Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
LC is 12 weeks old today. The time goes by so quickly. She is sleeping through the night now. Hence the being able to write more since I am not haggardly tired! LM is going to turn 2 in about the 2 months! I can't believe it! BAB is a typical 3 yr old. She is growing up so fast. Her face is looking more like a little girl and not a toddler.
LM and I were sick yesterday. We both had a fever and nothing else. This morning however my throat hurt. But I am guessing that it is from the new Plug In that I used. I am sensitive to smells. That makes me sound so dainty......:) I'm not.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I got this from a forward. I thought it was funny. I had to pass it on!
Real Mothers don't eat quiche; They don't have time to make it. I make it.... before the kids get up!
Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils are probably in the sandbox. Its true this happens to me all the time. No matter how many times I say not to bring them down there. They are sneaky little devils.
Real Mothers often have sticky floors, filthy ovens and happy kids. I don't know if I have ever cleaned my oven.... wait last christmas I dumped some apple pie on it. I believe I cleaned it then.
Real Mothers know that dried play dough doesn't come out of carpets. I am of those weird mothers that don't let there kids play with play dough inside. It makes me have panic attacks. :)
Real Mothers don't want to know what the vacuum just sucked up. I got a dyson for my birthday. Love it! But I also have to see what is being vacuumed. And with 1 husky mix and a long haired cat it is just disgusting. I can't vacuum in front of people. I break out in hives.
Real Mothers sometimes ask 'Why me?' And get their answer when a little voice says, 'Because I love you best.' I've never heard that!
Real Mothers know that a child's growth is not measured by height or years or grade... It is marked by the progression of Mommy to Mom to Mother... Awwww.... My kids still call me mommy!
I LOVE MY KIDS!
Monday, November 2, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
I am at my wits end with BAB. She is sooooo loud and whiny. She never stops talking. She tries to boss EVERYBODY around. Including me. She acts like she is LM's mother and tells her everything to do. Yes, she is the oldest. But this is seriously out of control. And if she throws one more fit today I am going to make her stay in her room for the rest of the day. I am so sick of this stage....... May it end FAST!
Friday, September 11, 2009
Pizza Sloppy joes
2 lbs. ground beef
1 lb sausage
2 cups swiss cheese shredded
pizza sauce (enough to make sloppy!)
Opt. pizza mix in's- mushrooms, green peppers, onions, etc
Cook the sausage and gr beef together. Drain. Add mix in's and sauce. Add the cheese is last minute. I also froze some in my family size portions. It worked out well! Enjoy!
So if you haven't guessed yet, Pilot is gone for the weekend. So I am, as stated before, all by myself. I think I will be ok. So far not to bad. LC takes a pretty good nap in the morning. Then she will prolly wake up when I am trying to get the gets lunch of course! But we will have to work ourselves into a groove.
I have loaded the dishwasher and started it, vacuumed, and started a batch of chocolate chip cookies. The kids are dressed and fed. I am contemplating on weather to get the fall clothes out. The kids need the next size for sure. LM's little belly is starting to stick out! I am going to have to find some pants that fit BAB. Her 2t pants fit length wise, but are to tight in the waist. Maybe I will have to invest in a good seamstress.
The girls are doing pretty good with LC. LM wants to hold her all the time and BAB wants to mother her. So I have to hold them off with a stick. Both are jealous and want me to hold them too. Which is quite hard.
I still want to can a bunch of stuff this year if I can. I want some more tomatoes. Thanks to my friend Taiya I have some already! She was nice enough to can some for me! So even if I don't have time to do more I have a few. I would like to do some applesauce, peaches, and freeze some corn. I think corn season around here is almost done though. I might be to late. Oh well, I got a baby instead and that is worth it!
So Sheila puked yesterday. Pilot was so kind as to clean it for me. However, he used a concentrated cleaner on the carpet. It stinks. Sigh.... I have a bottle all set up for use. I have all the windows open trying to get the smell out. UGH!
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
I am up in the middle of the night because Pilot decided not to go to bed when I did. Which is fine. But then is loud and wakes me up before he goes to bed. Then I have to go to the bathroom. Then Sheila decides that she is going to whine at my bedside because she needs to go outside which Pilot has oh so nicely already went to sleep. So I have to get up and let the dog out. Then wait. While I am waiting BAB starts crying and comes out of the bedroom..... for no reason but to cry. Sent her back to bed. Then I got hungry so I made a snack. Maybe an hour later I will get back to sleep. UGH. I better get used it though. Pretty soon I will be up with night feedings. Hopefully more sleeping during the day will occur then.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Also I am so very proud of myself for not going to fast food the last couple of nights. I have just not wanted to do anything, but I made myself get something around for dinner both nights. Tonight was chedder brats, fried potatoes, and broccoli. HAHA. At least it was edible! And it had a veggie!
Pilot has been gone since Thursday and will not be back until Wednesday. It is going to be a loooooong week! But I am prepared. I even have somebody coming over on Tuesday to watch the kids while I get out. And then on the last day somebody is coming out to make jam with me. OK, well she is going to make jam and I am going to watch.....heehee. AND then, Pilot is going to take the girls camping Thurs.-Sunday. WAHOO!!!! It is just about an hour away. His family always goes there every year. I am not interested at all. I hate it every year. All they do is ride bikes and its usually boring. Now that I have the kids I get stuck with them all the time because he is out riding bikes. So I said no camping for me! HAHA! I might go out a day like I did the last couple of times. That isn't so bad. I can leave when I want to. Maybe I will kidnap...uh... I mean snag one of the sister in laws. :)
Monday, July 27, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tomorrow I am going to the fair so BAB can ride on rides. I am pretty sure LM will not be able to. Although she is tall for her age. At her 18month check up today she was in the 85th percentile for height. Which in my family is crazy. Pilot's family is tall though. She is going to pass me by the time she is 5 yrs old I'm sure. I am meeting my sister and her kids. My friend is camping there so we are meeting her there to hang out, eat fair food (which I'm sure she is sick of!!!), and ride the rides.
Pilot is taking the kids camping this weekend at his grandparents. They have a fifth wheel that is parked in the drive way. It is going to be a big family campout. I, however, am going to be going up for the day on Friday. I am NOT going to be sleeping in a camper bed. I am just not going to do that this summer. I will next summer I'm sure..... They leave tomorrow. I will have peace and quiet. I will not know what to do. Oh wait, I will sleep!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
After the movie we head back to GG's house. I stop at a red light and wait for it to turn green. It does so and I start going. THEN I see a police motorcycle with its lights on RIGHT behind me. I was like "What did I do!!!!!?!?!?!?!? He comes to the window and asks "How are you ladies doing today?" I looked up at the nice respectable cop and say "Well, I was having a good day!". Then I gave him a BIG smile. He was a very nice cop and laughed. He asked me if I new if my tabs were expired if I just hadn't put them on. I said I didn't know because it was my husbands job. HAHAHA. He let me go though. He was a nice cop. After all that we are about to GG's house and there is contsruction going on. There is a whole lane missing and they are digging a deep deep dark hole instead. I am slowly going through and happen to look to my right and see 2 older gentleman parked in there hooverounds WATCHING the construction! Like it is the highlight of there poor little day! I could not help but laugh. I felt really bad for them, but it was soooo funny! So thus ending my little adventure with GG. I made it home safe and sound with no more incident. :)
Saturday, July 18, 2009
I also need to stock up on diapers, wipes, blah, blah, blah. That can wait a couple more weeks though. Unless I go in labor early which I doubt. But one can hope!
I am going to the beach tomorrow. Yes, that is right.... At 9 months preggo I am going to the beach. I am going to wear my bathing suit and I don't care that my legs are hideously white (oh that reminds me I have to shave tonight) and cellulite. Ok, so I do. But I am not going to let that bring me down. Hopefully there will not be alot of people. And if there is well there won't be after I get there..... Heehee. I am going to be meeting my sisters in law and friends there. It will be fun. The kids are going to have LOTS of fun. I really want to ty and pack in as much as I can before the baby is born because once she is here it is done for me for the summer. So lots of pictures of the kids. Everybody is on strict orders to NOT take my picture. Unless I am behind a HUGE A$$ umbrella or in the water up to my neck. HAHA. Ok, there will be few exceptions..... a few....:)
I need to clean my van out for tomorrow. YUCK. Its really not that bad...... OK so it is. I need to vacuum and everything. But I am going to do it tonight and pack it all up so all we have to do is get dressed and go.
I got a new phone. YAY! My old one hasn't worked right since..... prolly a year ago. This one is purple. WOOT! And has a slide so I can text easier. WOOT! WOOT! Its awesome.
Ok so that is thee extent of my exciting week. HAHA. Ok so not really, but you get the idea....:)
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Now I just have to point out that I do NOT mind camping. When I have no more diapers to change and no more put-everything-in-my-mouthers then I will be HAPPY to go. Also not being pregnant would be another rule.
At least it is not going to be that hot today. Well, high of 70's which feels like 85 to me with my little build in heater. I would not even attempt it if it was any hotter. I just wouldn't. I'm kicking myself for saying I would go already.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
I have 5 more weeks until my scheduled c section. I am sooooo ready now though. I was having mild contractions a few weeks ago, but they went away. Its a little too early for that anyways. In another week if I go into labor they will just do the c section. YAY!!! But I am not counting on it. I'm sure this baby will be the same as LM. Late. Oh well. I will live. Just like every other pregnant woman has before me.
I have my pregnany hives back in full force again. BUT I am taking the dandelion herbs and using Pine Tar soap..... again. It actually seems to be helping. I feel so pretty after using that soap. It remminds me off charcoal for some reason. It really makes me feel so feminine. NOT!!!!!
My feet are swelling.... Yuck.
The kids are doing well. They are loving being able to play outside. Pilot just made them a swing set. So they can swing and such. No slide yet. These kids are soooooooooo spoiled. We have a kiddie pool (complete with small slide to go in it), climbing play place with slide, another small slide, bubble mower, 3 balls, sprinkler lady bug, sprinkler ball (huge), another play house set, sand box, swing set, and a while 12 acres plus a lake to play on. AND they are bored! AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! And that is just the stuff outside.
BAB is putting everything in her mouth again. It is a constant battle. She is 3 YEARS OLD!!!!! Why do I have to tell my 3 yr old to stop putting random things in her mouth. I'm talking weird things here. Like wood chips and stones. But also everything inbetween. Plastic lizards, spoons(and I mean she chews on them randomly through out the day if she finds them), and general random toys that seem 'chewable'. And for some reason she thinks straws are for chewing. sigh.......
Why is it that a closed screen door is like a magnet for kids to run right into. My nephews ran into it at least twice each in a 10 minute time. That must be one strong screen door is all I got to say. And also next time I am going to set up a video camera. That was freaking hilarious stuff.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
BAB went to Vacation Bible School last night for the first time. She came home that night and spit up. I don't mean she puked. It was like her stomach was literally just gushing out of her mouth. So now I have to figure out a polite way to tell the nice VBS workers to not over feed\water my daughter. I don't want to, but I have to. I don't want them to feel bad. I don't want them to think I am mad at them. Because honestly, if a 3 year old was asking me for a drink I would say "sure, its just water!' But for her she will drink until she is sick. She has no shut off. The adult has to be the shut off. YUCK!
Saturday, June 20, 2009
I am contemplating trying to see if LM will potty train. I think she could and I have heard that at 18 months it is possible. I don't know....
I am half watching a Min Pin. This thing is half the size of my cat and as dumb as a box of rocks. Ok, so its not that dunb, but it isn't the smartest dog around. At least if half comes when you call it. Most of the time she just stands and looks at you like 'What?'. Oh well. My mom is actually watching it. I am just watching it today and had it yesterday a little.
I just read My Sister's Keeper. If you haven't read it and want to stop reading this post! I was NOT expecting that in the end. Wow. What a sad story. The whole time I wanted to slap the mom. But the ending is what really cooked it.
This day can not get over fast enough.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
This was put to the test last week. Pilot had the kids on our boardwalk that literally goes 500ft through some marshiness and out to our dock. He had taken them for a boat ride and was on his way back. Sheila was uber pissed because she could not go past the invisible line and had been barking the whole time. BAB decided that she was going to jump to a board prolly 4 feet away. I'm still not sure how or why she thought this could happen! Either way I prolly don't have to say that she fell in the marsh. While Pilot was avidly pulling her out and paying all attention to her, he did not notice that Sheila had run through the invisible wall to save her child. And that is why I keep her. I know my kids will be safe with her around.
Monday, June 15, 2009
In other news, I'm hungry. But I finally weighed myself the other day. I really haven't gained that much weight. I have gained about what I did with LM. That made me feel better. I feel HUGE anyways. I am only 31 weeks. Le sigh....
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
"Get me some applesauce."
Me looking at her from accross the room... not moving a muscle.
"Ok, here you go honey."
"I really like applesauce. Do you or not?"
"Ohhhhhhhhh! *Squeel* *giggle*"
Me rising eye brows trying to not to look like I am listening and watching.
"I like mommy and my daddy likes mommy too."
"I went garage sale today. I got Dora and chair and I was naughty because I can't unbuckle self. I saw a doggy and I like the doggy. I pet her. She has bow on her. I fed giraffes at the zoo. And Zebras. And peapocks(Peacocks). *Making licking and chomping noise.* The giraffe stick tongue out like this (sticking tongue out) and get it....................."
This went on for a full 20 minutes straight. I have no idea who she was talking to. She was sitting at the table. I am starting to wonder if we have ghosts.........
Friday, June 5, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
In other irritating news, the mosquitoes are eating me alive in my own house some how and my feet are swelling up. I am just having a pisser of a week.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
arghhhhhhhhhh.............. Well, I survived. I wasn't actually sure that I would. But I did. BAB fell alseep in her stroller while we were still in the zoo. LM was still going. That is until we put her in her carseat. Then she was out in about T minus 5. I remembered the sunscreen. We all kinda got a little at the end of the day. I reapplied. I swear! But not as bad as last time we were out. This particular zoo has a place were you get to feed giraffes. It is really cool actually. They stick there tongues out and you put a cracker on their tongues. Then they suck it in somehow through the netting.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
When the smoke alarm goes off in the middle of the day and it is inappropriate to say anything except 'oh dear' (AKA the kids are within 2 feet of me) the first words out of my mouth are ' OH, S$@#'!!!!!!!!
Monday, April 27, 2009
Oh, did I also mention that I have been awake since 5:30 because the neighbor dog came over and riled Sheila up. I never was able to get back to sleep. Then he sat out there and barked. Which woke up the kids at 7am this morning. *sigh*
Saturday, April 25, 2009
A little funny thing is going on with our kids. Of course if you have been following or already know us then you know that BAB is adopted and LM is our biological. BAB (almost 3 in a couple of months) wears 5t shirts and 2t pants. LM (16 months old) wears 18-24 months pants (not 18months, too short) and 2 t shirts. LM is actually about as tall as BAB. I think that she may even pass BAB in the pants area this fall. BAB is short and a little on the chubby side and LM is taller and lankier. I am taking bets on who will be taller this fall.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
I have 4 more months until little baby girl is born. I am FREAKING OUT!!!!!! Ok, so no really that bad. It just kinda hit me the other day! Everything is basically ready. I only have to get the dresser and crib ready. I basically have everything else.
I am going to a couple of shopping centers next weekend! WOOT! I am going with a friend and we are going sans kids and husband. I am sooooooo excited. I can hardly wait. There is a cutsie little strip of stores and then a BIG christmas store. Then in the next city over there is a GINORMOUS outlet mall. EEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A friend came over the other day and helped me make some letters to stick on the wall. They are
my kids' names. It's wood letters with scrapbook paper glued on top. Easy and fun. LOVE IT!!!! I need to go and buy some letters for the new baby. But I'll have to hide it in my super secret spot because it is a secret. I really don't know why..... That was Pilot's decision. I already told people anyways. Whatever.
I have tulips, daffs, and hydrangeas coming up!!!!! I need to buy some crocuses this fall and plant those so they can come up next spring. My cedum is starting to grow too. I think I have some irises that are coming out as well. I LOVE SPRING!!!!!!!
I have carpenter ants in my kitchen. They are driving me nuts. I went on a rampage yestreday and killed about 30 of the suckers. I think I made a dent. I need to buy something to get rid of them but I don't want toxic chemicals in the house because of the little ones. BAH!
Because Pilot is gone a lot I get stuck.....er.....I mean, am able to entertain his out of town family while he is gone. This is not fun for me. Some family is ok, but some are not. We will leave it at that.
BAB is driving me nuts. She 2 going on 13. I can hopefully get her into a program for preschool this fall. She is going to be turning 3 in the summer. Some programs have a 3 year old program. She really needs it. This putting her personality in the best possible way- She is a born leader that is going to be a good boss some day. That is what I tell people. You can read into that how ever you would like.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
I am eating cheetos and coke already this morning and it is only 9:30. It is going to be a day!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I have thought that I should start packing her up so I don't have a crazy day trying to get all her stuff around at the last minute. Then when I get up to do it I suddenly find myself exhausted. I just can't seem to do it.
Friday, March 6, 2009
I took a walk yesterday. That was crazy. 35 lb of BAB + 25 lb of LM + ? lb of stroller +muddy hily roads = out of breath pregnant mom 2 feet down the drive way. Shut up. Its been a long winter. I haven't got out much....
Friday, February 20, 2009
I will leave you with this funny story- They have recently redid the road down by the local Walmart to add a middle lane. I have not been down that way since they have redid it. Mostly because it is a little out of town and I don't go that way. I had to buy a humidifier for the babies on Saturday after my mom and I sat in Urgent care for 2 hours while they tortured my daughter. (another story....) I successfully got the humidifier and was headed out of the parking lot. I pulled out and realized I had gone to far and was on the shoulder so I got back in the correct lane. I am driving along and look behind me. I see all the cars are driving on the shoulder. I was like what are they doing? And then it dawned on me. I WAS DRIVING IN THE NEW MIDDLE LANE! It was the old right lane and now the middle lane! The new right lane was a new pavent and a different color. It also did not have a white line indicating it was actually a lane and not a shoulder! OY! My mom and I had a pretty good laugh at that. Which we needed at the time!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
I look over at him with a weird look.
Another weird look.
poppity pop pop
pop a doddle do
Q: what's your favorite beverage ?
Q: what comes in an aluminum can and has lots of Fizz in it?
I might mention also that Pilot is giggling over in the corner. GIGGLING! Like a school girl. My husband keeps me laughing. What can I say!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
In other news, Pilot left today. He will be back Sunday. Short trip. That makes it nicer. It is harder on both of us when he is gone more then 3 nights. It doesn't happen often, but when it does I am about to pull my hair out and he is getting pretty lonely by then. Which is always intersting when he comes home. I want nothing but to get OUT! He wants nothing but to be with us! OY! The life of a pilot and his family!
Monday, February 2, 2009
In other news, my friend Casandra brought over gluten free cake today and it was really good! YUM! It helped my blah mood.
In other other news, Sheila found a new friend. yay....... Her name is Jody. She lives across my mom and dad's lake. We were over there eating dinner. And as always she follows us over and stands guard at the door. She comes in sometimes, but I don't think my dad likes it. Anyway, she was out and about sniffing the snow when Dutch and his friend from accross the lake. This was very interesting to watch. Sheila is a good doggy friend. Not so good with people. Hopefully Jody will not come over as often as Dutch. Jody was over once before. It was July 4th and she was scared of the fireworks. People were over at my house going in and out. All of a sudden she just comes on in the house like she owns the place. Like a good neighbor I called the number on the tag and they came and got her.
Side note - I actually cleaned the house a little today. I'm a little surprised at myself. I really must be feeling better!
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Saturday, January 31, 2009
In other news, Pilot is gone. He was home last night but left around 1:30pm today. I miss him this time. I know that sounds bad. I miss him in general when he is gone. But for some reason I really miss him this time around. He is such a pain in the butt sometimes. But he really loves me and I love him. Some might say we deserve each other. Mostly because we are both pains in the butt. I would never admit that......
Also I have a video moniter in BAB's room so when she gets up to play instead of sleep I can see her. Hee hee hee. Anyways, I watch her when she is in there playing with the babies. If she is naughty I tell her to not do whatever she is doing. I love the reaction. She looks around like where is she?!?!?!?!? Hee hee hee.....
Friday, January 30, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
In other news, I went to the OB for the first time today. I heard the heart beat. It was faint, but it was there. Everything was good. I have a prescription for the infamous honking huge prenatals and a bag of pregnancy magazines. I really do love my doctor. She is wonderful. My formal due date it Aug. 19th. Although I had to have an emergency c-section for the last one so this will be to. So the August 19th date really isn't the day I will actually 'deliver'. I am getting a little more excited about this pregnancy. I heard the heart beat and I am feeling like this baby is for real. Its kinda weird like that for me. Sometimes it takes me a while for things to actually sink in.
I have a freezer full of beef. We buy 1/4 of a cow every once in a while. The shipment came in today. We have a huge freezer so we keep Tj and Bruce's (Pilot's brother and SIL) beef for them. They just come and 'shop' in our freezer when they need meat! Hee hee.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
"No, my part of the conversation with (other social worker I know) was, "Look, that lady is waving at us. She looks really familiar." My interpretation of (other social worker I know)'s reply is, "That's Leslie (last name deleted), you idiot. You've seen her in the office a million times." Then I said, "Oh, yeah. I do know her."
I think I am going to get along just nice with the new SW.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
Had a baby!
Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't think I made any. I was just glad to be alive most of the year!
Did anyone close to you die?
No, i guess not.....
What countries did you visit?
United States..... ok so I already live there. :)
What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
Peace in my life and FUN!
What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Jan. 1oth. When my Little Miss was born.
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
um...... Staying alive... Oh OH OH OH Staying Aliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive.... Do the disco...Ok sorry
What was your biggest failure?
um.... can't exactly remember.. Don't get me wrong. I am sure there was some.
Did you suffer illness or injury?
No thank GOD!
What was the best thing you bought?
My new house!
Where did most of your money go?
What song will always remind you of 2008?
i guess really none. I don't think I really had time to even listen to music!
What do you wish you'd done more of?
traveling. having fun. getting out.
What do you wish you'd done less of?
What was your favorite TV program?
i guess none
Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
no. I may dislike a few people here and there.... but hate is a strong word
What was the best book you read?
Well, sad to say it was the Twilight series. I know i'm lame.
What was your greatest musical discovery?
What was your favorite film of this year?
What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I honestly can't remember.....
What kept you sane?
Knowing my family depended on me.
Who did you miss?
Some friends that fell of the face of the earth.
Who was the best new person you met?
i can't remember meeting anybody new this year...
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
God has a reason and time for everything.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Today we over to my mom's to eat lunch. This is a tricky time for my kids because it seems that after lunch it is nap time. We were doing ok though. Except for BAB's incessant talking while we were eating. Now I usually tell her to eat her food 20 times during lunch so that I can eat in peace most of the time. Instead I let her go. My mom was 'listening'. I wanted to see how long it took her to loose it. Eventually she told BAB that she better stop talking and eat her food. Well this lasted about a minute. Not very long. So I looked over at her and said "BAB please stop talking to Grandma and eat your food." She then leaned over her food and whispered, "I'll talk to my self." and then continued to babble quietly to herself. My mom and I were stifling giggles under our breathe by this time.
Earlier that day we were getting ready to go to my mom's house. I told her to get her boots and coat on. So she sits on the floor and places the boot on top of her foot and gives it a couple of waps. I was busy getting the babies ready at this point. So I turned to her and said "BAB, I know you can put your boots on. Please put them on." and I was nice about it...... By the time I got the babies around she still was diddling with her boots. So I said "ok, I guess you can stay here." Of course the crying insued, but I did not hear as I went out the door with baby number 1. I came back in and she magically had her boots on AND buckled with her coat on. Hmmmmm....... I thought 2 year olds were supposed to want to do things on there own? If I would do everything for her like a baby still she would let me. This I don't understand. OY!