Friday, June 28, 2013

My Hero

As a dad, when you have little kids, it is very gratifying. In there eyes you are the strongest thing in the world. There is nothing you cannot accomplish. You can pick them up in the air, throw them up (eww!), etc. This has been a great perk of being a dad; however, I knew at some point this would wain and disappear. Sadly, because of them watching The Avengers (animated series available on Netflix), that time has come to an end. Despite me trying to convince them otherwise, they now know that “in real life” The Incredible Hulk would be stronger than their dear old dad. Sigh.

The real kicker is, that they don't realize who the real Super Hero is, because her disguise is so great. She is also so close to them, that they can observe and learn from her daily. How lucky are they? She does have super powers and they are listed here:
  • Energon\Arc Reactor: No other way she has the energy to keep up with all she does.
  • Super Strength: Used to wrangle three boys, as well as to carry wet laundry and haul boxes (including unpacking and organizing the contents).
  • Super Intelligence: Comes up with ways to keep boys from being “bored.” Also comes up with schemes to help them do chores, take naps (I mean “quite time).
  • Super Creativity: Related to the Super Intelligence, but also used to scheme up all kinds of other things, zoo shirts being just one of many.
  • Super Vision: She somehow can see through walls and know when the boys are up to no good.
  • Super Hearing: She knows when they are not napping (or having quite time), even when she is attempting to do the same.
  • Super Smelling: No this is not super stinking, that would be different all together. This helps to locate poopy diapers, dirty toilets and other such undesirables.
  • Super Comforting: Very useful for bumps, scrapes, and other boo-boos and makes it where nobody else's non-Super Comforting is near enough. Also useful for relieving stress in significant others.
  • Super Snuggling: This helps with previously mentioned super power.
  • Super Frugality: Allows us to live off limited budgets, in order to accomplish other mutual goals.
  • Super Sexiness: I'll leave this one blank. Oh wait, I typed something, so I guess it isn't blank.
  • Super Fun: Makes this super hero enjoyable to be around, and makes me look forward to the future.
As most of you probably guessed, this is person is Maggie. Most don't know her super hero name though, and it is too long to write here (and much too difficult to spell), but it starts with a “Schn”. Here's kudos for her, for all she does to make our relationship and our family successful.

I love you Maggie. You are my Super Hero.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Don't be shocked when half dressed children answer the door.

It's a good day (or part of the day I should say) when Wee #3 keeps his diaper on for a nap.  Lately he has become a ninja and figured out how to undress himself.  Yesterday he mastered the trick of pulling off his diaper while keeping his onesie on.  I fear it's going to get worse.  He sits on the potty but doesn't know what to do.  I'm not pushing, just encouraging.  But man oh man- I just don't get it.  Why do I have to wash/hang dry/fold/put away 5 bajillion loads of laundry if my children insist on running around sans pants? I think I'll keep a few outfits (for going out in public) and church clothes and the rest will be given to other needy families.  If there are other moms out there with the same problem our family could single handedly clothe dozens of families of naked boys.  And think of the saved time and effort and money of doing laundry.  I could waste time on pinterest blog more.  

In any event the mountains of laundry are waiting to be folded/put away so I'd better be getting back to it.  

Also (somewhat related as I like to watch shows while folding laundry) I'm not a fan of this new Doctor on Doctor Who.  I like the 9th and 10th Doctors. But this 11th?
 I'm only a few episodes in and he's NOT growing on me.  Though I remember the same feeling when the 10th Doctor came on the scene.  (I love the 9th

...and now the 10th but the 9th will always be the one that got me hooked.) Are there other Whovians out there who feel similar?  Do I just need to give it more time? 

Anyway, like I said, back to my normal scheduled chores because guess what?! OMA IS COMING! YAY! We're all so excited and looking forward to the 4th festivities! Yay for Independence Day!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Pool Days

We love Summer.
We love the pool.
I love the cheesy smiles. 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Bees walking on knees

Last time I wrote a bit about all the loveliness of Summer.  

Does anyone else suffer from allergies? 

It kind of puts a damper on everything else.  I have good days and bad days.  The last couple have been doozies and I am either cotton headed from the allergies or doped up on various allergy medications.  (Various because one works better but makes me pretty loopy the other seems to have a delayed loopy reaction) I've tried everything.  The only thing I remember (but remember loopy? it makes memory difficult too) is that Chlor Trimeton works.... but I can't find it.  Apparently it's not as popular.  I feel like I spend a fortune in allergy meds because I waste time and money on ones that just make me drowsy (read: make me fall asleep 30 minutes after taking them).  Really I'm just complaining because I have nothing else to blog about in my cotton-headed-state.  Sean commented the other day that he associates me and summer with cotton-headed fuzzy and/or drowsy drugged.  Sad. I'll find something that works.  But in the meantime, 
"Stand back!" said the elephant, "I'm going to sneeze!"

Monday, June 10, 2013


Cold soda
tan lines
Ceiling fans
Laundry lines
Fun fun fun!

I spy with my little eye something RED!

And check out the sweet shades my sister sent me (PS I don't always wear these but needed something today and thought why not? I got a lot of looks but nobody dared to say anything. I love them. Not the red ones I found in a drag Queen store but that's a story for another day. And hot pink is so the next best thing! Thanks Christie!)