Thursday, April 16, 2009


Today Josiah is helping daddy with the plumbing. Yesterday we had a leak under the sink. I think they finally found where the leak is. Josiah decided to hang from the pipes--my little gymnist. Nate told him not to. So Josiah decided to pet the pipes instead.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Hannah said what?

I had a wonderful time with my girlfriends at the Embassy Suites. While Nate and the kids were picking me up they came in to use the restroom. In the courtyard is a beautiful grand piano that was playing music. No one was at the piano--yet the keys were moving. Hannah says "Mom, is there an invisible man playing the piano?" I laugh and explained the technology behind the modern day player piano.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

So That's Why?

So lately Abby's been quite naughty. I've been racking my brain on why she just won't follow direction. Am I not spending enough time with her? Is she just at that exploring age, 3 1/2? Does she just not need a nap? Is it because she is the third child?

Today I had her lay on the carpet by the front door for her nap. She snucked out and got some games and spread them all over the floor. It took a few spankings and taking away treats to motivate her to actually pick them up and bring them to the table, so I could put them away.

As we were sitting there putting the cards away I asked her why she is being so naughty "Don't you care that I am the mom and it is important to do what I ask of you?"

Her responce "Oh, I don't think about you."

It has dawned on me that I have been telling them what to do. I used to say I need you to do this and I want you to do that. I guess I have been a frustrated dictator lately. Well that is going to change. I am going to revert back to what has worked for me in the past, and that is Please and Thank-you's and expressing my feelings and needs.