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Friday, July 31, 2009

Rain, rain, rain

Today has been one of those stormy summer days. It rains quite hard for less than an hour and then although the sun is out it is humid and muggy. Yuck. Then just when we get the nerve to go out, in whips in more storms. It is very depressing. Then to top it off I have pms. You know, it doesn't help to know why you feel cross. You are still just as out of sorts anyway. Well this has been a very boring and depressing entry. sorry.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Moment to Breathe

Sometimes I go through my day and wonder when I'm ever going to get a break. As a stay at home mom, most people act as if I have nothing to do all day but stick my thumb up my butt. Not. I have been trying to write a post all day and as soon as I get a train of thought going. "Mommy!" I went to get a pedicure this morning because its summer and at least my feet can look good. Of course Maxwell (the younger) was with me. So I spend the next 45 minutes relaxing in the chair. Yeah right I wish! First he wants to sit in my lap. Fine. Then he wants to get down. Then he tries to go through the drawers in the salon. Then he decides to help by opening the nail polish for her. Yikes. Finally just as I'm almost done, he makes a break for the door. There went my pedicure. (sigh)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Planning a Birthday Party

I don't know when my party planning started to get out of hand. Well, I know it is my fault that I love to plan a party. So I've lined up entertainment. God knows I don't want ten 6 year olds running around with nothing to do. It must be the theme that drives me crazy. We have decided on a reptile theme and found a company that brings live animals for entertainment. Now I have to decorate the room to match. So I need balloons, tablecloths, and favors. Not to mention the food. Unfortunately reptiles are not one of those easy themes. Thank God for the internet. That's what saved me last year. So I found some favors but not all in the same place. So I have to go to three different sites to get all the stuff that I need plus one place for the cake, one place for the balloons and another for the catered food. What did you think I was cooking for all those people? NOT!!! Oh I forget to mention that I printed up the invitations on my computer. Hopefully no one will be a snob about it. But I did do a pretty good job if I have to say so myself. Now all I need is for the people to come. That would be my luck. Spend hundreds of dollars for an elaborate party no one comes to.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Video games

What is with the obsession with video games? I don't think it is a good sign that at five my son is already addicted. I don't think it bodes well for his teenage years. We have a playstation 3 which I bought for my husband knowing full well that he would play it everyday for about two weeks then only on the weekend then once a month and now maybe once every three months. My son however is a much more avid player. He asks me to play everyday and if I don't allow the Playstation its the Leapster or the computer. I'm hoping he becomes a very rich gaming wizard. Otherwise we are in serious trouble.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

To Kiss or Not to Kiss

So my oldest son has reached that age where he hates to hug and kiss people. So over a weekend where we visit relatives he doesn't want to great anyone at all or say goodbye since he will be subjected to hugs and kisses repeatedly. My younger son has no problem as of yet and will kiss anyone. So my instinct is to say that he doesn't have to kiss anyone he doesn't want to. Is this incredibly rude? So to kiss or not to kiss, that is the question.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Sibling Rivalry

My two sons have been at each other's throat all summer. Mostly I think it is because the three year old has had the house pretty much to himself all year when along comes the five year old to take all his stuff. Don't ask me why when he has his own video games he wants to take back a game he was sick of last year. Not only that but they recently have taken the game of tag and turned it into the game of shove til the other falls over. I don't have proof yet but I'm pretty sure they are throwing things at each other also when my back is turned. When does school start again? Someone will be in the hospital before the summer is out at this rate. Maybe it will be me. Hmm, fairly private room, tv, room service sounds like a great vacation. I'll take three nights. Now if only I could figure what kind of injury will get me there....

Thursday, July 23, 2009

I'm only trying to help!

My kids must have dual personaliites. My oldest son will be screaming "Mom I need your help!" and when I get ther he won't let me help. "I can do it" he says. Can you believe it? I don't. So when I am allowed to help I get "That's not how you do it." Well excuuuse me. Am I the one who foisted herself into this so that I could mess up his day. No. Nor was I the one who was yelling at the top of my lungs downstairs for help. So today I am working on his reading with him. (He's 5) So I'm trying to show him how to sound words out by breaking them into smaller words. He decides it would be more fun to take a nap. I've never been so insulted in my life. The boy probably hasn't taken a nap since he was three which means of course he is going to be up until all hours of the night with me. There better not be any show I want to watch on tv. Well anyway, he may be stubborn but he must fall down and bow to my superior stubbornness because he will finish his worksheet before nightfall today or we will die trying.