Sunday, May 31, 2009
I could never have pushed Chris in the neighbors pool with his clothes on...NOPE not me and he certainly didn't have his precious iPhone in his pocket either! He did NOT say a few choice words one of which was promptly repeated by our 5 year old. NOPE didn't happen. There was absolutely NO alcohol involved in the incident...nope not even a drop.
Amelia could never have taken a bite of a new kind of ice cream cone and said super loud, inside the ice cream shop "OOOOHHH this tastes like DOG POOP...EWWWWW!!" That would have been rude and no kid of mine would even think of saying that!
Chris did NOT leave for eight days in Europe leaving me home with 3 kids! AND those 3 kids certainly can't be done with school Tuesday! NOPE defiantly NOT.
Olivia certainly didn't pull TWO sweatshirts and a winter jacket out of her backpack when I asked her why it was so heavy AND she defiantly hasn't had them in there since winter break..nope that would have been silly!
Amelia didn't wake me up on a Sunday at 7am asking me if cats have belly buttons...NOPE not ME!
My baby could NEVER have finished her very last day of preschool and told me she is all ready for the school bus and the BIG school...nope ...sob sob...could never ..sob...have happened!
I did not buy a pair of shorts in a smaller size and sit and have a stare off with them for 10 minutes before I actually tried them on...that would have been immature and silly!
I certainly DO NOT think the next week might be the LONGEST of my entire life..nope not ME!
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
1) Standing outside Dad's office door and having an argument is strictly forbidden unless I am mad at him..then it is strongly encouraged.
2) Leaving a trail of snack wrappers throughout the house is not allowed unless it is to mark a path back inside from the yard that will be used only when it gets dark and leads straight to your bed.
3) Saying mean or nasty words is not acceptable unless you lock yourself in the bathroom to say them.
4) Listening to music or the TV too loud is against the rules unless it is drowning out fighting or whining.
5) Lights out at 9:30 unless the kids in the neighborhood are out playing, there is a good TV show on or you are involved in a good book.
6) Complete your chores before playtime even though in all likelihood I will go back and redo each of them up to my specifications.
7) Don't beg for play dates unless you are willing to make your room as clean as I want it to be.
8) Realize that I will not buy one more Justice or Aeropostle shirt unless you learn to do your own laundry AND put it all away.
9) When I say it is OK to get a healthy snack don't kid yourself into believing I mean potato chips or Oreo's.
10)Hitting, hissing at and pinching your sisters is not acceptable unless it is part of a show that I am watching while sipping my favorite cocktail.
Wonder if Chris will make me edit this list.....
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
6 years ago when I was pregnant with my third child I joined a mommy message board on the computer. I met lots of really interesting people but there was one that was really intriguing. She was due with her second child within a week of when I was due. We ended up exchanging email addresses and became cyber pen pals for the last 5 years. At first we emailed daily and then it became many times a day. Then came instant messaging. We would email during the day when she was at work and IM at night. Eventually we talked for a few minutes once on the phone but to this day we have only spoken a handful of times over the phone. Last year Chris and I took a trip to Wisconsin to visit she and her husband (and to make sure she was not a middle aged fat guy). When I first met her we hugged and immediately I felt like connected. We had a fabulous time and I was so sad to leave. This weekend when we met face to face she brought her kids and got to meet mine. Everyone got along great and I still felt that unmistakable connection. I really feel like she is a part of my family, someone I will always know and always care about. She is one of those people that just gets me and accepts me warts and all. In this world where true friends are few and far between I am so happy I found my Heidi.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
This picture is of Caroline. We were on a trip to Lake Cumberland and doing lots of fun jet skiing, tubing and boating! The look on her face sort of sums up our whole trip! FUN!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
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Amelia could NEVER have yelled Dammit at her sister's soccer game and certainly didn't repeat it when I asked her WHAT she said...NOPE not my five year old!
I did NOT have a little too much cheap red wine at my sisters and I certainly didn't have to text Chris to come pick me up that would be just silly and immature.
There is no way that I have become addicted to the iced coffee at McDonald's nope not me...I absolutely did not have to get one every single day last week that would be ridiculous!
I didn't let Amelia wear a dress up outfit to her sister's soccer game and soccer party just because I thought she looked so stinkin' cute..that would have been silly!
I certainly did NOT yell and cheer so loud at 2 soccer games that my throat hurt and I made a baby cry..nope NOT me!
I could never have let my kids stay up super late and eat lots of sugar just so I had a chance to talk to my neighbors...nope NEVER!
I am definitely NOT counting down the hours until my friend visits for the weekend ..nope NOT me!
There is no way I am sad that Chris is gone ALL week ...NOPE.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
There is no way that in one morning I was awoken at 3am by Amelia coming in my bed, 4am by Chris's alarm to get up to catch a flight, 5am the automated school call for a fog delay and 6am Amelia waking up to tell me she peed in MY bed...that would have been too much for any one person to take!
I certainly didn't sit through a 4th grade strings concert pretending to listen while thinking about totally different things and forget to clap at the appropriate times..NOPE not me!
I could never have figured out what my Mothers day gift was before I got it...that would have been totally UNLIKE me!
Amelia certainly did NOT craft a Mother's day gift for me in her bed when she was supposed to be sleeping...and it was NOT 2 water bottle caps, a barbie surf board, ruby slippers and a penny all on top of a baby doll highchair tray..NOPE that would have been way too cute :)
I did NOT make Chris go meet with Olivia's teacher simply because I did not feel like dealing with her...absolutely NOT ME!
I am not starting to have an anxiety attack extraordinaire over the fact that there are only 3 weeks of school left that would be silly and uncalled for!
Saturday, May 9, 2009
This is a picture of me holding Amelia who would have been 4 months old. I am thinking by the way she is dressed it is the 4th of July but for some reason I can't remember! I love looking at her chubby hands and cheeks...now that she is FIVE and headed to kindergarten in the fall the baby days are fading quickly away.
Friday, May 8, 2009
As I move on to my second 10 years as a Mom I am sure I will be facing some unchartered territory and many new revalations. The job description keeps changing and morphing into a more complex task then I signed up for. I am keeping my eye on the prize though... a well adjusted independant adult who loves and respects me as a Mom and as a person!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
There is no way we had 5 soccer games, 1 birthday party, gymnastics and a sport camp all last week that would be silly and insane.
I could never have gone to see the Hannah Montana movie with my daughters and actually enjoyed it. I would never have been able to sing along to every song and there is no possibility that I developed a serious crush on Hannah's boyfriend in the movie...NO WAY!I did not run my very first 5K without stopping to walk even one step..nope not ME.
I could never have signed up for the 1/2 marathon in October because it happens to take place on my birthday and I think it is a sign. NOPE that would be ridiculous.
There is no way that one of our three INDOOR cats learned how to open the screen door to let our other two cats outside ..that would just be too weird and human like!
Amelia certainly didn't tell me I smelled like the cat box after I exercised and suggest I go take a shower quick before the cats decide to pee on me...absolutely NOT. She didn't say that she loved me even though I was really stinky either...nope!
I did NOT start to panic when I looked at the calendar and realized we only have a few short weeks of school left before we enter the land of no return! I certainly did not have to have a few tears over it either...NO WAY!
I could never have had to hide my eyes too many time to count while watching Amelia on the bars on the swing set and I certainly didn't verbalize my true fear of her breaking a bone sometime in the near future..nope not me!
Friday, May 1, 2009
10: Amelia waking up earlier then she does on normal school days, geting in my bed and puting her freezing feet on me while holding an unwilling clawing cat a little too close to my head.
9: The constant whining and bickering between the girls over things as simple as one of them glancing at the other.
8: Caroline begging for me to take her to the mall. or Justice. or Target.
7: Them thinking an extra day 0ff of school = treats and prizes.
6: Chris working from home. Keeping 3 kids quiet all day is not an easy task.
5: All the dishes in the sink from everyone home for lunch.
4: The fact that we have absolutely NOTHING planned today but tomorrow we have a 5K, a birthday party, and 2 soccer games.
3: The broken lamp.
2: The fact that is it pouring down rain so I can't just say "GO outside!"
AND the number 1 thing:
This is just a preview of what EVERY day will be like this summer ....EEEEKKKKKK!