Saturday, August 24, 2013

It's A Small World, After All

We're deciding where to go on our upcoming, sudden vacation. As we discuss Hershey, Pennsylvania or Cleveland, Ohio, C is spinning the globe. 

Interrupting, she announces emphatically, "I want to go to Brazil!"

Friday, August 23, 2013

A Relaxing Vacation

Found out today that H's school starts a week later than scheduled. DH decided we have time for a brief vacation.

Me: Where would you like to go, H?
H: I really liked Cincinnati!
Me: How about you, J?
J: Can we go back to Williamsburg?
Me: C, where would you like to go?
C: Oh! I know the perfect place! Let's go to the library!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Perspective

C: Wow, Momma! You have a big butt! Where did you get such a big butt?
Me: Well, for my age, my butt is not very big.
C: Well, but if you were FOUR...
Me: If I was four and my butt was this big, it would be a HUGE BUTT!!!

Good morning, people!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Self Control

This morning C and I had a little conversation (complete with hand-drawn illustrations) about self control vs. mommy control. When we are considering something that is wrong, we decide whether to control ourselves (happy faces) or if mommy will have to control us (angry/sad faces). Either we think, "I probably shouldn't do that," or Momma needs to say, "Go sit in the time-out chair!"

Now, when she starts to do something undesirable, she says, "Oops! Mommy control!' and sits in our comfy chair until she settles down.

WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THIS TWO YEARS AGO???

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Energize Her!

What's more energetic than a spirited four-year-old whose indulgent big sister made chocolate chip cookies today?

A spirited, chocolafied four-year-old with new sneakers!

(I should correct that. She says she will call them her SUPER EVERYHING SHOES, caps intended!)

Friday, August 9, 2013

Likeminded!

A sleepy-eyed C stands at the top of the stairs.

"Momma? I want to sleep all day. While you're stretching, in the car, on the couch..."

Me, too, baby. Me, too.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Better You Than Me

To all my neighbors within a 5 mile radius:

Yes, those are my kids screaming and shrieking in my yard. 
No, I won't send them back in - it's much louder inside, trust me. 
And in case you're thinking this will all end soon because school starts in a few weeks...we homeschool. Bwa ha ha ha!

Why I'm Addicted To Coffee

8:52 a.m.

C: Hey, Mom?
Me: Yes?
C: There is no time for silence.

Sigh.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Let Them Eat Cake!

Missed my workout today, so had two slices of cake instead.

This post was precipitated by a trip to the bank with C, where we had to wait "quietly" for 15 minutes, then were given a number of brightly colored lollipops.