Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Free "Medical" Advice

Do not, ever, do the following:
  • scratch your back, mindlessly, with the writing end of a ball point pen 
  • later, you might,while taking a peek at your new haircut, notice horrendous blue "veins" running up and down your upper back. 
  • you might scream out "Holy Crap! What is wrong with me?  I have a disease. Kids?  Come here! Look at this!!  Is it horrible?  I must google this!!!" or something to that affect. 
  • after about 20 min. of looking online and looking in the mirror again you might remember the back scratcher pen.
  • you will feel like an idiot.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Reposting of an Oldie But (In My Humble Opinion) Goodie


I Can Read A Book,Make A Sandwich and Sew A Bear.   

 All in the shower.

Can't you?

My kids take a shower or bath at least once a week every other day.  In the summer time, it's more like daily.

They are familiar with the concept.

However, when it comes to MY shower/bath time, I am always amazed at what exactly they think I am doing in there.

It never fails, I get a knock on the door.
"I can't hear you!  Come in here and tell me!"  By this time, I'm irritated and certain this must be the emergency with which I told them was the only reason they could interrupt my alone time 10 minute shower.

Enter mumbler:  "Can you read me my book?"

"Ummm.....Not right now?  I have shampoo on my hair!"

OR:  "I'm hungry, can I have a sandwich?"
"Yes, only if you want your bread extremely soggy."

OR:  "Princess Bear has a hole in her!!  Can you fix it?"
"I'm afraid of what I would poke if I had a needle in here."

My favorite actually occurred about 8 years ago, when Jayce was about 3 years old.  He was a very imaginative child and LOVED Woody and Buzz.
For some reason, we had his car seat in the living room.
I went to take my shower, putting on Toy Story for about the 3rd time that day.

This was "Pre-JosieJarrettJeven days" so my shower time was a lot less interrupted.  However, I'm about 5 min. into my shower when I hear all this banging around.
"Thump. Thump. Thumpthumpthump"

"What in the  world??"

Pretty soon, I hear Jayce "Mom?"
"Yes, dear child?" Again, it was pre-JosieJarrettJeven days so I had waaayyy more patience back then.
"I'm stuck."

I peek around the curtain to find Jayce with his car seat strapped to his back.

"What happened?"
"I was in my rocket ship, getting ready for blast off. I buckled myself in but now I can't undo it!"

Did I rush right out of the shower and help the poor boy?

Of course not!!  I still had 5 minutes left of my shower!!  And, half of my sandwich left.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Family Fun Day!

Summer is in full swing here!  The weather has (finally!) warmed up and the kids are nice and tan.

My husband had his one and only Saturday off for the summer (probably. seriously.) this past weekend. And, seeing as we are poor, we needed to do something close to home and as cheap as possible.

We decided to go for a drive and ended up at Salt Creek Falls.  While the kids were super stoked at first, they soon got bored and said "What next?"
But, we had fun hiking the trails and being outside.

Jayce, Josie, Jeven and Jarrett


Luther did not take to the hiking as much as the rest of us.

Jeven, in dirt.

Josie makes dirt look good!

Jarrett and his tree! 

I'm happy to report (cough cough, Karey) no serious injuries were inflicted on anyone. Just bug bites and a few grey hairs pulled.