Wednesday, September 22, 2010

What Day Is It?

Seriously, I hate coming up with titles to my blog. They are either inane and stupid or they set me up to say something spectacular which (often) does not happen. Whatev. I just have to get a new blog up so the first thing newcomers read isn't the story of how I failed Jake. I should probably ease people into that. Hopefully if people are coming to my blog via facebook they have already looked at my pictures and seen the hats I made for school startup or my crafty banner for JD's birthday and they are all like "how is she so awesomely awesome". And then they mosey over here to my blog and read that and think "hmmm, not so awesome". Its kinda a good reminder to all of us that facebook let's us put forward whatever face we want - so take it all with a grain of salt. But if you know me you know I am all about honesty and being forthcoming with my flaws and imperfections!
Jane Dare turned one on September 9th and it was a great day in which we celebrated the joy she is in our lives. That little girl has just about every member of our family wrapped around her little finger. She and Jake adore each other and just this morning Jake asked me if we could have a bunch more babies when Jane Dare gets big. And don't even get me started on her daddy - when I kid him about it he just gets a sheepish grin on his face that makes me love him even more (if that is possible). The other day Jane Dare was in our room messing with our modem (I would NEVER get anything done if I didn't let her) and Ryan came in and caught us. He looked at her and jokingly said "THAT's what happens to my internet you little hussy" and her whole face clouded over and she just started to sob. Well I thought Ryan was going to DIE. I'm pretty sure that will be the last time he ever scolds her. I can so easily see now how the baby of the family can get spoiled. None of my other kids nursed until they were over a year but here I am just now finally getting her weaned. Its hard to tell that little thing no!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

And now a moment to make all you moms feel better about yourselves

I know that title is a little bit long but bear with me. I'm traumatized. I found out today on the 6th day of kindergarten that I have been screwing up snack time for Jake ever since we started full time school a week ago. Somehow there was a miscommunication and I thought they just did drinks at snack time so I've been sending money for juice or milk. Well, today in the kindergarten newsletter there was a reminder to all parents to "please remember to send in a snack for your child as its a long school day and the children get very hungry". I think I stopped breathing for a minute when I read that. So as I was sitting with Jake doing his homework I asked him about it and he dissolved into tears. Told me (through sobs) that everyone else had a snack and he didn't have any. At this point I was contemplating suicide. Then he went in his closet and cried even harder. Now I'm thinking about contacting someone to waterboard me and then they can kill me.
That's it. I have no happy ending. But rest assured there is snack packed for tomorrow. Then a friend sent me this link and it made me smile again. My favorite one is "Google does not have children" . . .