My, oh, my…what a week! No doubt some lessons passed me by in the excitement of sick kids and overdue deadlines. But I did do some outrageously fun Disney Baby posts (that you’ll surely want to click through…maybe even a few times). Like:
The Upside of a Sick Baby (which had people outraged I named my baby Pink)
Disney-Inspired Gifts from Etsy (which had people outraged that not all the princesses made the hair clip picture)
Readers’ Magical Disney Moments (which had people outraged that not everyone can afford a trip to Disney World)
Our Family Motto (which had people outraged that I couldn’t come up with something better…at least that’s what I’m going with based on the low traffic to this one)
And now, some equally outrageous truths from our house this week.
Lesson #1: Sometimes our little sing songy parenting rhymes can backfire. Like, “You get what you get and you don’t get upset.” Little has morphed it to, “If I don’t get upset, then what do I get?”
Lesson #2: Instead of coming home from school ready to collapse, Big is coming home all amp’ed up. Apparently having to sit and learn all day isn’t nearly as exhausting as I’d hoped it would be.
Lesson #3: It’s amazing what you can learn (sitting, sitting, sitting) by the second week of 1st grade. Especially when a kid in your class has been in trouble for saying the F word. Which, for the life of us we can’t figure out. Big’s guesses? Probably freaky or friggin. (Let’s hope that’s as far as this lesson goes for now.)
Lesson #4: It’s not like Big is all that innocent. Since he’s been in trouble for using some colorful language himself, he’s taken to spelling the words. “I just caught myself, Mom! I was going to call you a s-u-c-k-e-r.” (Notice, one letter different, and he would have nailed the F word.) While the attitude doesn’t make me proud, I do feel a bit better knowing that he’ll ace his first spelling test this week.
Lesson #5: Sometimes it’s best to keep your mouth shut. Big’s working on this in terms of his sassy ‘tude. I’m working on it when it comes to saying things like, “Could you trim my bangs just a tiny bit more?”
Lesson #6: While we have some seriously creative ideas for Pink’s Halloween costume (which I’m sure won’t happen when my better judgement kicks in), Little’s favorite idea is Chewbacca. She’s totally nailed his voice. And the word “No!” Which, in combination makes “no” an 8-syllable word/gurgle.
Lesson #7: Now that Lenny knows 2 sick kids = 4 loads of laundry done + 1 cleaned up(ish) garage, he might start taking the kids to play in the waiting room at urgent care on the weekends. (You know, while I go mouthing off at the hairdresser.)
Lesson #8: It’s finally time to baby proof (again). Now that Pink is standing and cruising, leaving her alone to go deal with the boys for a minute is like playing with fire. Literally. The other day I came in to find she’d turned on the stove.
Lesson #9: The kids have finally reached a stage where they can all entertain each other. The only problem is the one activity they all seem to agree upon is “Shoot the Baby”. A game of target practice with little hand rocket launchers.
Lesson #10: When my kids don’t nap and feel the need to touch me all day, I’m not at my finest. (Case in point, this lame excuse for a lesson. Blame it on the screaming baby and the hand-sy kid. Oh. My. Goodness.)
Is it Monday yet?