Sunday, January 27, 2008

10 things I love...10 things I hate...

Sunday night. Sitting here thinking about my 30th birthday coming up and wanted to add a new blog. Here's some things you may or may not know about me:

1. God
2. Marc & the Kids
3. Family & Friends
4. Nice, Crisp Wine
5. Chocolate
6. Bread
7. Quiet Time
8. Capers
9. Soft Clothes
10. Trips

1. People Who Can't Merge; Signal; Drive
2. Bread That Molds Too Fast
3. Arguments
4. Stress
5. Not Seeing Family or Friends
6. Loud Noises
7. Hair Issues
8. Weight Issues
9. Tooth Aches
10. Rude Language

Care to share your own list???

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Finding time

Can anyone tell me what it is like to go to the bathroom uninterrupted? I can't tell you the last time I was able to close the door and have a moment. Actually, the last time I closed the door, the kids started banging on it so hard I thought Jack Nicholson's face was about to break through and shout "Honey, I'm home..." Every day, I have to scold the kids for silly stuff. Things like: Bubbie give your sister a hug!!!; or Moo, eat at least three beans!!!(I have no idea if three beans give her the proper nutrition she needs but I'm hoping); or Bean, don't use all your ChapStik at one time (She's turned up greasy on several occasions).
Luckily for me, Marc helps me out with the kids. Together, we get to wipe paint (washable kid paint, thank God) from the bathroom sink and floor. We get to find the missing Cold Blankie (and place it in the correct order of blankets: first of five), and we get to explain that "things" that are blown out of the nose should not be called "gum".
Parenthood is an amazing adventure and you never know what you may face from one minute to the next. Currently, Moo is a cat, Bean is feeding her, and Bub is hitting a ball with a Whac-a-Mole hammer.
It is always a good day when Marc and I find time to sit back, relax, and listen to an off-key version of Happy Birthday, Horsey; late-night conversation between kids; or a soul-stirring giggle that never fails to make us smile. These are the things that are worth finding time for and I hope we will always remember how lucky we are even when the door is threatening to buckle because kids are demanding entrance into the bathroom.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Another quote from one of the kids...

Hello, everyone! It feels good to be connected again! Moo has been at it again. They all dispense little nuggets on an almost daily basis so I struggle to remember some of the completely silly things they say.

This one has to top all I've heard lately:

I sat next to Moo and was telling her how great she and her sister and brother are. She didn't seem very interested in what I had to say (I could tell by the lack of eye contact and the sigh). After getting no response from my praise, I continued to try to provoke some love and smooches from her. I said, "Moo, I love you." After a long, exasperated sigh, she plops her chin in her hand, shakes her head and says: "I don't have time for this...."

(I'm still laughing over this one and it has been a couple of weeks.)