Monday, November 24, 2014

Save Me From Myself

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There are only a few things I've maintained as my own since I've had kids. Dignity was one of the first things to go out the window. That was quickly followed by showering daily, wearing clothes without drool/ snot stains, and my personal space (just to name a few).
I've always maintained that I will not become a mini-van driver. No. N-O. No. No mini-van. I've been adamant about this to the point of almost anger at the mere suggestion of driving a mini-van.
When I got into an accident last spring I got a van as a rental, just to try it out. I'm not going to lie, it was awesome. The kids could get in and out with ease and there was room for children, backpacks, and groceries. The doors opened and closed on their own and did I mention all the space? When the mini-van went back I was a little sad but mostly, I was happy to have my truck back.
We are currently in the early phases of car shopping and Bee brought up the van again. While we were moving one of our neighbors would fold down all the seats in his mini-van and load up all sorts of things. Bee was quite impressed.
So here we are. Talking mini-van.
I don't think I can do it. I just don't, but I feel like I have to at least entertain it. We are cramming kids into a vehicle that requires third room seating and then we don't even have room to load groceries if everyone is in the truck. Please, someone help save me from myself. I can't believe I'm even entertaining the thought of the mini-van.
S.O.S.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Free Thinking

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I return from taking Molly out to the bathroom.
Blue: "Did Molly poopy and pee"
Me: "No, she didn't pee this time."
Blue: "I don't like pee, I like Jeeps."

Um, okay.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Cute Baby Saturday: A Walk In Our Woods

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Despite all the crazy summer animals, trekking through our woods in the winter is pretty darn cool.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Night Leftovers: The Christmas Decorations Edition

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  • Molly continues to be a great addition to our family. She is settling in nicely and the kids adore her. I'm very much in love with this cute girl.
  • I love that my job allows me the flexibility to do things like have lunch with my girls at school. Today was one of those days.
  • I started decorating for Christmas already this year. I just couldn't help myself. I'll honor the turkey but I'm excited to see all the Christmas decorations up in the new house.
  • Outside of a few moments here and there, we are all making strides towards settling into our new house. Thankfully Blue has stopped talking about his house and only talks about "home" now. 
  • Speaking of Blue, he has gone through a huge language burst lately and he is hilarious.
  • Bean missed another day of school this week because of her never ending cough. I don't know when she'll shake it but it's pretty inconsistent and comes in waves.  

Thursday, November 20, 2014

I Lied

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Dear children,

I lied. It's true and it's time I confess. I lied.

The show you were watching didn't end. I turned it off because for once, I'd like to watch the television I own.

It isn't really time for bed. It's actually twenty minutes until the "official" bedtime but I've had it for the day. Off you go.

You didn't eat all the candy. I threw it away while you were at school. Bam!

Actually, I do know where the annoying whistle is. See aforementioned trash comment.

When I say "maybe later" I actually mean "please forget you are asking this question."

I will buy you new clothes again someday, even if you don't put your laundry away.

The toy isn't broken, I took the batteries out and don't plan on replacing them anytime soon.

Love,
Mama

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: New Family Member Edition

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Guess who is permanently joining our family?
Woot woot!!!
Welcome Mollygirl!
I should add that Bee said we would never get another Jack Russell but this girl has won everyone's hearts. She has her little issues (as we all do) but overall she's a fabulous and sweet dog. I hope we have many, many years with her!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

When I Grow Up...

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If you ask the kids what they want to be when they grow up, the answers are as follows:
Tot: Artist
Bean: Veterinarian
Blue: Racecar

If you watch them, you might have other ideas.

Just knowing their personalities and their likes and dislikes, here is what I think:

Tot: Detective. The girl is insanely detail focused. She can detect the smallest differences around her. Add something new and she'll notice it immediately.
Bean: Fashion Designer. You should see the stuff this kid makes for her dolls and draws on a daily basis. Did I mention the next day's outfits she puts together every night before she goes to bed? She has a serious sense of style and flair.
Blue: Something in construction or destruction. Mostly destruction.