Friday, July 30, 2010
Is that why she's been broken three times? Why not the other two figurines - the angel and the married couple? Is it a subliminal message from the boys that they will NOT be TAMED? First my sweet little 2 year old nephew got a hold of it. I thought it was really made of wood and let him carry it to his mom and let her talk him into giving it up. Little did I know when she told him to give it to her he would do the ol' "bolt-run-throw" routine in the tile-floored bathroom - "CRASH" and smitherines she went. I didn't get worked up. After all, I thought it was indestructible in the first place.
So my sweet sister sent me a new one and I took her picture before anything happened to her again (pict above).
So I super-glued her back together and swore that if anyone ever decapitates her again, I'm going to break off her arm and glue it back around the little statue boys neck!
Alas, one windy day the blinds knocked her off the windowsill again. And even though the boys didn't do it, I put her back together in a way that truly reflects her emotions.....
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
HAPPY ! I am giving away two "Happy Vans". If you are new here, click here to see what a Happy Van is all about. If you need some "Happy" all you have to do is be a follower and leave a comment. I'll post them all at the end of the night and announce the winners on Friday.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
That's my boy. That's Wyatt this week. He was awesome yesterday at the lake, but today was catch-up day at home and that lends to some "lettin' loose" when it comes to the boys. His older brother found Wyatt's Loco Roco video game wedged in the couch cushions and offered to return it to him if he would go find the Transformer bullet he (Wyatt) was suspected of hiding in his room. Wyatt gave it about a 30 second hunt and gave up. He decided to torture Mom until he got his way but I didn't go for it. It wasn't a tall order to look around his room and in his toy box for the bullet, he was just being lazy. He had a choice to let it drop and forget the video game but no, whining full-volume next to Mom is waaaay more fun. Throw in a little tugging and yanking on the rug she's standing on and wow - entertainment to no end if you are 7 years old.
What did mom do? Ignore. Ignore for another 5 minutes. Ignore some more. State the facts, "look for the bullet and the game is returned to you", Ignore some more while cleaning the sink. (by the way, the whining actually enhances the scrubbing -sink looks great!).
What did brothers do? Brothers were so sick of it they offered to hand over the game just to spare me!
Now, how did I snuff out my little volcano? I got out the video camera and erupted it. It only took a second for him to scream and run into my room and close the door. Within 5 minutes he returned, whistling and stated, "Mom, I'm going to go look for the bullet."
Chalk one up for Mom today!
Thursday, July 8, 2010
8 parts dirt + 6boys+6shovels+12scoops Breyers Reeses Cup Ice Cream = 1 new garden!
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
In an effort to lighten up the mood in the van, we allowed a popular game this summer - Slugbug.
In case you don't know this game, the rules are this:
Rule 1 - spot a Volkswagon Beetle
Rule 2 - lightly slug the nearest person in the shoulder and say "SLUGBUG"
Rule 3 - only the first one calls it
Rule 5 - anyone hitting hard, slapping or double-tagging ends the game until the good mood returns
Rule 4 - Mom makes all the rules to Slugbug
I even go as far as to stop at a corner and text my husband "SLUGBUG" when we are riding in separate cars. He called me the other day while driving down the highway and said, "I just passed a car-hauler loaded with VW Bugs, can you imagine our van full of boys if they saw that?"
Now, if you want to play "Slugbug-extreme" with your 12 year old, you let Dad sit behind him in the van and let on that he's scoping for bugs. He can't escape and Dad's fully focused - not driving as usual. To top it off, all Dad has to do is yell "Slugbug" at any random moment and 12 year old comes out of his seat so fast he engages the seatbelt lock! Hilarious! (by the way 12 year old ate up all the attention)
We used to have a 66 bug before the boys came along. I loved that car and vow that one day when I don't need room for 6 I'll have another. I can't wait to drive around scoping out minivans full of kids doing the "Slugbug"!