Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Security Cameras

Lately Sweet Pea has been obsessed about security cameras.  She spots them EVERYWHERE we go.  I really have no idea where she came by this new obsession. It is definitely different.  At least it's benign.  I mean it could be way way worse.

Have a good day!  And remember, security cameras are EVERYWHERE.  If you can't find them Sweet Pea will point them out for you.

Ms. T 




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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Super Heroes

On the way home from school during the school year, one of Sweet pea's favorite discussions was what super hero she wanted to be and what powers she'd have.  The other day, my younger brother and Sweet pea had this conversation:
Brother: Sweet pea, what super hero do you wanna be?
Sweet pea: Munder Woman
(I was surprised she even knew who Wonder Woman was!)
B: Cool, what super power would you have?
Sp: Freezing Elsa power
and then she ran away.

The conversation reminded me of one of the conversations Sweet pea and I had on the way home from school during the school year.  She told me she was going to have bubble gum powers.  When I asked her what bubble gum powers were she explained it made people sticky and they couldn't move.  

My little girl has such an imagination =)

Have a great day!
Ms. T 




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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Cross My Heart

The other day, I asked Sweet pea a question and she told me her answer.  I was skeptical at first, however she looked straight in my eyes and said, "Cross my heart and my eyes."  I had to believe her then!  I mean come on who wouldn't?! My SIL was also sitting there and said, "Well, I guess it's a better substitute than 'hope to die'." After Sweet pea ran off, we both laughed pretty hard.

Have a great day!
Ms. T 




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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Things You Don't Think About

 I was thinking about it the other day, and it occurred to me that no matter how big a germ-a-phobe you are there are things that we put into our mouths that we don't think twice about.  For instance:

1. Hair ties- Women especially are notorious about this.  We just hold them with our lips while we adjust our hair, or use our teeth to bring the hair tie from our wrists down to our fingers while our other hand is holding the hair.

2. Pens- People put pens/ pencils in their mouths for a variety of reasons.  No matter the reason you have to admit you've done it at least a time or two in your life.

3. Bobby pins- It is nearly impossible to use a bobby pin in your hair without using your teeth to open it.  Just sayin'

4.  Safety pins- It's just natural to hold the safety pin in your mouth while you hold together whatever it is you want to pin.

5.  An arm of a pair of glasses- Whether they are prescription, reading or sun glasses everyone has put the end of one arm of their glasses in their mouth one time or another.

I'm sure there are more things that we put in our mouths without thinking about it.  These are just a few of the things that came right off the top of my head.  And now every time you go to put one of these in your mouth you'll stop and think about it. =)

Have a great day!
Ms. T




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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A Sheet

Lately, my kids have been obsessed with building tents.  I don't mind it, it's great to see their little minds at work.  I've discovered that if you give a kid a sheet and a few chairs you hand them their own world.  A world where dinosaurs exist, or space is just a heart beat away.  

Isn't it amazing how little minds work?  Just give them an opportunity and their little imaginations take off.

Have a great day!
Ms. T 




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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Punch A Duck

I have this weird saying.  When something goes wrong instead of saying something like, "oh stink!"  I say, "punch a duck!"  I know I'm weird.  

Anyway, the other day the kids and I were in Rural King (it is kinda like a Walmart for people with animals). They have a section in the store where they have chicks, ducks and rabbits for sale.  I was looking at some things near that section and the kids were enjoying looking at the little animals.

My phone started ringing and I reached to pull it out of my purse.  It slipped out of my fingers and fell to the floor.  Out of reflex I exclaimed, "Oh, PUNCH A DUCK!"  Without missing a beat, Firecracker responded, "But Mom, the sign says we aren't supposed to touch them." (Like he always obeys when I tell him to punch a duck *yeah right*) When I looked up there were about 7 or 8 people staring at me.  So then like any rational person (sarcasm) I start rambling about how I'm not really an animal abuser and it's just an expression I use and that I know I'm weird.

I'm pretty sure after that episode they wouldn't have let me buy a duck (or chick for that matter), and I can't say I'd blame them.  Thankfully, that wasn't why we were there.

Have a great day!
Ms. T   




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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Our 4th of July Activities (Yes, I know yesterday was the actual 4th of July)

Yesterday, our little family had a great day.  First, the Hubs took the kids to breakfast and let me sleep in!  (Swoon) After my loves all came home, we left and went to see Finding Dory.  It was cute.  Next, we came home and napped!  Yay! For nap time!!  Finally, I took the kids to see a fireworks display.  

They had never been to an actual big show, and man, did they love it!  They kept saying, "Wow!  That kind is my favorite!" and then another firework would go off and they would repeat the same sentiments.  It was so cute.  I've always loved firework shows.  Growing up my parents always took my siblings and I to a fireworks show every 4th of July.  It was tradition (it didn't hurt that there was a location that was roughly 10 minutes from home that did one every year for free).  

Though I've always loved watching fireworks shows, watching my kid's reactions to their very first one was so great!  It was almost as good as the show itself =).  Seeing life through a kid's eyes is so amazing.  It reminds me that we don't need all the "stuff" we fill our lives with.  Entertainment can be found in the simplest forms: Dirt piles, puddles, bubbles, side walk chalk, a hose, stars, clouds etc.  All we have to do is stop and open our eyes to the endless amounts of entertainment surrounding us every day.

Here is a picture of some of the fireworks we watched, although they didn't turn out very well...




 While we were driving home, I asked the kids if they knew why we celebrate the 4th of July every year.  Of course, because they're 7 & 5 they answered, "no".  I explained how our country used to be part of England and that the King of England was putting more and more taxes on the people here and it was making it hard for them. To this the kids exclaimed, "That King was just being selfish!  That's not fair!"  I finished by telling them that the people here in America didn't think it was fair either so they signed the Declaration of Independence saying that we were now our own country and didn't belong to England any more. 

I went on to tell them how the King didn't like that and sent an army over here to start a war to make us be part of England even if we didn't want to be.  The kids were horrified saying things like, "That King was soooo mean!"

I finished by telling the kids that our country won the war and the right to be a free country.  They started cheering and saying things like, "Wow!  That's so awesome!!", "Yes!", "Shew, yeah, we won!"  It was so amazing.  All together it was an awesome day.

Have a great day!
Ms. T
 




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