Friday, April 29, 2011

Surfin' USA

I don't know why Escambia County, FL decided that I and our children should be on separate spring breaks this year because we normally are. Well, I decided that since they were going to be stupid and do that, then I would just take off work the last two days that the kids were off to spend time with them. I already forewarned them that going to a water park was not an option and that I was working with very limited funds. The teenagers opted to go to the beach but they wanted to bring friends with them. I agreed. I would be the person to go and pick up their friends and drop them back off at home.

So off to the beach we go....and as we were going to the beach, we were gonna pass by Krispy Kreme doughnuts so I asked them if they ate Krispy Kreme and they all answered in excitement, so we pulled into the place where the hot doughnuts sign flashing will make you run into a tree. So I had my two children and two other children and they each got 3 doughnuts a piece. So off to the beach we go. The only rule was that if they couldn't swim then stay out of the water cause if they drowned, they would just be dead cause I wasn't coming in no water after that. They thought that was funny, but I declare I was not kidding. I had asked them what time would they be ready to go and they said around 5:00 and I told them they needed to meet me at the car at that time or they would be considered missing. They all were there with about two or three minutes to spare.

Afterwards, I took them to the park and told them to go and play....the looks on their faces were like, PLAY??? I said, "yeah go play" and my daughter's friend say, "but we are teenagers, we don't go PLAY!! I turned around and looked at her and said, "if you don't get your tail out of this car....." and that's all I had to say and then I made them to clean out my car for all the trash they left in there. I told them that if I could drive them to and from the beach and feed them Krispy Kreme, then they were gonna do something for me too.

They had the time of their lives and my kids even thanked me for taking the day off and making it fun for them. I'm glad I did it and I'm glad they had fun.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Another Year....Oh my!

I have been so busy with school and then of course preparing for my daughter's prom and then graduation...but all that will come later but I just had to come and give a shout out to my own self for my 2nd year bloggerversary. Two years already? WOW - that is awesome, except I won't have to experience the terrible two's any time soon.

I'll holla!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I feel like bustin' loose

As I got ready to take a bath, our 15 year old son went ahead and got a shower in their bathroom. (I really don't know how he and our 17 year old daughter can even stand to be in their bathroom - it looks like it has been invaded by the grinch who stole Christmas.) Anyhoo, our son went in their bathroom and I went in my bathroom. I could already hear the water running so I figured our son wouldn't be too long. I had finished with my bath and had dried off and even gotten my night clothes on when I could still hear water running.

I'm saying to myself that I know good and darn well that this boy ain't still in this bathroom bathing...he ain't got got that much to wash and he must don't know that we are not friends with the employees of the water company. So I was about to bust up in that bathroom and tell him to shut that water off but then I thought if I really wanted to see my 15 year old son dancing around in the shower like he was some kind of monkey. I probably would have scared the behoovers out of him and he probably would have peed in my face. That definitely would not have been a pretty site.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Of mice and men

Our 15 year old is always trying to act macho around the house. He shakes his head at me and his sister when we say we hear something on the patio or in the backyard and he will rub on his moustache and say that he will go and check it out. Well we had to go and get the puppy some shots and our son said that he would go with us just in case the puppy needed to be held. When it was time for the puppy to get his shots, Mr. 15 year old Macho, Macho man said, "I can't stand for him to get a shot, I'm gonna close my eyes." Yall, that was the funniest thing ever. I was like whhhhhhaaaaaatttttttt!!!!