September 30, 2006

This is why I bought the chair.

Owen and Finn immediately went into their room, shared suckers and discussed how the Terry Fox Run went at school. Owen then taught Finn some of the provinces, quizzing him as he went.

September 12, 2006

F's school drop-off did not go well again today. It involved clinging and crying and begging. But eventually he did go. From my peripheral vision I saw wrestling, but I high-tailed it out of there.

So before supper we had a discussion w/ all 3 boys about the necessity of attending school without giving me a knot in my stomach. (after all - it is all about me) So then I talked to Finn about how he went to school nicely today (I figured I would focus on the positive ie. he didn't run out of the school and all the way home).

So he said "no I didn't". To which I responded "the teacher told me you were fine once you were inside". And he said, with a shadow of guilt on his face "but I hit the teacher".

Nice. Visions of the teacher slapped across the face dancing in my head. Turns out he hit her in the shoulder as she was pinning him to the ground like an alligator.

F-wild man of Ottawa. Refusing to be educated.

September 10, 2006

I found this list that I wrote 2 years ago....

Top 10 Reasons Why I Stay Home with My Kids

1) Out of the 12 hours they are awake daily, 9 hours are not spent in daycare but with me.

2) I am aware of all their "firsts" and can then tell my husband myself.

3) They know Mommy is always around in case they need a hug and kiss.

4) They can eat or sleep when they want, not only a the "slotted" time.

5) They can play with their own toys and just have to fight with their brothers over them. Not other children.

6) They learn morals and values by our example, so we can only blame ourselves in 10 years!

7) They get a true representation of how family once was. No guilt spoiling because I was at work all day. Quantity time and quality time. Not just power playing and creating needy children.

8) My children can sleep in, instead of being woken up for their 'job'.

9) They get a true summer vacation of lolling about their home.

10) They get a cosy, messy, chaotic loving home.

And I will now add # 11) They get yelled at only by their mother during the day. And often.

September 6, 2006

September 4, 2006

I made this for O

I used a pillowcase Mom gave me. I also painted their room last week to cover up the snot.

Gourmet Birthday Dinner

Otherwise known as Swiss Chalet