Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Real Life Beautiful People

There are some jobs certain people shouldn't have. The first time I was convinced of this was Right after I delivered Kye. The follow up doctor looked like he just finished his photo shoot for GQ to come and push on my squishy belly to see if all was well. I was so humiliated that anyone had to feel around on the jelly roll that was my stomach let alone this fine specimen of a man. He should not of been accepted to med school based on looks.

The next experience was my chiropractor. He looked like a total jet setter in his Armani suit. His partner was this 300 year old dinosaur. When I was sitting in the waiting room I was praying for the dinosaur to call me name. No such luck, Mr Cool-Body called me back. I hobbled on back to tell him of my issues of barely being able to stand up since I had Kye. This was about 6 months after he was born so my above mentioned jelly belly was only a tad bit better. He should not of been allowed to have that job based on his looks and style.

Just today it happened again. I have an abscessed tooth, which I was able to diagnose based on my Internet research. I go to the dentist to get a second opinion and in walks in Dr. Mcdreamy, ok not the Mcdreamy but close enough. I felt so cool discussing infection and swelling of my jaw, nice. Hmmm just confirms that beautiful people belong on TV and not in my life.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

They're Back

Let me just start this by saying I think Kye has a shoe fetish. He has always loved, loved shoes. When we are at stores I have to steer away from the shoe area. If he sees them he seriously has to try them on. He will then throw a fit to have a new pair. When we go visit his cousin Taylor he would try her shoes on. He has walked around in my heels. He is just a die hard shoe fan.

The year before last he absolutely had to have a yucky, ugly, gawddy pair of Thomas the Train snow boots. The broke all of my rules, they were character, they had velcro and they were hideous. He loved them though, would wear them all the time. I did convince him they were play boots and he could't wear them out of the house. He still squeezed his feet in them last year. I finally got rid of them this summer.

Guess what we saw tonight at Wal-Mart? Yep those horrendous boots, He was so excited I couldn't say no. He now has a pair that fits him again. He loves them, he has been wearing them since we got home. He posed for some pictures so I am going to share with you the lovely boots!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Melt Down

OMG I was totally that mother with the kid having a major melt down at the store. Kye was such a brat, screaming and crying, yelling no in my face and just making me want to shake him. Every person in the store knew we were there.

I know many people say well just leave the store and teach them a lesson. Problem is we were there with his brother who was spending his birthday money. No way was I punishing the birthday boy because his brother was taken over by evil aliens.

So we continued to walk through the store with the evil alien in the cart as if we didn't even know he was there. Kastan picked out a Betta fish. He is such a little tight wad with his money. He said "You know Mom they will sell you a fish for $2 but then they get you because you have to buy the bowl, the pebbles and then the food that goes with it, by the time you finish you spent 20 bucks."

So we get all the other stuff that you need for this new addtion to our family and stand in line. Kye is STILL not listening, crying and yelling. Kastan is trying to come up with a name for this fish so he is saying maybe Pebbles, what about that?

I feel like I am stuck in a bad sit-com. I really hate my life at this point, I feel like every single person is staring at me. I am so close to yelling out if you staring people can do better feel free to take him. For everyone else please quit staring as if you have never heard a kid being taken over by evil spirits. Really the coughing and head spinning is for dramatics, get over yourself.

I calmly make it through the line and I take out Kye'e beloved toy that he got out of a quarter machine and began the talk with kye. I tell him how he didn't listen, he cried and was not a good boy so now Mommy is throwing away his toy because only boys that behave well get toys. We walk to the trash can and in it goes. Let me say the dramatics really started. The kid tried his best to make his self throw up but that skill fades with age I think so he was unsuccessful.

I had to throw away Kastan's toy once when he was about this age and he had the same reaction but I only had to throw away one. I am hoping that is the case with Kye because really I don't like to torture my kids. I love the fun times and smiles for us all, really I do but I can't take meltdowns past the age of 3.

I know at 3 they know what they are doing and can control themself and they probably know before this but I am not usually up for the emotional battle then so they do get away with more. Not now Mommy laid down the law, she threw away a toy.

Boys are loud!!!

For Kastan's eigth b-day we didn't do a huge party but we had him invite some friends over to hang out and go bowling. So let me tell you we had a 10 year old 2 eight year olds, a seven year old and of course a crazy 3 year old in the house. It was LOUD, I mean really loud. It really sounded like we had a stadium full of drunk people crammed into this house. I tried to just chill and let them be boys but man was it hard. Boys are rough, Kastan kept yelling out lets have a bar fight, nice right? I don't even know how he knows what a bar fight is but he was all about all of them wrestling around, so not a girls idea of fun!

It was one of his friends first time visiting and he was the cutest sweetest little boy ever and they locked him in the closet. First of all my sweet little angel boy had a part in this, I was shocked but yes he was right there with them. ANIMALS I say!

The part of the day I was most impressed with is Keith took them all bowling and survived. They all had a good time, ate a lot of junk and didn't destroy the place. Here is a couple of pictures for your viewing pleasure.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Halloween Party

So this year we are going to our first adult's only costume party for Halloween. I am so excited and can not wait. I already got a lame fairy kind of hodge podge get up to wear at work but now I want Keith and I to do a couples thing. I am now brainstorming but would love some ideas!

My boys have picked out their costumes already. Kye want's to be a robot and saw a Transformer costume and called it a robot. He really wanted it and it only cost $12.00.................sold! Kastan my gory little boy picked this black robe wearing skull face that has a pump to pump fake blood. Really I am totally missing out on the cute little princesses and Tinkerbells.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Money Suckers

I would like to preface this with I wasn't always a cheapskate. I have turned into one with motherhood. My kids are killing the wallet. I am not talking about food, clothes, daycare or shelter expenses. I am talking about all these extra's that kids do these days.

Because I work fulltime at the crappiest place in the world I have to put Kye in fulltime daycare and Kastan goes to before and after school care. This is a pocket book killer but on top of that they offer a bunch of additional classes the kids can go to. Of course the first class is free so that they can tell you how much they love it and how good it would be for them to go and even how all the other kids in the class are doing it.

Well great lady that will be an excellent time for you to have one on one time with Kye! I am sure he will love that also.

Not only that the parties they want treats for, the fund raisers and even the pumpkin patch that came to them. Do you know how hard it is to come up with $6.00 on a Monday morning? I paid with 5 one dollar bills and 4 quaters for Kye to pick out the littlest pumpkin in the world.

Kastan has joined this bowling group that he goes to on Mondays. I was able to remember to give him a check for it. They take them directly from school and then you just pick them up at the bowling alley. What a sweet deal except the first day I forgot about it and realized 10 mins before I had to get him where he was. Whew, made it in time but I did feel like I should be awarded the bad Mommy award because I forgot my son.

I did get him in time though and asked him how he was and he said good but next time can I have 5 bucks, they have the best fries and I was starving. So yes I was that mom that sent her son with no moola. I felt like crap, I forgot him and also forgot he eats. There is always next week for improvement.

I am sure the little money sucker will not let me forget next week!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Birthday Plans

I am so behind the power curve with Kastan's birthday. It is next Sunday and I haven't really made plans for it. I am bad about this inviting friends over thing. We are new to the neighborhood and haven't really made friends. We only have grandparents in the area so no cousins to invite. I have been known in the past to completely go out of my way and have huge birthday parties for him but now I am not to sure that bigger always means better. I don't knnow maybe just a couple of friends and then they can go to a movie and we will do cake and ice cream at the house.

As far as presents I have no clue what to get the kid. He has sooooo much stuff. I did buy a bunch of books because he is so into reading. I can't think of a big present he has a WII, a PSP and a Play Station 3 so I know it won't be a game system. I just don't know but I need to get on the ball, any suggestions???

Monday, October 13, 2008

Free Handbag Anyone???

So every woman loves handbags right? So what woman wouldn't want a free one? Handbag Planet is giving away 24 handbags in 24 hours. You have to hurry though because it starts on the 15th of October, just click here to enter. Then you can invite friends, post a blog and other things to win more entries. So go visit them now in hopes of taking home a free hand bag!!!

Surprise Surprise

HA HA ladies and Gentleman I have an announcement to make that might shock you...... Are you ready....... this is big......... I am...........starting a new diet. I am really over it, over it I say. I have started half ass exercising so I plan to kick that up a notch and then I am starting weight watchers tomorrow. I can't commit to the $$$$ so I am going to leach off my supervisor at work that is going to the meetings and buying all the books and tools. I went shopping for healthy food, I am taking my lunch to work and I am really using my spare hour in the evenings to exercise before I pick up the kiddos from daycare. I owe it to them and myself to be a better me.

I already know what your saying, you have heard this all before but really I feel good about this one. I feel ready to commit, I feel I have exhausted all of my excuses. Everything I complained about before like time, location and kids has fixed itself and offered the oppurtunity for me to get off my butt on into the gym.

I will post progress pictures as we go along so you guys can encourage me to keep up the good work because I am sure this time it will be something to comment on.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

I Woke Up

So the other day I was feeling a little achey and feverish at work. I decided to take the rest of the day off and sleep while the kiddos where at school. I slept, I mean I deep sleeped, completely knocked out and unaware there was a world around me.

My dear sweet Keith went to pick up the kiddos from school and even took them to eat. When they came home I had been sleeping for about 6 hours. Keith woke me up to say there was food, I wasn't hungry. That was the first indication I wasn't well, I never turn down food. In fact I think it is my personal obligation to totally destroy and conquer any food around me. When I went to sit up my head felt like it was going to explode and my throat felt like it was tightening up. I went to swallow and it hurt so bad I thought I might instantly pee my pants. I knew I had strep. I just had to wait until the morning to call the doctor for an appointment. That was really easy, I fell right back to sleep, in that deep deep sleep.

Luckily Keith was able to care for the kids because I never even thought of their welfare. I am scared to think of what he dressed them in for school, I am pretty sure he didn't comb Kye's hair and he went to school with puffy hair. Oh well, preschool teachers are used to these things when they see Dad dropping them off right?

I went to the doctors with this long list of aligments I was going to tell her about that included lower back pain around my kidney area, muscle spasms in my back, headache, sore throat, body aches. I got in her office and the nurse asked what was going on and all I could say with tears in my eyes is "I'm sick". She wanted to swab my throat and I had to forewarn her that it was gross in there. I just brushed my teeth but it was already not good and I was embarassed. I will spare you the details of what it looked like! She assured me this would be one of the better places she would have to look at through out the day. ZI still wasn't convinced but I wasn't up for the fight so I let her in.

It came back that I had strep and off they sent me with a prescription. I went to Wal-mart to fill it because here in this small town that is the best we have. When I dropped it off they told me it would be 45 mins. I was so disappointed, I mean it was one of those Z-Pack thingys that is already measured out. All they had to do was pick it off the shelf and hand it over. Ok there might be more to it but at that point I didn't want to give them any credit, I wanted to trhow my weak body on the floor and spin my self around kicking and screaming like Kye has taught me. That gets a reaction for him, granted it is not always good but I figured these people probably never saw a grown woman do it so they might fix my problem. Instead I went and sat on a bench and waited.

I got the prescription and went home and went back to sleep and slept and slept, until it was time to go to work on Friday. So now here I am operating at about 90% but I am awake after two complete days of sleeping!