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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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Happy Birthday, Memaw!!!

Memaw is 49....er 59.....er 69 years young today! She had so much fun playing the kids' DSes that we got her one for her birthday. Two peas in a pod!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Madi lost her first top tooth.

Their childhood is just flying by way too fast!!! The excuses for the tooth fairy just keep getting better and better. This morning, the tooth fairy left her a dollar on the kitchen counter, but didn't take her tooth because Madi hadn't been brushing them well enough and it was too dirty! Yeah.....right!!!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Funny Nintendo DS Pictures

Granny got all her grandkids a Nintendo DS for Christmas. Lena got one from in In-Laws too. Needless to say, they were a big hit.

Chocolate Underwear, anyone?

I guess my children think I'm dumb or something. Memaw and Pepaw came for Valentines Day, and they bought the kids lots of goodies including a bag of small chocolate hearts. On Saturday, Libby's game was at 8AM at Rosalia which is at least 30 minutes away. So Bob and the Pools got up really early and took her to her game. I stayed home with Madi.

When they got home, Memaw was looking for some stain remover for Libby's jersey. I asked her what she'd got on it . The whole inside was covered in CHOCOLATE.

It turns out that Libby was warming up for her game, and she put her hand up inside her jersey and pulled it out with her fingers covered in chocolate. They told her to go to the bathroom and clean it off. She was gone and gone and gone and gone. Finally Memaw went to go check on her, and she had chocolate ALL OVER her belly, back and sides.

She's stolen one of the little chocolate hearts and had put it down inside her shirt to save it for "later". Only she forgot that chocolate melts.

When I asked her how the chocolate got all over the inside of her shirt, she said "I have NO idea?" So I asked her if perhaps it had materialized there from another dimension? Or perhaps God had put it there when she wasn't looking????

She looked me right in the face and swore up and down that she didn't know how the chocolate got there. THEN she tells me that perhaps she laid her jersey down on top of some chocolate the night before and it had gotten on her jersey THAT way. Ummm...yeah....right.

Finally, I threatened to leave her at home while we went out to eat until she decided to tell the truth. So she is grounded to Carlie's room for the day today.

Monday, February 16, 2009

I will NEVER pee again!!!

Madi woke up Thursday saying that her privates were hurting. I didn't think much about it and sent her on to school. They called later that morning saying she'd had an accident at school and the school nurse thought she had a bladder infection.

I was able to get an appointment for her at 3:30pm that afternoon, and Bob picked her up and school and ran her over to my office and then went back to his basketball practice.

Madi and I went over to the doctor's office together. We didn't have any trouble until the doctor informed her that she'd have to pee into a cup. The doctor refused to perscribe her any antibiotics until she peed in the cup.

Madi went absolutely BIZERK. She said it hurt when she went to pee, and she didn't need to pee anyway, so she WASN'T peeing in that cup. I took her to the bathroom and wrestled her skirt and underwear off of her. And then the fit REALLY began. I can't remember Madi ever acting like that. She screamed....she shrieked....she wailed....she tried to force me to give her clothes back to her. I wasn't going to bend.

She threatened to leave the bathroom and walk back to our exam room, wrap her coat around herself and go home by herself. She said I was the Meanest Mom in the Whole Wide World,and that she was NEVER GOING TO PEE AGAIN!!!!!. She said she was going to yell out the door to the doctor, and the doctor would come and make me give her clothes back to her. She was going to tell Bob what I'd done to her.

I'm sure the ENTIRE office heard everything because all of this was said at the top of her lungs.

Finally I turned the water on at the tap. That REALLY made her need to go pee. She started dancing and screaming and trying to get around me to turn the water off.

We did this for an HOUR. Finally she couldn't hold it any more and ran for the toilet and I managed to get TWO DROPS of pee into the cup. Luckily it was enough for the to test.

As soon as she peed in the cup she was back to her normal happy self. I on the other hand was EXHAUSTED!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Making Babies

My "baby" is in Kindergarten this year. And I cannot squelch that longing to have another one. And we probably won't, goodness knows we have our hands full with what we've got.

But we were at one of the kid's basketball games on Saturday and we were sitting by a couple with a newborn baby. I was looking at how cute she is and popped off "Do you guys want me to have another baby?" I was really teasing. But Libby thinks about it a second and says "Yeah, I'd really like you to have another baby. So why don't you have sex with Dad?" LOL.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Last Kiss

Pearl Jam recorded the song The Last Kiss. It's about two teenagers who have a car wreck and the girl dies. The refrain goes like this

"Oh where, oh where, can my baby be? the lord took her away from me. shes gone
To heaven, so Ive got to be good. so I can see my baby when I leave this world."

Carlie was listening to this song in Granny's car. When they get out of the car, she says. "Well, I guess I'd better be good, if I ever want to see Uncle Paul again." Uncle Paul was a favorite Uncle and passed away a little over a year ago.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Come and Make Me

Wow. The first three weeks of January were WONDERFUL for Frank. Then, that fourth week, his behavior took a nose dive. He was in trouble all week at school, culminating in him getting into a fight with a little girl for staring at him. He elbowed her, called her names and threw a rock at her (hitting her).

We finally figured out that he was up at night messing around instead of sleeping him. I grounded him to the upstairs bedroom so that I could keep an eye on him. He slept ALL weekend. I also made him sleep there Monday and Tuesday and he once again was good at school.

Then Wednesday night, he had a meltdown with his (male) basketball coach. It's very unusual for him to act up with a man. But they were working on a drill and Frank couldn't get it right. So he got frustrated and sat on the bench and refused to participate. The coach told him "Get your rear back out on the floor." And Frank responded "Come and make me, B!tch!!!"

Bob, being a High School Coach, about had a conniption fit. But Frank apologized to his coach today and his team members. And he did get to play a little in the game. That's the only problem we've had this week.

Monday, February 2, 2009


Carlie got a life sized Barbie for Christmas. I really didn't think she'd play with it much, but she has. Yesterday she came through the house carrying the life sized Barbie cradled in her arms. The Barbie was wearing a hood that had been unzipped from someone's winter jacket, and Carlie had a horribly sad look on her face.

I asked her what was wrong, and she replied "Well, my daughter has luekemis. It's this disease, and the medicines for it cost lots and lots of money. And that's why we have Penny's for Patients at school. She has this hat on her head, because when you get Leukemis, all of your hair falls out and you have to wear a hat. It's so sad Mommy."

I explained to her that JB had had "leukemis" and almost died from it. She asked me if his hair fell out too, and I told her it did.

Lucky for us, Barbie's luekmis was cured a few hours later and her hair was back. How I wish it was that simple for the kids who really do have it.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

January Quotes

Some people mistake kindness for weakness. Some people mistake a decision to take no action as passivity. I am neither weak nor am I passive - Julie Pool
People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered. Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest person with the smallest mind. Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs, but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack if you help them. Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you might get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway --- Kent M. Keith

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