Meat Department Temptation

Grocery shopping is at the top of my list of things I’d rather not do. I try to avoid going with the boys because it takes longer but their presence certainly makes things more interesting.

Tonight as we round the corner of the bakery and move into the meat department section of the store Isaiah’s eyes get big and he stops pushing the cart. My youngest is sitting inside of it squishing the first few things I’ve picked up. He walks over to a bright red sign… Continue reading

Meltdown At The Buffet

Week 5 of Kindergarten

The excitement is gone. He no longer jumps for joy as he puts on his TMNT shell book bag. He drags his feet down the three flights of stairs from our apartment to the bus stop. By the time I get off from work and pick him up he’s done. More than done. Cranky and disgusted. He wants to eat and then fall out asleep. Continue reading

Throwback Thursday – Random Cheese

Throwback Thursday is still a thing, right? Well…either way here’s an old one for you.

Random Cheese

What’s on the floor at your house?

Wait…am I the only one with a mess? 🙂

I’m Not That Kind Of Guy

My oldest son wanted to watch TV vs. Playing video games. This caused Aaron to morph into an angry monster. He flipped out and ended up spilling a few drinks. 

As we are cleaning up the mess from his ridiculous behavior these are some of his comments…

“I’m not the type of guy that doesn’t do stuff. I’m the type of guy that has energy and does funness.”

Dude…you’re 5. 

“I’m bored and boredom is not something that I will take.”

Well, my disrespectful overtired child… I am tired and your behavior is something that I WILL NOT TAKE! 

So…good night!

How To Be A Supportive Mom

Eli Apple is the 1st round draft pick this year for the NY Giants. He is a grown man whose mother drops him off for his first day and I’m dying laughing at this video she made. This is me ya’ll!
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It’s The Weekend! A Time To Rest or No?

It’s Friday night! I’m off of work and finally get inside our apartment just before 8PM. I ordered pizza already.

I lay down my things and sit on the edge of my bed. Breathe…the work week is over. Finally time to relax 🙂

My two boys come rushing in. Mama! Mama! Lots of hugs (smells of sweat, grass, dirt, etc.) and kisses as we catch up on how their day was. Video games, football, playing cards with daddy. It was a good day.

Not unlike any other day Isaiah’s bouncing got a little out of control. He knocked over a can of coke on my night stand. It spilled onto the edges of my pillows, on the bed, down the side of my night stand and finally dripping swiftly into the carpet.

Both children scatter. Interesting…. Continue reading

Meditation Monday

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At the end of last summer my father was diagnosed with Colon Cancer. (He just finished Chemo treatments and his scan came back clear!)

My kids were with my parents most of the summer so when we found out I drove down to Charleston right away. I spent a week there while they removed a large tumor from his intestine.

The picture above was taken at the hospital cafeteria. My mother took him down to get something to eat during one of our visits with Papa. Out of nowhere he plops down in this pose. Eyes closed. When asked what the heck he was doing he responds with… “I’m mediatating.”

I blame Splinter. I 100% blame the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

What’s even more interesting/inappropriate is the way he’s holding his hands. Why son? Why are you flipping off everyone in the cafeteria. That’s not peaceful.

Kids are amazing. They are unpredictable and they will embarrass you anywhere…anytime. Gotta love them anyway 🙂

Things Found When Cleaning

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Things I found in the couch yesterday…

  • metal fork
  • plastic Spoon
  • plastic knife
  • 4 different socks (All Aaron’s)
  • small comb
  • 3 black hair ties
  • shipping label
  • water bottle cap
  • capri sun straw
  • ball of tinfoil
  • multi-colored licorice
  • tortilla chips
  • fruit loops
  • clear marble filled with beautiful green swirls
  • fruit snacks
  • tissue
  • popcorn
  • goldfish
  • napkins
  • cough drops
  • black string
  • granola bar wrapper
  • lollipop wrapper
  • red colored pencil
  • band-aid
  • dime

To top it all off…a fortune 🙂

“A small lucky package is on its way to you soon.”

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An Old Story for TBT

I am the only girl in the house. I have my husband, a 6yr old, and a 3 yr old. My boys can drive me absolutely INSANE but at the same time they make me laugh each and every day.

The things my boys say and do are hilarious. The things they make me say and do tend to be more comical though. For example, last week I took them to the fall festival the daycare put together. (Husband was unable to make it due to work) so it was me vs. the two of them.

I lost.

Justin Bieber and “Let it Go” (Frozen) music created an instant migraine upon my arrival. We walked up to two jump castles and I immediately lost control. Both boys threw their shoes off and off they went. Do you think they stayed together? Of course not.

Let me back up about 10-15 mins. My younger son goes to the daycare full time and the older child just comes after school. When I arrived to pick them up I was given a large plastic bag with stickers and my son’s name all over it and somehow I ended up with my older son’s back pack. So back to the jump castles…

I am wearing my son’s backpack and I have both pairs of sneakers in the decorated plastic bag. I “bounce” back and forth between the two children on different jump castles trying to get them to play on the same one.

Eventually the younger son comes off and I put his shoes on. His friend sits down beside him and I end up tying her shoes as well. Then here comes his older brother…”come on! Let’s go play”

He sprints after him and flings off his shoes into the grass!

Trying not to show my frustration I put the sneakers in the bag and look over to see my boys running away from the jump castles. Thank you God!

Do they stay together? Of course not. One is grabbing a water bottle from a large cooler. (I hope these are for everyone) The younger one is over by the carnival games standing in front of a man holding a bright orange candy bowl. I end up holding the bottled water in the back pack after 2 sips from my wonderful child. He runs off after I took it off his hands and I drag myself over to the one getting candy. He has inspected every piece in the bowl but still struggles to make a decision as the line behind him gets longer and longer. “Come on! Just pick a piece and keep it moving” – finally he grabs a lollipop. Does he put it in the bag? Of course not! He stands there and takes 45 seconds to remove the paper and then starts the “I’m going to be a sticky mess in about 3 minutes” process. Lots of spit, sucking noises, crunches, etc.

I yelled for my other son to come see me about 4-5 times as he ran by me with his little friends and I’m becoming more and more frustrated every moment I’m at this festival.

Why did I come? I knew this was going to happen. To make a very long story short we ended up playing the carnival games and found ourselves on a mini fire truck hayride on the way out. Both boys were told they were grounded from “the phones”. What the heck?!?!? They don’t even have a phone or a job. Why do my boys have my iPhone so much? It’s mine. What happened to board games and Legos? They are here in the house and by that I mean all over the house. Little ninja weapons left out for mommy to get hurt with.

I have to get it right with these boys before it’s too late…