Thursday, February 4, 2016

Night Time Invaders

I have started a bad practice.  When the kids come in my room at night because they're scared or really for whatever reason, I just let them get in bed with me for "a few minutes".  Sometimes I stay awake long enough to pray with them and then send them back to their room.  Other times I drift back off into wondrously peaceful sleep.  Well, the munchkins have gotten really bad about wanting to come into my room in the middle of the night now. (I realize this is my own fault.  Note the beginning of the paragraph.)

Last night, as they were off to bed I told them they were to stay in their own rooms.  Well, wanna guess what happened about 4:30 am?  Yeppers, a sweet little blond haired, blue eyed girl got into my bed.  This time she didn't even wake me up!  I discovered her when I went to roll over.  Apparently, she hadn't been there long though.  When I noticed her I told her she needed to go back to her bed.  She got all sad and said, "but, Mommy, I want to cuddle you." (these are words I love to hear, but not at 4:30 am.)  I reminded her that before they went to bed they were told to stay in their rooms.  She repeated her statement.  To be honest, I nearly caved.  However, I stuck to my guns and made her go back to her room.  Score 1 for Mommy!  Unfortunately, it still took me about an hour to go back to sleep.  Which really sucked for two reasons.  1. I had a lot of trouble actually getting to sleep and didn't drift off til sometime after 12:30.  2.  Then of course not being able to go back to sleep for an hour (putting the time at 5:30) and I had to get up at 6!  I know, sucko right?

We shall see how long my victory lasts.  And to be honest after awhile, I probably will allow them to get back in bed with me for "a few minutes" again after their nightly appearances have backed off. (I know I'm a terrible mother to allow such things- please note the sarcasm.  This is obviously not the worst thing in the world.) I don't mind a time or two, but every night is getting exhausting.

Have a good day, my friends, and pray for me that I will be able to get through the day without falling asleep on my students! 




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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

You Might Be a Parent If...

You might be a parent if:

* You have ever taken the entire contents of your house with you in a diaper bag.

* You have ever voluntarily carried another human's waste around with you.

* You have ever thrown an entire baby outfit away, because the poop explosion was so bad.

* You open your mouth and your Mother (or Father)'s words come out.

* You see a child in the store kicking and screaming and instead of judging the parent you say in a very quiet voice in your child's ear, "you had better NEVER act that way".

* You realize that most of the things you did when you were younger are things you would punish your child if they did.   

* It is socially acceptable for you to look down another person's pants in public. (checking for poo)  

* Hearing someone say "I love you" never fails to turn you into a pile of mush.

*You have ever nearly electrocuted yourself by sticking a metal object behind one of the socket covers trying to get that buger out (those things are RIDICULOUS!  Can I get an Amen?!)

* You have ever been going through your purse and found a pair of kid's underwear in there and not been surprised at all.

* You have ever been going through your purse and not been shocked to find a car/ barbie/ army guy floating around in there with your wallet.

* You have ever stepped on a lego.

* You have ever made up your own version of cuss words.  Ex. "Oh, Punch a Duck!" or "You ID-10 (ten)- T!"

* You have ever tried to explain what sarcasm is to a 6 year old that just heard you say, "oh, you're just a real treat aren't you?!" about another driver.

*You know what 'hanitizer' is.

* Every time you see an airplane you point it out.

* You hear screaming come from another room and you don't automatically going running towards it.  Instead you yell something like, "stop fighting!"


Have a great day!
Ms. T
  


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Friday, January 29, 2016

Humans

Firecracker is such a unique little character.  He refers to all people as 'humans'.  He will say things like, "Mommy, look there are two humans walking on the road."  I really don't know where he came up with it.  Obviously, Firecracker is not wrong, but the Hubs and I always refer to people as 'people' not 'humans'.  Who knows where this little man picked up on that.  But it's not something he just started.  He has been doing it for months!  Oh, my little Firecracker, the smiles you bring to our faces.

Have a great day, all you humans!
Ms. T 




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Monday, January 25, 2016

Girls Basketball

The school I teach at needed a girl's basketball coach.  Now mind you, I have coached before, I have even coached at this school before, but it was not on my top 30 things I wanted to do.  However, the school was really in a bind so I accepted the job.

Friday the 15th was our first game.  And WE WON!! Mind you for me this was a new experience.  The first school I coached at we did win some games.  However, the last time I coached (2 years ago) for this school we didn't win a single game.  The girls were sweet and it didn't phase them.  They honestly just wanted to play.  

Anyway, a win was definitely a great way to start the season!

Have a great day!
Ms. T  




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Friday, January 22, 2016

Feeling Old

I have had a few moments in the last week that have made me feel old.  The first was that last week I found my first gray hair!  I have no words.   The second and definitely more scarring incident was that I was asking some of my students what their birthdays were and their responses floored me!  The majority of them were born in 2000!  Holy cow bells!  Now I totally know that 2000 was 16 years ago, my brain isn't THAT addled, but seeing the evidence of how long ago it was walking around in front of me makes me feel so old.

Have a great day! (And try not to feel old =)
Ms. T 




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Monday, January 18, 2016

A Question From a 6 Year Old Mind

Last night I was in the laundry room, Firecracker came up to me and said, "Mommy, why do you like doing laundry so much?"  (I understood immediately why he was asking this question.  It is because I make them put all their clean laundry away, except the hanging things.)

In my head I was loudly guffawing, and saying something along the lines of, "laundry sucks! I do it, because it is socially unacceptable for our family to walk around naked."  However, outwardly I gave a slight chuckle and said, "Honey, I do laundry because I want to wear clean clothes.  I don't want to be smelly.  If you want me to stop washing your clothes I will then you can be smelly." 

The workings of a 6 year old mind =). 

Have a great day,
Ms. T 




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Friday, January 8, 2016

Sponge Bob?

Whenever we drive in the car we all play the punch bug game minus the actual punching.  The other day we were driving and the Hubs called out, "Punch bug!  One for Daddy!"  From the back seat we heard Sweet pea pipe up and say, "Sponge Bob!  One for Sweet pea!"

From then on every time the Hubs would call out a punch bug, Sweet pea would call out a "Sponge Bob" for herself.  Apparently, all this time she has thought we were saying "Sponge Bob", not "punch bug."  Haha!  Silly girl!

Have a great day!
Ms. T 




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