Showing posts from October, 2010

So Funny! (Favorites Friday)

Just a couple of things I've seen recently that have made me laugh!

(edited to add -- I just realized there is one swear word around the 3 minute mark, so I give you fair warning)

The best lines, in my opinion?

"My kids just know what they learn from Dora the Explorer." LOL!!!!

And maybe this is only funny because I AM a mom of twins:

"I have a five year old, a one year old and a two year old, so that is just like having twins."

"Time-out is bad for a child's self-esteem"

The lady has some others, but several of them have foul language. This is one that works fit for my G-rated blog:

and along those lines have I ever mentioned the Free Range Kids site? I love how it reminds us that kids need to have fun and that reasonable risks are acceptable in this hyper-sensitive helicopter parenting world.

What we woke up to this morning (Wordless Wednesday)


San Diego Daddy Trip (Wordless Wednesday)

Just a few that made me smile . . .

Grades & Update

So, it's been a little over a week with our new routines and chores and such. In honor of my kids' getting their grades yesterday, I thought I'd report on how we're doing by giving my family a letter grade for each day.

We've had:
4 days of A's & B's followed by
3 days of C's & D's followed by
1 F day (yesterday)

You know the interesting thing? The letter grades coorespond almost exactly to how much sleep I got the night before and whether I get a nap or not. Katie's still up a ton at night -- last night, it was every two hours like clockwork -- and I'm at a loss to know what to do about it. She goes to sleep fine with minimal fussing when she's tired. I just feed her and put her in her bed. She spends one to five minutes stretching and rolling around and then she's out. It's the "waking in the middle of the night and screaming at the top of her lungs until I feed her again" stuff that I shrug my shoulders abo…

The Other Side of a Week

(warning -- long post ahead with tons of pictures!)

My husband and five of my children return home today from their adventures in California. I felt one huge twinge of envy the first time they called after they'd left the beach. They talked over one another as they excitedly told me about the many crabs they caught.

But that was my only twinge all week. I was too busy, too excited about what I was accomplishing, and too happy with a restful week to worry much about what I might be missing.

This week has been just what I needed. I got naps every day, several short ones and some wonderful nourishing long ones. I spent a few hours playing outside with my little ones and went on a couple of walks.

But mostly, I tackled my home with the intensity of a hurricane. I made note of every nagging thing and then went to work to take care of it.

I feel like I've been paddling upstream lately in a leaking boat. I just can't patch the leaks fast enough and keep paddling at the same tim…