Thursday, September 18, 2014

The time I lied to my child...

Bug started Kindergarten.

She has a fabulous teacher that we really love.  She is absolutely wonderful.

Bug is just having a hard time with school.  She loves school.  She just hates the mornings.

She gets very worked up in the mornings.  She wakes up a ball of nerves over silly things that seem very important to her.  One morning she woke up sobbing because she could not open fruit snacks that I had sent the day before.  She had cookies that day too so she definitely did not go without a snack.

I solved the problem quickly by opening the fruit snacks and pouring them into a plastic sandwich bag.

Once the sobbing begins though, it doesn't end.  She works herself up so much that she throws up.

Yes.  Fun times.

We are slowly adjusting.  We have been a few mornings with no vomit.

It has been super nice.

There is a reason why she is starting to adjust.  I may or may not have lied to Bug.

Dear Bug,

I was the crazy mom that put off Kindergarten immunizations until the last minute.  I made your appointment late in the summer and they could not work us in until September 11th.

I was a nervous wreck about taking you to the doctor.  I hated for you to miss any school because of the hard time you were having.

I woke you up that morning and broke the news to you that you would be missing part of the day of school.

You immediately became excited but then quickly questioned why you were skipping.

"We have to go get your Kindergarten shots," I told you.  You really were not that upset.

You would rather get shots than on to school.

The shots went great (all 4 of them).

You answered the doctor and nurse's questions (after I scared you by telling you they were going to think you could not talk if you didn't answer what they asked you).

Well done Bug!

On the way home, an idea came to me.

I MAY have mentioned that Dr. H put a little bit of courage in each shot.

I MAY have told you that because you got courage shots, your belly would not hurt and you would not throw up anymore before school.

Guess what?  It worked.  You have courage now!

In the years to come if you find that this lie was detrimental to your mental health, let me know.  I will add it to the list of reasons you will need therapy.

Love Always,

PS- Yes, I laughed when you got shots.  I am sorry.  I love you.  You know that laughing is what happens when I get nervous.  Another reason for therapy.  XOXO

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Life Question #1.

Upon the return of my parents from their 30th wedding anniversary trip to Italy a few months ago, I wanted to ask my family a question.

If you could go anywhere in the world (time, money, age... nothing to stop you) where would you go?

I wanted spur of the moment answers and this is what I got.

Daddy George: "Egypt.  I want to see the pyramids."

Nana: "I would ride a train all over the United States.  I would want to ride one of the nice trains with the sleeper car, dining car, etc.  I would stop in whatever little towns I wanted.  Trains have always fascinated me."

Carey (age 16): "Jerusalem."

Mary George (age 13): "Bora Bora."

Mrs. King: "Costa Rica."

Mr. King: "Trenton, NC."

Keith: "Omaha, for the college world series."

Lesley: "Bora Bora"

Dad: "Costa Rica."

Mom: "Paris and London."

Ken: "Austrailia."

Beverly: "The Holy Land."

Bug (age 5): "Paris to see the Eiffel Tower."

Big (age 7): "Paris and Disney World."

Beau: "I would take a golf trip.  I want to go to Ireland and Scotland.  I also would like sail on a private yacht through the Carribean."  He dreams big y'all.

Hailey: "I want to go to Paris.  While I am there I want to eat a pastry at a sidewalk cafe with a dog while smoking a cigarette.  I want to run through the city in the rain.  I want to do all of this while wearing a big fluffy dress (à la Sex and the City season 6).  I want to go to Belize to see the Great Blue Hole.  I want to do a Greek Island cruise.  I want to swim with the pigs in the Exuma Islands in the Bahamas."  I am a big dreamer too.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Taking stock {9-16-14}

Plans for my escape.  I need a long vacation.  I miss summer.


Something strong.  Actually just a Fatty Natty because I'm classy like that y'all.

All I have had time to read lately is AR books.  I have a list that I need to get back to reading.  I am slowly finishing up Hollow City when I have time to pick up my kindle.  It is a struggle to keep my eyes open every night.  I am also on a waiting list for The Maze Runner.

A piece of chocolate and a little peace & quiet.


Like a Wrecking Ball by Eric Church

Time.  I am wasting every little bit of down time I have by doing absolutely nothing.  If you saw my house, you would totally believe me.  I have a mountain of clothes waiting to be washed.

I was on the boat, on the water, in the sun.

The first hints of fall.  The cool breeze at night, the crisp mornings, the tastes and smells of pumpkin spice.

For Beau to walk through the door.

The sun-dried tomato spread from this place.  OMG!!  Amazing!

If my kids will go to bed early?  I am tired.

Preschool.  Our year is off to a great start with book unit studies.  The letter A was our letter last week.  We made tons of cute crafts, read Ten Apples Up On Top, and even made tortilla apple pies.  So yum!  This week is the letter B, reading Blueberries for Sal, making blueberry bushes, blueberry pies.

For a relaxing weekend.

At the fact that my baby Bug will be 6 in just 10 days.  Say what?  When did that happen??

A piece of chocolate.

Pumpkin spice candle

Work clothes

The story making its way across social media that double spacing after periods is now wrong.  Is this for real?

It will take me a long time to remember not to double space after a  period.  It comes automatically after all these years.

I am right and that article is wrong.

About how excited I am about Big Brother tonight!

Recipes and preschool crafts

Not today.  Not this week.

Like a grump.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

B&B say...

Bug:  "Daddy, hurry up for date night!  My lipstick is drying up."

Big: "Daddy is more cuter than Eric Church."

Bug: "Ummm... you can NOT wear that to drop me off at Kindergarten."

Bug: "Today our teacher asked us what season it was.  Do you know what a boy said?  He said dove season.  I don't even know what that means.  It is clearly summer."

Big: "You give me a lot of anxiety."

Big: "Bug has the biggest lips I have ever seen.  Let's take a selfie."