Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Civil War: Carnleyrica

General Kacie Carnley of North Carnleyrica, declared a Civil War today. Captain Sidney Pearl of Sidneyland and Colonel Lachlan Stone of Lachlanville, both in South Carnleyrica, are not letting up. They joined forces today and set off an explosion of, what appears to be, an entire can of Altoids. The explosion occurred at exactly 1630 hours in the central region of Sidneyland. Officials are trying to determine why the explosion occurred on their own land and are investigating the possibility of a power struggle among these southern troops. No casualties have been reported, however two young ladies, ironically both named Barbie, appear to have some minor skin discolorations from the excessive white powder that covered this southern region.

There have been reports of a militia being formed for the South today, as well. The militia is being led by the very young and ardent patriot, Paisley Jewel or "Lieutenant P.J." She has not posed a huge problem for the North yet, due to her lack of knowledge and experience in war, but the strength of her forces are increasing daily, and she could end up gaining more ground over the North in a very short period of time.

Stay tuned for the latest news on the the Civil War of the Ununited States of Carnleyrica. Current activity will be reported often.

(Who said a Mom doesn't have the experience to run a country?)

Monday, September 8, 2008

I laugh to keep from crying (or yelling)

Around 9:00 this morning, as I was getting ready for the first MOPS meeting of the year, I heard an interesting noise coming from the livingroom where Sidney and Lachlan were supposed to be quietly watching PBS. It sounded like something was being torn, so I called out to Sidney to inquire and she said, "Come look what Lachlan did." I always cringe when I hear those words......my mind is reeling....... are pictures being torn, important papers from my desk, pages out of books!!! Much to my surprise as I entered the livingroom I did not find any important papers destroyed, but I did find my ENTIRE livingroom floor covered with dry oatmeal. Yes, my clever little son got the HUGE tub of Quaker Oats out of the pantry and used them to create a giant snowstorm. It was all over the furniture and floor and took me about 15-20 mintues to completely clean it all up. I think there is still some I missed, but it was getting late so I had to just stop. So, anyway, here's the funny part. I actually didn't get as mad as I thought I would or should. I told Sidney she had to go to the corner for not telling Mommy what Lachlan was doing. Then, before I proceeded to clean up the mess, I realized I might want a picture of this incident. So, I go back to the kitchen and got the Quaker box, sat it down beside my kids among the mess and took some pictures. Then I sent them both to the corner while I cleaned the mess. What can I say? It's the scrapbooker in me. So, here it is. I'm sharing it with you all, just don't judge the rest of the mess in the house.