Favorite Quotes

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  • "I'm so busy.... I don't know if I found a rope... or lost my donkey! - Unknown"
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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Night or Day?

Poor Carlie has been so sick the last few weeks. Two weeks ago she had really bad Strep Throat. Last week she had a stomach virus. This week she has a cold and a cough. Bob had a late practice yesterday, so he picked the kids up from school. Carlie told him that she was too tired to help with housework and needed to take a nap. So he told her to go lay down. Sure enough, she was out like a light a few minutes later. When I came home at 5:30pm, she was still sleeping and was running a mild fever.

I let her sleep for a while longer and cooked spaghetti and garlic toast for dinner. At 6:30pm, I had everyone’s food dished out. So I went and woke Carlie up. I said “Come on, sweetheart, wake up and go eat.” It took me several tries to get her to wake up. By then the other kids were already done eating. Carlie sat at the table and asked “WHY are we having spaghetti? Can’t I just eat the toast?!?!?!?!?” That’s normally one of her favorite meals. She was crabby so I told her she could only eat toast if that’s what she wanted. She took a nibble of it, then whined “Can’t I have some cereallllll?”

I don’t normally cater to such requests. But I knew she didn’t feel good, so I fixed her a bowl of dry cereal. I went on about my evening chores. A few minutes later Carlie walks by me wearing a different outfit. I asked her “Why did you put those on?” And she goes “Is it Saturday?” I replied “No, it’s Wednesday.” I’m thinking she’s delirious with fever or something. So I say “Why don’t you go put those clothes back up and put some pajamas on?” Again she looks at me funny and repeats “Is it SATURDAY or is it THURSDAY?” Now I’m REALLY starting to get concerned. I repeated “Hon, go take those clothes off and put your PJs on.” And she yells at me “WHY would I want to wear my PJs to SCHOOL!!!”

Ahhhhhh…..she thought it was morning. I woke her up….she’d been asleep for a long time….it was dark outside….food was on the table. No wonder she didn’t want to eat spaghetti for breakfast. LOL. I thought I was in the twilight zone there for a minute. I’m sure she was thinking that way too. LOL.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Ace Bandages

A bit before Christmas, Libby discovered my Mom's first aid kit. She went nuts over it and said she wanted one for a Christmas present. So Granny got one for Frank and one for Libby. The kit included an ace bandage.

Well apparently they snuck them to school last week. Libby said Frank had his arm wrapped from wrist to elbow. The school counselor pulled her aside and said "Libby, I need to ask you what happened to Frank's arm?"

Sheesh. Those two are going to get me turned into Child Services!!! Thankfully she told the counselor they were fake. LOL. Granny and I sat them down and explain exactly WHY wearing them to school like that was a bad idea!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Curse you!!!

My ten year old son came upstairs last night and told me "Mom, Carlie told me a bad thing." I asked him what she said. Apparently they were playing Wii. Carlie got mad at Frank and yelled at him "Curse you. CURSE YOU!!!!" (I think she got that from Phantom of the Opera.)

But after Frank told me what she said he goes "So what does that mean, anyway???"

Friday, January 9, 2009

December Quotes

Do what you will with another person; But never put them out of your heart. --The Dalai Lama
He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too. - Benjamin Franklin
You are 100% Responsible for the Success of Your Relationships. You are 100% responsible for creating what you get. And you get exactly what you deserve. - Dr. Taylor Hartman.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Would You Get OFF of ME!!!

When we first moved to Wichita, Carlie had just turned two. It was the first time we'd lived with the kids in a big city where we had access to things like the YMCA.

I was so excited and enrolled the kids in several different classes at the Y. The kids took swimming lessons. I put Carlie and I in a class called Tumble Tots for kids ages walking to 2 years. It was a parent child class. Carlie always talked like a grown up when she was little (like my niece, Morgan). She was also very head strong.

At the beginning of the class, the Mommies and Babies were supposed to sit on the floor with the child and do stretches. Then after the stretches were completed the kids got to play on tumbling equipment with their parent. Well Carlie liked the playing part, but she didn't want anything to do with the stretching. She would get up and run away.

Finally one day, I decided I was going to hold her down and we were going to DO the stretches. So I'm trying to wrestle her into place. I look down the line of other parents and kids and all the other babies are sitting there with their parents doing their nice little stretches and saying things like "Hi, Mommy!" "Look, Mommy" "Find Ball".

Meanwhile it's taking all my strength to wrestle MY child down to the mat. Then Carlie finally yells at me (sounding like she's six years old) "Would you get OFF of ME!!!!" As everyone in the class stopped what they were doing to look at us, I just gave an embarrassed chuckle and shrugged.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

New Years with the Pools

Memaw and Pepaw came to bring in the New Year with us. We had a quiet evening with the kids and Arlena. We had tons of snacks, funny hats and noise makers. We actually had to bring in the New Year twice...once when the ball dropped in Times Square and once again when it was Midnight our time. The little girls barely made it...they were drooping when Midnight finally rolled around.

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