Tuesday, July 29, 2008
A little background: With the start of school (hip hip hooray!!!), my children are now required to actually take baths every night. (It may not last for long, but we'll give it the old college try.) We are alternating days with who goes first because....... I have two children. If they aren't fighting to go first, they are fighting to go last, go figure.
DS was to go first tonight. I told him to go and was greeted with an "Okay Mom." That should have been my first clue that things are not always as they seem.
Okay, rewind to, oh..., 10 minutes ago and this is the conversation that took place.
DD: (coming down the stairs naked with the bath water running) "Mom, DS and I need to start using different..."
Me: "Yes, get a clean towel." (Very long story - don't ask)
DD: "NO, we need to start using different soap."
Now let me interrupt for a moment. I am a fairly intelligent person, tend to have common sense and don't count myself as completely insane, so I should have let the whole conversation drop, but NOOOOOO.
DD: " Because DS came out of the tub smelling like rotten rice."
DD: "He does!"
The moral was that DS is now taking a second bath because, as I was informed by Jenn, boys think that putting soap in their hair constitutes bathing.
Inquiring minds would like to know: "Does rice rot and what does it smell like?"
I know that it can go moldy, but does it actually rot and smell?
Saturday, July 19, 2008
What a sight! The luggage, I mean. It looks like we're moving out.
As with almost anything concerning DD, the following pictures have to be explained. She had gotten a toy at McDonald's the first day and decided to call her ducky (she is actually a swan - again, do we see a theme and should I start saving now for therapy?). So everyone, except Daddy, because he was cursing at the luggage, had to take "Ducky Cheese" pictures with the swan (aka ducky). We all had to say "Ducky Cheese" and put the ducky (aka swan) to our cheek. It gets very confusing in our house unless you've lived there for an extended period of time!!
DD writing a breakfast list for DS.
I said what is "Sushi is wofi fot?"
At breakfast while fighting with her brother:
Sunday, July 13, 2008
So starts our 2008 vacation. We have never really taken an extended vacation with JUST our immediate family. I am really looking forward to this.
Now having said that, I did try to break DH's fingers today. Literally, not figuratively. And no, not on purpose. He was being a very nice husband and fixing my seat at a rest area. Very long story, so trust me on this. Anyway, I thought he was done and closed my door on his fingers. After a few choice words that made the bikers there blush, he let me look at them. Thankfully they are not broken and we didn't have to start this trip with an Emergency Room run in Kansas (or was it Eastern Colorado - it really doesn't matter, does it?!?!). I guess I'm not as strong as I think - thankfully.
After 10 hours (give or take) in the car, we pull up to the hotel (10:30pm MDT, 11:30pm local time) and DD gives me this cute smile and says "I love Kansas, I want to live here." To which I said, "WHAT?!?!" and so ends the first 1/2 day of our trip. I am so sure that there will be many more great conversations with my children as we refused to bring the Wii. They do have a DVD player and DS has his Nintendo DS, but we have to take baby steps when "unplugging" our children!
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Most of the kids are unidentifiable except for their numbers.