Dear Kids… (October 2011)
October has come and gone, and Amy has shared more motherly advice and funny stories on Facebook. Find out what happens if you leave your stuffed animal out, or a lollipop in the dishwasher.
10/30/11 – Dear Kids~ To the owner of the lollipop I found (unwrapped) in the dishwasher. I have thrown it out… perhaps you dropped it and thought this would be a good way to clean it?!?! Don’t really want to know the story.. just know that the lollipop will not be found stacked in the cupboard with all the other cleaned items! :) Always the killjoy, Mom
10/28/11 – Dear Evan~ I hope your friends on the bus appreciated my slick moves, as I stepped out the door to kiss you goodbye, only to find myself slipping on the front step! Its highly likely that my ability to keep myself from actually hitting the pavement was impressive to them! :) Love, Mom
10/27/11 – Dear Kids~ To whomever owns the yellow and blue toothbrush, I just found one of the dogs chewing on it. And, while yes, it is true that a dogs mouth is cleaner than a humans…. I personally would choose to throw that toothbrush out! Always the Killjoy, Mom
10/24/11 – Blake was telling me riddles.. had to laugh when he said this one: “Mommy, what has 7 people, 2 dogs, and is really messy?!” If you guessed our house, like I did, then… ding ding ding.. you are correct!
10/18/11 – has just been informed by her daughter that the gift bag she chose to put a friends birthday gift in, is “AN OLD LADY BAG!” So its not just the fact that I have to cover my greys that makes me an old lady… my sense of style or lack thereof has apparently become “old ladyish” too!
10/17/11 – Dear Kids~ I will no longer be trying to take stuffed animals away from the dogs! If you don’t want ‘em chewed up while you’re at school, put them away.. or they’re fair game! :) (written as one of the dogs is chewing up a stuffed animal and I am not taking it away!) Always the Killjoy, Mom
10/15/11 – All in a days work: The boys have apparently saved a drowning toad… using a pencil and a racquetball racket =)
10/15/11 – Dear Kids~ I do not love the game where you walk around the house with sleeping bags on your heads, lets not play that one anymore… Always the killjoy, Mom
10/13/11 – wonders if Zoey is the “millionaire next door” (her room is right next to ours)… I just found out she convinced a (to remain nameless) triplet to pay her five dollars…. not to spray him with the hose!!!!
10/7/11 – Me to Zoey this morning (as she comes into my room.. alarm has not even gone off yet…. and asks me to fill something out for school that should’ve been taken care of last night!) “Zoey, you’re killin me!” Zoey to me: “Well usually I’m not the one who’s killin you mom” Perhaps I’ve said that a few too many times… to the boys! :)
10/5/11 – Dear (to remain nameless) son, I have to know… WHY are there pennies glued to the desk in your room? Is this an attempt not to save them or not to lose them!? Just curious, Mom
10/4/11 – Dear Neighbors~ Pardon the WWF fight that was going on in my van this morning. We will try to keep the noise level down over here, so early in the morning anyway.. :)
10/3/11 – just heard one kid suggest that Drew should wear Blake’s glasses today and another say “oh are we tricking the teacher today?!” And, its only the beginning of October… good luck Mr. Englert… gonna be an interesting year! :)
10/1/11 – is thrilled that her kiddos started happily playing together. Granted they are playing a made up game, called Mafia, in which they stab and throw (fake) spiders at one another… but hey they aren’t fighting… or I guess you could say they are happily fighting!? :)
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