Friday, March 27, 2009


I've been way too exhausted to blog in the evenings lately. (SuperDad is still doing way more than his share. Gonna have to figure out a good way to repay that man once this first trimester is over...)

Since it's 11* outside right now and we're waiting on our 10-12 inches of snow (stupid weather. It was 80* last week. Seriously) we're doing indoor recess. And since these little children have been climbing the walls the last 2 days, but are actually playing quietly right now, we'll do indoor recess for a bit longer than normal. :) And... since I'm not currently struggling to keep my eyes open, I'll do some blogging!

Struggling so much with attitude right now. Not at school. Not at church. Not at ballet. Just at home. So frustrating. I keep telling myself that if she's going to be sassy and rude to anyone, I would rather it be me. But really, is it too much to ask that she just not be sassy and rude at all?! If 6 is this hard, 13 is going to kill me. We're trying some different strategies... trying some positive reinforcement... trying to be consistent... trying an earlier bedtime... praying for patience. She was wonderful this morning. I love mornings like that.

funny... She told me the other night when we were picking out clothes that she "had to wear a dress to school!" When I asked why, she said it was because Mrs. Roux told her to "leave her cranky pants at home." (She did have one tired day at school where she was apparently easily annoyed by other kids. Not rude to her teacher at all. Just cranky and annoyed with other kids.)

Still sweet. Still funny. Still the snuggliest little thing ever. And I still can't believe he turns 4 on Sunday. I did tell him last night though, that when he is 4 he cannot cry and whine about silly things anymore. We'll see how well that works! :) He has for some reason started oinking like a pig at random times. When we are praying at supper, when he gets nervous, when someone asks him something... Not a bunch of oinks, usually just one. No idea why or where this came from. Maybe he'll stop that when he turns 4, too.

funny... I got this email from his pre-school teacher the other day:

Since I don't see you that often, I had to pass this on to you. The minds of 3 (almost 4) year olds crack me up! When we were sitting at circle time today, I brought a box of buttons with me to use with the story (for "B" week). As I was sitting down, I told the kids that I was going to use the buttons today to help me tell the story. Without missing a beat, Lawson kind of giggled, but was very serious when he said, "Ms. Karri, I don't know how that's going to work because I've never seen buttons talk before!" It was a bright spot in my morning!!


Courtney said...

i've missed you!!!

amy said...

Love the oinking! LOL! And, the cranky pants!
Very sweet.

amy d said...

that explains the "oinking" at his haircut!!! (it was very cute though)
love the "cranky pants"