Thursday, January 31, 2008
Say it three times out loud to yourself....(giggling like a little girl in 7th grade)...Love that word. It is a word of 3 beautiful syllables that sounds nothing like FART. Why can't we just use the word Fart? What is so wrong with that?? I truly like it, but find myself using "stinker or passing gas". I guess growing up with a father and 2 brothers can cause a girl of such manners to like the word FART and do if often...ehhehehe...I just admited that I fart...Read on....
Ladies don't FART do they?? NEVER!! Do we not teach our daughters to not have Flatulence? Hold it in...muffle it....cover it up....go to another room (like I would ever make it there)
For those women out there, Farting...I MEAN having Flatulence is not normal is it?? Wait, who was the woman in Martin's next to me who left a big one ? I mean...did you seriously think your cough would cover up the fact that you had Flatulence? It sounded like a sick dump truck driver dumping 20 ton of gravel....I heard it...I heard your FART!
I found a great website to explain the digestive system and what Flatulence and gas really is. You will find the much needed information on Flatulence! IF you don't have the time to visit Gas in the Digestive Tract, then just note that:
Another common complaint is passage of too much gas through the rectum (flatulence). However, most people do not realize that passing gas 14 to 23 times a day is normal. Too much gas may be the result of carbohydrate malabsorption.
So, please don't be shy...let er loose no matter where you are...it is normal right?? Even if it means you do it on your hubby while lying on the couch, do it on a student's desk you just don't care for (J.S) LOL, or do it under the covers and cause a Dutch Oven...right dad? Oh wait, there was someone looking in the windows right??
Definition of Dutch Oven:
Blowing hard ass wind under the covers several times and building up stench while your old lady is brushing her teeth and getting ready for bed, then when she gets into bed, pull the covers over her head and yell "Dutch Oven" and let her enjoy the stench of your ass gas for at least 30 seconds.
So your assignment: Give your significant other a "Dutch Oven" tonight and then say, "but honey, didn't you know that passing gas 14 to 23 times a day is normal?" Report back to how he/she reacted :) OMG...I seriously can't wait....
(Running to the cupboards to see if I have any cans of beans....)
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
I want to describe my husband and myself. This will make it easier to see how the two of us parent and why this has been such a struggle to me as a parent. My hubby sees the world as a win-lose situation. He stands for competition, sports, strategy, and and lacks a creative/artistic side...but very book smart. Then, there is me. I am creative, loves to read, finds competition to be a waste of time, enjoys doing things that are hands-on, etc. My son is very much like me. He has a wonderful imagination (Loves to pretend), creative when he makes up stories, very intellectual about topics he very much enjoys (like animals), and super sensitive like me. He enjoys playing sports if it is with Mommy, primarly because I make it fun and not competitive. However, he talks about playing with Daddy when he gets bigger. His self-esteem is low at times especially in larger groups or new groups. Socially, he has grown, but gravitates toward the girl groups. He makes comments about the boys being mean to eachother at school, like kicking each other's feets and smacking their fists together. He is not very aggressive (unless you put him in that situation). He is loving, sweet, and senstive. That is how his preschool teachers described him.
My struggles have been his overload of imagination at age 4 1/2. He loves to be an animal and tends to be a different one everyday. I only began to think it was a "problem" because of my circle of friends and hubby. I always thought it was normal and a part of a preschooler's development. I felt uncomfortable with making him stop pretending and killing his "spirit", what makes my son who he is.
Because I don't get magazines in the mail (except the scrapbooking magazine my mother got me for xmas), I don't read much unless I go looking for it. So, I went looking. I had briefly read an article in Parents magazine months back at the doctor's office and went searching for it. It was exactly what I needed to read and share.
First, I took a quiz to find out what kind of intellegince my son has....this is what it told me:
Your Child's Strength Is Creative Intelligence Your little one has an aptitude for the creative arts, which can include music, visual art, or drama. His strongest assets may be one or all of the following: verbal skills (reading, writing, and telling jokes); musical skills (repeating tongue-twisters, reciting rhymes, and singing songs); or visual aptitude (coloring, painting pictures, imagining vivid images). The wonderful imagination that accompanies a child with high creative intelligence can manifest itself in an imaginary friend or delight in telling stories. And good news for parents: Children with Creative Intelligence can usually stay perfectly entertained when left on their own.
Then, I proceeded with my search...since this began to make me feel better. I have to say finding this type of information is not easy. I have failed in my attempts, so if anyone has read an article or has ideas for me please comment! :)
My little man is a Moose :)
Did you know that Tator Tots make great animal hats?
Sunday, January 20, 2008
I am nosey.
I like to read other peoples' blogs.
I like to look in peoples' windows.
I often wish I could be invisible, so I could go into other people's houses and look around.
I wish that there would be an open house for everyone in my community, so we could snoop.
I like to know how other people live.
I love when people tell me their problems.
People fascinate me.
I want to learn from others.
And when talking to my mom about this fetish, oh I mean...fascination of mine, I find out that it must be hereditary. My grandmother also liked to do this as well. Is this genetic? I wish she was here so we could snoop together :) LOL I would make her have a blog too!
Friday, January 18, 2008
1. Put Christmas Away DONE
2. Clean-out Junk Drawer DONE
3. Clean and organize Garage DONE
4. Repair wall marks in the house DONE
5. Goodwill (Toys & Clothes)
6. Paint front room and Dining room ALMOST DONE! This is a big one, but I am working hard on it! Below are pictures of the Dining Room...now DONE!...I am working on the front room now!
7. Make a brown paper back album for someone special
8. Organize my pantry
9. Paint the kitchen
10. Read a good book :) ALMOST DONE! Debby referred me to Family Tree by Barbara Delinsky. It is really good so far...
Now for our practice "middle school myspace default pictures"
I know I know...don't ask! You just had to be there!
Friday, January 11, 2008
Noah borrowed my camera the other day to take some pictures he said. It is quite interesting to see the world from a 4 1/2 year old's perspective...check out my son's photography skills...I think he is learning to be a great photographer like his Aunt Ashley! Please excuse my lack of showering that day and the messy house (LOL!)
This is my favorite!
Lovely..me done with diaper
Me cleaning the kitchen or something
Me changing Syd's diaper
Syd going somewhere
Sydney signing more more
Noah's feet...so funny
The dog :)
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
1. Put Christmas Away
BEFORE PICTURES OF THE GARAGE
Thursday, January 3, 2008
THE KIDS' ROOMS AHH!!! (I said the same Debby about no toys in the bedroom rule, till Xmas came!)