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Oldest had to go to the Library on Wednesday to find a book to read for her Literature class. About 2 times a year, they give her a list of books that she can pick from. The hardest part is finding one that our local library actually has on its shelf and not have to wait for it to be shipped from another location. I wasn’t going to take Little L, but hubby talked me into it. Saying that the more she goes, the better she will get about the whole thing. Which makes since, so the 3 of us loaded up and got out of here around 11:30. On the way, we have to pass the park. Little L starts talking about the park and how she wants to go. I told her the last time we went, which was sometime ago, she wasn’t very nice when it came time to leave. She kept asking me if we could go and I told her that if she was especially good in the library I would stop on the way home.

We got inside and made our way to the kid section while Oldest got her book she picked out. There were a few kids already there so it made it easy for L to stay. I went over to the nearest shelf which has the beginning reader books and right off the bat, found 3 books that I knew she would like. She came over to me and seen one of the books, a Monsters Inc. book, she said “You got me monsters!” I said “Yes, and look what else, 2 Wally Kazaam books.” She was really excited and carried them over to the seat to look at them. I was beaming at this point, giving myself silent high fives. I heard Little L pretending to read from one of the books. When I looked up she had a couple of the kids looking at her like she was really reading them. I thought this was super cute and went back to looking. She got up and left her books on the chair and started to play. One of the kids got up and picked up the stack and and yelled at his mom who was sitting on the side on her laptop. “Hey mom, are these mine?” I looked at her in horror, when she said, “no honey, they aren’t unless you…” I cut her off, “So sorry, those are my daughters, she carried them over there.” She said OK but she gave me the look. You know the “Geeze lady it is just a book” look, but dammit, I want those and my kid wants those. So bring on the looks lady I don’t care!

I found her several more and went to sit down while I waited on Oldest to get back from looking. I let L play for a while longer. She was doing really good and I didn’t want to try to drag her out. When there was only one child left I asked if she was ready to head to the park? She said and yes and bolted for the door. Oldest ran to catch up, luckily I had already checked the books out.

We got to the park and there were lots of kids. She played for the most part by herself, running from slide to slide. There was one girl that asked her if she wanted to play but it was more, watch what I am doing, but stay next to me. L watched quietly, while the girl scooped sand into a cup. We were there for about 45 minutes, when I told her that we needed to get ready to head on home. She said ok and wanted to go down the slide one more time. Well, that one more time, turned into 25 mores times, or so it seemed. She would not slow down and it was getting to where I was afraid she was going to fall and hurt herself from acting so darn silly. There was another mom there with her daughter and she smiled at me, but I felt the need to explain why my kid wasn’t listening to me. “She is the hardest kid to get to leave.” I said. She just kept on smiling. Oldest had come over and was trying to reason with L but she wasn’t listening to either one of us. When she came down the slide and headed back up the steps, we ambushed her, to put it mildly, and I picked her up and carried her kicking and screaming to the car.

For the most part the day went well. We will have to see when she gets to go back to the park. I would love to take her a few times a week, the more she goes, the better it will be. But right now I feel like I am kid napping my own child every time we leave! πŸ™‚

 

Feeling Old

Posted: March 2, 2016 in blog, family, funny, kids, toddlers, Uncategorized
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The cashier at the grocery store was talking to me about Little L. She made the comment that L had a lot of energy and she must keep us busy. I said she was definitely a handful. Then she asked if she my daughter. “Yes, they are both mine,” I stated. “Oh, she said. “I thought maybe the little one was your granddaughter.”

Wow! Feeling way old now. Thanks lady!

 

 

fight

Never say yes when a 2 year old asks if you wanna fight. Why? Because they are short and will kick you in the shin over and over!

True story, happened today!

Happy March! πŸ™‚

 

Posted: February 29, 2016 in blog, funny, kids, toddlers, Uncategorized
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Playing hide and seek with the girls earlier.

Little L: Mommy you count, me and sissy go hide.

Me: OK, 1…2…3…*hears the sound of little feet running through the house*

Me: 8…9…10…Ready or not here I come.

Me: “Where could they have gone, they aren’t in sissy’s room.” *looks in room* “They aren’t in the bathroom. *pretends to open door* “hum, wonder where they are.” *Looks in grandma’s room* “Could they be in here?”

Little L: “NO!”

Me: holding back laughing. “Your not in here?”

L: “NO”

Me: “Are you sure?”

L: “Yes”

Me: “Well, alright, I will check somewhere else.”

The fun of a two year old!Β  πŸ™‚

 

 

 

Little L is not a book lover. She has oodles and oodles of books but no want to read or even look at them. I took the girls to the Library on Saturday to return the mound of books we got the last time we went. Being Saturday there were a lot of kids there, mostly older. There was no one in the kids area so I couldn’t get L’s interest in any of the toys while Oldest went to look for books. I asked if she wanted to look for some books to take home. She said no and made her way over into the kids computer area and sat down at one of them. I asked if she wanted to use one and she said yes. I got the library card out and punched in my numbers and my password. It said we had 30 minutes of use time. By that time though, Little L had lost interest and had gotten up. I closed it out and walked after her, hoping that she wouldn’t cause too much chaos. Oldest came back with several books in her hand and said she wanted to look some more. By this time, L wondered into the kids play area and there was another little girl playing with blocks. I told L maybe she would like to play with her. The mom heard me and said that her daughter would love too. But the little girl didn’t want anything to do with L. She started crying when her mom gave L some of the blocks that she was using. I told L to come get the blocks out of the other bucket to use and she did, but the girl was not having it. Finally the mom asked the little girl what she wanted to do. She told her look for books and get movies. I asked how old she was and she told me 2, she would be 3 in April. Wow, just 2 months older then L and she was speaking in more complete sentences. They left and L got bored and decided to walk through the book section. I tried to get her to look at books, but she thinks everywhere is a playground. I don’t know how to break her of it. She was climbing on the tables and had to test out every seat in the room. We walked around and made our way back to the kid play area. There were tons of kids there by this time. I guess they had all gotten there books and was ready to play. L went over and was playing with a couple of kids. I told Oldest to keep an eye on her and not let her leave the area, while I searched for some books for her to take home.

I ended up with just 5, the racks were bare for some strange reason and not a good selection was left to get. I went on and checked them out and was coming back when I seen L was following another girl, which was older, out of the play area. I told her she can’t do that and she had to stay. She turned to go back in, but then decided that she was going to do what she wants and walked out and headed across the main part of the Library. I went after her and when she stopped I scooped her up and headed out the door. She got upset when we hit the pavement and was wanting to go back in. I told Oldest. who was following, to get the car opened cause L was slipping out of my arms. I got her buckled up and told her that she didn’t listen so we can’t stay if she can’t do what I ask. She calmed down and we headed on home.

Oldest always liked books. When she was L’s age, she would want someone to read to her everyday. Sometimes the same book over and over, sometimes several different books. I worry that the way L is, it is going to be hard when she does start school.

Thanks for reading. πŸ™‚

Another Crap Toy

Posted: February 18, 2016 in Christmas, kids, tweens, Uncategorized
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One of the presents I got for Oldest for Christmas was a Minecraft Lego set. Oldest loves her some Minecraft and I thought it was a great gift. About a week after I threw out the receipt, she informs me that the set was missing pieces. She said she counted them and there were several missing including the feet to the two creepers that came with it. I had her put it aside so I could remember to take it back to the store to get another one.

We finally made it out of the house yesterday, with it in tow. We get to the customer service area and the lady said they the store was getting strict about returning lego sets for money. Apparently people were trying to return sets that were 60 dollars or more. I thought this was rather funny and wondered how the heck were they getting them out of the store? I mean, the expensive sets are pretty big boxes. This one was under 20 and a pretty small box, but I know I didn’t steal it. She asked a manager if she could return it and she said I could exchange it out for another item for the same price or more. That was fine, Oldest was wanting to get something anyways. Over to the toy section we headed. She looked at the Lego sets, they had the one we just returned, but then she headed down another isle. I caught up with herΒ  and she was looking at one of those big guns that shoot darts. It was the same price but it was so big, compared to the little Lego set. She wanted it so I gave in and let her get it. We headed back to the return desk and I asked the lady if it was alright and she said yes it was fine.

When we got home, she and her dad went to prying it out of the box and he helped her put the darts in and he went to shoot it and it jammed right off. He messed with it for a bit and got it to work. Then it jammed again. Once more he had to fix it and it worked. But every time Oldest tried to shoot it, it would jam. Another crap toy. Oldest was bummed and left it lying on the table. I told her we could return it, just not today.

 

NO NO NO

Posted: February 16, 2016 in blog, funny, kids, toddlers, Uncategorized

Earlier today I had a soda sitting on the sink. I had it pushed back, but I forget that Little L is getting taller and taller. She spied the cup and ran over to it and started to reach for it. I am across the room and all I can get out is “NO NO NO NO NO” as I am walking to get it. It feels like I am moving in slow motion and I can visualize her grabbing it and dumping it all over herself and the floor.

Her little hands were almost around it when I finally reached her and scooped it out of her grasp. I said to her, “Didn’t you hear me?”Β  She said “Yes, you said No no no no no!”

Oh grand, another smart ass I am raising. πŸ™‚

vacation

 

when you dream that you are on vacation, and in this dream you put your kids and mom (Grandma) at one hotel and you and hubby go to a different hotel. πŸ™‚

 

This is Wednesday

Posted: February 10, 2016 in blog, Christmas, funny, kids, ramblings, toddlers, Uncategorized
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Today, Little L woke up with smiles on her face. Yeah! It is a good morning, or so I thought. She didn’t order me to get her anything to eat or drink right away which is also a good thing. I hate being yelled at first thing. Oldest put in an order for pancakes for breakfast. I asked hubby if that was alright. He likes his big breakfasts and sometimes pancakes is not on the menu. But he said that it was fine. I went in the kitchen, then realized my mixing bowl was dirty. That’s ok, I will just wash it. Little L walks up and spies a lollipop holder that has been lying on the back of the counter since Christmas. I do not know why it was still there but it was. She wanted it. She started the whine and so without thinking I gave it too her. She put it in her mouth, and realized there was no lollipop left. She asked me and I said, sorry you ate it. Then I asked Oldest if she had eaten hers, cause I never seen her with it. She goes into her room and brings a half sucked on lolli wrapped up in the wrapper. She goes to give it to her sister, when my brain finally kicked in and said “Whoa, isn’t that from when you two were sick?”Β  Oldest stopped and thought. “Yes, it is,” she said. “Well crap, alright throw it away then,” I told her. Little L didn’t understand what was going on. She grabbed the one that she was playing with and popped it into her mouth. I told her that there wasn’t any sucker on it so it was no good. She didn’t believe me. I waited till she was distracted with her cartoon, then I got it out of her mouth and went to the sink. At first I thought I would just wash it and as I was running the water to make it super hot, I said, “Lesa you are a big dummy!” I turned around and tossed it into the trash. L realized it was gone and came looking for it. I told her it was gone. She started to cry. I told her I would buy her a new one next trip to the store. She stopped crying and said Ok. A second later, she ordered me to go to the store.

Then my worry/paranoia mode kicked in. What if she gets sick from having it in her mouth?Β  What did I just do? I said over and over. Why was that still lying back there? Cause you are a lazy bum that never throws anything away, that’s why!Β 

I then thought, I will give her her vitamin. It should help right. She gladly took it, then asked for gummy bears. I gave her a few, trying to make it up to her.Β  I made the pancakes, which L was saying she didn’t want, until she seen the chocolate syrup on her plate. I didn’t give her much, but it did take her mind off of that damn sucker thingy. πŸ™‚

 

App?

Posted: February 6, 2016 in blog, funny, kids, ramblings, tweens, Uncategorized
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The other day Oldest and I were listening to the radio in the car. The DJ came on in between songs and informed the listening audience that Taylor Swift was going to come out with her own app. She then said that she was probably not going to be getting it because it will be pricey.

I looked at Oldest and said “Now what in the world kind of app would Taylor Swift make?” Oldest came back with, “I don’t know, maybe one about how to write a break up song about every boy you ever dated?”

Good one kid, good one!

You can read the article here if you are a Taylor Swift fan, or you just want to be nosy like me!

Thanks for reading! πŸ™‚