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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Another week of parenting anomalies..

Monday... Yuck.

For some reason I shut off my alarms instead of hitting snooze this morning. Got a rather grumpy Logan to school 1/2 hour late, missed meeting up with Kari, my house is trashed, there is laundry EVERYWHERE. It can only get better, right?

I am trying to clean some of Kendal's toys to sell. What in the hell are baby dolls made of!? She literally has not played with some of these since she was 1.. or ever. Yet they are covered in dirt and sort of look like battered little children. Clorox helped but they still look like they have bruises on the head. and hands..

Just looked over and Kendal was chugging a Mt. Dew. I have no idea where she found it.
Also I just got a random text from Loopy
 "This job is fun! Its crazy! SO different :-D"
I love that I get a text like that at least once a week.

If this is true then Logan is going to be a really strong person tomorrow. He is currently mad at me for sending him to bed without TV and stories because he wouldn't do his chores. He yelled at me and tried to hit me. He also said he doesn't love me anymore. When I gave him a kiss, he 'took it off and threw it in the trash" Harsh.


Got Logan to school on time. He got himself up and dressed. He told me that he loves me again. I said he better go get that kiss outta his trash can. Me and Kendal went home to get some cleaning done. That never happened because I was tired. 
<------This happened instead. Then I took a nap. I had a tentative "morning coffee date" with my friend Luci. One of my favorite things about Luci is that her ability to function before noon is quite similar to mine. We finally both got up, dressed and out of the house at 1:30. Now THAT'S my kind of morning coffee date!! As an added bonus our friend Darla was there and joined us. Her kid stayed home from school with a tummy ache but was feeling much better. Kids learn how to play hooky young these days!

Me: I think I'll make lasagna for dinner.
Logan: I want pizza or Mac and Cheese.
Me: You can't survive on pizza and mac n cheese.
Logan: Well sometimes I like to eat steak.. and toast with butter.

Logan's homework assignment was to write down 10 verbs on a piece of paper, cut them out and mix them up, pick a word and act it out. One of Logan's words was Dancing. My word was Running. As a parent I always tell the kids to stop running in the house. So what happens when I do this for the sake of homework? I take a corner too fast and nearly knock myself out on the door frame. Ouch.


I took Kendal to Adriana's house while Loopy took Logan to school then renewed his licence. I had planned to go to our Survivor's Breakfast by myself but Loopy was able to stop in for a bit before heading out to work.They are still dumbfounded at how different and relaxed he is.This is NOT the Loopy they knew. I prefer this one!!
Shiny happy people!!
It is always good to see smiling faces and hear about the new opportunities and job interviews people have lined up. We were all in a pretty slap happy good mood. Judging from the texts and messages I got all day I think we all stayed pretty giddy all day. This needs to happen more! I hope more of the "Club" will be able to make it next time! 

Kendal thinks that she is the real Christopher Robin from Winnie the Pooh. She has a stuffed Eeyore and tied a balloon to his tail. Then she decided to play the Pooh games on and watch the new Winnie the Pooh movie. 

My friend Nichole came over to buy some of Logan's old clothes and return a set of bed rails she had borrowed for her son. I used to have her middle boy in my daycare room when he was 1yr old. He is pushing 6 now and cute as ever. 

Her youngest is the same age as Kendal. Zaiydan was brand new and Kendal was 2 months in this pic. 5lbs 5oz vs. 8lbs 5oz. She looks HUGE next to him.. But 2 months before this she was only 5lbs 2oz!!

Today's kid-sims:
Kendal: Mom, did you buurrrp?
Me: Yes.
Kendal: Well then excuuse you. 
Me:Oh sorry, excuse me.
Kendal: Did you haaave too many pears?
me: um, No.
Kendal: did you haaave too many crumbs? 
Me: um, No.
Kendal: Did you haaave too many strawberries?
Me: Um, No. Strawberries are yummy though.
Kendal: Stop it mom, I have to figure this out! Did you haaave too many blueberries, or grapes or oranges?
Me: Nope. 
Kendal: Hey! Are you drinking soooooda? I will try some of that.
Me: Nope. 
Kendal: Nuts, I like to burp.


Logan: Did you know that gold is a metal? If I had gold teeth on the bottom row and silver teeth on the bottom THAT would be metal. And I'd be a real gold mine in there! 
Me: What if someone was showing you a big strong magnet?

Loopy is on his way home from 'another fun day at work'. Not because they are making him work late, but because they were understanding that he had to renew his tags this morning. AND I just took a nap. Life is good. 

The only problem with napping when the kids are both home is that you aren't constantly 'reminding' them to pick up all their shit. I was sleeping in the corner there.. all that stuff was piled on me while I was 1/2 asleep. 

This is what Kendal's room looked like when I got up. She wanted to read ALL her books with ALL her squishy animals. (Kendal's bed was a swip swap find by the way!)


Logan had himself up and dressed on his own again today. Kendal was NOT please that morning happened so soon. JUST when she showed up in my room with her Horton, Eeyore, and 2 blankets I told her it was time to get dressed and drop off Logan. She was begging me to come back and snuggle just a little longer. As you can see it was already 8:03. the school gates close at 8:25. We weren't even close to being ready. Poor Kendal!

Kendal's day just went downhill from there. She was trying to eat her breakfast at the counter and tipped over her bar stool and somehow hurt her.. um..  girl bits. Then she was showing off on the couch, did an accidental back-flip and landed on a tiny guitar magnet she had left on the floor. 
To top it off she was really excited to go get Logan and came running into the garage as I was opening the car door. Her forehead smacked right into the edge of the door and she went down. I am really surprised it didn't split open. Judging by the bruise that popped up instantly I think it was close. She cried for a minute said "that'll be a mark" and climbed into the car. These are the moments that can make the most involved and loving parent feel like shit.

We also made it to Target for birthday cake supplies for Loopy and Logan had some Tooth Fairy and Santa money burning a hole in his pocket. He found a new monster truck and a LEGO storage box. Kendal found a new firetruck toy (sympathy gift for jacking up her face on a car door)

Logan asked me if Chuck Norris is a famous skateboarder. I told him no, but if he wanted to skateboard he'd go pro without even practicing. Because he's Chuck Norris.
Logan also told me that a famous football player read to his class today. When I asked who he said it was Tim Tebow and he read Green Eggs and Ham. I was like what? Tim Tebow came to your class and read you a Dr. Suess book? He said sort of.. it was on YouTube...

We spent the rest of the afternoon cleaning the floors, doing laundry, and dishes. Kendal loves to mop! This girl is learning to earn her keep faster than Logan!


Today was Loopy's birthday and we had a lot to get done. First stop was dropping Logan off. Then we came home to get dressed. PJ's in car rider line. Always. After that we headed down to Flagler for coffee and breakfast with friends at the new pier restaurant. 

Although the company and scenery was fantastic, the food and service was questionable. The fact that Kendal was content the whole time was shocking. Perhaps it was the beautiful sunny 80 degree weather and birds, and ocean..  

These are my Friday coffee girls (Carol Anne, Heather, and Jodi). I met them all on Swip Swap and I love em!

Jodi's husband is powering through his soggy french toast

Outside they have a couple giant wall sized chalk boards. Kendal spent a while coloring and practicing her shapes before we headed on to the next stop. 

We stopped at Walgreens for some wrapping paper, a card and some cash before heading to pick up Loopy's present. While in line at Walgreens, on this beautiful 80 degree day in Florida I noticed a display of snow brushes. Why?

We got home, gave Kendal a bath (she asks for a bath at least once a day) and had some fruity pebbles. I got up to use the bathroom and when I got back she was so proud to show me that she refilled her bowl of fruity pebbles all by herself. Yay Kendal!

After we cleaned up that mess, she decided to take Squishy Horton Hears a Who outside for some swinging. She was teaching him how to go "All Wibbly Wobbly" 

She wanted me to take a lot of pictures. 

Logan was in charge of streamers.

So after picking Logan up from school we had to pick up some party supplies for Loopy, come home to bake a cake, wrap the presents, and decorate the house. Doing all this with 2 kids is nearly impossible because they simply are not capable of staying focused on anything ever. 

At some point we went from whole house decorating to just the kitchen and dining room.. I prefer it this way for clean up purposes. Unless it is a party with more people, then we'll go all out.
We went to dinner at Red Lobster and came home for cake.

Have I ever mentioned that Kendal loves fire? Cause she really really does.

Logan was so twitchy after cake that he couldn't hold the camera still to take pictures. It was pretty funny. He was also in charge of the hats.

This is the really big Grateful Dead picture that we got Loopy for his birthday It is an oil print on canvas. Fancy. (from swip swap) when I took the picture of him admiring it I realize that everything pictured was from swip swap... So I took some updated pictures of my SS decorated house. 

Wall between living room and kitchen. The baskets and table are from Ikea. Lamps, pictures, and decor was from SS

Updated living room picture... Entertainment center from Ikea, couch from Big Lots, Wii drumset borrowed from Ian. Everything else (TV included!) from SS.

Bookshelf, Dead picture, desk, and I think the chair are from SS. 


Today we didn't do a dang thing. I had a couple swaps in the morning that got pushed to late aftrnoon. I got up about 1000 times this morning with the kids because they needed stuff. Pesky dependents that they are (snark) On the weekends we have an unspoken agreement with the kids that we get to "sleep in". Yes, we get up to get them necessities like breakfast and M&M's after Kendal goes pee but for the most part we get to sleep. This morning Logan who has had a cold all week woke me up to ask for some sausage and coughed right in my eyeball. Gross. I am pretty sure I'll be sick next week. Yay. Loopy eventually got up around 11 and stayed up with them while I slept until get this... 2:30!!! I was pretty delusional with over sleepiness when I got up but I felt rested, that's for sure. Also, Kendal wrote made up her first original knock knock joke!
Kendal: knock knock
Me: Who's there
Kendal: Kendal 
Me: Kendal Who?
Kendal: Playin' puzzles!

Time for bed.. its 3am.

1 comment:

  1. Great post!! And, yes, in retrospect, I do think Noah was just playing hooky.;)