Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Notes to Self:

1. Do not put bananas in grocery cart with Noelle at the beginning of the shopping. Unless I had planned on making banana bread. Which I never plan on doing since the middle is never quite done and the outside is always overdone.

2. If Ethan needs boots and mittens to eat an Otter Pop, then maybe he would prefer hot chocolate.
3. Find a way to remove Mitch's vocal chords without him noticing. He screams when he's happy. He screams when he's sad. He screams when he's bored. He screams if somebody else is happy. He screams when someone else is sad....You get the picture.
4. Try to get super excited about all the merit badges Ike and I are going to earn. Uh, I mean he is going to earn. All by himself. Without any reminding or threatening or bribing. Just like with his homework. Super excited are we!
5. Start reading the dictionary to Noelle. So she can learn more words besides "No!" and "Mine!"

8 comments:

cold cocoa said...

Get used to the scout stuff honey. You gonna be den leader one day with all those boys! Looks like you're about summered out. Can you post an update on that toe with real picture included?

hOLLIANN said...

Ethan, way to get good use out of those boots and mittens. It is so frustrating to only use seasonal items a few times...and Noelle, don't listen to your mom...those are my 2 favorite words too...except you forgot the word candy - come over and I will teach it to you - just don't tell megz!

LC said...

We've got to improve the otter pop. First, they need handles. Our girls have to wrap theirs with washcloths to avoid freezer burned fingers then if all the neighbor kids are over well they need them too and pretty soon all my washcloths are out on the driveway.
Then my scissors end up out there too. Could we get easy-open rip-off tops or something that don't require the use of sharps.
While we're at it how bout biodegradable packaging so I don't feel bad that all those plastic wrappers that get left behind.

Sher said...

Wow, I think you already sewed numbers on Isaac's uniform! I think I sewed the other stuff on and somehow lost the numbers in the process. Maybe by the time for Jake to be finished with cub scouts I'll be finished sewing on those numbers. I have gripes like Laura's about otter pops. Mostly they make all of my scissors sticky and the wrappers are always found somewhere that is not a trash can. They're tasty though.

The Allreds said...

that was a FUN update. wondered if you still live next door. haven't seen you for a while : )
I thought you were going to say something about bananas turning colors in the pantry during the summertime, sorry that was the Noelle effect! Our bread always looks mutilated by the time we leave the store and that's with NOone in the cart : )

T said...

I have to agree on the otter pop re-design... having to cut them open with scissors has resulted in stuck together blades of my kitchen shears far too often in this past month...

ummm, and Meg... you've still got a few years before worrying about Merit Badges - this is just cub scouts - but hey Kudos on getting his uniform patches all sewn on... Porter's are still here there and everywhere... and that's REALLY pathetic because it's a hand me down from Weston (who had to take Trevor's hand me down when he earned his Webelos badge and I didn't have time to sew on the bear and the Webelos before the next pack mtg... just wear this one, it's all there!)

Megz said...

T---what do you mean, no merit badges? What's that thick book for then? Or do I need to actually read it to find out? I did see that you can cross something off by jumping 20 times or something like that. Think we'll pass that one off fairly quickly....I just think Hub should know how to do this but in his defense, it was a few decades ago when he was a cub.

Sher said...

Meg, hopefully you'll find that you accomplish a lot of the cub stuff by accident. Try not to feel guilty when you pass it off even though you really didn't do that thing just for scouts. Is that dishonest?