Hey! I know her!

6:50AM – We are standing at the bus stop in a crowd of kids who are running around. Moms are all dressed in their PJ’S with super hot hairstyles called “it’s too early for this”.

A white minivan passes the bus stop on its way out of our neighborhood. Suddenly Isaiah starts loudly proclaiming he knows the driver.

Isaiah: I know her! That’s my librarian! That’s my librarian!

Aaron: (screaming loudly) What?!?! I met her. I had “librarian” for related arts one time. I know her! 

Isaiah: Why does she live in our neighborhood?

I glared at him with a look that I’d hope would express I wanted them both to SHUT UP immediately. 

Me: Why not? Please let it go. 

Thankfully they both dropped it. A few seconds later Aaron points to one of the moms and begins to shout.

Aaron: I know her too! I saw her at my school!

Me: That’s great bud. Bring your voice down.

He walks closer to the woman and walks directly in front of her.

Aaron: What?!?! She always has a BIG smile on her face. 

Well…at least we live around some friendly people 🙂

No Battles…Only Wars

No one in our family is a “morning person”. This year we have managed to be on time for school EVERY DAY. This is huge. Shouldn’t be…but it is.

Here’s a peek into what it is like to wake up my precious kids.

Me: Aaron…it’s time to wake up.

He’s laying on the floor in his bedroom curled up in a blanket.

Aaron: There are no battles. There are only wars.

His eyes are still closed. I’m wondering what he’s seeing in his dream world.

Me: I’m sorry…what?

Aaron: It’s NOT a battle! It’s a WAR!

I picked him up and placed him on the bottom bunk next to Isaiah. We’re running out of time at this point. We really need to make it to the bus stop in about 15 minutes.

Me: Ok guys meet me in the laundry room. I’ll hand you your hot clothes.

This usually helps them wake up if I iron or just heat up everything down to their socks. hmmm… sounds like something I gripe about my mom doing to spoil them. Who cares?…whatever works in the morning!

Isaiah: I’m just going to go over here where my pillow is.

He rolls over and closes his eyes again. Aaron raises his arm up with his tiny palm open flat.

Aaron: Do you want me to use my slappy hand? You better wake up!

Well…at least one kid is awake now…

Isaiah: I gotta go get my pet. My Conda.

Me: Your what?!?!?!?!?!?

Isaiah: Conda. My pet anaconda.

Listen, if you know me then you’ll understand how creeped out I was. I DO NOT DO SNAKES!

Me: Absolutely not! (obviously he has no pet anaconda but just the thought was freaking me out) Get up! Get up NOW!

Isaiah: Mom…it was just a diversion!

Seriously….

Isaiah: What day is it?

Me: Wednesday…we NEED to go.

Isaiah’s eyes lit up and he jumps out of the bed.

Isaiah: WEDNESDAY! It’s jogging fit club day! Aaron- get your clothes now. We gotta go!

We made it to the bus! These boys are a HOT mess!

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“How To Make DNA”

Step 1: Freeze a small cup of water.

Step 2: Allow frozen water to melt slightly.

Step 3: Add the following ingredients…5 bay leaves, salt, pepper, cinnamon, & a small drop of dish soap. 

Step 4: Freeze again.

DNA is complete! 

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

Basketball History

Aaron: “oohhhh!! I’m Steph Curry…he shoots he scores…”

Super hero toys fly through the air into large plastic bins on the floor. The boys are hard at work cleaning their room…finally.

Isaiah: “Here comes Thomas Jefferson…OOOOOO…he hits a 3-pointer!” Continue reading

How To Make A Bagel (7 easy steps)

  1. Cut bagel in half.
  2. Put bagel in toaster for 1-2 minutes. (lightly toast it…be careful not to burn!)
  3. Get cream cheese out of the fridge.
  4. Stare in utter disappointment at the empty container.empty
  5. Rejoice because you’ve lived with these two boys & handsome man of your dreams for so long you’re prepared for moments like this.
  6. Grab the bigger container of cream cheese you bought yesterday as a back up plan & spread on the AWESOMENESS.
  7. Enjoy bagel!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get Your Hands Involved!

I’ve had it! Seriously, this is just ridiculous. I don’t understand how hard it is to pee in the toilet. I mean the hole is HUGE! Just aim for the water…At this point can we just get it on the seat?

Why & how are we at the point where it smells like a gas station bathroom in the back woods? Continue reading

Don’t Mess With My 5 Year Old…

The other day I was cleaning up the kitchen while the boys ran back and forth through the apartment playing some sort of war game. I noticed a large bruise on Isaiah’s arm and asked how he got it.

Isaiah: “Aaron bit me yesterday when we were climbing down the mountain.” (They went hiking with daddy on King’s Mountain) Continue reading

Can He Afford His Big Dreams?

Isaiah was recently hired by his father to do dishes. I know…that’s a topic all on its own.

The focus here is Aaron’s meltdown regarding the whole situation.

Aaron: “Isaiah, can I help you with the dishes and then we can split the money?”

Me: “Isaiah are you seriously subcontracting out your one chore. I mean, I guess it’s fine because you’ll do less work and still get some money.”

Isaiah: “No. I don’t need help.”

Aaron: “AAAAHHHHH!!!!!! It’s not fair! I’m never going to catch up to him now!”

Me: “Huh?”

Not knowing at this point that daddy told them the $10 Isaiah was offered was a great deal considering the most mommy would ever pay them would be maybe $5.

Once I was brought up to speed the insanity continued.

Me: “Aaron, calm down. I can offer you a job. Stop freaking out and then we can talk.”

Aaron: (hyperventilating in the backseat) “It’s never going to work. I really need to save $300.”

Me: “For what?” (trying my best not to laugh!)

Aaron: “I need to save $300. After that I’m going to save a billion dollars so I can buy whatever I want. I was thinking about buying an island.”

Let’s pause here… what the devil am I supposed to say to that?!?!?

An island, really sir, an island???

Ok…you can do this…get back in there and see if you can help…

Me: “Ok let’s see. At $5 per week that would be a total of $20 per month. At that rate you’ll have the $300 goal met in 1 year and 3 months.”

Aaron: “AAAAHHHHH!!!!” (completely hysterical…)

Me: “Aaron…Aaron…Aaron…………Listen…Aaron! You really need to start thinking creatively if this is going to work.”

Aaron: (finally stops sobbing for a second) “What do you mean?”

Me: “Clearly your salary isn’t going to cut it. Is there anything you can sell? Maybe some toys that you don’t want anymore?”

Aaron: “I think so.”

That’s pretty much as far as we got tonight.

We’ll have to do some further research to figure out where this billion dollars is coming from!

 

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? 🙂