GAH! There are a plethora of directions I could take with an open ended question like that, I know. But the problem I'm specifically having right now is wondering how I can fit a few more hours into a day.
That's it. It's a small problem, really. I just need to figure out a way to reallign the planets, or whatever it is exactly that controls time, and come up with a few more hours. Heck, it wouldn't even have to be everyday, just a couple hours a week would seem to help me out alot. Am I asking too much here?
I just recently learned that "email" stands for "electronic mail". All this time, I never knew what the "e" meant. Now I do. Whew, now I can go on with my life.
So here we go....I think it's time for another edition of "Things our kids have said recently". At the risk of getting myself into trouble, I'm going to throw restraint to the wind and share some of the hilarity that has gone on around here of late. Please feel free to laugh out loud, just don't tell our kids that I told you what I'm about to tell you. You'll see why...
There is a certain little girl in our house, who shall remain nameless, who may be approaching the age of enlightenment, so to speak, much sooner than her father and I would like. Living with 4 brothers (including two pubescent ones) sometimes necessitates some explanation of things that she otherwise would not be exposed to. Case in point...the other day she approached her father (with me nearby) very concerned about her brother's pants. Apparantly sometimes when this (nameless) brother wakes up, his pajama pants sometimes "stick out" in front, so she was concerned that there may be something wrong with his, eh-hem, pants.
Hopefully you didn't just spit your coffee all over your computer screen as I nearly did. Vince remained very composed, told her not to worry about it, and she went off on her merry way....while the two of us did the silent crack up that we parents do when our kids are just in the next room. I seriously thought I would pee my pants. Later on, I asked Vince if he'd like me to explain it to her rather than him, and with a big sigh he replied "YES! Would you? That would be awesome!" I got this one, hon.
I typically tuck our kids into bed every night...with the exception of Vinny. Sometimes I just crawl right into bed with him, which cracks him up, but usually he prefers to just say goodnight and head off to bed on his own. But last night I was super tired. I crashed on my bed early and asked each of the kids to come into our room to say goodnight to me. Kyle protested greatly to this because he was sure that he would not be able to sufficiently cover himself up without me. I assured him that he could, and since our bedrooms are right across the hall from eachother, I could watch him and give him play by play commentary if he so needed it. He declined my offer, and voiced his displeasure all the way to his room..."I guess I'll just get FROSTBITE tonight! And you don't even CARE!"
Again with the silent crack up.
5 minutes later, we hear him yell from his room, "Just so you know, I'm still FREEZING!"
I expected to find a blue, frozen little boy this morning with icecicles dripping from his nose, but he survived and was quite cozy warm under his blanket so he must have figured things out. Thank goodness because I have absolutely no idea how to defrost a boy. I have enough trouble with chicken.