s now a man with his own phone. ;)

Me~

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Artwork Display

Saturday, September 27th, 2014 by by

Now that The Younger has started kindergarten, I am overwhelmed with papers. I figured out that each person in the house needs a bin that they are responsible for checking if they’re missing paperwork or to see if they have mail (this is mostly for the 6’6″ child in my house), but I was struggling with what to do with The Younger’s artwork. Our refrigerator isn’t magnetic, and our pantry door has no more room to tape her latest creations, so I was stuck.

Until the Dollar Store that is! They had clothespins when I went this time, and right there next to it was a bin full of decorative masking tape!

All it took was some cutting, and the younger covered the top (displayed) side of the clothespin. Now I just string a ribbon wherever I want her art displayed, and we have the means to pin them up without a lot of fuss :-)

Yeah, That

Thursday, September 25th, 2014 by by

“… and that’s what they mean by ‘genetic trait.’”

“So, Mom? Like the genetic traits I have from you are my hair color and my skin color and the ones I get from Dad are that I’m tall and smart?”

“Yeah, and I think you could say you get ‘smart’ from both of us.”

“I know you’re smart too but I mean like really smart like Dad.”

My Summer Project

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 by by

I had this crazy idea that I was going to do 4 giant mosaics on the front of my art building. I enlisted one of my staff members that I know would support me on anything, was a great draw-er, and I knew I could count on her.

I had this rudimentary drawing and she fine tuned it. Maddie took the idea and ran with it. We problem solved together but in the end, it was her baby. I can’t believe how gorgeous it is every time I look at it. Our campers did all of the glass layout and gluing it down. (more…)

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Starting Off The School Year With A BANG!

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 by by

Turns out that my wonderful, adorable, so well behaved angelic children, are just plain children after all. Noisy, talkative, interrupting children. Both of them have been getting into trouble at school. Lex actually had to call me yesterday to explain what he had done and to let me know his card was now on yellow. They do the card system, start off on green and red means real trouble. Lo has been on red twice now. -_- It’s “not her fault though!”, she just has to blurt out the answer because the teacher won’t pick her. Unbelievable. And Lex? Lex got in trouble because he yelled at a friend who kept telling him to eat paper, and he didn’t want to eat paper, so he yelled at her. Yes, HER. A girl. It’s starting already. It is way too soon for girls to be going after my son! Hussie’s better back off.

Lo. She just can’t help herself. She’s always right and everyone needs to know it, and she will make sure they do whether they want to or not!! Damn it! We’ve had a talk about self control and raising our hand when the teacher asks a question. I think she got it. We’ll see. In the meantime I’m just going to go sit quietly and watch the show.

The Mom~

Front Row Seat

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 by by

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“Mom! Check it out. When it’s night time, the front window’s like a mirror and I can totally practice my Michael Jackson moves and see myself at the same time! Sometimes I spin into the couch, but it’s cool.”

They’re Called "Math Mountains"

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 by by


“Mom, this math homework is really stressing me out. I’m going to need a really big glass of water and maybe some Advil and a banana cut in pieces with some peanut butter on it.”

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Monday, September 15th, 2014 by by

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Stalling

Sunday, September 14th, 2014 by by

“Okay, Bob. Good night. See you in the morning.”

“Wait, Mom? Can I get a drink of water?”

“Your water is right here on your desk.”

“Okay. Good night. Mom? Don’t we need to get new soccer shoes?”

“Yes, Bob. Now it’s time to stop talking and start sleeping. Goodnight.”

“Mom, one more thing.”

“What, Bob?”

“Where do babies come from?’

“…”

“Hahaha. Just kidding! Good night, Mom.”

Organizing Stuffed Animals

Saturday, September 13th, 2014 by by

The Younger loves stuffed animals. She refuses to part with any of them, and that leads to messes like this:

The rooms in our house are pretty small, so any sort of clutter immediately looks like a disaster area. We pick up our rooms almost daily, so it gets frustrating when no matter what you do, you can’t make a room orderly! The Younger gets especially frustrated, so I looked around for ideas online to help her keep her room neat without making her get rid of her animals.

I came across an idea somewhere out there (I’m guessing Pinterest, but I’m not entirely sure that was it), and I finally got around to getting what I needed to complete the project. Granted it was only one thing, but you know how it is… (more…)

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