Saturday, July 11, 2009

7 Quick Takes . . . Saturday


I can't believe I haven't blogged in almost a week. In my defense, I've been painting, I've been sick, my house is a wreck, and I have a lot of kids, so give me a break.


Do you ever wonder why your kids even bother? If I had a penny for every time I said "I'm sorry" in a day, I'd have like, um, 30 cents or so. It goes like this all day long (italics = crying):

Mommy, I bit my tongue!
I'm sorry.
Mommy, I don't like how this shirt feels.
I'm sorry.
Mommy, I can't get this dress off my baby.
I'm sorry.
Mommy, I broke my favorite ninja guy.
I'm sorry.

What is the point? I rarely do anything except say I'm sorry, yet they keep coming back time after time. after time. after time.

Not sure what my point is except that I'm apparently a pretty crappy mom, but I'm sure there was something else.

(Extra points if you can guess who said each one)


I went to the grocery store for bread a few nights ago, and they were out of every single type of bread except for the of-absolutely-no-nutritional-value-but-every-kid-loves-me white kind. I made the kids peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch the next day.

Joshua: I don't think I've ever had this kind of bread before.
Me: I know, but it's all they had at the store.
Joshua upon taking a bite: Mom, you have to buy this EVERY time!!


Painting: I don't mind it. Perhaps even enjoy it.
Cleaning the brush, roller, and tray after painting: despise it.


I painted the boys' room Monday and Tuesday, and I'm still working on Lauren's room. I finished the first coat this evening, but it needs a second.

The boys' room is blue; Lauren's is green. Though she told everyone at the pool that it was green and white because she apparently thought the half-painted/half-primed look is what I was aiming for.


Reasons #423 it's great to have kids:

When I can't find something, I waste only a minute or so looking for it. After that I simply offer a quarter to the first person who finds it. Seriously, kids will do anything for a quarter. This week they found the remote, a missing flip-flop, and my makeup bag.


Joshua started taking art classes last month, and he completed his first picture last week. He drew it in pencil and then went over it with oil pastels. I thought it was quite good:

(It's a mandrill, by the way, which is a funky looking ape.) It was too big for the scanner, so it cut off a lot of the foliage that is on three sides of the original.


The kids and I are heading to Georgia soon, and I am getting very excited. I plan to see several movies (The Proposal and My Sister's Keeper, for starters), swim every day, shop at every store that isn't Walmart, and eat at Chef Lee's, Panera, Red Robin, and Baskin Robbins. And not in that order. Let me know if you want to join me for any of this. I could probably be talked into Baskin Robbins more than once.

1 comment:

Lenae said...

Um, the mandrill looks awesome! Give that kid a high-five. And Red Robin? Yes please :)