Wednesday, December 03, 2008

never a dull moment




At our house, there is always something going on. I swear. I don't know how my kids come up with the things they do but...I will just blame it on Ben! :)

Last night, the three older kids wanted to go across the street and play at the park. Their homework was done along with their afterschool jobs. So I said ok. Connor however, snuck over there with out doing his homework. I called him back and made him come in. So I helped with his homework and he helped me make cookies. Good trade on his part don't yah think?

Ben comes home from work and says, " do you know where your kids are?" Me:" Uhm I am assuming not at the park like they had said?" Turns out, that one of the contractors working on the house next door ( the Varney's old one)had left the door open. So a bunch of kids fromt he neighborhood, including my 2 oldest, were in there playing. There were probably around 8 or 9 kids. Ben caught Ethan coming out and Ethan said, " I know I know, I am going straight to my room!"

So they are now in huge trouble. We talked to them about breaking and entering, trespassing on private property, not being where they said they would be, lying, not being a good example to the younger kids (Harmony) and all sorts of sins that they had committed! They are grounded from just about everything for a very long time. So I hope they learn their lesson!

Speaking of lessons, I think that Ivan has learned his about using the microwave. One night, he decided that he wanted chicken nuggets. Did he ask me for some? Not so much. I was upstairs and started to smell something awful. I run downstairs and it is completely filled with smoke. I am serious. The whole downstairs was black. I run to the microwave, where Ivan is standing on a chair. I open it and smoke comes pouring out. It had been set for 98 minutes! "Mommy, I want chicken nuggets." I start yelling at him to go sit on his bed because he almost burned the house down. ( Completely ignoring the fact that we have concrete walls, of course). Now whenever someone uses the microwave, Ivan will say, " be careful, you burn the house down!" The picture with the green plate shows his nice black nuggets.

Ivan has decided that every day, on the way home from school, he needs a Happy meal. On the way to school, the back gate is open, so we don't have to drive by it. But that gate is closed in the afternoons, so we get to drive past McD's every.single.day So every single day, he kicks my seat and screams his head off from the moment we pass McD's all the way home. Today, he was so mad at me ( which he let me know a few times) that he slipped out of his seatbelt! So I got to pull over, put his seatbelt back on, and talk to him about his choices. Yeah it resumed as soon as I got back in. He is a sweet boy. Truly.

In case you are feeling like an unfit parent, you can just look at us and feel soooo much better about how you are doing!

8 comments:

heidigoseek said...

those nuggets look awfully tempting...almost enough to make me want to quit the whole "veggie" thing:)

Anna said...

Oh - I feel your pain! Don't worry, you ARE a good parent, otherwise you'd do the easy thing and give in!

Christy said...

Those are some crispy nuggets, Ivan. Before long, you will be cooking dinner once a week.

Angie said...

Jessie put toast in the microwave at the Navy lodge here and caused them to have to evacuate the building, as she set the fire alarm off with her efforts. It was fun looking at all the angry people outside as we waited to get back in!

Janice said...

Marie, you are a great parent. I think your children DO take after Ben! =0) I say the same thing to Jeremiah when my girls do crazy/bad things.

The Farr's said...

You are a great parent and don't let anyone tell you otherwise!!

The Anglesey Family said...

YUM! Did I ever tell you how cute your kids are!!!!

becky said...

You are not alone that is for sure. I don't know where kids come up with the things they think are "good ideas"