Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Who Put the Poop in the Tankity-tank-t-Tank?

Who put the poop? It was Matty-latty-ding-dong!
I showed him a pack of M&M's. I don't know why I dind't think about that before. I've been telling him forever that when he poops, he gets M&M's. Today I showed him. Today he pooped.

We'll see what tomorrow brings!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

For your Viewing Pleasure

They were all hiding in the closet from me one morning before work. It was pretty funny. The older child there is my stepson (whom I will ever claim), Kadin. I take him to school every morning.

She's so my little princess!

Trying for a self-taken family photo.

I love this one! Anna is trying to guide her brother's face toward the camera. That's the three of them, oh how I love them!


My son is three and refuses to potty train. Anna was almost three when she finally let diapers go forever. It took a while at first with her because she just wasn't ready. But once she finally made up her mind that potty training was the thing to do, it was cake. I didn't have to do anything. She had maybe two accidents total from that blessed day of her good choice. Well... I mean, she's had a few more than that since but my point is, I didn't really have to train her. It's different with Matthias. I think I actually might have to work to get him potty trained. It's really hard because I work six days a week and on the weekdays we don't get home till 7 sometimes and then it's an hour and half before bedtime.... Anyway, he just doesn't think the toilet is a good idea. He pees in it frequently but not consistently. Never ever #2. I don't want to work at it. I just want it to happen and be done with.
I made him a potty chart. I thought this to be an inspired, fool-proof plan. Every time he puts it in the pot, he gets a sticker on the chart. After so many stickers, he gets M&M's, his favorite candy. But he doesn't care about the chart. He doesn't want to see stickers on the chart. If he gets a sticker, he wants it on himself. That's fine... but it ruins my plan. Plus, he still isn't any more potty trained than he was last week.

Neither of my children sleep through the night. Anna is four and Matthias is three. They're much too old to be hassling me nightly by waking. In the middle of the night, each night, they come into my room and climb into my bed. I go to bed alone and wake up sharing it with two other bodies. My bed is a twin. We don't really all three fit on it, but the kids insist. SO. Anna's chart is she gets a sticker each time she stays all night in her bed. After four weeks of stickers, she gets a bike. She really wants a bike. She asks me for one almost daily. So, she was ALL excited about this chart and completely committed to staying in her own bed. The first night of the chart, she comes into my bed. As she's climbing in, I mumble-remind her that she won't get a sticker. She says, "I know" and cuddles up beside me.
Two failure charts. Oh the sadness.

Thursday, May 8, 2008


Yay, an excuse to talk about myself! Unfortunately, I only have three "friends" and two have been tagged already so I can only tag one.

A: The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.
B: Each player answers the questions about themselves
C: At the end of the post, the player then tags 3 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.
1. What was I doing 10 years ago? Let's see, that would put me at 17 years old -- pretty much the best year of my life, I was on the Seminary Council which I loved, I had several crushes (is Andrew Malan still single I wonder? No, that would be a veritable impossibility), I was the Laurel class president at church, I was preparing for the ACT, getting my drivers license... I was happy that year.
2. What was on my to-do list for today? To Do list! Yeah right.
3. What would I do if I suddenly became a billionaire? quit my job. Buy a husband and some friends. Buy a house, of course, in Nampa and one on some tropical island and one in Japan. I'd save hundreds of children. Do something important that would change the world. Buy my daughter the bike she keeps asking for. And I would get me some lip gloss.
4. 3 Bad habits... 1. I peel my fingernails. 2. let untidiness rule. 3. I drink pepsi every single blasted day.
5. Places I have lived..... Granger, Utah (though I have only one or two memories of that one); Taylorsville, Utah; Nampa, Idaho; Tooele, UT; Ephraim, UT; Nampa, ID; Seattle, WA; Mt Vernon, WA; Nampa, ID and soon to be Rexburg or Idaho Falls or something.
6. Places I have worked... Burger King, McDonalds, Jabooka Jooce, Western Wats (telephone market research), Blockbuster, Burger King again, Diamond Development as a developmental tech for disabled kids, Office Depot (casheir), some fraudulent phone solicitor, Movie Gallery, Cash Store (current).
7. 3 Things people don't know about me....1)I cuss 2)I love to have my feet tickled and otherwise handled 3)I hate babysitting (I know people don't know this about me because they ask me ALL THE TIME)

I tag Christine