Monday, November 17, 2014

Because I forgot ....

A while back, before it was super cold , Fishing Pole came home from school with his jacket zipped all the way up.  Now this is the same kid who today argued about wearing a jacket when it was actually SNOWING, so my Momma radar was on almost immediately.   He got home and went upstairs and immediately put his pajamas on 'because he wanted to be comfortable'.  Okay, something big is up. Wth?    Finally he says well, I might have gotten just a little bit of paint on my shirt in art today.

This.  THIS does not constitute a "little bit" in anyone's books.  I asked him why he wasn't wearing his art shirt - you know the hugely oversized paint shirt that we are required to send in at the beginning of the year in order to avoid getting paint on our SCHOOL CLOTHES?  He forgot.  Of course he did.  That seems to be happening a lot lately.

I received a letter home from school.  Strike that.  He hid a letter from school in his closet under various piles of dirty/clean clothes and shoes -- his sisters found it when I paid them to clean his room so that I didn't kill the kid if I did it myself.  I find one thing he's not supposed to have and just pay them to do it b/c after that every little thing that he's taken ticks off my pissed Momma box.  Where was I?  Oh yes, the letter.  This letter was written by him (with prompts) and I was supposed to sign it and send it back.

" I am sorry that I stood on the shelf and broke it.  I will not do it again."

Me:  Fishing Pole, why in the world were you standing on the shelf at school?
FP:  Well I forgot that I wasn't supposed to.
Me:  ..  ...  ... 

How in the world do you 'forget' something like that?   Apparently my kid is extra talented in the forgetting department :-)


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Today I was organized ... somewhat

Today I spent 3+ hours organizing my Kindle.

Yes, you read that correctly. ORGANIZING my KINDLE...  Apparently I am that  person.  My bookshelf used to be in alphabetical order, grouped by authors until I had kids.  Now my books are hiding in cupboards away from tearing hands.  No Touchy Momma's books!   

I seem to have this one-click problem.  Especially when I see a free book.  I simply cannot pass up free.  I tend also to be that person that will take a free item even if I have absolutely no use for it.  For instances, Sam's Club has these adorable vending machines where you scan your member card and get free samples.  Last week I scanned both my card & Dh's card in order to get free coffee creamer.  We do NOT drink coffee.    It's okay, I'll give it to my mom - if I remember.  FREE Stuff gets to me people.

This is why my Kindle (I have no idea why I feel I need to capitalize Kindle every time. I just do) had almost 200 unorganized books just floating around in there.  So I spent my day writing down all the books, then looking them up on Amazon to discover what Genre they were - it's amazing and slightly irritating that I couldn't always tell based on the cover- and then put them in the appropriate 'collection'.    By the time I was done, every book was in it's corresponding collection and I had a headache so I didn't get to actually read any of them.  :sigh:

And now as I sit here typing this - some old Godzilla remake from the 90's is playing on the TV and I keep catching glances of Matthew Broderick and am constantly confused as to why Inspector Gadget is being chased by dinosaurs...

This is my life.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween !

This year I am being a bad mom.  I did not bring up Halloween, Trick-or-Treating, or costumes to my kids to see if they would ask about it themselves.  They waited until TUESDAY to say "Hey, are we going to go trick-or-treating this year? What should we be?"    Uhm, nope guys - no trick-or-treating this year.  Actually they took it just fine.

I have several reasons beyond my own laziness for not participating this year.

1. Dimples does not do well with tons of strangers and around people all hyped up.  Last year our neighborhood had a small trick-or-treating day before Halloween just for our own neighborhood kids. He actually got a kick out of that because it was controlled.  The entire neighborhood kids got in a line and did a parade of sorts thru the neighborhood collecting candy.  There was order to it, clear rules not chaos - this is what Dimples likes.   This year, with Halloween being on a Friday, our neighborhood didn't do anything early.

2. I am not a creative one who can whip up a costume from our closets and go.  No, if my kids want to dress up that means buying 4 costumes and frankly, I'm not feeling that expenditure. #CheapSkate

3.  I don't give my kids a lot of candy.  I have 3 who have ADHD ,do you think they need more of a sugar rush?  Uhmm, no.  We end up tossing out the leftover Halloween candy around Easter and the leftover Easter candy around Halloween.  It's not worth it.

This year, we are going to stay in. I'm contemplating taking them to the movies because it's sure to be bare there tonight with all the other witches and goblins out raiding people for candy :)

Speaking of movies - I cannot wait for this one to come out!