Monday, March 30, 2009

It's quiet.

They've all gone back to school. Libby and I are still in PJs and there is no fighting or excessive whining going on. We did have a good break, but I am glad to get some quiet again.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Spring Break

is almost over. The kids go back to school on Monday. We've had a good week, but I'm ready for my regular routine to be back. We've gone to the library several times this week because they have had activities nearly every day. Crafts and games and today is karaoke. We've had a bonfire supper at the grandparent's house.

And the big one is we've made lots and lots of stuff from the Toymaker. It's a website put up by a childrens book illustrator. She has paper dolls and little boxes to fold and pin wheels and cootie catchers and racing turtles and a little car and bunny bowling. It's kept the three youngest quite entertained.

My printer has been broken for six months and I finally went out and bought one last week because I wanted to be sure we could make Toymaker toys this week. Staples even had a rebate offer in place to make printer buying easier. Wasn't that nice of them? I'm very glad I did. Just watching them quietly cutting and pasting their little paper toys in near perfect harmony has been totally worth the price of the printer.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I don't play the games

We don't have green eggs or green pancakes on St. Patrick's Day. I don't wear green, although I encourage my children to do so only to avoid the pinching thing. I'm not Irish or Catholic and I don't drink beer. What's to celebrate?

I do make corned beef every year. that's a tradition I can stand behind.

As long as there's no cabbage, because that's just going too far.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

My mother better not gloat

My oldest two children are not allowed to talk to one another today. I'm working on keeping them in separate rooms as well.

Oh and why is it that you can raise children from infancy properly pronouncing a word and they still say freaky things like seee-rup ten years later? They're all doing it now. It makes me want to ban Saturday morning pancakes just to avoid the word. sir-up. sir-up, sir-up. Thank you.

And which side of the bed do you think is the right one? huh? I personally would have preferred getting up on the side of the bed that didn't have arguing children. I might go back to bed and see if I can wake up right this time.