Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Bud: Mommy can I have gum? (walking over to dish)
Me: Did you have a good day at school
Bud: Un-huh (picking up gum)
Me: Is that a yes?
Bud: yes, mommy
Me: OK (gum in mouth)
that part took place in 2 seconds flat, then out came the voice of truth.
Daddy: Bud what kinda day did you have?
Bud: (chomping on gum) One and a half thumbs up
Me: Did you tell a fib?
Bud: Un-huh (shaking his head up and down)
Me: Spit that gum out NOW!
Bud: Nooooo Mommy pleeeeassssse
The gum rolls off the tongue and on to the floor. Plunk. A big bright pink piece of Double bubble on the kitchen floor sitting there.
Me: Put that in the garbage.
Bud: (Stomping to the garbage) You're the meanest mommy in the whole wide world.
Me: (thinking to self yes, I am)
That part took what felt like forever. We are now in new territory and I think I need to read up on punishment fitting of the crime. I was ready to keep him home from hockey and the hubs interjected saying no. Too harsh. I guess this is just the beginning!
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
On Monday we went to the local Memorial Day Parade. Bud loves the parades. We were sitting reading a Superman book as we waited and then he heard the music and looked up and here come the veterans in the front. Bud removes his hat and puts his hand on his heart and just as I looked down with a bit of a smile on my face at his respect for the flag and those who fought for our country, his small voice says "they are like superman because they protect us huh?" I shh him and say "yes", then that same voice screams out as loud as possible, "Look Mommy, a new brand of superhero." GULP! That is my child. People are glaring at me and a 5 year olds vision is... just that...... Untainted and pure. Taking things in literally.
I picked him up and said that they can be his superhero if needed. He matter of factly said they protect us so they are superheros. He hit that nail on the head.
Then later that afternoon while I was trying to coerce a tree out of the ground I was not prepared for my own strength, and I literally toppled over and down a hill on the side yard and took out my shoulder. It has since been put back, but hurts like no bodies business. Hence there is a reason why I do not do yard work. I did get a nice tan though.
With that I got nothing else.
Friday, May 25, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
They will have art, gym, library time and music. Yeah! That and pizza day is Thursday.
At the conclusion they opened up the room for questions. All which were addressed in the initial information spiel. So we are ready. Yes siree we are ready! Bud will be ready and even though there are parents who do not listen, there is hope for their kids right?????
oh yes, one last note. On the questionnaire there was a space for parents to put a list of kids that you do NOT want in your child's class. Let's get real parents! It is not about you, it is about your kids.
non school related
....to let you know how awful I am.... I sent Bud to his hockey game without his hockey stick last night oops.... so I am as flawed as the next, but it is ok.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Tonight I have to go to an auditorium and learn how to be a parent of a Kindergartner. The letter that we received on Friday last week was dated last Wednesday. Clearly timing is not important, but making sure parents go to Learning to parent a Kindergartner is. It was indicated in the letter that parents or guardians make an "honest" effort to be there. What is a dishonest effort? We are in the process of teaching honesty and responsibility. I am sure that there are parents who have been through this, and they may not be there, but really. If I do not go am I dishonest? am I a bad parent? do I get black listed from the PTA before I sign up. What If I have to work, do I need a note from my employer?
Regardless, I am going to be there and I will listen. I will learn how to be a good Kindergarten parent.
Monday, May 21, 2007
Bud had a Bike Rodeo sponsored by the police department and a birthday party for a former hockey team mate.
Saturday at the bike rodeo I was selling hots and hammies to the participants in the rodeo to raise money for CODA (Children's Organ Donor Association) and Bud was participating in the rodeo. Since there were over 100 kids registered it was going to be a nice afternoon. NOT! Just after the safety demonstration when the kids were told to get their bikes a teary face comes up to me in the food booth "Mommy... sniff sniff my bike is missing". I look around and I see a child on my sons bike. So I say to Bud "Stay here, mommy sees your bike" I walk up to the parent and say "I think your child grabbed my child's bike by accident" said parent says disgusted that I said something to her scowls at me and says "no, we have not put our bikes down" I incredulously say "...are you sure? my son has a bike like this with a broken reflector, no kick stand, no cap on the handle bar AND tears in the seat" She says no it is ours. Defeated I walk away. I go to Bud and tell him that that boys mommy said it was that boys bike.
I approach the police who are running this event and say someone has taken my sons bike and could he please look around. I also mentioned that the parent who I thought had Buds bike assured me it was hers. So as Bud is crying in the lawn because he can not participate in the rodeo, and I have to sell food. That is what I am there to do. There is nothing else that I can do for my child. That feeling is the suckiest feeling ever! I give my child a can of soda (he is not allowed to have soda) and tell him to watch.
Just as the rodeo was coming to an end another parent who heard all of the conversations I had comes up to me and says "that boy who you said had your bike is on another." I tell Bud to go and get his bike and bring it to me. I take a marker and write on it under the velcro flap his name. Completely disgusted that the parent lied to me about the bike and let my kid sit and cry missing the rodeo.
So later in the day Bud says to me "mommy that lady did not get in to trouble for fibbing, how come?" All I could say is "I am not her mommy". I wanted to say that stupid whore is not a good mommy and her mommy was not a good mommy if she does that. But I held back and said those are the people that end up in jail.
Now the birthday party was a blast Bud had a great time. He was the only preschooler there. The rest were kindergartners. He fit right in. September here we come.
p.s. mangled bike is from learning to ride with 2 wheels. That bike took a beating last fall.
Friday, May 18, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
I am very much appreciative of the job I have, and for the money I make (of course who would not want more). That being the case I believe in trust and right now I am not sure where that is.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
6 in the morning
2 in the afternoon
6 in the evening
Once 7 days are up it will be
7 in the morning
2 in the afternoon
7 in the night
For the rest of my ever loving life. All this for the bargain price of feeling like shit and needing to sleep 16 hours on the weekends to recover.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Could I really be that stupid?
Apparently I can.
Not sure if I blogged about it or not, but here it is. One random Thursday night Bud & I sat down with the hubs and enjoyed a sugar-free popsicle for an after dinner snack. In the process of eating said popsicle it stuck to the top inner upper lip. Like an idiot I tried to pull it off and got the bottom inner lip stuck to it. rinse. lather repeat. I eventually got it off after two stuck sessions. Anyways with swollen lips for a few days and thalking like an idioth I finally healed with minor scaring on my pride. So what do I do a couple months later? You gussed it. I do again..... I have a different popsicle and this one is smaller and again my top inner lip froze to the popsicle, however the sensation of the lip adhering to the popsicle was familiar this time and I was able to pull my lip away before it really stuck. Still had minor tear age, but more of a nuisance like biting the inside of your mouth. Lesson here. No more popsicles for me.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Friday, May 04, 2007
Thursday, May 03, 2007
- tossing your cookies on this lovely set up
- laughing at the mismatched spider man towel
- commenting on the general mess.
These were taken this morning after two showers and while getting ready for work.
I wanted to make sure that you could get the full appreciation of what a color disaster my bathroom is. Pinks, purples and the black floor.
So, this is before and as I mentioned the measurements to come with the weekly updates as to what I have actually done. It is not a big room, but we make it work.
Again the hubs thinks I am nuts and is mocking me. We will see who laughs last!
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Pictures of the current awful bathroom to come tomorrow!