Dear Kids… (January 2012)
A new year has begun and Amy and her 5 kids are at it again. Enjoy a month of hilarious Facebook updates.
01/31/12 – LOVES seeing the triplets work together studying for a test… completely their idea! (Makes up for all the times they used to “work together” in the nursery.. such as the day I heard nothing over the monitor during nap time… until lots of clapping and a chorus of “yay we did its!” They had managed to silently move a mattress across the room and set it up on one of their beds as a slide!)
01/31/12 – poor Zoey is trying to make cookies… as brothers are in and out of the kitchen, I’ve heard several comments… from her to them… including “DO NOT STICK YOUR PENCIL IN THEM (them being the cookies)” and “DO NOT PUT YOUR FINGER IN THERE (there being the dough)… YOU PROBABLY HAVEN’T WASHED THEM SINCE YOU’VE GOTTEN HOME FROM SCHOOL!”
01/26/12 – My new punishment for bickering or mouthy children is to hand out jobs (cleaning the toilets etc etc). If current trends continue.. looks like I will have a SPARKLING clean house until my kiddos go away to college! :)
From the mouth of one of my (to remain nameless) children… “Mommy’s talent might not be cooking, but she has a million other talents!” ummm thanks.. I think :)
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01/25/12 – Looks like my reign as president of the mean mom club, will continue for another term (at least!) =)
01/21/12 – So one of my children, just “hired” another at 50 cents an hour to help clean said childs room…. is it considered child labor if a child is running the show? Hate to tell the “helper” he’s getting a really bum deal!!!
01/20/12 – Because they did so quietly and no one was getting hurt, I chose to look the other way and pretend I did not see one of my to remain nameless children walking another one of my to remain nameless children around on a dog leash!
01/19/12 – Apparently the game of Life is very realistic (in some ways)… we cannot get through a game without knock down drag out fighting!!
01/18/12 – As if the pumpkin bag full of leaves and various toys & other items scattered about our front lawn aren’t redneck enough… compliments of the wind, we now have a door less mailbox! Sweet! Apologies to our neighbors!! (Perhaps I should send the kids out on the front step to sing their new favorite song… Red solo cup!)
01/18/12 – My son just told me the cupcakes I made “make him wanna puke they are so good!” hahaha I think that’s a compliment!!!
01/17/12 – just watched one (crafty & to remain nameless) child sell a candy cane to another child for one dollar. Would have been the deal of the century (for the candy cane seller), except a few moments later, I found the dog, eating the dollar!!
01/13/12 – Dear Meter Reader Guy~ I’ts time I came clean.. when I tell you, “My house is not usually this big of a mess” every time you come, it’s not true. My house is always a mess.. and you’ve come enough times to know the truth… bring your shovel to clear a path through the playroom, or whatever you feel necessary.. but expect nothing less than a VERY LIVED IN house! :) Signed… the un-neat freak!
01/08/12 – Dear Fellow Church Members~ To those who may have seen my daughter and husband digging through the collection plate as it went by (you did see correctly… that is what they were doing), I can assure you, they were not digging for money, they were actually digging for the barrette Zoey accidentally placed in there along with her money! :) Never a dull moment… even in church!!
01/03/12 – Zoey had the following sign on her door, which I found in pieces, likely ripped up by said “creatures!” … “CAUTION UNIDENTIFIED CREATURES PASS THROUGH OFTEN THEY CAN BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. THEY ARE CALLED BROTHERS!”
01/02/12 – has just been informed that there is a “situation” in the bathroom.. which happens to be a roll of toilet paper in the toilet! Awesome!
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