Friday, April 29, 2011

Little Mama, Big Plans.

My girl suddenly developed an interest in playing mommy. Her plans for the future motherhood include having 2 daughters and 2 sons, sleeping with her babies every night, never taking them to school, talking instead of yelling at them and being the best mommy ever. It must be everything her childhood is missing right now.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Spring Break.

My kids had a spring break last week. After entertaining them for two days by taking them to a zoo and a museum, we decided to drive to Philadelphia and spend a few days there for the remaining of their spring break. My friend once called Philadelphia the best secret ever. It's filled with the family friendly museums and playgrounds in addition to a lot of historical sites. I only wish we could have managed to see many more sites. There's always next time.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Back On My Feet.

After a minor leg surgery and a major set back, I am happy to be running again . I'm amazed at my body's ability to remember the beatings I put it through before taking some time off last winter as it didn't ache after my first, second or third run. I'm still not out of the woods, but I figured that as long as I can walk, I might as well run.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

It Was Nice Knowing You, David.

No, it's not David spring cleaning his room or moving out (I could only wish!). David was mad at me and Seth, so he was throwing all his toys out. Thankfully, Julia was happy to inherit all of them. He only left his books. The great news is -- his room is spotless. The bad news -- Julia's room is a mess.
Oh, David, David. Life with you is never boring.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Just Being.

My girl is being mesmerized by all the construction work being done on our backyard.

P.S. Finally, it is a t-shirt weather in our neck of the woods.

Friday, April 8, 2011

My Son.

As I drop one of my children off at school and drive away with the other, he tells me in a matter of fact voice that the principle spoke to him. About what? He doesn't remember. When? A long time ago (he has no sense of time, so a long time ago might have been last week). Why? He doesn't know, but he had to write an apology note to his teacher. I might as well guess why. The more I insist on the answers, the more reluctant and frustrated he is becoming. I make a mental note to speak to the teacher when I drop him off, but then I'm met by a substitute. I'll speak to the teacher next week.

As I leave him at school and say a prayer for a substitute, it all suddenly comes together -- the vice principle and the principle's greeting me by my name and the new reward system that just recently was implemented by David's teacher for a handful of boys in his class.

I drive home and think of Seth's words. "His behavior is not going to get any better until he goes out to college". I feel as though a heavy stone resting on my heart and my tears are welling up.

Then I get home. I walk in the kitchen and suddenly am reminded of dozen love and thank you notes written by him to me and Seth.

I recall how excited and appreciative he was the second he saw my knitted mouse for him. My sad feelings get replaced by happiness. I realize that I might not have the most obedient or calm child, but I have been blessed with the kindest, most appreciative, generous and loving son.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Girl Can't Have Too Many Skirts.

I must stop coming across adorable skirt patterns. Since I I laid my eyes on a thinty a few days ago, my kids weren't fed, bathed or read to (well, not really thanks to Seth). But you get the idea. I couldn't put the needles down and two days later my girl was posing for the pictures in her new skirt.

And the reason I'm blogging instead of whipping 5 more of these skirts in the next 5 sizes (or helping Seth cook borcsh since it is 10 pm already)? David has been begging me to knit him a stuffed mouse which is not a fun project since a lot of sewing is involved. So, I'm delaying starting this project for as long as I can. But according to the kids, I should be knitting in a pattern -- first for Julia, then for David and then again for Julia and so forth. I'm already thinking of what to make David next. Maybe this shirt? Seth gave it two thumbs down. Personally, I think it's pretty cute since my boy is into ties. Maybe I'll let him decide.