Friday, November 7, 2014

Report card time

Zacks first report card of 3rd grade is straight A's. I have to admit I was worried going into this school year. Worried over the continuous testing, and the fact the year did not start off very well. I was also worried because he missed so much school already.
I will sit back now and just smile for a bit, oh wait I do not have that option. Its science fair time...

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The good the bad and the ugly.

We will start with the ugly and work our way to the good. 

The ugly:
School started back a month ago and its been a long rocky road already. Day one Zack came off the bus complaining that he wanted to be home schooled. Not a great way to start the year. He is not adjusting very well and has more melt downs than normal. I really don't understand all the meltdowns but we are working on things as they come and trying to deal with any problems we can. I can only hope things get better and this isn't going to be a terrible year.

The bad:
Soccer has also started back. He's on a new team this season. He hurt his leg in practice one day and was limping for days. Just when we thought he was on the mend he was kicked in a game and that started the whole process of healing all over again. He will get through it.

The good:
Scouts has started back and that seems to be something he's comfortable with and enjoying. He's having a good time hanging with his buddies. He looks forward to going to the meetings. I am so thankful we have made some great friends in our pack.

With any luck the bad and the ugly will start to get better soon and things will not be so stressful.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Lesson probably not learned...

Recently while in the grocery store Zack turned to me and started begging. "Please Mom, I really want to try it, I promise I will eat it." Knowing my son as well as I do I said no because I know he would not eat this item that he was begging for.
He continued his begging. I continued saying no.
Not really having the patience at the time I eventually and reluctantly agreed but made sure I told him that I knew he would not like it. "Oh yes I will Mom. Oh and we will need crackers to go with it."
Rolling my eyes knowing it was money that was going in the trash.

That very afternoon  I heard "Mom can I have it now, please?" So I made up a plate and set it on the table for him. He quickly put it in his mouth and almost immediately made a face. Just as quickly as he put it in his mouth is a quickly as he spit it out. "I do believe I heard a 'that is gross' come out of this childs mouth.

At this point I took the moment to repeat what I said in the store... that he would not like it! This was my opportunity to remind him that I am always right and he should never question me again! Really when is the child going to learn I am Queen and should never ever be questioned?!

What is this disgusting thing that I speak of?

None of than...

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014

8 years ago

So hard to believe that 8 years ago today I was going to the doctor for my 'why in the world won't this kid vacate the premises' appointment. Yes he was already 9 days late and I was not so happy that he assumed he could take up permanent residence in a space he clearly outgrew a while ago! It was then that I knew this kid would be trouble... pure trouble. That day the doctor decided to serve him with eviction papers because this kid clearly had set up a nice comfy environment for himself with no regard for the body parts of mine that he was torturing. Heck my kidneys still won't speak to me because of the constant punishment they received. Although this landlord wanted the tenant out I refused the forceful eviction and decided to try to coax him out. The only problem with that, I did not realize how long it would take...

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

David Allen

David Allen I want to wish you the Happiest Birthday ever. It is unreal to me that I could have a child your age but I do. I hope you have many more happy healthy years. I love you with every beat of my heart. ~Mom

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Trouble ahead

Zackary got off the bus looking annoyed. Of course I asked what the problem was. He said "Mom I just do not think I am going to talk to my teacher until after lunch tomorrow." Hmm, what in the world could have happened for him to be like that, after all he likes his teacher. So I dig a little deeper until I get to the cause of the problem.

Apparently while teaching the class his teacher asked what makes the arr sound. He responded with "Mom I was just trying to be a little funny and I said 'A pirate' but I guess she didn't think it was so funny."

Anyone else seeing the makings of a photo of my child in his high school yearbook with the words 'class clown' next to it?

Shaking my head.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

A special kind of person

Did you ever see a person slide down a set of bleachers while they are sitting down? Not a child person, an adult person. How the heck can an adult person just freaking slide down the bleachers when that person was sitting there doing nothing wrong? There was not a thing wrong with those bleachers. They were flat, not tilted at all, absolutely flat! All I can say is it takes a special kind of person to do that!

And yes, I am that special!

I still do not understand how, but I can tell you, I was in tears laughing at myself.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Happy Birthday Gram

Today would have been my Grandmas birthday. I would tell you how old she would have been but she always said she was 29 and holding so I guess I should not give away her secret. (Don't worry Gram your secret is safe with me).

I miss picking her up and taking her around town where ever she needed/wanted to go. We had a lot of conversations during those car rides. Some were serious and others, well, they were just down right laugh until you had tears coming from your eyes. She had such an incredible sense of humor.

I remember when I was little, my brother and I would fight over who got to sit in her rocking chair. If it started to get physical she would kick us both off and she would plop her butt in it. That chair although older than old has a prominent place in my house. I look at it and I see Grandma doing her puzzles.

I loved that woman but then again anyone that ever met her loved her. I miss you Gram but I know that there is one heck of party going on in Heaven for you today.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Did I hear him correctly?

My darling little boy has earned a permanent mark on his record. No it is not a good mark either! The record I am speaking of is the record that all moms keep of what cute and not so cute things the children have said and done throughout their young years.

While eating dinner tonight we were discussing how some schools were already closed tomorrow and how some are operating on a delay because of the severe cold we are expected to experience upon waking up.So Zack starts saying how dumb it is that the news has the information at the bottom of the television because it is too hard for people to watch the news and read that information at the same time. So I reminded him that its alright because most schools call the house or parents cell phones anyway to let them know so they do not have to watch the news for that. Then I proceeded to tell him when I was little how we had to get up and watch the news to know if schools were closed or not. I let him know if you blinked and missed it you had to continue to sit there and keep watching until you saw your schools name. Kris said something about it being alphabetical and I said not when I was little, it was listed as the information came in.

Zack then said "Mom did you like the olden days?" I asked what he meant and he replied "Did you like the olden days when you were little?" I told him yes but I did not like having to sit there watching and waiting for my schools name to appear. Then the little snot  he said "It must have been hard going out in the cold getting the oil for the lamps!" Cough, choke, spit and sputter! I think I might just have to hurt the boy. How old does he think I am!

Let me just say the boy is now walking on thin ice, very think ice. Ice so thin that one false move or statement from him will send him into trouble the likes that he has never experienced before!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Lazy day.

What do you do when mom is not feeling well? You lay in bed with her and play video games with your headphones on so you do not bother her. Love this kid.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

So this is Christmas
And what have you done?
Another year over
And a new one just begun. ~ John Lennon

It is that time of the year where we ushered out one year and brought another in. 2013 was not a very good year in my life so I can honestly say I was not really sad to see it go. Pretty awful way to think if you ask me. I do however hold high hopes for 2014 to help bring some good luck, happiness and joy to my life. Notice I said 'help' bring. I know I have to be the one to make some changes or it will just be the same old thing.
So here is to change, here is to a new year.

Happy New Year!