Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Then Amanda came in and asked me if I liked what she was wearing (Since this was her 3rd outfit of the day, all I could see when I looked at her was more laundry.) I told her it was fine. (wrong answer) "FINE?!? You think I look FINE?!? That means you HATE what I'm wearing!!" (What in the world?) I countered, "Amanda, since when has 'fine' ever meant 'hate'?" She yelled, "Since FOREVER!!" Oh brother.
The good thing about these kinds of blow-ups, is that they only last about 5 minutes. By the time I finished typing this, both girls were sitting next to me, laughing at an episode of The Brady Bunch. Girls!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Amanda and Megan are very different (duh). A little game of word association only confirmed this. Even the photos I took during this little exercise show how different they are ... Amanda laughs (hard) at anything and everything. Megan's like, "You think that's funny?"
Happy: GLAD (Thinkin' outside the box.)
Gas: AIR (I thought she'd say 'Megan' for sure!)
Sugar: HYPER (To put it mildly.)
Today: YESTERDAY (Living in the past?)
Happy: GRANT (Don't know a Grant, happy or otherwise.)
Teeth: KEEP (Good plan.)
Sugar: CAVITY (She's had her share already.)
Bed: MADE (Hers is NOT made, btw.)
Today: TOMORROW (Moving on!)
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Me: Really? Just food?
Hunter: Okay, food and math, but I didn't eat my math.
Me: Why social studies?
Amanda: It was easy.
Me: Of course.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Then she breaks out her guitar. I asked, "What are you doing?" Again she shouts, "Vocab!" I clarified, "Yes, but what are you doing with the GUITAR?" She said, "I'm going to play it while I do my vocab." Naturally.
So, after every word, she would strum her guitar: "SWAM!" strum "WEATHER!" strum "COUNTRY!" strum .
If she would get a word wrong, she would do a little extra strumming with a look of embarrassment: "HEEDS!" (no that's pronounced HEADS) strum of shame "CUSSIN'!" (no that's actually COUSIN) strum of shame ... and on it went.
It took a little longer to do it this way, but it sure was fun.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Amanda was watching a Miley Cyrus music video on the computer ...
Amanda: "When is Miley Cyrus' birthday?"
Me: "How should I know?"
Amanda: Shruggs her shoulders.
Me "Why do you want to know?"
Amanda: "I want to know when she turns 17."
Amanda: "I don't know."
Megan: "I'm gonna' get married when I'm 17."
Me: "Oh REALLY? Why 17?"
Megan: "It's a good age."
Me: "Not for getting married."
Later we ran some errands. Since I had failed to feed them lunch, and it was closing in on 2:00, we hit the Taco Bell drive-thru (You'll find out soon that it's rare for me to actually go inside any place. If grocery stores had drive-thru's, my life would be complete.) Megan wanted a burrito, and Amanda wanted a taco. Their beverage of choice was a fruit freeze. Megan's fave is the Strawberry Mango (also MY fave) and Amanda likes the Pina Colada. As we pulled up to the squawk box, I saw that they had replaced the Pina Colada freeze with a Strawberry Lemonade one. Amanda was NOT happy to see this!!
Amanda: "How could they DO that?!?!?"
Me: "I know. How COULD they?"
Amanda: "Why the Pina Colada? Why not get rid of the plain Strawberry?"
Me: "Who knows."
Amanda: "Why didn't they have a bunch of commercials on TV telling everyone that they're going to get rid of the Pina Colada freezes, so you better get them while you can?"
Me: "I don't know, honey." Probably for the same reason that cosmetic companies don't advertise when they're going to stop making your favorite shade of lipstick or nail polish. It forces you to buy a few wrong shades before finding the perfect replacement. Evil cosmetic companies.
Later still, I found Megan sitting on the kitchen counter, using a large feather as a quill, dipping it into green food coloring and writing on a piece of paper:
I love Mom
If nothing else, this blog might help me savor these kinds of moments.
So naturally I called Henry, not to blame him, but rather to let him know just how well things had gone since he left 3 minutes prior.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Well, after sitting there for about a minute, I decided to just cut my losses and GO AROUND.