30 fingers&toes

"Are they triplets?" "No, I found the other one in the parking lot and thought, 'why not?'"

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dinner fail

I just want to give up some days.  I knew that tonight I would be making a dinner that the kids didn’t exactly go nuts over the last time.  However, I’m tired of making the same old crap and I’d like a little variety once and a while.  A while back I made a stir fry with rice vermicelli noodles.  The kids liked the noodles, sort of liked some of the veggies, ate the meat and sort of like the flavour.  So this time around, I tweaked their veggies a little, I took out the peppers that they didn’t go for, used and gave more of the same noodles and even changed the sauce to something a little more to their tastes. 

Immediately they all turned up their noses.  Isabelle went as far as to push her plate away from her, fold her arms and put her head down sighing loudly that she was soooooo tired.  I told her if she was that tired then she should probably just go to bed.  She didn’t like my idea because she thought she could perhaps just go an play outside.  Nice try kid.

Madeline decided early on in the meal that she was going to bother her sister by kicking her under the table etc.  So I had this brilliant idea to put Madeline over in the dining room at the table there so she could eat and leave us in peace.  Big mistake.  When I went over to see why Madeline wasn’t eating, I soon learned the error of my ways.  When I put Madeline over there with her dinner I also gave her a cup of water to help her eat her dinner.

She drowned her dinner.  She was sent to her room for a time out.

The other two just sat there and picked at their plates while I happily ate my yummy supper.  Then Ian comes home so I start his supper up and he of course notices that Madeline is missing and I explained that she drowned her dinner.  So he dumps her food into the strainer and puts it back on her plate.  I call her down to the table.  And while I didn’t hear or see her reaction to seeing her rescued food, I’m quite certain she said “@)#$*)@(#*$” in her mind.

Ian did his best to keep his cool while the kids literally choked their dinner down.  And as I said of FB tonight, no dinner is complete unless Madeline throws it back up again.  She gets herself all worked up into a snit and then the gag reflex kicks in.  We keep a bowl nearby the table now because when it’s a meal she really can’t stand but has to eat, odds are we will see it again.

I wish I could understand my children better sometimes.  They watched me make dinner, they watched me take the stuff out they don’t like, they got to taste the sauce I was using, even tried the noodles again before I put them in.  It’s not like they didn’t get to see or smell or taste what was made.  They were even a part of it.  I thought that doing this would help.  Maybe I should just let them eat PB&J’s all the time.

Ah well, at least Ian and I enjoyed dinner.

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Sick in May

Boo I’ve got my first Spring/Summer cold.  It all started the day before yesterday.  I thought that my allergies were just starting up after 4 years of living back in Ontario.  I felt like I needed to sneeze all day long but nothing would happen.  My eyes were a bit teary and itchy from time to time.  However yesterday I woke with the feeling that my sinuses were going to give me trouble and they did for the whole day.  Yesterday we went to Michigan to go shopping at some “Outlet” stores.  They weren’t really outlet prices that was for sure!!  Anyways, I didn’t want to be a downer so I kept how I was feeling to myself most of the day.  Once we sat down to dinner at Bob Evans, I had had enough.  I was so tired, my head hurt and I just wanted to soak in my tub and then go to bed.  Once we were finally home I did exactly that.  I slept terribly!!  Then I had to try to pry myself out of bed just to get the kids up and ready to take Isabelle to school.  That was no easy task.  I even debated having her stay home because it was that hard to get out of bed.  However up I got and away we went.  We had a great time shopping yesterday.  The kids favourite part was probably the Bass Pro Shop in Outdoor World.  Not only do they have a small pond with some fish and ducks, they then have a huge mountain wall complete with stuffed dead animals, a waterfall and at the bottom of the waterfall an aquarium!  So the kids loved looking at the animals and of course the fish.

Tonight is a special night!  The kids are starting soccer!!  We are so excited for them and they are just as excited if not more!  When I dropped Isabelle off at school her teacher was outside for yard duty, and Isabelle ran up to her and told her she was starting soccer tonight!  It’s so nice to see them excited about this.  I will be taking the camera and will post photos when I can.

I have started up a page for Isabelle.  She and I were talking one day about how I write my thoughts and stories on here and she was very interested.  I asked her if she would like her own page to share things with people and she said yes.  So we will see how it goes and I will help her by typing and she will let me know what she wants to share.  Should be fun for her.

I’ve started up a page where I will post photos.  I think I may shut down the other shutterfly page since I can post photos here as well.  Might as well have it all in one place.  Not sure when I’m doing this but soon.

Well my cold germs are making my eyes heavy and I still have to have some soup for lunch.   Still can’t believe my little monkeys are going to be playing soccer….they really do grow up too fast!!