Kid-isms and general parental observations that you maybe missed.Before I rehash the crazy from this month that I didn't already talk about I have been asked to explain why we call Dad "Loopy".
In the small town where we are from nearly every boy we went to high school with was either named Jeff, Jason, Jonathan, Jon, or John. To tell everyone apart they had nicknames. Here's an idea of what I mean:
Jeff, my husband, was nicknamed "Loopy" because he ate Fruit Loops every day.
My brother, Jeff Styf was "Stiffy"
Jason D was "Shaggy
Jason R was "Stumpy"
John W was "John John"
Jonathon M was "Jon" (lucky).
My little brother Jonathan was "Thon"
There were others, but you get the idea. Some people don't go by their nicknames anymore, but a few of them stuck. Loopy included.
On with the show.
August 2, A little time with Kendal
These aren't the best videos, but she was being so cute and I LOVE to listen to her talk.
August 10, lessons learned and other people's kidsLogan just told his friend never to point a gun at someone, because you could think you're holding a fake gun but it could be real and really kill someone. Ok, its OBVIOUSLY a nerf gun but good lesson, Logan.
later that night..
Somewhere in this neighborhood there is a small child having a massive meltdown. When this happens my thought process always goes like this:
1. I hope s/he is ok.
2.If the child is fine, I bet that parent had a long ass day and just gave up
3. Yay, its not mine this time.
August 11, "She turned me into a NEWT!!"This is educational, right? And by educational I mean I had to explain the plague and why they are collecting bodies.
Who can guess what we are watching? The kids both LOVE this movie.
|I got bettah.|
August 12, Some days...Its one of those days.... The meds Loopy is on for a new bacterial sinus infection makes him extremely irritable and dazed. (Levaquin Sucks) I put Logan in his room after a dinner freak out due to a grumpy dad. They both need a time out.
Meanwhile Kendal had a coffee party with her dinosaurs.
|The Long Neck guests have arrived.|
later that night.
Yeah, I totally got Logan out of bed to watch Queen perform at the closing ceremonies. He wasn't sleeping anyway :)
August 15, Conversation regarding kleptomania in toddlers.Me: Adriana, I found a few things in Kendal's bag that she may have 'borrowed' from your house. A pig, an antelope, a pelican, a monkey and other various small creatures. She said they are her new favorite toys but I explained that they are NOT infact hers. Hope Sean isn't looking for them!
Adriana: LOL. She dug deep into his toy box...I believe she deserves them. Finders keepers :D (please keep them, got more than enough little toys creatures here lol) I love you Kendal!!!!
Me: We have plenty too. She gave me the evil eye when I told her they are Sean's. She'll be happy to know she can keep them. You are awesome. She has dubbed the pig "Other Ham" the antelope is now "Horns Cow" and the pelican is "Blue Ostrich"
August 16, relateable pictures
|I've had this conversation.|
|Seriously Mr. Noodle. Get it together!|
August 17, But mooooomKendal has been trying to convince me to take her shopping for Lorax toys for days. We don't need more dang toys. She is pretty sure she needs a full set of figurines to go with every movie she likes.
August 16, beginning of school year sicknessLogan came home with a stomach ache. I think his muscles are sore from sniffling all night. Tylenol, allergy meds and back to school tomorrow. Kendal is being really sweet to him. Held his hand all the way to the car, helped him pick the chewable medicine at Walgreens and gave him run of the tv to play video games.
3 hours later
Logan is feeling better, So I made him clean the bathroom. Kendal came to help... by dumping a bucket of water on his head. At least now the floors are mopped. I really love listening to the thunderstorms everyday, but its making the kids batshit crazy not being able to run around outside.
August 23 Dinner with Mr. Bean
Today was our anniversary. We had dinner at Carrabbas and our waiter named Jeff was very nice. He looked like your average Embry Riddle student. Kendal insisted he was Mr. Bean and made everyone around us call him Mr. Bean. I am not even sure that guy knew who Mr. Bean is.
August 24, Things take longer when kids help.
Today we had a lot to do. One of our tasks was cleaning Blue's tank. Kendal LOVES to help, but today she brought Big Elephant and RC to help out. *Sigh*
|Do you have any idea how long it takes|
|for a toy elephant and car|
|to put 200 rocks back into a tank|
|one at a time?|
Good thing I wasn't in a hurry.
August 25Kids are a little emotional today. Excessive meltdowns anyone?
later that day
My kids refused food allll day. Now it's bedtime and they are ravenous. Kendal found a sprinkle cookie and some pretzels. Now she is jumping on the bed yelling ''my tummy hurts, my tummy hurts. Yaaaaay!''
August 27Kendal woke up coughing and has a snotty nose.. I gave her some of the leftover medicine from last time. Drunk Kendal is 5,4,3,2,1...
She is moving in slow motion and followed the Terminix guy around the house calling him "Mr. used to have a mustache". (I don't think we've ever met him before) Tried to get up on the stool with him to put down ant bait.. then passed out on the couch snoring like an old man.
Later that day...
Logan: I had a dream that we were in a tree house and we were fighting and Kendal could climb down all by herself and she was crying bad because she got her head cut on a lightsaber. I put a band aid on it for her.
Me: that was nice of you
Logan: Yeah. I know.
This morning we had breakfast with a friend (lunch-ish really) It was nice and sunny. I though to myself "I'll surprise the kids with a trip to the park on the way home form school (not the one with the evil fence)" Then this happened.
|It was too wet to go out and play.|
|The Cat In The Hat did NOT show up, but that would have been awesome.|
Kendal: Is that your coffee mom?
Kendal: Maybe I'll have some coffee too. In a sippy cup!
Me: No. You can't have coffee in a sippy cup
Kendal: Maybe I'll have some cold coffee in a cup.
Me: Yea, probably not though.
Kendal: Ok, I'll just go make some.
She is off to use her own coffee pot. I am not invited, but the giraffes are.
August 31, a pretty eventful day.I had to wake Kendal up this morning to take Logan to school. Then we had a coffee date with some of my friends (who all have school age kids). On the way there:
Kendal: Are you reeedy reeedy tired mom?
Me: Yes. I am pretty tired.
Kendal: Maybe lets go home and sleep on the couch with Care Bear blankets.
Me: That would be nice, but we have to meet some friends first.
Kendal: Oh Pweeeeeese sleep couch!?
While we were at Panera:
Kendal: I have to pee.
Me: Babe, you are wearing a diaper, you wanna go use the potty?
Kendal: Yes, lets go to the potty!
Other people: NICE! Potty training!! GO!!!
Me: Alright, cool. C'mon then.
In the bathroom:
Kendal: Ok Mom, go ahead and sit there.
Me: I don't have to pee, we are here because YOU had to pee.
Kendal: I don't want to pee potty. You do it Mom.
Me: Um.. no. you go first.
Kendal: Oh nevermind I was think you had to go pee, Mom.
On the way home from school today Logan said "Wow! Dam" I nearly gave him a talking to about watching his mouth and looked over.. yeah. there is a dam in the canal. Kendal was sure to point out that the word was "a bad idea, Logan"
Elephant status of the day:
Logan's Elephant is grounded for the rest of the day "For visiting Kendal's room without asking."
Kendal dropped the heavy cement elephant sprinkler on toe while carrying it by the trunk. I am not sure if she's more upset about her purple toe or the broken elephant.
It was not raining OR cloudy when we got home this afternoon for the first time in weeks. The kiddie pool is out and Logan is yelling "CANNON BALL" at the top of his lungs and jumping in. Some other kid somewhere in the neighborhood is echoing him by yelling "CANNON BALL" at the top of HIS lungs and jumping into a pool. I bet our neighbors LOVE us.
Oh, and this hurts: