My house is not haunted. My bedroom is.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
I had a marriage counselor who liked to say,
talking about "Feasting upon the words of Christ," I asked the girls what some of the things Christ told us were:
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
1. Don't schedule on a day your kids get out of school early. You have to take them all with you.
2. Don't schedule during your 2-yr old's nap time. He will make you pay for it.
3. Don't wear coats. I don't care how cold it is outside. This is Texas, and therefore the offices will crank the heat up to 77 degrees. You will end up a walking coat-rack.
4. Don't trust mapquest's time allotment. They don't factor in getting kids in car seats, finding a parking spot, toddlers running away, etc.
5. Don't forget wipes. They are just as crucial as the extra diaper. Sometimes more-so.
6. Do bring new and exciting entertainment objects for each kid so they're occupied and not whining, fighting, running around, or touching things not meant to be touched. Just don't ask me what the new and exciting stuff is - I clearly haven't figured that out yet.
7. Do make sure your kid actually knows the alphabet when they are given a sight exam. It helps on the accuracy of the exam.
8. Do distract younger siblings who happen to be obsessed with the alphabet during the sight exam. It also helps the accuracy of the exam if little brother isn't calling out the names of the letters before the patient can.
9. Do purchase ahead of time one of those cool hearing amplifier things they sell on tv. That way you can hear the barely audible whisper of the doc, explaining why your kid needs surgery over the commotion of your kids. Of course, if it only amplifies the commotion of your kids and not the doc you're in trouble.
10. Do make sure that if you have an eye appointment you don't go to the dentist and wonder why they don't have you on the schedule. Not only will this save you time, but embarrassment from making the office staff search for 10 mins as to the reason you're not in the system at which time you realize you're at the orthodontist and not opthamologist.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
1. Just got back from the OB/GYN. It's been 9 weeks since my last appt. Whoops. I informed my doc about the date I've set for this kid to come (2/22). He says, "Yeah... good luck with that."
2. I don't understand why kids run away from diaper changes. I mean, is it really so fun to walk around with a dirty nappy hanging between your legs? I don't get it.
3. After-school pick-up zones are the most absolute dangerous places to drive/walk.
4. It's not very comforting when you tell your doc you are in incredible amounts of pain and he just chuckles.
5. The latest name we're considering for the baby is Zeus. Is that too ostentatious?
6. Am I completely unreasonable for refusing to wash the the crock pot if Mark refuses to use the liners?
7. I'm still at a loss for the perfect response to a kid who is constantly complaining that things aren't fair. I always hated the old, "Life isn't fair," but I can't think of anything better. Any ideas?
8. I hate banana chairs.
9. I can't help myself when watching movies and the characters are about to make a really bad decision -- no matter how many times I've seen it, I will still try to "talk" them out of it.
10. Hyrum's current obsession is to put things up one or both of his nostrils. I don't even bother to fight him on it anymore.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Can I count it as having had a "pregnancy moment" if it's not the first or even second time I've locked myself out of the house?
The good news is that no one called the cops on me as I tried to kick in my own door. Again.
The bad news is that on a highly visible and trafficked street, someone can kick against the front door for 20 minutes with people driving and walking past, even parking at the house across the street, and not say or do a dang thing.
Then again, with my big ole pregnant belly, maybe I don't look the part of threatening criminal. But then, wouldn't my plight be all the more visible and pathetic-looking?
Btw, I never did manage to kick the door in. Mark did a good job repairing it from the last time I did - and was successful. Which is good, since our friend in the neighborhood just got robbed a couple days ago. Good thing I locked the house up tight, huh?
Merry Christmas, everyone!