Wednesday, April 21, 2010

All of the first graders at Bryce's elementary school are in charge of planting the garden this year. We were assigned flowers last week, and because I'm me, I waited until the night before they were due to take the kids to pick them out. Unfortunately, they were sold out of all the small ones so I had to buy what they did have in stock - 2 HUGE baskets of flowers.

Me: Bryce, we're about to spend a fortune on these flowers.

Bryce: Well mommy, I guess that's what you get for waiting till the last minute.


Monday, April 12, 2010

My Girls...

It was a typical night here tonight - crazy, but the usual one gave the laptop a bath or anything. Kaelyn did pee in her pants, but that has become an everyday occurrence since she knows it really pisses me off. We're trying a "one pair of panties a day" rule. I hope Adam doesn't blame me if she grows up and decides that she doesn't like to wear panties :)

Anyway, let's get to the funny stuff.

Addison dumped out a whole box of goldfish. I asked her to pick them up and she refused. I told her that I wasn't going to give her her dinner until she picked up the goldfish. She thought about it and still refused. Bryce and Kaelyn ate. She waited patiently in her seat for their leftovers, which I quickly threw away. That made her a little mad, but not mad enough to pick up the goldfish. I got her down from the table, told her I'd give her her dinner when she cleaned up, and went about my business.

About 15 minutes later, I realized that all of the big goldfish have disappeared, and there are only crumbs left...

Boy, was I proud... FINALLY, one of them listened!
Me: Addison, you cleaned up the goldfish! What a good girl!
Addison: No, Cali did.
Me: But Cali's outside?


She let Cali in to clean up her mess. YES, that means my TWO year old now outsmarts me also.

Me: Well, let's go eat dinner
Addison: (she raises her hands up and screams) YAY!!! YAY!!!! YAY!!! And runs to the table
Victory was hers, but at least she got them cleaned up :)

This conversation with Kaelyn happened simultaneously to the goldfish situation:
Kaelyn: Mommy, can I have a prite?
Me: Sure Kaelyn, you've been really good today, so go ahead and get a sprite to drink with dinner.

About a half hour passes and I see her drinking away, but since I was already preoccupied with the whole Addison/goldfish situation, I wasn't paying too much attention.

Me: Kaelyn, what do you want to drink with dinner?
Kaelyn: Mommy, I already have a prite, remember?

Well, it wasn't quite a sprite... but it was green. Needless to say, she's still wandering the halls at 10pm... wonder when she's going to crash.