Thursday, April 21, 2011
-My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss
I have two words.
Both ended up on various parts of the mall floor, school cafeteria table, boy's shirt, boy's shorts, boy's arm, my shorts and mall bathroom floor.
Did you know that ketchup is a good substitue for paint? My boy taught me that today in his sister's school cafeteria whilst I was busily bouncing baby on one knee while handing out the contents of three happy meals and breaking open two toys. (No, I didn't need my toy. Yet.) I look over and he is attentively fingerpainting the ketchup all over his arm. Luckily, I catch it before he gets it on his or my clothes. That happens later after he has it on his hands. But that's OK, because it matches perfectly with the dried blood from his bloody nose 2 hours earlier at the mall. Smart boy, he knows how to keep his colors matching. All I need now is some red dye and we'll have a brand new shirt.
Yes, there are many different colored days Dr. Seuss, and although there was no horses or kicking involved, ours was definitely a red day.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
#1. I'm going to watch and marvel at my kids turning another year older themselves - 10, 3, and 1.
#2. I'm going to experience my first Time-Out for Women. That's right, not for toddlers, for women!
#3. I'm going to master Carrie Underwood's "Cowboy Casanova" moves on my Wii Country Dance.
#4. I'm going to finish my afghan.....ok, ok, I will finish 2/3rds of my afghan....maybe. (It's only been 15 years since I started). (I'm in no rush). (I intend it to be used in my coffin).
#5. I'm going to stop eating chocolate chips for snacks and move onto something more nutritious, like chocolate covered pretzels or chocolate covered peanuts, or chocolate covered peanut butter or a whole freaking bag of Reeses..........ok. i'm done now. just had to get that off my chest. chocolate is the devil. amen.
Yeah, so the whole goal motiff is getting depressing. Lets move onto Easter outfits. Now, I was sitting there rocking my little lady Rebekah today and thinking about Easter outfits for my girls. Here is what crossed my mind in the span of, oh, about ten seconds...
"Oh, crap, it's Easter on Sunday and I don't have Easter dresses for the girls. Do I need new Easter dresses for the girls? Who came up with the whole 'have to have a new, springy, cutsy, pastel dress on Easter Sunday, preferably with a matching bonnet' theme? Obviously someone who loves shopping for clothes and has way too much time and money on their hands. So why don't I want to get cute, matching Easter dresses for my girls? Grandmas would love to see cute pictures of cute girls in cute matching Easter dresses...It's not that I can't afford them...I could...but do I want to spend that money on cute new dresses they don't need? NO! I don't want to spend my money on cute matching Easter dresses! And do I love to shop for cute matching Easter dresses? NO! Oh, do I feel like the Easter grinch now...
Ah, another depressing topic. Moving on to the last, more pleasant thought of the day...
Oh, yeah....It's my BIRTHDAY tomorrow!
ok, I give up.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Such a little man!
Oh, and for those of you who don't know and can't understand the lyrics:
I am a child of God, and He has sent me here. Has given me an earthly home, with parents kind and dear. Lead me, guide me, walk beside me, help me find the way. Teach me all that I must do, to live with Him someday.
It's pretty much the most well known children's song in our church - comparable to Jesus Loves Me in other denominations. It's one of my favorite hymns.