Thursday, July 23, 2009

jump around, jump around

So I pulled (or compressed) something in my back yesterday during VBS. I was jumping. Yesterday the ibuprofen and heating pad seemed to the trick. This morning I wasn't sure I could get out of bed. Once I managed to get myself upright I headed to the computer to consult the "experts" and see if it was possibly anything serious. One of the top causes: old age. Ugh...I guess I've gotten a little old to be jumping around to "Who's that walking on the water?" It did slow me down today, but didn't completely stop me from bouncing a little. I refuse to let age bring me down. Although I do hear some more ibuprofen and the heating pad calling....

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Every year during VBS the thought runs through my mind...

how do working moms do it? The voices echoing through the house this morning were summed up by Nathan: "It's a mystery mom. Where are all the socks?"

Monday, July 20, 2009

laughable moments

We made John's final medical stop prior to kindergarten. This time it was to the dentist. (We've already visited the eye doctor & the pediatrician. Yes, we have to see all three before they let him in the school doors.). Anyway, John did great partly because he's just generally a good kid and partly because he had one of the world's greatest dental hygienist. She was truly gifted! So he got his 20 teeth all shined up and we were waiting for the dentist to come check them out. We'd waited for quite a bit which is unusual for this office. The hygienist stopped by and apologized and said the doctor would be right in. He was with a patient that was taking a little longer than anticipated. John asked me what was going on and I relayed the information to him. He commented: "He must not be being good, mommy."

On an entirely different note, I had the following conversation this evening with a child who will absolutely remain nameless (I will tell you that it was not the youngest child. If it was, that would explain a lot because, well, Nathan is 3.)

"Mom, before I took my nap this afternoon I was looking at my belly button and there was a small rock in it."

What?! That just raises so many questions on so many different levels and they all seem to start with why????

Trying to do better...

What a horrible blogger I've become this summer! I haven't even posted our vacation which took place over a month ago. So I'm determined to do better. Although this probably isn't the best time to make the vow since it is Monday of VBS week and I'm in charge. Anyway, where to begin since I'm so far behind..... Here's some randomness:

  • I've somehow made my kids completely paranoid of ticks. Late last week all four of them came screaming out of the house. I couldn't even understand them. Once I got them to calm down, they were able to tell me that they were sure that there was a tick on Ashley's shirt and then it crawled down her shirt. She was in the basement and we had not been hiking recently. We have tick sightings daily.
  • I've gotten compliments on my tan this summer. I try to just say "thank you" but usually can't get it out before busting up laughing. It is a completely fake tan and I could probably pull it off if I could stifle the laughter. Who knows, maybe I could make money from this someday--a redhead who tans!
  • As I said earlier, VBS is this week. Long story, but we aren't doing preschool childcare for the workers' kids like we usually do. However, I still have to take my preschooler (who thinks he's 13) to join me everyday. Joe watched him most of the morning today (Joe's day off), but I let him get on stage with me for the closing. He proceeded to authoritatively echo everything I was saying. Me: "Alright, make sure you bring a friend tomorrow!". Nathan: "Yeah! You need to bring a friend!" Could be an interesting week...
  • People keep asking me what I'm going to do with only one kid at home when the kids start school in 3 1/2 weeks! (yes, crazy I know!). Not to worry! I've found a baby who needs a place to stay while they are at school. Yes, I'm going to start babysitting a school teacher's baby starting in August. Am I still officially a "homemaker" on all those forms that ask those types of questions or do I have a different title now?