Wednesday, September 28, 2011


  • kids got woke up early by a loud thunderstorm. 
  • i kept a child home from school to finish their book report, which is due tomorrow. 
  • i had to miss my morning walk to help said child with their book report. 
  • i ate 1/2 bowl of chocolate frosting which had hardened into a delicious fudge.
  • i promised the child lunch at a restaurant after the visual part of book report was done. 
  • i got yelled and screamed at about said book report for at least 2-3 hours. 
  • we eventually ate lunch at mcdonalds as per child's request. 
  • i made taco soup in the crockpot.
  • the sun peeked out of the clouds for the first time in days. 
  • i forcefully saved the entire book report from being ripped into shreds when an upper case "L" was written instead of a lower case "l". 
  • in a show of solidarity against extreme perfectionism, i decide that i'm not using any more capital letters the rest of the day. 
  • i took ellie to the neurologist for her check-up and we wait the longest we've ever had to wait there (with the 1/2 hour drive each way, the whole ordeal is almost 2 hours). 
  • we came home and i ate a coconut popsicle. 
  • child sits down to finish book report and kicks over dining room chairs and throws pencils all over the floor in frustration. 
  • glen calls and says he's working late. 
  • it takes 30+ minutes to pick up cami from cross country. 
  • i have a melt-down at dinner and put myself in a time-out to eat in the bedroom with the door locked. 
  • i didn't like the crockpot taco soup.
  • sister comes over with some red mango pomegranate frozen yogurt for me.  thanks annalisa! 
  • a friend comes to pick up cami for YW at someone's house.  thanks christine!
  • sister takes spence and adam to scouts at the church. 
  • really hoping that blogging about this day will help me to laugh at it all....someday. 
  • wondering what i'm going to do now that the chocolate supply is running low. 

and right after posting this originally,  the power popped off and has been off for almost 2 hours now.  on the bright side, we have lots of flashlights and batteries in the house after all of our hurricane scares this fall.  and we live right by a starbucks with free internet. 

oh and adam gives just as good death stares by flashlight as he does in daylight.   



Andie said...

If it helps, I've put myself in more than one of those dinner time time-outs in the bedroom with the door locked when Ryan suddenly springs on me that he's working late, too.

Good luck with the homework situation. I wish I had some good advice, but if I was there I'd come replenish your chocolate supply and give you a big hug!

K said...

Why did the power go out? I'm sorry you dealt with a super perfectionist doing homework today. Not fun! I need time outs sometimes too! HUGS to you my dear sister!

annalisa said...

i hope tomorrow goes much better!

i would be more than happy to help replenish the chocolate supply anytime ;)

annalisa said...

p.s. that picture of adam is pretty awesome ;)

the electricity is still off?! that's dumb.

Deanne said...

Sorry you had such a crummy day. I don't look forward to those homework fights with my kids. I can remember having hw anxiety as a 4th grader and it had to be stressful for my mom. Hang in there!

Steve-Rosanna said...

Not to worry Adam...only 13 more years of homework-including college. It only gets easier. Better to get an early start so you have more time to play games and go outside!

Love, Grandpa-Grandma

Katie said...

Why has it never occurred to me to put MYSELF in time out? A far superior alternative to the tantrums I throw in front of the kids. Thank you for the tip.

I loved this post.

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