Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Today was no different.
I was in the back of the house changing clothes when I heard the screams.
My first inclination was to ignore it. Maybe this will be the time they work it out themselves in a civilized manner. Yeah right. The cries for help just got louder and louder, until finally Amanda was by my side.
Amanda sobbing: Megan spit in my eye!!
Me: Oh come on.
Now before you judge my under-reaction, you have to know that Amanda considers a "raspberry" to be the same as spitting.
Amanda: She DID.
I walk out to the family room and find Megan at the scene of the crime (the couch), and she's screaming at the top of her lungs. Not really forming words, just screaming so as not to be able to hear what I have to say. This never works, but she tries it every time she knows she's in trouble.
Me: Megan, what happened right before you spit at Amanda?
Megan: She was grabbing me like this!! (puts her hands on her waist and shakes herself real hard)
Amanda: I was NOT grabbing her, I was tickling her.
Megan: No she wasn't!! She was GRABBING ME!!!
Now all this time, Amanda is still sobbing while talking. I mean, you would have thought Megan had stuck a hot poker in her eye for as hard as she was crying.
Me: Amanda, do you think you might be overreacting just a little bit? It's spit for crying out loud.
Well THAT insensitivity just made her cry even harder, while Megan continued to scream who knows what at the top of her lungs. That's right, total chaos. So naturally I responded with a very calm ...
Me: That's it!! You're both going to your rooms!!
After about 5 minutes, I went into Megan's room to explain that it's never okay to spit at someone, especially in the face. I then said that I was going to have to think up a severe punishment for spitting at someone ...
Megan: You're probably going to make me pick up dog poop, because I hate that!!
Me: We'll see.
Uh, yeah. I'm totally doing that. I just love it when they help me think up their own punishment!
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
This afternoon after arriving home from school, Megan took her shoes off and left them in the hallway entrance.
Several minutes later, I heard someone stumble, then fall, then cry.
I continued on with what I was doing, waiting to hear if the injury was bad enough to come tell me about it.
Apparently it was.
Megan (kinda' crying, a little): Mom, I tripped over my shoes and fell down.
Me: You did?
Megan: Uh huh.
Me: Are you okay?
Megan: I guess so.
Me: So did you learn anything from this experience?
Megan: You mean like don't walk in the hallway?
Me: Or like don't leave your shoes in the middle of the hallway for someone to trip over?!
Me: Of course not.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Megan's had a head cold the last couple days. As a result, she has filled many a tissue with snot from her runny nose.
Yesterday she decided to weigh herself on my scale (she's trying to get to 60 pounds in order to ditch the booster car seat) ...
Megan: Mom, how much do I weigh?
Me: 52 pounds. Looks like you lost a pound.
Megan: Ugh. And it was all SNOT!!!
Me: I think you may be right.
Poor Meg. She's such a lightweight. I hope she doesn't have to sit in a booster seat for her driver's test 9 years from now.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Megan has a little pink pillow she likes to lay on when she's watching TV ...
Amanda: Why is Megan's pillow out here (on the floor in front of the TV)?
Me: Uh, because she left it there?
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011