Dear Kids… (May 2012)
The month of May at the Kasper’s house was filled with excitement as extra shoes, socks, and toothpaste tubes appear out of nowhere, and the killjoy mom strikes again. I can’t wait for next month!
05/25/12 – Dear Kids~ The backyard is NOT your shoe rack!! Those would be located in the garage! I found TWENTY shoes in the backyard today… yep… TWENTY! This is not acceptable. Always the killjoy, Mom
05/22/12 – Dear Kids~ Are you all in training to be auctioneers?!?! My head is spinning … everybody needs to SLLLOWWW DOWN and speak ONE AT A TIME!! Always the killjoy, Mom
05/21/12 – Zoey to me: “Mom last week we ran out of milk, this week we ran out cereal, maybe next week we’ll run out of brothers!”
05/21/12 – You know you’re getting old, when after a day of yard work, you get into bed and all you can smell is Bengay!!
05/20/12 – Drew informed me today that we were going to have “an attitude free day” (not that we’ve been talking a lot about attitude around here lately or anything). Apparently… everyone did not get the message!
05/19/12 – Dear World, Our children will indeed survive if they don’t have a snack after EVERY. SINGLE. sporting event or activity they participate in. Signed, the mom is who sick of the snack list! :)
05/17/12 – What I woke up to this morning: A seemingly sweet little boy, next to my bed, saying in a seemingly equally sweet voice, “Mommy you look beautiful this morning!”… My response (b/c we all know BEAUTIFUL is not the word to describe me in the morning!)..”What do you want kid?” Sure enough…mommy instinct… even before coffee was right, “Ummm will you sign this for me?!” (they are supposed to have things signed the night before)
05/14/12 – Dear Kids~ I didn’t appreciate slicing a sock you left in the yard, into a million pieces… not gonna yell or get mad about it though, however, the next bag of socks that are purchased will come out of your piggy banks (as we have have had many conversations about this and you’ve had many chances to correct this behavior)! Always the killjoy, Mom
05/13/12 – I have a church bulletin full of chewed up gum! Why, you ask? Upon realizing we were about the take communion, the child sitting next to me said “Mom, what do I do with my gum?!” Having no purse with me, I opened my bulletin and told him to put it there. Then, knowing the rest of the troops had gum and would be wondering the same thing, and not wanting to find out what they might do with their gum left to their own devices, I quickly passed the bulletin down the row, and collected all gum!
05/11/12 – Children #3A, 3B, & 3C are loudly playing some sort of game outside. In the last minute I have seen them run by with a tire, and a dolly(not a baby dolly… a dolly used to move large items!), and heard lots of screaming. Trying to decide if this warrants a trip outside to investigate…or if I should just let the boys be boys!
05/11/12 – From the mouth of Drew: “mom, you’re a young mom compared to the other moms (of his friends)!” hahaha I’ll just let him believe that….Thank You Nice and Easy (hair dye) for doing your job well!
05/11/12 – Drew gave me a piece of Kit Kat today saying, “this is to show you how much I appreciate you!” There is nothing that says I love you louder than the sharing of chocolate from a 9 year old boy…at least in this house! Thank you Drew!!
05/09/12 – Survival Skills in a chaotic, disorganized home: Zoey told me last night she had to be at her concert earlier than she actually did (which she revealed to me as we were rushing there).. because “I just wanted to make sure I was on time mom!”
05/07/12 – was just remarking to Zoey that “something smells (bad) in this room and I can’t figure out what it is!” Her response…”I think its the scent of brothers!!!” LOL
05/06/12 – Dear Kids~ Please do not seek me out, in the laundry room, which I have locked, b/c I am attempting to have an important phone conversation, asking me to open something for you.. that you could have asked your father to open.. WHEN HE HANDED IT TO YOU! Thanks for your contribution to my sanity! Love, Mom
05/04/12 – Zoey’s advice to me: “You know mommy, if you want the boys to do something, all you have to do is give them a stick of gum. It works every time!”
05/03/12 – I was apologizing to Zoey for being cranky yesterday to which she replied “It’s ok mom, I would be too if I had four boys!” LOL
05/03/12 – “Mommy do you know what a shoulder blade is?!” I may not be a rocket scientist kids, but yes… I’ve been around for a few years and I am familiar with a shoulder blade!
05/03/12 – Dear Kids~ Please do not wake me up to tell me that your foot WAS asleep! The rules for waking me up are the same as the rules for interrupting my shower! (see last post). Always the killjoy, Mom
05/02/12 – Dear Kids~ Let me gently remind you of the ONLY acceptable reasons to interrupt my shower..someone has DIED, is BLEEDING (PROFUSELY), or has VOMITED (somewhere other than in a designated vomit receptacle)! (clearly who gets the last piece of pizza does not fit into any of those categories!) Thank you for your contribution to my sanity! Love, Mom
Here are the updates from 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