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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The missing hoodie

Apparently last Thursday my child took his green hoodie to school, took it off, left it on the playground, went back into his classroom, came home..... without it. Friday he was to find it and bring it home, but apparently the playground ladies found it in a puddle and it was all wet. They said he couldn't bring it home all wet, so he'd have to wait over the weekend.

I asked him about it yesterday, if he'd gone to find it, and he said the playground ladies wouldn't let him have it. Hmmm..... why would that be?? My husband thinks he's lying. He is six. He tends to fib. I told him if he didn't bring it home today (Tuesday) that he wouldn't be able to go to scouts on Wednesday. He LOVES scouts. I told him to tell his teacher that he needs to bring home the missing hoodie. We'll see what happens.

Monday, September 29, 2008

When mommy's sick, kids just don't care

I still find it hard to comprehend kids' thinking sometimes. I had a rotten cold and was homebound for three days. My youngest, 6, wanted to play at a friend's house on Saturday and unfortunately it was around dinnertime for the friend. My husband told our son that he couldn't play over there at the time. Apparently my son asked his dad if another friend could come over to our house to play and his dad said, "No, because your mother is sick." Our son came into the house crying, and he came over to me and I asked why he was crying. He said, "I can't go play anywhere and nobody can come here because you're sick. Waaaaaaaaaaaaa!" Oh dear! I told him he could play at someone's house the following day. He was just so upset and couldn't understand why no one could play at our house. I even tried to explain it to him and he was still sad.

Meanwhile, all weekend the kids tried to avoid doing their chores. They sat around watching t.v. or playing outside. I always encourage them to play outside, but of course I like them to do their chores first. Being sick, I really wasn't on top of my game. Finally, at almost the last moment (about an hour before dinner), I reminded them of their chores. They pouted, but they did them.

UGH! Kids.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Kids DO say the darndest things!

The temperatures have dropped here during the day and overnight, so we've put the woodstove in full swing, heating the house. At one point, the upstairs was so warm (almost 80 degrees!) that my husband said, "Wow, we could run around naked up here!" and my 11-year-old said, "That's disturbing. I'd run away for a week!" Ha ha! What a jokester! I laughed so hard I had to leave the room. And of course my husband was kidding.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Food likes/dislikes

Today I ate a Ding Dong. You remember those - Hostess makes them. I last had one as a kid, I'm sure. My husband bought some for our boys, and yesterday my youngest wanted one as a snack after school. I said, "Sure, but save me one because I never had any out of the last box." I gave him one and picked one to save for myself.

I brought it to work with me today and had it for my morning snack. It was actually 11 o'clock when I ate it. Sure, it was kind of tasty, but nothing like I imagined it would be. I thought it was going to be super moist and would melt in my mouth. This was not the case. It had kind of that fake-o artificial chocolate taste. And you know what? It gave me a stomachache!

After eating it, I recalled how I had eaten a Twinkie a few years back and it made me ill as well. Too much sugar and artificial everything. Those goodies that I ate as a kid - I cannot handle them anymore. They don't taste as good as I remember. I guess that's why they are geared towards kids. Adults know better and stay away!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Just because you wear a hoodie...

... that doesn't mean you have to wear the hood. My youngest son (6) always puts his hoodie on (a fleece jacket w/hood) and then immediately puts the hood over his head. It could be sunny out, but cold, and he'll put that on his head. No rain, no problem - put that hood over his head. I think he thinks that since it has a hood, it goes on his head. He does this with his regular jacket which has a hood. The hood goes on his head. Always. And with his jacket, when the hood is on his head, it makes him look bald because the rim of the hood is elasticized (stretchy) and is fitted quite closely around his face. Looks pretty silly. In all actuality, I think that coat is too small for him. Which leads to another topic entirely: Kids growing too quickly!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Back to school

The kids are back in school again. Sixth and first grade. So far, they are enjoying it. The older one, J, is in soccer this year. He loves it! His little bro has been to a couple of the practices and just can't understand why he can't run amok on the field with the bigger kids. Maybe next year.
The team's name right now is the Cheetahs. No one has thought of a better name, so it's the Cheetahs unless something else comes along. One of the other boys on the team said they could be the Cheetos - ha! I laughed! Good one! Then another boy said, "Let's be the Cheerios!" Silly sixth graders.