Thursday, December 20, 2007
It's sad how responsibilities and adulthood sucks the life out of Christmas . I remember thinking Christmas would never get here when I was a kid and being so excited when if finally came. As a grown up, as much as I still enjoy the season, I'm ready for it to be over this year. Isn't that so sad??? I'm sure it's my fault for not planning better and starting my shopping sooner, but regardless, that's how it is for me. I'm sure the fact that I'm 8 and 1/2 mos. pregnant has something to do with my gloomy disposition. Briskly walking through the mall at my current pre-natal stage is not so much fun. Anyway, that's my feelings at the moment. I need to go to bed now, it's 3:00am.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
My daughter Sidney cracks me up everyday. She has said so many hilarious things the last few days I had to blog it.
Yesterday she said, " Um, watch me say this, Joseph's Wife Christmas." With a big grin on her face she paused for second and right when I figured out what she was saying she said, "I'm saying Merry Christmas!" Then she said, " but, it's a different kind of merry." I found out later she had already gone through this scenario with her daddy. She loves replacing words with others that mean the same. Instead of saying Grams (my mom) she says, "Mommy's mom" or Newt Newt (Rachel) with "Uncle Jason's Wife" or even "Uncle Jason's Woman."
When we were out shopping today I told her we would go by Rudolph at the mall b/c she loves to see it. When I said we were going to go by it she said, "But, we can't take it home."
We were sitting in the drive through at Ray's for lunch and she was saying the same phrase over and over in a very loud annoying voice and I told her to stop and she said, "I keep saying it b/c it's funny." I told her it's also annoying. She asked with a confused tone, "It's tearing something up?" She just learned the word destroy the other day and got the two confused. I said, "It's not destroying, but annoying." Justin met us there for lunch and he gave her a kiss on the cheek before he left and she said, "why are kisses juicy," then she said "he has sweat on his kisses."
That's all I've got for now, but she's full of them. I can't wait to see what she's going to say next.
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Someone once said that babies will finally get to a point where they realize they are not their mommy and they are their own person. Well, I think that parents do the same thing. We finally realize that our children are not just a small version of ourselves, but rather a completely unique individual that happens to have our genes. I was playing with my daughter the other day and she loves to point out that my favorite color is pink and hers is purple. She doesn't ever change it to be like me, she's happy being herself and having her own opinion and I'm happy with that, too. I wouldn't want her to be a carbon copy of myself. I love to be surprised at the things that she says and does. When I say "stupid" by accident she's gotten to where she now just growls and says, "Jesus!" instead of the whole phrase which is, "Jesus doesn't want us to say that." It cracks me up every time. She's told us she wants a sailboat for Christmas this year and much to my surprise walked right up to Santa yesterday at the mall and let him know, too. For a while I was thinking a little toy sailboat that she might play with in the bathtub or even a little bigger than that. I finally asked her where we would keep the sailboat to see what scale of sailboat I was dealing with. I said, "Would we keep it in your room or in a storage building?" She looked at me funny and said, "I don't want it in my room, we need a storage building." Then I realized that she must take after her uncle Jason, always wanting the impossible as if it were possible. ( You never have gotten that four wheeler yet, right? ) I'm not even sure where she's seen one, but she's stuck on it. Anyway, it's fun to see her little personality develop and hear her voice all of the little thoughts that pass through her mind. She's my precious "purple" girl.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Ok, Justin just created a blog so I decided it was finally time for me to make one, too. Jason has been trying to get me to do this for quite sometime now, and well, frankly, I've run out of excuses. I've played the I'm-too-busy-being-a-mommy-and-working-card all too many times. So, here is my official first post on my very own blog. Jason, I hope you are happy, now? And yes, I have visited your blog recently (another thing I get in trouble for not doing.) Anyway, I've thought of several things to write about on my first post and nothing profound has come to me so, this will probably be something very random. I mean who really cares what I think about stuff, anyway. Humor me for a minute while I reveal the elephant.blogspot.com (i.e. elephant in the room) It is my opinion that in most cases, not all, that the blog is more about people's responses to what you post and not the actual post itself. So, no matter what I post, you will more than likely participate in one of these responses. A) You will laugh out loud and say, "that is very funny," B) You will raise your eyebrows and say "that is so true," C) You will wrinkle your forhead and say, "That's dumb", D) You will make a disgusted face and say "Why is she posting this?" or E) You will shake your head and say "I completely disagree." And for you nonconformists, yes you can choose F) None of the above, and proceed to give me a whole new perspective, response, or personal belief that you feel the need to express. We of course want A, will settle for B, are very interested in the F's, but hope to never get D or E and especially not C. So, just out of curiosity, what was your first response?