Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I KNOW you've had one of these days...weeks...months

It's Tuesday.

I didn't get the laundry done over the weekend because we were out of town.

Thursday night is bible study night so if I want to make Halloween snacks for my monsters I need to start thinking about it now. Now you KNOW I won't have all the supplies so I'll need to head back to the grocery store where I was yesterday because, did I already mention this?, we were out of town this weekend.

If I can get them done started(?) on Wednesday then Thursday can come and go.

Friday is Halloween.

Saturday is another birthday party!

Where am I going to fit the Fall Festival in?

Maybe if I'm really lucky Hottie will play golf all day Saturday leaving me with the two monsters, junked up on candy with no nap.

So who is going to do the laundry and grocery shopping?

Saturday, October 25, 2008


Do you know what happens when you wash your lights/whites with your son's lights/whites? Playground mulch in your underwear!

Friday, October 24, 2008

We interupt our currently scheduled program to bring you...

a little BIG post about helicopter parenting!

You may not be familiar with the term because education does things like that. For example, "Education Alphabet soup": AIP, IEP, ESE, 504, AYP, SAT, ACT. But here is a top ten list sent BY A COLLEGE to my school regarding advising parents about their child's college applications.

Top Ten things that parents should remember about the college search process.

10. Remember that this process is not about you. No matter how similar your children may be to you, they need to make their own decisions and observations.

9. Support and encouragement are more appropriate than pressure and unsolicited advice. Allow your children to seek you out!

8. Do no use the works "we" or "our" when referring to your children's application process.

7. Help them prepare but let them perform.

6. Encourage your children to make their own college appointments, phone calls, and e-mails.

5. Allow your children to ask the questions.

4. Prepare your children for disappointment.

3. Never, never, NEVER complete any portion of the college application.

2. Do not let stereotypes or outdated information steer your children away from schools in which they would otherwise have an interest.

1. Never, ever during a college visit buy a sweatshirt of t-shirt from the bookstore in your size-it's a dead giveaway.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

A little TV PR

I'm always looking for some educational shows for my kids, so I can plop them down in front of the TV for hours while I check out my favorite blogs. KIDDING (about the hours not the blogs)!

I saw this advertised in a parenting magazine and DVR'ed (totally a word) it. It really is educational, cute and kept their attention. Today we watched an episode about why you can't eat cake everyday, all day. Yummy right? So if you have PBS access check it out and tell me what you think...

Sid the science Kid

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

You know you have little one's when...

you're at a gathering pouring drinks and you only fill the cups up half-way.
your DVR has as many kids programs recorded as your shows.
you use a wipe to clean off the oatmeal that was sneezed on you at breakfast.
you avoid driving home a certain way because it passes by a McDonald's.
you have a passie that you never leave home without!
Raffi is the current cd in your car's stereo.
you can step over toys while carrying dinner to the table with a 4 year old wrapped around your leg.
A little humor into my week...and look it's only Wednesday! How about you?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The First!

I'm starting a new blog because I want to be like those I stalk follow :-)!

I've been blogging about the kids for almost a year and you would think the nervousness would have worn off. But instead I've been fretting over everything. I've worried about the name. Do you like it? I've contemplated what I would blog about. I've been thinking about this first post (and edited it twice now).

It's like high school lunch all over again.

So here's a tribute to those who have inspired me to get myself out there. Check out some of my favorites:

Nesting Place
Everyday Celebrating
A Soft Place to Land
Boo Mama
Big Mama