|Setting: with my friend watching them, driving somewhere, and she had just picked up a happy meal for all the kids...|
Derek: (while shoving a chicken nugget in his mouth) We aren't allowed to eat in the car.
my friend: Why not?
Derek: You do not even want to know why we cannot eat in the car....and continues to eat his nuggets.
A few moments later, they stop at a light and Derek's drink box goes flying, he throws his hands up in the air and says, "Really, really!". And to that response Jared adds, "And that is why we can't eat in the car."
You can't make this stuff up folks!
|This is my latest facebook status, so I thought I would elaborate on it so everyone can understand that I have the title of Mother of the year...in the bag! |
First---Derek was outside playing with friends, and they are all old enough that I don't have to be right on top of them, so I decide to come inside and clean the house a little bit while I can still hear what is going on...all the sudden, Derek starts screaming---I am thinking severed body pary, amputated pinky...something along those lines. No...it was his ear. Which I can understand, to get hit in the ear hurts. I take a quick look and there is blood, so I have to act fast, because my boys are not fans of blood. I get it as cleaned up as he would let me, got some ice on it and got him calmed down. Once all this happened I got to the bottom of the story. Derek was mad at his little brother, and took the swing/trapeze/ring---I haven't gotten the full story yet---and threw it at Jared. Only, it missed Jared and came back and hit Derek in the year. Ya, no sympathy there bud, have we not be working on how to control your anger at your little brother! So now I have a 'remember the time you hurt your ear' as a lesson when it comes to agression toward your little brother.
Second---me and Derek had a dentist appointment yesterday as well. My teeth are great..but Derek's not so much. He had a bad case of bottle mouth so has needed some dental work. But ya...his 6 year molars have a cavity...he is 5...I will let that sink in for a moment...........................so now we have another cavity and we need to work better on brushing our teeth. Which we do, I think he just has trouble getting those back to teeth, and with the amount of sugar we have...it is no surprise really...but no more candy for us for a while...or juice or soda....so I am going to have some unhappy kids. Anyway...apparenlty we are out of kids toothpaste, and since Derek brought it up with the dentist I asked if the kids could use adult toothpaste and he said yes...as long as they don't swallow it. So they are screaming at me while I am on the phone as to what to use for toothpaste since theirs is empty and the thought of using the other tube of toothpaste right there next to it just goes right over their head, they get resourceful. I have a small cosmetic bottle filled with bleach that I keep in the shower to spray the shower to keep it clean, I think it saves me time to do that while I am in the shower, but reallly, it gets me a longer shower, so why not? But I have had a recent bout of poison ivy and didn't have any rubbing alcohol, so I thoughty...hey....bleach will kill it...did it work...I don't have PI anymore...so I am going to say yes. So the bottle of bleach was on the counter, Jared comes out and says this is what I used! I smell his breath and sure enough...it smells like bleach! Since they are on speed dial in my house, I call poison control. I already had Jared rinsing his mouth out with water and they said that was all I needed to do. Drink some water to dilute it and rinse his mouth out...who knew! 1800 222 1222 for those of you who need the poison control number.
Lastly--we are getting ready for bed, I send Jared in to go to the bathroom. He comes back in with a wet head and the statement of 'I didn't stick my head in the toilet, it rained on me in the bathroom, water just came in.' So to humor him and me, I asked 'where did the water come from', and he shows me that it came from the new hole in the wall where a door knob busted through recently. Ya, nice try Jared. So we get a last minute shower--actually the bleach would have came in handy then! And off to sleep we went.
So this is a 2 hour chunk of my day with 2 boys ages 4 and 5....and this is pretty much par for the course!
|The National Children's Museum recently opened up in DC's National Harbor. We decided to take a trip down on a schools out day earlier this winter. It is a smaller children's museum, but it had some fun displays. Most childrens museums have similar areas, kitchens, post office, garage, grocery store. This place had all of that, and some other things. There was an international corner where you could practice writing in other languages and there were displays of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' and 'Harry Potter' from different countries. |
It was a fun day, and the kids had a great time. Not that we used it, they did have an area for the smaller ones. There are plans for expansions onto this museum, so we will wait for that to be done to visit again.