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so these past two days has been a challenge of my parenting skills, not that i have a whole arsenal or anything i am still new to the whole idea, but what do you do with a 6th grader who has been removed from different classes for being extremely, not just a little, Disruptive? Monday and Tuesday were both days detentions have been earned, after-school of course. we did the usual no TV, no ps2, early bed time, no trick or treating, no dance after-school (which he also cannot go to because he has to fix his failing computer class grade) but i am still not convinced that he realizes the gravity of the situation. i understand this is a whole new environment, it is for all of us! but still school is very important and he is a smart kid, argh!

happy Halloween by the way! its an alright holiday, i just get irritated with all the little kids who take hand outs for granted. we had a Halloween event at work the other night and some of those kids were so rude and inconsiderate i just want to remind them all they are not the center of the universe, how does one convey that in a non threatening way?

i work close to a bubble machine, so at least four or five times a day i hear and enthusiastic little kids yell “BUBBLES” then the thump thump thump of feet running towards it, its cute.

we almost saw a full out fight last night at Wal Mart, thankfully the police were there picking up the usual shop lifters, so they did double duty and escorted the very loud woman out of the store. you have to watch out at those self check outs, apparently she thought the computer was over charging her, and defiantly was out to get just her oh and the group behind her were just standing there to get into her business. i know this is how she felt because even though we were standing a good distance from her, her voice really carried, i think the whole entrance area of that particular Wal Mart knew how she felt.

so Kevin really enjoys dropping the “mom-bomb” on me, the running joke last night was i started early having kids so that i could enjoy my thirties…i was so shocked at the idea that turning 30 is coming up (not this year…) that i couldn’t come up with a witty comment, i hate when that happens. i wonder what the girls from high school are up to now with their kids?

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A, B, Cs of me!

I would just like to thank Hallie for in a round about way, tagging me. I have had the abcs going on in my head for the past 24 hours and thought i need to get them out of my head before it explodes! Since i have been the poster child for an instant family, i decided to do my abc’s on just that….

A= “Adjusting” The tip of the iceberg, not only have i moved in with the love of my life, i also have moved in with his 11 year old son. Not the way we planned it, but God has a crazy sense of humor!

B=”Boy things” I am beginning to think this phrase is a catch all of sorts…one of those that describes the undescribable.

C=”Catch” i have played more catch in the past two months then i did my whole year of college, and that was playing on the softball team…

D=”Detention” something nick is going to learn is not ACCEPTABLE!!!

E=”Expecting” that nine month period that you can use to mentally prepare to bring a child into the world…the nine month period that i missed out on!

F=”Family”as odd as the situation is, we are a family

G=”G@#$^&$#@#$%^%&(*%!” phrases that are causing bleeding tounges when its homework time.

H=”Hawiian Bathroom Spray” which apperently is more fun to just spray in excess then to use for what its intended to be used for…

I= “Individual” no more

J= “Just Jen” my response to anything, i am not great i am just jen!

K=”Kitchen” all of a sudden i spend more time in this room that has been so foreign for so long, and my deep dark secret is i kinda like it!

L= “Love” something all children need unconditionally

M=”Mind Boggling” that an 11 year old can repeat stats on any athlete that was discussed on ESPN yet hates math?

N=”Numb” my mind after hearing the ESPN stats

O=”Open” i am open for any suggestions to dealing with ADHD

P=”Peacefull” the feeling i get inside when i get a genuine hug and a show of gratitude from any of the boys

Q= “Quiet” dont remember what that sounds like…

R=”Rest” something from my distant past

S=”Saithood” something all parents should be nominated for…well not all parents, at least the ones who make an effort or well at least mine because i know i wasnt easy!

T=”Tag” a great way to start a blog

U=”Unbelivable” the amount of work a family takes! not that i am complaining!

V=”Very Cool” to see someones self confidence grow

W=”Wish” only the best for my little family

X=”X-tra Credit” something all teachers should offer!

Y=”Youth” something that i am loosing but gaining all at the same time

Z=”Zorse” i had to explain what one of those was!

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