I hate them.
A cricket moved into the corner of our basement recently.
He's a little schmuck.
I have never considered the "terrible twos" to be so terrible. Then Solomon, who apparently takes after the cricket, entered his 'twos'. (I pretty much feel the same way about both of them.)
Solomon: I WANT POPCHIPS, LIAAAAAAM!
Me: Well Solly, maybe Liam is nice enough to share with you if you ask politely.
Liam: No....I'm not.
5. Lesson Learned (Again)
No matter how sneaky you think you are, never try to out maneuver a urinating five year old boy. Trust me when I tell you, this is not one of those places to 'try, try again' because even if you successfully get those shoes and clothes off once, you will lose eventually. And I promise you, it simply ain't worth it folks!
6. Potty Training
Potty training is typically not much fun for parents. It is even less so when your stubborn two year old won't accept
7. Answer (To #6)
Mine does. Please refer to story #3 for a more thorough explanation.
8. First Message From the 3rd Grade Writing Teacher
"The first month will be highly focused on writing a good sentence into a good paragraph. We will also start into a diary of an animal project during the first month."
Um, I'm kind of thinking I should have my third grader volunteer to teach the class.
9. True Confessions of a Skeptical Mom
I have yet to turn in a single health form for my four school-aged kids this year. They are completely filled out and sitting in my car but I thought I'd see how long it takes before our "rigorous charter school, which holds all students and staff to the highest of standards and expects extreme accountability blah blah blah" realizes the oversight. So far, it seems that they care about the forms about as much as I cared to fill them out.
10. My Shampoo
The shampoo I use proudly boasts that it is Sulfate Free, Paraben Free, Gluten Free and 100% Vegan.
Apparently I am supposed to eat it.....? (If only it was Kosher because everyone knows Kosher soap tastes far better than its non-kosher competitors!)
11. On Blogging
It is much easier when you don't actually post anything (duh).
Please know I have had my reasons for neglecting the blog: reasons for good, not for evil (for the most part), reasons to bring on a more hopeful future.... I will bring you more regular posts once those reasons settle down into their routine and we begin to function like a normal family of seven (who is preparing for yet another gigantic move)......
Have a great week, my friends!
p.s. I dedicate this post to my dear friend Kim who thinks any post/email/text over, say, four sentences should be punishable by law. At least the stories were short, right? ;)