Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
But, sadly for me, my forts consisted of a couple of rusty nails and a pallet or two.
Do you suppose they realize how lucky they are that all their dad wants to do is come home and play with them?
'Spose they'll remember tea parties in the fort after dark?
That it was Dad with them out there?
That Dad was the one who ran to the store to get the Oreos?
You bet they will!
*Other Stuff: castrating pigs and cows, watching piglets being born, butchering chickens, hiking, rollerskating, AWANA, picking berries, and most importantly- sneaking out to the bakery before school.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
I have been to the E.R.
I've been with a baby in tow when my 10 year old fell head first off the half wall onto the stairs below.
I've been in the middle of the night when the same child had a croup attack badly enough to make us call the neighbor and head out in the snow.
I've made appointments to have various items removed from facial orifices.
I've had an infant taken from the doctor's office to the Critical Care unit for pneumonia and RSV.
I've left church for stitches at the walk in clinic.
I've forgone stitches for butterflies.
But NEVER in my mommy career had I needed to call 911- until Tuesday.
Hello. My name is Gina. I'm a bad mom.
Monday, October 5, 2009
My better behaved self tells my spender that we need to eat at home, but we just can't seem to like anything in our fridge at lunch time.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
What I heard: "Mom, how do you feel about having to scrape poop out of our yard for the next 18 years? Don't you just love getting into the car and then having every one do a 'shoe check' due to the peculiar smell? Are you overly anxious to spend gross amounts of money on food for such an animal? Do you think a German Shepard is a good choice for our corner lot right next to the school? How do you feel about fleas? Worms? Puppies?"
But should I, by chance, say yes to any of the above questions, what kind would I say yes to?