Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Why cant they follow the rules?

Now you would think that I am complaining about little children but no Im talking about grown men ok maybe not grown but atleast grown enough to know the rules. I am madder than hell right now cause my husband leaves Friday so seriously every minute counts right now and instead of sitting here snuggling on the couch watching tv or whatever we decided to do Im sitting here typing on the computer and my husband is at WORK picking up a selfish little soldier who cant follow the simple rules that most people govern thier lives by. I am sitting here alone while my husband goes and spends his precious free time at the police station bailing out this grown child. I just want to scream! Sorry for the rant but what else can I do?

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Is bribery really a bad thing?

You know where I am ... the intersection of my 3 yo potty issues and maybe bribery isn't such a bad thing. Yeah I'm so there! (I love those commercials!) I am at the end of my rope with my youngest and her potty issues she's been partially potty trained for over a year and you would think that in that time she would eventually give up this nonsense but for the life of me I can't get her to do her stinky business in potty. I've tried being the patient mom, the mean mom, and now basically I'm just the annoyed and frustrated mom. I've asked her where do you put your stinkies and she'll tell me in the potty then turn around and go in her pants aaarrrgg whats a mom to do? So I've turned towards the one place Ive never ventured before as a mom ... bribery! I pose this question to the masses is bribery a bad thing? Will it teach her to expect a reward for doing the basic tasks in life like Ive always feared? Will work as short term desperate attempt to have her potty trained by the time shes 4? Will it cause problems down the line when I decide that she no longer needs to be paid for doing her business like a big girl? I am desperate at this point and will try just about anything to end this little problem.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Elizabeth

Elizabeth turned 8 today and we had a very Hannah Montana birthday party filled with friends food and fun. Even the Army gave her a birthday present by letting daddy stay home a few extra days. I guess that's really a present for the whole film but atleast he didn't leave on her birthday and ruin her day!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

If I'm annoying so is he!

Yep I'm guilty of being one of those annoying people who use thier cell phone at the table. The people at the table across from us gave me a dirty look when my phone started singing Rockstar and then glared at me when I had the nerve to answer it ... hey I thought he wanted it to stop singing. I proceed to have a conversation with the person on the other end dispite the comments and glares coming from the other table. I ended the call and went about enjoying my dinner problem solved. Then one of the people get up from thier table to go out side to smoke atleast he did that but he stood at the window and watched us eat while he smoked eeww gross! I glared at him til he felt uncomfortable and turned around ignored him with as much grace as possible. Then as were about to leave what do I hear his phone starts this annoying chime type ring (seriously buddy get a decent ring tone)and then to my disbelieving eyes HE answered it!!! What's that all about its ok for him and bad for me I have the manners of pig but he's Mr Manners seriously can we say hypocrite?!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

What a way to wake up!

This morning I got up to get the kids ready for school, I turned the radio on and heard that a severe thunderstorm was headed our way so I ran over to let the dog out and then ran up to wake the kids up and before I managed to get back down stairs our power went out accompanied by a loup clap of thunder I almost peed my pants the power came right back on but I had 3 little kids out of bed and down stairs faster than I think even they thought they could move heading towards the tornado shelter. My poor kids have never had any reason to be scared of thunderstorms before but about 3 months ago we had something like 5 tornados touch down all within about 15 - 45 miles from us we had the kids sleep in the tornado shelter that night just to be safe, and ever since that night severe thunderstorms equal tornados in thier minds. I used to love thunderstorms, and even when we moved to Missouri knowing it was in tornado alley I never gave that any thought up until that night now thunderstorms make me a little uneasy too so definately not a good way to wake up this morning.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Seven days and counting down

This is it we are down to final few days before we have to say goodbye to daddy. We sat the kids down this weekend and told them that daddy was leaving. My older children have been thru this before they understand that he is going to be gone for a long time but I dont think they understand why he is going. How do you explain war and oppression to children? How do I explain that the people over there need daddy more than we do? I dont think its possible to explain it in a way they can understand. How can I explain to my 3 year old that daddy is leaving for longer than she can even understand? She doesnt remember that he was gone before she was born and didnt come home til she was 8 months old she is such a daddy's girl that I think watching her say good bye might be the most heartwrenching thing I will ever have to do. These are all things I had to figure out this weekend and I still have to find a way to tell my oldest daughter that daddy is leaving on her birthday how awful is that? She's heard us talking about it and has asked us if daddy is leaving on her birthday and I keep saying no hoping that daddy is acutally leaving after midnight so that he techinally isnt leaving on her birthday, but I guess I will have to face the fact that daddy is leaving on her birthday and I will have to find the courage to tell her. Some days being the mommy stinks.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Achmed The Dead Terrorist

Todays Youtube funny is brought to you by Jeff Dunham and his puppet Achmed the Dead Terrorist. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Just because she loves me

Today I got a pleasent surprise from Megan her and daddy went to the store and I was left to pack the house in peace and quiet. When daddy and Megan came home they went in to the back yard to play or do whatever it was that continued to keep the house quiet while I packed. I came outside a little later to see if anyone wanted lunch and this is what I found on the back porch.

Yep thats right my daughter picked me flowers found a cup to put them in and left them for me to find just because its Wednesday and she loves me.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Soldier

It is the soldier, not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the soldier, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,
who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.

It is the soldier, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the soldier,
who salutes the flag,
who serves under the flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
who allows the protester to burn the flag.

By Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, USMC

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Megans at it again....

So tonight's conversation went like this ...

Mommy: Megan are you done eating?
Megan: Yes mommy
Mommy: Is your belly full?
Megan: Yes theres a baby in my belly (we have a friend who is pregnant)
Mommy: How did a baby get in your belly
Megan: I swallowed it
Mommy: You swallowed what?
Megan: The baby
Mommy: And thats how it got in your belly?
Megan: Yep
Mommy: Hows the baby gonna get out of your belly?
Megan: Its gonna come out of my mouth

then daddy enters the conversation

Daddy: Whos the daddy
Megan: You're the daddy (DUH thought he knew that)

thats about as far as he made it and steered the conversation onto a new topic.

Deployment Prayer

Dear Lord:
Give me the strength to say goodbye. Hold back the tears in my eye.
Cure my insomnia so that I may sleep alone. Give me a reason to awake when I’ve none.
Dear Lord:
Please help me pace myself. Allow me to turn to you for help,
And please let me be strong for him, Even if I’ve reached the brim.
Dear Lord:
Please make time go fast. I don’t know how long I can last.
This is the hardest time of my life, But this is my job: the soldier’s wife.
Dear Lord:
Let them all stay strong. Give them the will to go on,
And Lord, Please bring back all our men. In the name of our country. Amen.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

I was tagged ...

So Michelle tagged me what fun!

So, here goes.........

1. Link back to the person who tagged you.

2. Post these rules on your blog.

3. Share six unimportant things about yourself.

4. Tag six random people at the end of your entry. (This is the hard part!)

Hmmm........six unimportant things about me...

1. I have a serious addiction to Youtube....I know there are some of you out there who don't know this about me but its true. I am constantly on there looking at videos Im sure one day my family and friends will corner me and hold an intervention about my little problem.

2. I actually learned the deep parts to Rockstar by Nickelback just to make Michelle happy, and we do sing very loudly and probably very badly any time we are riding in the same car together and sometime when we are in seperate cars via our iPod and iPhone and some nifty little thing that plays it thru our radio.

3. My husband got me into Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis I seriously would skip going out to sit at home and watch them on tv and I have done that on many occasions.

4. I would rather starve than EVER have to eat or drink after anyone this includes my wonderful hubby and adorable children. It serioulsy grosses me out!!

5. I actually like my Mother in Law! I know some of you are gasping but its true I love her she is such a great person and I am lucky to have her.

6. I love love love to crochet making baby blankets and clothes is my way of destressing at the of the day and keeps my fingers out of the "cookie jar".

Now lets see I have to pick 6 people hmmm gonna be tough since Im brand new to this blogging world.

1. Brandy - Cause she left me a comment and we share the same name.

2. & 3. My friends Amber and Roxy they say they have blogs but I havent seen them so maybe this will get them to show me.

4. Damamsatitagain cause she was the first person to leave me a comment that I didnt know.

5. Theburghbaby cause that little girl of hers is just WAY TO CUTE!

I know thats not 6 but so far these are all the people I've met so far, but dont worry after Im here a bit Im sure I will know lots of you. Even if I didnt tag you feel free to leave some things about yourself in my comments so I can get to know you!

Borrowed Time

So today was going well no major hick ups interupting my day, that was until I recieved a call from hubby and then well my day wasnt so fine anymore. Our conversation went something like this ...

Hubby: Hey hon we uh we got orders
Me: To where?
Hubby: Where do you think?
Me: Oh right (BIG DEEP BREATH) when?
Hubby: After E's birthday
Me: Thank God for many days after her birthday?
Hubby: One

There were a few more words said and I hung up pretty much as fast as I could cause I didn't want him to know that I wasnt fine. I just sat there with all these emotions rolling around inside me and I'll be honest I really thought I was going to puke. Its not like this is the first time my husband has been deployed or even his first time to this particular area we've done this 5 times plus countless other little seperations in between, but it never gets any easier to send them anywhere. I was ok with the idea that he was going to go but now we have a date and that makes this real no longer just an abstract date in the future. I ofcourse cant break down and cry right now the kids are home and well I know that that's just not the way to break it to kids with mom having a total melt down, I have to show them that we will be ok by being ok. Which also means later today or this week we have to sit them down and tell them that daddy is leaving which is never an easy thing to do, but this time I think it may be harder since 3 of them are old enough to understand what's going on this time. Ugh just another day in the life of an Army wife sometimes this "job" sucks!

Mad Gab on Youtube?

I know there are some of you out there who don't know this about me but I am going to tell you all that I have a horrible addiction to youtube its horrible I tell you. It all started when I bought my iPhone last Novemeber I am constantly on there looking at videos Im sure one day my family and friends will corner me and hold an intervention about my little problem. Any ways while I was fueling my addiction I ran across this video that is soooooooooo freaking hilarious that I about peed my pants when I watched it and really got me thinking about all those nights my friends and I played the game Mad Gab I don't think I will ever be able to play that game again with out thinking of this video. Maybe next time we play I'll record us and take my youtube addiction a whole new direction LMAO. I will help you out the note she is reading says Sofa King We Todd Did for those of you who don't get it click play and be prepared to laugh your self silly.