Dear Kids… (September 2011)
This month Amy’s “Dear Kids…” expands to include the neighbors, the bus driver, the dog, and even the meter reader guy.
9/29/11 – From the mouth of a to remain nameless son: “Do you know what I wish we had in this house? A super awesome box, that you could run into and it would be peace and quiet… unlike any other place in this house!” I couldn’t agree more son, I couldn’t agree more! :)
9/23/11 – Dear (to remain nameless) child that poured a bowl of cereal this morning and rather than going to the fridge for milk, accidentally went to the faucet and put water on it… I am truly sorry, you have gotten your lack of ability to function in the early morning hours from me! Good luck with that! When you get older, coffee will help… a little!
9/18/11 – Dear Kids~ If the dryer is running, you open it to look for something, and it’s still wet…. it will STILL be wet the next time you open it if you don’t restart it!!! Not that this is one of my pet peeves or anything!!! :)
9/17/11 – Of all the books in the library at school, what does my (to remain nameless triplet) kid pick…. why “100 ways to Bug Your Parents” of course!!
9/15/11 – Dear Neighbors~ No, you are not seeing things… that really is one of my triplets riding his bike down the road, and that really is another triplet wearing roller blades, holding onto the back of said bike seat hitching a ride.
Dear Bus Driver~ I really appreciate that you give the kids treats for our dogs after school, however, I would appreciate even more if you concentrated your efforts on remembering to pick them up in the morning!! Love, The mom who had to drive her kids to school because you forgot to pick them up! :)
Dear (to remain nameless) triplet son, I do not wish to hear (and cannot believe I had to say) the words “PLEASE GET YOUR FOOT OUT OF YOUR MOUTH AND STOP CHEWING ON YOUR TOES” come out of my mouth, anytime in the near future. Always the Killjoy, Mom
Dear Kind Sir at the coffee machine~ I will be happy to have a conversation with you about the condition of the soil in Mexico and Canada (at least I think that’s what you were talking about)…or anything else really, but please refrain from trying to engage me in such a conversation, until I have had a few moments to drink my coffee! Thank you! ~The “oh wow” and “uh huh” lady
Dear Meter Reader Guy~ Sorry I yelled at you for ringing the doorbell.. I thought you were my kiddos… playing yet ANOTHER joke!!!! Signed… the mom with the crazy kids and messy house!
So far this weekend one child has told me she dropped and cannot find a sewing pin in our room and another said he dropped and cannot find a tooth in our room! Think I’ll be wearing shoes in my room until said items are found!!!
Dear (to remain nameless) triplet~ You cannot get a cup of coffee at the store because you are a CHILD.. not sure they serve that to minors! And, in addition.. the very last thing I need is a triplet hopped up on coffee! Always the killjoy, Mom
Poor Dazie (dog) was enjoying a peaceful morning with her head on the windowsill, looking out enjoying the breeze, when BAM… the (to remain nameless) kiddos who were playing outside started shooting nerf gun “bullets” at the window!
A sample of he deep conversation that goes on at our house:
Me to (to remain nameless) son: “Don’t pick your nose”
To Remain nameless son: “I’m not picking it I’m itching it”
Tim: “If you are itching the inside of your nose, you’re picking it!”
Dear (to remain nameless) son~ When I asked you to clean your crumbs off the table, I did not mean to bend your head down and lick them off! I was thinking more along the lines of a napkin! Always the killjoy, Mom
Dear boys~ you can be sure that your (intentionally) embarrassing screams of “BY ZOEY” as she got on the bus this morning, are not going to be met with happiness when she gets home!!! Just sayin!! Always the killjoy, Mom
9/2/11 – Thinks she needs to get two more “Its your special day Plates” after the big question on the triplets birthday of, “WHO GETS TO USE THE SPECIAL DAY PLATE!?!”
9/1/11 – Two of the triplets just invited me on a date to MacDonald’s for dollar sundaes!!! I LOVE my kiddos!!!
9/1/11 – 9 years ago today, we went from a family of 4 to a family of 7. Happy Birthday to Andrew, Blake and Caleb!!! I love you boys am and sooo blessed to be your momma!! From your sweet hugs and words to your crazy shenanigans… I wouldn’t trade any of it for anything!!!!
Here are the updates from the previous months.
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- Venison Sausage, Chorizo and Sweet Potato Chili
- Pinot Pistachio Soup
- Egg and Onion Cups Topped With Bacon
- Mediterranean Tilapia topped with Feta, Olives, Onion, and Tomatoes
- Scallops with Spinach and Tomato (and bacon) over Pasta
- Caldo Verde – Portuguese Kale Soup with Chorizo
- Creamy Chicken Alfredo with Spinach and Kale Over Pasta
- Nueske’s Baked Potato
- Beer Braised Venison Stew
- Spanish Clam and Shrimp Paella
Foodie Sites I Like
- Dear Coffee, I Love You
- Dining 14850.com
- Eating Ithaca
- Eggs On Sunday
- Ithaca's Food Web
- Jamie Oliver – Food Revolution
- Kayotic Kitchen
- Marion's Vintage Bake Shop
- Punch Fork
- Smitten Kitchen
- Taste Portugal
- Tasty Kitchen
- The Cook's Atelier
- The Kitchn
- The Picky Palate
- The Pioneer Woman Cooks
- The Yellow Table
- Zesty Cook