Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Children Are Hilarious

I sat on the couch as my three year old “investigated” my bare belly. She is so inquisitive these days. She talked about my belly button and poked at a couple freckles. She was so sweet and gentle as she played. I said, “Look at this”, and I showed her the line on my belly from the C-section. And I proceeded to tell her, “This is where the doctor took you out of my belly when you were just a tiny baby”. She looked at me with the strangest face and said,

“Mommy, why did you swallow me?”

And I burst into laughter. I laughed and laughed and laughed until I cried.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Oh how cute!!!

Tuesday, on my way home from work - - -I was turning off a main road onto a secondary when a puppy went right under my van. OH MY GOSH!! I stopped suddenly. I didn't heard a thump. I looked in the rear view mirror and the cutest little puppy came into view. Taking a breath of relief I started to drive off and he followed me. I made another turn and he was running as fast as he could. I just had to stop. He was so happy to see me.

I picked him up and took him around to a couple houses and ask if he belonged to anyone. One lady said he had been out there all day and he had almost gotten run over several times. I just couldn’t leave him there to be killed in the road. And who knows how cold it was going to get overnight.

He still has his downy like hair. He hops around and has the floppiest ears you ever saw. My monsters just loved him. But I already have a dog. A great dog. A trained “no poop in the house”, dog. I called around last night trying to find him a home, with no luck. I was feeling so sad! He barked all night (he has a bit of hound in him). Poor thing! I think it was the first night he was away from his Moma. He ate like he was starving (then had the runs-yuck).

With sadness, I called the dog pound this morning. Surprisingly, the guy was so reassuring. He said that puppies get placed very quickly. The kids and I hopped into the car and took him up there today. "9yr old monster” carried him in. He was really good about saying good-by. There was a lady there checking him out as we left. I left there feeling really good about it and I think my #2 monster learned a thing or two also.

What a crazy 24 hrs!

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

I let a 4th grader hurt my feeling. How do teachers do it!!!!

Last year I signed Monster #2 up in cub scouts. I was active in cub scouts with Monster #1 (led meetings, taught first aid, etc). With Monster #2, I haven’t been quite as active. Several of his friends were going and it started off great. Over half way through the year I realized (along with many parents) that the leader was, well, not meeting expectations. One by one, others stopped going. I feel that you should teach your kids, once you start something you finish it. So Monster #2 and I went the rest of the year (he really had a good time). I must say, I was disappointed that others quit so easily.

Several of the parent and I spoke this summer and decided we could start our own little club through a local church and so we did. They actually have other groups for different ages so monster #3 has her own class too. I was asked to lead. I gladly jumped right in. Our small group of 4th graders (4/5) started in October - 20 min.-Bible study and 20 min.-crafts. I rack my brain each week to come up with GREAT ideas to keep them happy. Two of the boys are a little hard to work with sometimes when they are together. But over all I love the group and I love to teach them the Bible.

Then it happened. Last week at the meeting the two boys bragged about shooting a bird and how they had half shot it and the other boy had to “finish it off” and then they explained how they beat it’s head in afterwards until it's eye's popped out. At this point my ears were steaming and I made the mistake of telling them that I did not care for their actions and they better not talk like that again at club. I could tell they were pissed the rest of the meeting. Keep in mind they were bragging to the others, not me. It’s like I got in the way. Several other times I was short with them during the meeting because they were doing a sloppy job of participating and whispering back and forth – etc.

So guess what – They want to quit club. And their mother is going to let them. And the mom is one of my only local friend in this stinking county! I guess I should not have scolded them - - -but really! That was just a little too much. Don’t you think???? Sould I have just laughed about it and went on????

I’m just steamed about it. The Mom said after a week went by she would ask them if they wanted to go again. It would not be so bad but that will leave 2-3 in the already small class. And I really did want to be a good Mom for #2 Monster. And now he has a “Mean Mom” according to the boy’s. That’s not going to help his “cool” factor at this age.

Man I can't believe I've been nocking myself out so they can have a good time and then to get such a crappy response! I swear I just want to take my kids deep in the woods and raise them without some of the bullcrap that goes on with other kids.


PS: it's 19 degrees! burrr!

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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Hello out there. Well, here I am blogging. Who will read this I wonder??? My good friend Michelle, living in France, has brought me here to this point. At one time I had many friends who all lived in the same area but now I have fewer friends, more children, and the friends I still keep in contact with all live apart now. I wish I had more time to talk with friends but the kids keep me very busy. Sometimes I can't believe how busy I am. Not that I feel like I get all that much done.

Monsters - Monster 1 is 3 yr's old (girl), Monster 2 is 10 (boy), and Monster 3 is 19 (boy). I remember thinking with my first kid that having a 3 year old was overwhelming. Now I say, "She's the easiest one I have". The 19 yr old was such a wonderful kid. Now he's killing me with his new found freedom and college. I thought he would sore in life and he is sinking like a dead fish! I want to help but the more I try, the further he sinks. Sometimes I don't know whether to hug him or smack him.

I must say I'm really sleepy this morning. My husband is a night person who can live on very little sleep. I'm NOT. The last two nights we watched football games on TV until around 11:30 and then got ready for the next day. Then he took a long bath (he gets into a book while bathing) and before I knew it it was 12:30-1 a.m. Getting up for work the last two mornings, I've had big bags under my eyes. This morning I made my 10 yr old late for school. Just by a little but he can't stand to be late so I know it'll affect his hole school day.

Guess that's enough for my first Blog.

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