I'm not kidding, people. Happy Girl borrowed a knock knock joke book from school this week. They're painful. But it gets worse when the Happy Kiddos try and make up their own knock knocks. For example,
Knock, knock. Who's there? Toast. Toast who? Toast is yummy. (insert manufactured laugh by Happy Mom here)
See what I mean?
However, they are the funniest when they're not even trying. Like this morning. Happy Boy found an old tub of stuffed animals and they were sifting through them. Happy Boy pulled out a rhino beanie and said,
Look! It's the rhinoceros. I call him Nocee. (pronounced: Nazi)
You know, like rhiNOCeros with the cutie "ee" at the end. Yeah. Funny.
But then Happy Girl took it to an even funnier level by pulling out the turtle beanie and saying,
Here's my turtle! I call him Turdy.
So who needs knock knock jokes when you have a 7 and a 4 year old?
Several years ago my hubby gave me a lovely bamboo plant. It wasn't the plant that I was attached to, it was the thought and the words he shared with me when he gave me the plant that I loved. Every time I've looked at that plant it has brought back that wonderful memory.
I have a brown thumb. Most every plant I've ever owned has died an excrutiatingly slow, painful, death. Either from over watering, under watering, not enough light, too much light...I have no idea. If I did, they wouldn't die.
It has been laid to rest today. I've decided I need this.
Don't get me wrong....I LOVE my children. But I also love my sanity. I'm woman enough to admit that even I need a break sometimes. And what better way to get a break than by sending your child off to get an education?
I admit I was looking forward to school starting...maybe a bit too much. My friend said she was a bit melancholy about her daughter heading back to school. It made me pause for a minute and ponder if I really was ready. I AM. But then I remembered my DRS and wondered what the first day of school would really be like. Would I suddenly be swept with emotions as I took the ceremonial "first day of school" picture? Would I fall to my knees sobbing in the living room at the quiet peace a single child in the house brings?
To say this past month was a wee bit crazy would be an overwhelmingly huge understatement!
After nursing the new puppy back to life not once, but twice (which by the way - I never followed up to say he was vomiting from a severe allergic reaction to the medication the doctor gave him for parasites), and then dealing with a brief stint of a UTI with the pup...we locked him in the kitchen for two straight days while it worked through his system. I didn't take him to the vet that time because, well - the last time I did it didn't seem to help much and I wasn't about to put anything else in his system, he was going to have to ride this one out. He did. For now, I think I have a healthy puppy. I've grown very attached to him, and he to me. We've had a crazy first month getting to know each other. I think he may just be ready to continue with his vaccinations and move on to a normal puppy life.
So, the dog finally became healthy just in time for soccer camp week.
Last week we spent the evenings at the soccer field while during the day I worked on several intense client transactions. It was exhausting. But, we had a healthy pup and happy kids and I know that is what matters most.
Then last Saturday we headed to my MIL's house in Omaha to help her recover from a surgery she had last week. The hubby and kids went up there for the weekend and came back Monday and I stayed until yesterday to continue to help my MIL with her recovery. Which, BTW she is doing great and is recovering splendidly!
Today I wanted to spend some time with the kids. I've been missing them with the craziness of the past few weeks. So, we went to see one last movie before school starts with my mom and my grandma. We had a great time. And then tonight we headed out to have some fun family time. We went to T-Rex Cafe and enjoyed ourselves.
I'm looking forward to next week. School starts Wednesday and I'm looking forward to a stern schedule and some break time from sibling spats. Ahhh. Just thinking about it makes my shoulders relax. Normalcy, it think it's on its way!