Thursday, May 31, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Michael just said to Parker while playing cards,
"Just cut the deck. Cut it. Go. Parker, when someone asks you to cut the deck, you do it. Quickly. Not slow like a total doofus."
Elizabeth cut her own hair again. I found some hair in the garbage can in the bathroom, immediately asked the girls about it. They both said they didn't do it. Michael somehow got Elizabeth to confess. We were both pissed. I was pissed not that she cut her hair, but that she did something we told her never ever to do again (the last two times she did it) and actually took away her ability to use scissors until she was 6 because of it. Obviously she doesn't miss using scissors since she did it again. When we asked her why she did, she said she wanted it to look good. When I asked why she didn't just tell me she wanted a hair cut, she said because "they would cut too much off". We haven't figured out an appropriate punishment but I did try to fix her hair. She had hacked up the front nicely with toe nail clippers so she had these half bangs. I made full bangs out of it, but since they shortest hairs were super short, the bangs are super short and she looks ridiculous.
I won't post a picture yet, but Michael described it like this, "She looks like a crazy person. Like a victorian waif who was abused by her headmaster." I think she looks like a maniac little girl who has been taken over by demons in a horror movie.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Elizabeth: "Mommy, what if you went to jail and died there."
Me: "What? What do you mean? What if that happened? Do you think that might happen?"
Elizabeth: "I don't know. If you smashed into a person and they got dead, you could go to jail. And then you could die there. So if that happens, how would anyone know."
Me: "If I was in jail, I'm guessing some people would know about it."
Elizabeth: "Maybe we can put some fun numbers of people we know who could take care of us on the refrigerator in case that happens and then we can call them to let them know."
Me: "Good idea Elizabeth. That list already exists and is on the fridge so you are all set if I go to jail."
Elizabeth: "Oh good. Who's on the list? Susan? Aunt Amy?"
Me: "Yup. Those people."
So...Susan and Aunt Amy...if Elizabeth calls you one day, you'll know why.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
I walked down by the lake today with our neighbors dog Osa. I like to borrow her from time to time on walks and jogs. She usually pulls me the first couple miles and then I pull her the last couple. Today I just walked. I saw tons of geese and tons of goslings. I wondered how the four from yesterday were doing and figured it would be one in a million (or at least four in a few hundred) chance that I would see them.
And then I did. At the bird sanctuary area on a little island. The goslings were trying to walk up the small hill from the water and the two geese were watching/helping. Of course I can't be sure it was them, but the babies were the same size, same quantity and the parents looked the same too. I had seen many gosling grouping on the walk, but none with just two at the same age of 'mine'.
I was pretty pleased with myself.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
As I was leaving school today I saw two geese with their babies walking across the street in a residential neighborhood no where near where geese hang out. I started following them in my car. Then another lady saw them and joined me on foot. We decided quickly that they needed to go to the lake which was about 1/2 mile away. Soon a nanny with two kids joined us. Then two walkers. And then a bossy lady who thought we should try to get them in the car.
We kept walking...steering them with our bodies and stopping traffic when we needed to cross streets. It was quite a scene but after about an hour we made it to the lake and felt very good about helping them.
Monday, May 21, 2012
The other day after swim team practice, I had some bootcamp friends coming over to see the kittens. I told the girls not to take off their shoes at the playground, where they hang out during practice, because it takes too long to put them back on when Parker is done. I also told Parker to go quickly in the shower since we had to get going. I told them we needed to get going fast after practice.
Well..Parker was extra slow and the girls took their shoes off. I was fuming. When we got in the car, I told them I was very upset and disappointed. I explained how they hurt my feelings by doing the opposite of what I asked and how they made me late. I went on to say that I never made them late and I was very sad that they made me late.
Then Parker says, "Hey mom, remember that time when you forgot about my piano lesson and made me late?"
"Yes, I remember that, Parker. I forgot about your lesson that day and rushed back to get you there in time."
"But I was late and you forgot. Just like I did today when you asked me to go quickly. I forgot."
"Yes, Parker. You are right."
Then I climbed off my high horse and the conversation was ended.
Sunday, May 20, 2012