Monday, October 31, 2011

Go ahead, call me a parent

Like the title, call me a parent.

And as parents of a 4 year old and an almost 2 year old (9 days), ward and I decided that at the girls' age, we did not want them trick or treating this year. But alas, we did go to one house, my parents. That's it. We didn't buy them costumes or candy buckets. So as a last minute costume, I squeezed Jocelyn into the Nebraska husker cheerleader outfit that Kenzie had at that age, and I mean squeeze. The arms of the shirt are too short and her diaper sticks out of the bottom. And I found a play dance leotard for makenzie. And that was it.

Now before you criticize me for not taking my kids out, here's our reasoning. A) we think that they are too young, and 2) we don't want them to have all that candy. Bc we would end up eating most of it and makenzie already has a cavity and we have her put under at newton medical centers surgery center on nov 29. Plus the only time we really ever give them any type of candy is when they go to the dr and she gives them smarties, and the OCCASIONAL package of gummies. That's it.

So go ahead, call me a parent. Good or bad, it doesn't matter. I'm raising my kids the way my husband and I feel is best.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Saturday night fever

Ok so I don't have a fever. But it was an ok Saturday none the less.

Started off when makenzie ran into our bedroom this morning and promptly told me "sissy took off her jammies and her diaper". I have a stripper in the making, bc I swear she takes everything off more than I can think of. I don't remember makenzie doing that too much. But such is life and as long as we are at home, no big deal.

Ward went and got the stuff to get his car going, just to find out that the carborator leaks fuel. So back to the neighbors auto shop to try and get it in working order, again.

He got back and I took our haul of change to the bank to cash it in. Over $20. Then I went and got my nails done. Felt good to be out and away from the chaos for that little bit.

Then I came home where Jocelyn was napping and makenzie was in her room for quiet time. The got up and attempted to clean up the living room.

At 4:30, wards parents came and picked up the girls and took them to the church barn party. Ward and I went to grab subway and some cash, came home, cleaned up and got dressed. We then went to my home church (Salem umc) and watched an old family friend/church member get married. Then over to the legon for the reception.

We made it home in one piece, let's leave it at that.

And thats all she wrote folks! I'm out for the night.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Why am I still awake?

Today has been a day from.... At this point I don't care.

Let's back up. Late Monday evening, I mean LATE, I started (key word here) the update process for my phone (iPhone). Went to bed and got up just in time for best pest to come spray the house for those annoying and creepy 6-8 legged creatures that tend to come in from time to time. While the guy was spraying, I picked up where I left off. Mind you that this is 10 am. By 1 pm my phone was still NOT updated, but had also crashed and my laptop frozen. Just great. So manually rebooted both, laptop fine, phone was set back to factory settings and unable to do anything. Got everything going again and it then took til 4:45 pm to be done. Unacceptable. Completely unacceptable as my cell phone is my business phone. I couldn't use it til almost 5. What if someone wanted to order something and didn't have my home phone #?

Did my thing for the rest of the day. Feed girls and husband and myself, take the dog out, put girls to bed, etc. after the girls are in bed, i tend to stay up a bit later (11 pm or later). So at 11:30 I head towards bed where hubby is already fast asleep. Playing games on my phone as usual and it crashes again mid game. It tries to load again, but fails. This goes on for 20-30 min (by this time it's 1:30 am) I call my carriers "emergency" line. The rep wants me to do everything I've already tried. She then tells me she will put in a "commitment" for apple to call me either between 10-11 am or any time after noon. I'm beyond mad at this point. And can't sleep. It finally took a dose of Xanax and a shot of benedryl to put me out at 4 am. And I have to be up at 7.

At 8:50 am while I'm racing around the house trying to find a coat for makenzie (it was in hubby's truck) I get a call asking if I had talked with apple yet. Ummmm.... NO!

I'm then late dropping makenzie off at preschool. I go and get a few things at Walmart (dog food, a good supply of caffeine, etc.) and then I'm late to pick makenzie up from preschool.

Get home, feed the girls. Quiet time/nap time. Time for mommy to rest.

Think again.

I'm laying on the couch about ready to fall asleep myself, when my phone goes off. It's the same lady from my carrier seeing if I had talked to apple yet. No, I have not bc they haven't called me yet. She then proceeds to tell me that they aren't going to and that she is from the commitment team from my carrier. I ripped her a new one. She puts me through to an automated line for apple where they want to charge me $29.95 + tax for a one time help. Not going to happen. I call my carrier and get an apple rep on the phone where the jerk off proceeds to tell me that the problem isn't through the update i did the day before and that I should plug my phone back into the laptop and restore to factory settings again, lose everything again, risk having my phone crash again (3-4th time in a 2-3 month time frame) to see if that fixes the problem. All while never letting me finish explaining what's truly wrong. And no one seemed to care that this is my business and my business phone, my home phone number is not on the back of my truck, my cell phone number is.

By this time, the girls are up and ready to go some more.

Then at 6 we took makenzie to wednesday night church where she is in a small class of kids her age. Pick her up and got both girls to bed.

Before we left church, I took Jocelyn over to one of my old high school math teachers table (we eat supper at the church before the kids things start), and showed Jocelyn the 9 day old baby my old teacher had just had last Monday. She was so excited. And she tried to rock the carrier he was in, she looked at his toes, and tried to put his sock back on. She did really well. She kept saying "baby" "baby", and couldn't stop looking at him. It was too cute.

Ward then asks if I ever did his laundry so he could have clean pants for work tomorrow. Oops! I thought I had dreamt that in my 3 hours of sleep. So I did a load of laundry.

Now here I am, nearly 21 hours later still wide awake. WTH?!