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I’ve had it

These kids have driven me to the point of insanity with their spilling of drinks on the living room floor when they’re wrestling around & acting silly. Tomorrow I’m buying sippy cups for them. If they want to act like little babies who cannot keep their drink in their cup, I’ll treat them like little babies.

I’d thought that at 9, 10 & 11 (12 in a month), they’d outgrown this mess. I was WRONG.

So, all the regular cups & glasses (without lids) are off limits for a while. This is totally ridiculous. As if I don’t have enough going on without them acting like little fools spilling water all over the place. Do they think that b/c it’s ONLY water that it’s ok to soak the carpet? Why do they think that just laying a towel over it will make it dry? Do they think that the towel will magically soak up the water? I’ve told them for a decade that they need to step on the towel to soak up whatever has spilled on the carpet. Evidently, my words went flying out the window. Nice to know that it was all wasted energy.

I’m going to bed. Tomorrow after work, before we start moving boxes, I’m buying a set of 3 sippy cups for my “little babies.”

BTW, the “little babies” part was said VERY sarcastically in my head as I typed it.. could you hear the dripping sarcasm as you read the words?

AAACCCKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK. I think I can sleep now. Had to get that out of my head before I exploded.

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I’ve had it

These kids have driven me to the point of insanity with their spilling of drinks on the living room floor when they’re wrestling around & acting silly. Tomorrow I’m buying sippy cups for them. If they want to act like little babies who cannot keep their drink in their cup, I’ll treat them like little babies.

I’d thought that at 9, 10 & 11 (12 in a month), they’d outgrown this mess. I was WRONG.

So, all the regular cups & glasses (without lids) are off limits for a while. This is totally ridiculous. As if I don’t have enough going on without them acting like little fools spilling water all over the place. Do they think that b/c it’s ONLY water that it’s ok to soak the carpet? Why do they think that just laying a towel over it will make it dry? Do they think that the towel will magically soak up the water? I’ve told them for a decade that they need to step on the towel to soak up whatever has spilled on the carpet. Evidently, my words went flying out the window. Nice to know that it was all wasted energy.

I’m going to bed. Tomorrow after work, before we start moving boxes, I’m buying a set of 3 sippy cups for my “little babies.”

BTW, the “little babies” part was said VERY sarcastically in my head as I typed it.. could you hear the dripping sarcasm as you read the words?

AAACCCKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK. I think I can sleep now. Had to get that out of my head before I exploded.

I pick up the keys

& start moving tomorrow night. I’ve got ALMOST everything packed up & ready to go. All the boxes are going tomorrow night & the furniture is being moved on Saturday morning. I should be outta here well before noon on Saturday.

I won’t be able to post much for about a week b/c my dsl service won’t be installed in the new home until Friday, July 8. During that time, I’ll only be able to post if I’m over at mom & dad’s house.

After the stuff is all moved, I think I’m gonna take a break & go swimming with the kids. Then I’ll alternate between swimming & unpacking for the weekend.

Central Air

The house I live in now doesn’t have central air. It has 3 window units. 2 of them work. It has an attic fan. I live in Central Oklahoma. It’s been in the mid-90’s and VERY humid here.  Imagine living in someone’s mouth. ICK!

On Saturday, I’m moving. I will have — drumroll please — CENTRAL AIR!!! Yippee! It’s been almost 5 years since I’ve had central air. 5 summers of sweltering heat, feeling hot & sticky upon awakening, sweaty underclothes (is there anything worse than this? I can think of worse than sweaty underpants, but right now it’s at the top of my DISLIKE list), and enormous electric bills from the window units running constantly in this poorly insulated house.

THREE MORE HOT NIGHTS! Only 3!

Actually, I’m thinking that Friday night, after I pick up the keys & before my furniture is moved in on Saturday morning, the kids & I may take sleeping bags over & sleep with the AC turned on! If we decide to do that, then only 2 more nights in this hot house! 🙂

The girls and packing

After my post about donating the girls’ possessions, guess what’s happened?

They’ve PACKED almost everything in their bedroom.

While, I’m glad they’ve taken accountability for their things, I was kind of wishing that we could get rid of some of their stuff that they don’t use often.

The next step will be to throw out boxes that don’t get opened up & used once we get moved in. 🙂 I know it’s kind of silly to move it in the first place if I’m just going to get rid of it later on.. but I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed by packing this whole house by myself. So I’m not going to add sorting their things to my already long list.

Road crossing turtle did not bring rain

It still has not rained. 😦 My theory has been debunked. I’m a little saddened by it. I think I’m going to pretend that it still always rains when I see a turtle crossing the road simply because it’s fun, and well, because I CAN! lol

Packing to move

has been an adventure and a learning experience for me.

My son has completely packed up his bedroom & is ready to move.

The girls are a different story. Their room looks like it’s been hit by a tornado. A BIG ONE! Tonight I spent an hour helping them sort thru things, get rid of things they no longer wear or use, and pack some of the things that will be going to the new place.

I’ve told them that whatever is not packed by Thursday night will be in a trashbag & out by the curb on Friday.. since we’re moving on Saturday. I will be able to see which things they truly care about by what they pack, right?

I think my oldest daughter would be much neater if youngest daughter didn’t storm thru the room leaving a trail of destruction in her wake. When we move, they’ll no longer have to bunk their beds and will be on opposite sides of their bedroom, so it should be easier to keep their belongings separate. I’m hoping this will encourage them to take better care of their things.

As it is, I’m seeing that maybe they have too much. Perhaps, giving them too much has led them to believe that they don’t need to be careful with their things – shoes, toys, clothes, books, cd’s, movies, jewelry, everything –  nothing is sacred, it seems.

I remember when I was growing up, my sisters & I took such good care of our things. We had a lot, but still appreciated all that we had & were so careful. I still have paperdolls that I had when I was in 2nd grade. I have a set of drawing pencils that were special to me & I didn’t lose one of them. I have toys & puzzles that still have all the pieces.

My children (my son is not as bad about this as my 2 daughters) don’t take care of their things. They see me taking care of my belongings.. but for some reason, I’ve not passed this attitude on to them. I wonder what I’m doing differently than my parents did with me & my sisters.

My sisters have noticed the same thing with their children – this disregard for belongings –  the attitude that belongings are disposable so there’s no need to be careful & keep them for a long time.

I’m not happy with what I’m seeing. Not sure what I’m going to do differently. I’m going to give it lots of thought & attempt to find a way to instill in my children an appreciation for their belongings and a sense of pride in how they care for their things.