Friday, September 26, 2008

To My dear friends...

Thank you all so much for your thoughts and ideas on helping my children. I am more at peace today and I sent two of them off to school with out a hitch (yes, there usually is a hitch).

I mostly have problems with my oldest boy. He tends to get in trouble and not care. Part of it is his maturity level and part of it is that he is so dear to me that I have a hard time believing that he is capable of such things as biting, hitting, throwing tantrums in class and getting in trouble daily on the bus. He is not allowed to ride the bus now, and I found out yesterday that it was because he bit another child on the leg.... and left a bruise. YIKES!! I can not imagine how the mom of the other child feels right now. She is probably driving her child to school too. I would.

That is why I freaked out and started thinking of WHY??? So, thank you, I will do somethings differently and keep some things the same. It is nice to know that I have such awesome friends, who are incredible moms, and give great advise, and think I am great too!!

I LOVE YOU GALS!!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

What do you do when your kid is a brat???

What do you do when your kid is a brat???Pampered and spoiled like a Siamese cat...Blaming the child is a lie and a shame, we know exactly who's to blame.... The Mother and the Father.... Oompa Loompa Doopity doo....
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We have a few brats at our house these days and I am having a hard time pointing the finger of blame at myself...I am sure it is somewhat my doing, but I am just doing the best I can ..without being sent to social services.

I tend to work more while they are at school than I do in the summer and I confess I get more aggitated with them than I do in the summer, but seriously...do they have to scream and shout 98 percent of the time that they are home?? I hate it, and that is being kind.

I am sure you have all sorts of classes for me to sign up for, but I really am just venting...don't tell me to take a class, I already have taken several and to no avail. The last class I took with my Mom and she was so good and it lasted about four classes for me and then I thought I was waisting time here in this great class (which it was) when I could be doing something way more fun and make myself a fun mom instead of a tired mom who sat in a class all day dicovering what mistakes I have made and why...and beating myself up for it...

I have wonderful children, I really do. They are amazing and fun and happy and hiarious all summer long. Once school starts, all the demons come out and posess them in horrible ways. I am just baffeled at why this is... If it is truly the parents fault then why are my kids so good without all the school?? When it is just me and my hubby, they are so fun. Ponder this little ones and tell me your ideas. (please don't tell me to take a class or I will scream!!)

and spanking them is out of the question for me...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

SO much fun with fish!!

We have a new fish tank, and in spite of my little guy, the fish are happy and well. (He has already overfed them and stuck toys in the tank, but they have carried on...) One of them is pregnant. I hope we have babies!!
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Pierre named the pregnant one Bobby. He said he wants to name the babies Bobby Jr or Maurice... Funny kid. He got asked to homecoming and is happy to go. We spent all afternoon yesterday shopping. He will look so nice at the dance. He has never been to an american High School dance and said he doesn't know how to dance, but he is practicing and it is very cute!! Last night he was snapping his fingers and spinning around like Michael Jackson...so Funny.

Monday, September 22, 2008

My race...

Ok, so I went to run the women's celebration race in the downpour... I was soaked to the core and shivering for hours afterwards. I didn't realize that I signed up for the wrong wave. I should have signed up for the red wave, it is timed and competetive. I signed up for purple which is untimed - and walkers can walk along with the runners. It was so crowded and their were umbrella's everywhere!! Let me tell you, people with umbrella's are oblivious to people around them. I have no idea how many times I had to dodge an umbrella!! On the positive... I met a really nice gal named Beth. We rode the bus down together and then ran and dodged umbrella's together. She was great company and we are now fast friends. I saw Heather there, and my friend Suzanne. All in all a very social time was had by all. If you watched the news you probably caught a glimpse of me running. I ran quite a bit -especially when I saw a camera...;)
Next year Beth and I are running in the red wave..... No excuses!!