Switching Providers?

While sorting through the last mountain of paperwork on my dining room table I rip up a few things into a trashcan beside me. 

Aaron: “Are you switching to T-Mobile?”

Me: “No. Why?”

Aaron: “Well people that do get to make that sound.”

(Tearing up higher bills…I’m guessing he’s referring to an advertisement???)

Sir…you’re six. Please resume putting together your 135 piece Marvel Avengers puzzle…also on the dining room table. 

Please ignore the spaghetti…or is that macaroni?
I really want to uncover my poor dining room table tonight. I guess I should get back to it versus posting this. 🙂

Have a good night!

Expensive Napkins

Isaiah: Are they serious? Who would pay 25 cents for a napkin when they have free paper towels? 

Me:

I totally froze with no good explanation. We used our “free paper towels” and I quickly got them out of the bathroom and on to our next adventure.

Note to self: think about how to explain “girl topics” to my boys.

Anyone out there with boys? At what point did you explain to them what a period is? 

How to start a Thursday evening…

Thursday Evening…

6:16 Left work. Daycare closes at 6:30….speeding…speeding…

6:29 Sprint into daycare. Manager says the boys are still in the afterschool clubhouse. Sprint outside and barge into the clubhouse.

6:31 Every employee that works for the daycare is sitting down waiting for their staff meeting to begin.

6:32 Aaron is throwing a temper tantrum about the cookies and lemonade he can’t have. This snack was for the staff meeting. Continue reading

Robots & Jack Hammers

robotsConversations with a five year old…

Me: I really need to go grocery shopping.

Aaron: A robot could do that for you.

Me: How much do they charge?

Aaron: A billion percent. You don’t even have to plug them in. You don’t have to wait. They charge themselves. It’s inside them already. They are the best robots ever.

Me: No, how much would they charge me to go get my groceries? Continue reading

Back To School Tirade!

That time of year is here yet again. Back to school, folks!

Back To School Sales Commercial

Back To School Sales Commercial

No more children in the house destroying property and eating all of the groceries. I figured it would be best to focus on the positive before diving in to my more frustrating thoughts on the upcoming “first day”. Continue reading

What Does Your Road Trip Sound Like?

The Mellix family was on the road this weekend. We took a short road trip (2 hours) to Darlington, SC where my husband sang at a youth service. We had an incredible time and met some fantastic people.

I enjoyed spending some time away from the house with my family. Our road trips are a lot of fun. As always the boys were overflowing with energy so they kept things pretty interesting along the way.

So my topic tonight is…What does your road trip sound like? Continue reading

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…

Conflict Corner

Driving to the mall this afternoon I was listening to an audio book. The narrator was talking about how boys on the playground can give each other bloody noses and then be best friends again the next day.

Isaiah: “Just like conflict corner!”

Me: “Conflict what?”

Isaiah: “Conflict Corner is a place in my P.E. class. If you get in an argument with someone you go there. There’s a piece of paper that tells you what to do.

1. Each person shares their side of the story.

2. Together you come up with a solution.

3. You shake hands.

4. Give each other a compliment.

5. Go back and play.

Me: “What was the solution the time you went to conflict corner?”

Isaiah: “I’m not very good at coming up with solutions. I just asked my friend if he wanted to go back and play again. I’m a sly fox mama…just like my daddy.”

Random Things In My Fridge

Here is my refrigerator.20160414_204040.jpg The handle is beautifully decorated with a fluffy Christmas blanky. How this appliance has become an extra storage space is something I can’t explain. I’ve previously shared some of the random contents my lovely boys have left behind. In case you missed it here are the links.

Cold Little Socks

A Gorilla’s Funeral

Last night was no different. In the time it took me to make homemade buttercream frosting the blanky was tied to the handle and a surprise was waiting for me on the fridge door.

Poor “Omaha” the reindeer. Aaron said “he needed some cold time”. As always there’s never a dull moment around here 🙂

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“Omaha” the reindeer