Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Long time no write . . . quick takes update

So, it's been brought to my attention that my blog has not been updated in quite some time. I know, I know. Mea culpa and all that. I was shocked to see when I logged in just now that I have only four posts up for the whole month of February . . . and one of those was written by David!

All I can say is that between work, the kids, the house, and being sick, I just have not found the energy to write. Plus, after all this time without a post, I felt like I would need to write something really good to make up for it . . . but I got nothin'.

However, I will attempt a quick update of things going on in our household:


We made it to Georgia and back. The kids were very good during the traveling, but nevertheless, I can think of about 800 million things I would rather do than go to an airport and get on a plane alone with them again any time soon.

The bathroom trips alone make the whole thing almost impossible. I love the looks on people's faces as four people with three backpacks, four coats, a carry-on bag, and a purse come piling out of the handicapped stall. It must look an awful lot like a circus clown car!


Lauren continues to ask me if her ears have popped yet. Josh commented as we were landing that he could tell his ears popped because his voice sounded louder.

Lauren, not understanding that he meant it sounded louder to himself, began asking in louder and louder voices whether her ears had popped yet.

"I don't know, sweetheart . . . does it feel like they popped?" I would say.

"Well, do I sound LOUDER yet??"


Alas, as wonderful as our vacation was, the return to the real world was swift and without fanfare. Alarm clocks, never-ending snow, grocery shopping, housecleaning, sickness . . . it was all just waiting for us like a lion about to pounce on its unsuspecting prey.


I've officially added an inch to my height.

I've always (well, technically not always, but for many years) been between 5'5" and 5'6", but probably a tad closer to the former, so that's what I've used as my "official" height.

That was before I went to the doctor on Monday and heard what my "official" weight is now. Yikes. So, when the nurse asked me how tall I was, let me tell you, I didn't hesitate even a second before responding, "5'6!"


Since so much snow awaited us upon our return, I tried to make the best of it. I gave the kids some food coloring, cups, and spoons to play with.

It seemed like a good idea at the time.

Yes, it took at least four days for all that color to come off of Josh's hands.


Carol DD from CA said...

Becky, glad to see you're back! That is too funny...what Lauren thought Josh meant about his voice being louder! I would be grateful to be as tall as you are. You look beautiful in the pics from your GA visit!

happygeek said...

Next time mix the food colouring with water and put it in spray bottles.
Ground rules are still important unless you want to be washing the neighbour's walls, (not that I know anything about that:))
I hear you on the traveling with kids, even when they are good, it is still as much fun as stabbing yourself in the eye with a fork.