Thursday, August 30, 2007

Logic, Schmogic!

Hubs called on his way home from work yesterday to ask what's for dinner. I informed him that there wasn't much leftover and he might want to pick something up on his way home, and while he was at it he could get me a McFlurry.... Big pause on his end, and then, "but we have 3 pints of Ben & Jerry's in the freezer... don't we?" I replied, "Yes, that's true, but I'm pregnant, not logical!"

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Back to School

So, we survived the first week of school, and with sanity intact, too! Both kids like their teachers, and are still enjoying school. Keeghan is a little annoyed with a week of reviewing last year's stuff, but that'll pass, I'm sure. Kathryn just loves everything about kindergarten.

Next week is the one I'm expecting to be interesting. Soccer practices start for both of them, at different fields, of course. At least the times work out pretty nicely for the most part. I'm still waiting to find out the game schedules and see if those conflict at all.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Awww crud.

When Bug starting losing teeth, we made the appropriate oohs and awws, and the Tooth Fairy made her appointed visits.

Until, one day, she didn't.

That goofy Tooth Fairy slept a little late on a saturday morning, and woke up in a panic. Luckily, Bug inherited those airhead tendencies, and they kicked in that very same morning.

He forgot to check under his pillow. I had Hubs keep him distracted by feeding him, and ran to get some cash out of my purse. It was empty. Then I had a brain fart and remembered the huge box of books that had just arrived from ebay. There were even some tooth fairy themed ones, so I managed to stash one of those under the pillow in lieu of cash. And I congratulated myself for the great save.

Since I had a number of these great books, and always seemed to be out of cash when he lost a tooth, he got more presents that money from the Tooth Fairy. Seemed like a great solution at the time.

Today, Kat lost her first tooth. And I congratulated her, and oohed and awwed, and thought to myself, awww crud. Because I set the bar so high with Bug, Kat is beside herself with excitement over what cool present the Tooth Fairy will be leaving her. And it's my own fault.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Dorky phone message

I just called a friend I haven't heard from in awhile. Had to leave a message. I totally embarrassed myself. "Hi, it's just me. Calling to say hi and see what you're all up to." not too bad until this: " The number is xxx-xxxx.... um I think. Crud, I don't know. I can't remember my own number. Good thing you have caller ID. Bye." Now, I'll never get a call back.... lol.

Chores are becoming a real chore.

My oldest has been suffering lately from a case of the lazies. He has an argument or an excuse for anything I ask him to do, and failing that, he'll take as long as he possibly can. What gives? His sister's attitude hasn't changed lately, nor has his brother's, so whatever it is, is only affecting Bug. The most trouble I have with Kat is that she forgets things a lot, but I have a feeling that's pretty normal for a five year old girl with a healthy imagination. And when I remind her, she apologizes and hops to it pretty quickly.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

In my bones

I know it's only August, but I can feel autumn coming. Around here, it might look like summer still, but if you pay attention the signs are all around. The dogs have shed their summer coats, and a now looking pretty cozy in their winter coats. After two months of high 90 and low 100 temps, we're finally down to the mid-80's. The trees are changing color, just a little bit here, and a little bit there. And the nights are downright cold already!

I think it might be a good idea to take the kids to the park a little more in the couple of week left until school starts. Just in case we can't go even sooner than usual.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Mattell recall

Mattell is recalling many of their very popular toys due to lead in the paint. My family actually owned two of them. One got destroyed with a hammer because it would never shut off and annoyed my husband one time too many. The other I'm going to have to take away from my two year old; it was a birthday present for him this year. Go to to see the full list.