Friday, January 14, 2011

Gray Hair Number 37...

This morning I swear I only had 3 dozen but I believe I added a new one. Preface- wouldn't it be wonderful if we could just wrap our children up in bubble wrap? Or put them in a bubble? JOKING of course but geesh...

Both children have been loving the snow we have. Here in NC we got close to a foot. So in the afternoon after "school" and their chores are done I push em out the door ;) to play in the snow. This snow wasn't the greatest for sledding but they have tried every part of our yard. Yesterday the ideal spot was our driveway as my husband had taken the SUV to work and the driveway was clear. Fast forward to this afternoon. When they are outside I keep an eye out for them out the window and if I do not see them I pop my head out the door every 5 minutes. Well....I decided it was time for me to utilize the bathroom...I sit down (tmi) and Z rushes in the front door yelling "mama mama come quick it's A!!!" NEVER A GOOD STATEMENT! I rush out to find he slid down our driveway that isn't that steep UNDER OUR SUV. Well right before one of our renters was stopping by to drop off rent...he was right there when it happened so when I went out he was pulling Aubrey out from under the suv. **right then and their I got the bad mommy of the day award!!**  EEEK! Well he was fine...not hurt at all...but he couldn't get up by himself.

I will admit we ALL had a chuckle afer the fact and this will go in the "file" next to the story "The Blackberry Bush That Ate A-man"

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Sometimes I think with the crazy stories I have that people will think I do not watch my me I do haahha.

Today was such a day. This afternoon I told the kids we were going to go walk up to the big tree that is across the street. You would have thought I told them we were going to disneyland! I think cabin fever has set in...we have spent a lot of time at home since Christmas...kindof a slow time for homeschool field trips with everyone visiting with family...enjoying Christmas. I've been liking staying at home and have let the hubby just drive to work. (normally we drive him to we can do our thing ) ANYWAY. A~man was trying to get ready...but kept trying to go sockless...(it's COLD!) Finally exasperated he exclaimed - STOP HARASKING ME! (harassing + asking= harasking) Oh I was literally ROTFL! I love moments like that...during a difficult moment...where something happens that breaks the tension and we are all laughing!

Oh ...but the chocolate. I love chocolate have I ever mentioned that? but we do our best to eat it without A~man seeing...and keep it up. SOMEHOW...somehow though........ it was bedtime and Z was in A's room and came out exclaiming that wet brown stuff was coming out from around his bed. Now a few of you may know some brown issues I have dealt with over the years....but not so much the last few years...but THAT was the first thing I thought of. That was the first thing the hubby thought of. After careful examination...I smelled chocolate. The only thing at that point I could think of was Z's ovaltine...she only drinks milk with ovaltine in it and I figured he grabbed it out of the kitchen. But no...I found the ovaltine safe in the cupboard. It took awhile but A~man brought me a container of Hershey's unsweetened (bleh) cocoa...he had gotten a glass of water (I SAW him do it) brought it to his room and put the cocoa in it...then the cup fell over behind his huge captains style heavier than mt rushmore bed. The liquid was all around. Through it all I kept my cool...I only said (calmly) A~ I am NOT HAPPY. I brought him towels to clean it up and left before I could explode. For whatever reason he picked every single thing off his floor???? and a bit ago I noticed SOMEHOW he had taken his full size mattress off his bed and was sleeping on it on the floor??!! Taking this mattress off is no small feat...his bed has a bit of an edge...I would have hurt myself doing it..but he was fine...and did it quietly. I still can't figure out why he did all thaty..maybe guilt? I'm going to have to move that honkin' bed frame somehow and steam clean all the chocolate water up. 

It's all good though....I see God smiling down on me saying "I knew she could handle it."