Fly on the Wall July

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Fly on the Wall

Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 13 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.

Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:

Participants:

  • Mommy: AKA Karen, me…the wife and mom 
  • Daddy: AKA Tony, husband and dad
  • AJ – our only child, a 6 year old boy who thinks he knows it all and is the one in charge

AJ: “I need help cleaning up these toys.”

Mommy: “No you took them all out, you need to clean them up.”

AJ: “You’re mean, you need to help me now!”

Mommy: “What I hear is that you have too many toys to clean up. So should we donate some of them?”

AJ: Screams… “NOOOOOO! You are mean. Now my throat hurts and it’s all your fault.” He repeats it over and over while cleaning up…just a tad bid dramatic. 

Daddy was in the shower, but AJ burst in the bathroom.

“Daddy I have to talk to you about my dream. I saw a rainbow and it had tons of colors and a colorful end. I’m serious for real life.”

“Okay, thanks for sharing, Buddy.”

“Now I’ll let you be.” AJ closes the door after he walks out.

AJ insisted that he wears his SpiderMan outfit from two Halloween’s ago.

Mommy:”Do you need help?

AJ: “No, I can do it. Watch and learn.”

Mommy: “Okay, but now it’s time to eat.”

AJ: “When I’m ready. I was out saving people. That’s more important than eating dinner.”

Mommy: “Sit down and eat dinner now. We are all home and we will eat as a family.”

AJ: grumbles, “Fine, but I’m still SpiderMan.”

He was watching Digimon while playing with his Pokemom. I decided to ask him a question that was pretty difficult for him. 

Mommy: “If Pokemom and Digimon got into a fight, who would win?”

AJ: silence with a face of horror. “Ummm, I…ummm.”

Mommy: “I know it’s a difficult question to answer.”

AJ: “It is. I don’t think they would win. What do you think, Mommy?”

Mommy: “So you think it would be a tie. I think Pokemom would win because they are real and Digimon are digital.”

AJ looks at me for a few moments thinking about what I said. “I think Digimon because they have more power.”

While driving Anthony to summer camp

AJ: “Did you know I was going to be a boy?”

Mommy: “No, I wanted to be surprised. Everyone wanted to know. It took me a long time to have a baby and I was happy to have either and boy or girl.”

AJ: “Did Daddy know?”

Mommy: “No, but he tried to get the doctor to tell him. The doctor said Nope, Karen is my patient, not you.”

AJ: giggles from the backseat

Mommy: “When you were born the doctor said ‘It’s a boy’ and I cried out ‘I have a son.’ I was so happy.” (He’s seen a video of him being born through c-section. No blood or guts, but you can see him being lifted above the blue curtain and I’m telling him the truth when I say he came out of my belly.

AJ: “I’m glad I’m not a girl.”

Mommy: “Why?”

AJ: “I don’t want to be cut to have a baby.”

Mommy: “Well that makes sense.” Nothing like a kid to tell you like it is.

Conversation between Tony and I….hold on, it’s a doozy.

Tony: “Sometimes you are kooky, admit it.”

Karen: “Based on what?”

Tony: “Based on what I see.”

Karen: “On what norms and groups? What am I being compared to?”

Tony: “On people I know.”

Karen: “But if you are calling me strange, who are the non strange people I’m being compared to?”

Tony: “Just people I know.”

Karen: “Well….who?”

Tony: “Just people.”

Karen: “Seems like you are just calling me names and throwing out opinions without a norm based reference.”

Tony: “What?  Stopping being a teacher.”

Karen: “Well give me the ‘normal, not kooky” group and we’ll compare me to them.”

Tony: “How about &&&&& and &&&&&?” (He names two women I know and I give him examples of them being just as ‘kooky’ as me.  His response…the ‘I’m wrong’ face. 

Tony: “This is crazy. “You’re kooky and that’s it.”

Karen: “Well if you’re going to make a judgement, have a norm to base it on so you can justify it. Otherwise you’re talking out of your ass.”

His response is to then sing and try to annoy me…but I know I won.  

 

Fly on the Wall

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Fly on the Wall

Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 18 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.

Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:

Participants:

  • Mommy: AKA Karen, me…the wife and mom 
  • Daddy: AKA Tony, husband and dad
  • AJ – our only child, a 6 year old boy who thinks he knows it all and is the one in charge

After getting one of his birthday gifts, a scooter from Daddy, AJ very seriously said. “I know I can’t ride it in the house. It’s best for me to ride it outside.”

Later that day he tried riding it in our dining area and does the craziest fall, hitting his head twice on the wooden chair. It would have made for a hysterical you tube video, but I wasn’t quick enough. After moaning on the floor he started screaming at the scooter and chair. “It’s all your fault. You are supposed to do your jobs. I’m not your friend anymore.” Hands were flying as he spoke-can we say Italian temper?

THANKFULLY he’s fine. He’s a tough kid, but it was a pretty hilarious fall and I hope he learned his lesson..at least for a few weeks, days, hours.

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AJ wanted to make a ghost mask. Together we came up with the idea to attach the mask to his birthday crown (from school). After the face, he wanted to make a whole body to go with it. Once that was done, he walked around the house for about twenty minutes making ghost sounds.  He did all the drawing and cutting himself. I just helped him tape it to the crown. 

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“Now that I’m six I only have one more year before I can watch Goosebumps. Right Mommy? You said when I was seven and seven is after six.”  He kept asking to watch Goosebumps on Netflix, but it’s way to scary for him…even gives me chills. So when he was still five I quickly said he had to wait till he was seven to watch it. It was one of those “mommy moments” when you just want silence and give an answer. Obviously I regret it now, I wish I had said he had to wait till he was ten.

Is there anyway to delete a TV show from Netflix?????

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We have a LOOSE TOOTH!!!! It was exciting. We were both cheering in Whole Foods and laughing. Fast forward a week…NOTHING.

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Later that morning, after we came home and put groceries away, we walked to the library. The library is just up the hill from our place, sure it’s a hill, but it’t not THAT far. AJ insisted we sit down because, “It’s been a long and tiring morning. I need a rest.”

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Hooray, he FINALLY lost that darn tooth on Tuesday!!!! He must have swalloed it during lunch. Of course he was laughing because… “The Tooth Fairy is going to get my poop tooth.”

There was a kindergarten celebration for both classes on Tuesday. The students read one writing piece for the parents and we go to see a slide show of pictures and the students reading short plays based on books. Then we all went to the gym to help out with activities and games. What a great way to end kindergarten…even though Thursday (yesterday) was the last day of school for them.

Anthony won the guessing game after correctly guessing how many erasers were in the bag without going over.  “This is the best day of my life.” Apparently he’s easy to please.

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This is how AJ watches TV sometimes. Or he stands in front of the TV wiggling around, or jumps from couch to couch. All I can do is laugh at him and imagine how much pain I would be in if I watched TV like that.

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Yesterday was AJ’s last day of school, he’s so excited. Though tomorrow and all next week Mommy still has to work. The poor guy has to get up early to go to work with Daddy then off to summer camp.

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Fly on the Wall MAY 2015

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Fly on the Wall

Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 17 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.

Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:

Before we start with the crazy things that have been said in our house, let me begin by saying there have been some changes in the blog. As my little guy grows up, I’ve made the blog grow up too. I won’t be changing the name, but you will notice a new moniker “AJ”, this is close to his name without giving away his real name. In addition, I’m removing all the cutesy banners and replacing them with more of my style banners and graphics.  This will always be Dinosaur Superhero Mommy, but will continue to grow as AJ does….So now onto the Fly on the Wall. 

Participants:

  • Mommy: AKA Karen, me…the wife and mom 
  • Daddy: AKA Tony, husband and dad
  • AJ – our only child, an almost 6 year old boy who thinks he knows it all and is the one in charge

After looking for the remote, AJ laughs and says. “Oh, Mommy, it was so funny, I couldn’t find the remote, but it was in my hands. I’m losing my mind and getting old.”

While waiting in the car for our nacho order to be ready for pickup, a hungry AJ, who is tired of waiting says. “Are you f*cking crazy?” Yes, he learned that from me. Oh well, he’ll hear more curses from me, but thankfully never a derogatory statement about another person.

This time AJ couldn’t find his froggie in all his mess. Imagine that!?!?!?! “I’m gonna freak out if I don’t find my froggie.”

Then he goes happily back to his fort after finding froggy.

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I wouldn’t let AJ eat two, rather large, cookies for dessert. He only got one and kept trying to change my mind. After laying down the law, he gave me his evil look and said, “You and your rules.”

AJ is happily sipping a fruit smoothing from the local health food store. This was a Mommy and AJ reward for a busy day of karate and haircuts for us both.

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AJ:”Dodo birds are stupid.”
Me: I understand what you are saying, but I don’t like that word.”
AJ: “Well, I think it’s appropriate.” with a sarcastic nod of his head.
Me: “Well, I don’t and I don’t like it.”

After we spoke about other words to use. Daddy explained the word adapt…which was perfect.

Daddy knocked a marker off the table and didn’t pick it up. AJ made his evil face and said, “It is your responsibility to pick up that marker, or I’ll spank you in the butt.”

I think AJ feels he’s in charge of us all…Has me wondering who the adult really is?!?!?!?!

 While putting AJ to bed one night, he asked if I was going to be around for a long time. We’ve had this conversation before, I told him I would be around to babysit his kids.

“I’m going to have lots of kids.”
“Oh really? How many do you want?”
“I want ten kids, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, and 5 little babies.”
“Wow, that’s a lot of kids to take care of.”
“I know, I can do it. I guess I do need marry Zoe,”
“You can marry the person you love.”
“Do I have to kiss her?”
“Yes, if you are married, you will need to kiss and hug her.”
“I know how to kiss.” He tries to show me the kiss, but I explain that he can only give me mommy/son kisses. So he kisses the air….giving butterfly kisses while moving his head back and forth. “I have to kiss her all over her mouth.”

I an NOT ready for him to grow up!

AJ had his karate tournament this past weekend! He loved it. He participated in maneuvers and sparring and got a 5th place trophy for participation. He loves his trophies and keeps telling me every morning and night.

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There has been a lot of cheering in our house lately! Well, mostly it’s me… I’ve been sobbing tears of joy and relief. Cheering a victory for AJ. He is finally getting an IEP and services for reading, speech, and social skills, and his OT will continue!  Finally!!! This has battle has been going on for years and thankfully his current school is amazing!  You can read about that here.

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FLy on the Wall APRIL 2015

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Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:

Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 14 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.

Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:

Baking In A Tornado
Spatulas on Parade
Follow me home
Menopausal Mother
Stacy Sews and Schools
Battered Hope
Just A Little Nutty
The Momisodes
Someone Else’s Genius
Disneyland in Kentucky
Searching for Sanity
Sanity Waiting to Happen
The Sadder But Wiser Girl
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy
Juicebox Confession

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Watching Night at the Museum Battle of the Smithsonian, Dino insisted this was the first one. I tried to explain to him that it was the second one, giving examples of the first vs the second movie. Then explained that I would know this because I like the movies. Dino rolled his eyes at me and shook his hand like I was a fool. “No, Mommy. I know more than you Mommy. I know this movie and know this is the first one. You are wrong, Mommy.”

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Dino and I worked on creating double decker cars…I am so addicted to Legos. He wanted a picture of our cars. He looked at his daddy and said. “This is my masterpiece.”

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Dino was having trouble putting his undies on the right way. I am trying to tell him to let me show him which way they go and he can do it…of course he’s yelling at me.

He slams the undies down. “Fine, if you know so much about undies, you do it.”

Instead of getting mad at him, I make a silly face. “Well I do know a lot about undies.”

We both giggled.

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Dino struggling to put away all the toys he took out. He knows the rule, you take out what you want, but put it all away. He gets mad and screams. “Hey, I need help. I only have two hands.”

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We were meeting my friend and her daughter at Whole Foods then heading over to the mall. Dino was in one of his moods.

“I don’t want to go to Whole Foods, Mommy. Can we just meet them at the mall?”

“Cathy and Cathleen don’t know what breakfast to get. I told them you know the best foods there.”

He smugly smiles. “It’s true, Mommy. I know it all.” then walks always with a pompous head tilt.

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One morning as I’m getting ready for work…this is what I hear

“Daddy please put on Pokemon.”

Daddy, I’m waiting and Pokemon is still not on.”

“Well then if you’re in a rush you put it on.”

“No, Daddy, I’m all he way over here, you’re closer. I have important things to do.”

“Oh really?”

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Now that Dino has reading glasses, I keep repeating about taking good care of them, putting them in his case, backpack, and bringing them home.

Finally he growls. “I know already. Enough, Mommy.”

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We all went out to dinner on Saturday Night to celebrate our 14 wedding anniversary. Yes! 14 years of marriage…20 years together! Anyway, the place we went to has brown paper on the tables to let kids draw…Dino brought markers and crayons.

The waitress wrote her name on the table, “Hi, my name is Erin…in case you need to know.” As Tony and I were ordering, Dino wrote his name. “My name is Anthony.”He then pointed to it and said. “Just in case you need to know.”  This kid cracks me up!

Then we started playing a favorite game of Dino’s. We have to take turns trying to make each other laugh. I tried to make Tony laugh, but couldn’t do my normal routine as we were in the middle of a restaurant. Dino stood up on his chair and loudly said. “Don’t worry, Mommy, I can handle this.” Of course Tony and I were in hysterics…we love this kid.

We decided to have dessert, Dino wanted us to share gluten free chocolate cake…it was almost like a fudge brownie. Dino couldn’t even finish it, it was so rich, gooey, and thick. Tony asked how it was and I said, not bad, but you know it’s coming out the same way it’s going in. Yes, terrible bathroom humor in a restaurant…only in our family.

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All About The Money

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Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week, 15 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.

Secret Subject Swap

 

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:

http://www.BakingInATornado.com Baking In A Tornado
http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/ Stacy Sews and Schools
http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com The Bergham’s Life Chronicles Z
http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com Spatulas on Parade
http://dinoheromommy.com/  Dinosaur Superhero Mommy
http://themomisodes.com The Momisodes
http://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com  Climaxed
http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/ Confessions of a part-time working mom
http://www.southernbellecharm.com Southern Belle Charm
http://thelieberfamily.com The Lieber Family
http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com  Someone Else’s Genius
http://www.eviljoyspeaks.wordpress.com Evil Joy Speaks
http://www.gndisney.wordpress.com Disneyland in Kentucky
http://sparklyjenn.blogspot.com/ Sparkly Poetic Weirdo
http://www.JuiceboxConfession.com  Juicebox Confession

My subject is “Do you think Valentines Day is a “Made Up” holiday?” It was submitted by http://www.southernbellecharm.com   Here goes: 

 

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Well, let me think about this.  If you really love me you’ll do at LEAST one of the following…  How else can you show your love to me? This is your one big chance, so choose wisely. 

  • buy me a diamond necklace or ring
  • buy me a box of chocolates or candies
  • buy me flowers that will eventually die
  • buy puppy or kitten
  • take me out to an expensive restaurant
  • give me an expensive gift card to my favorite clothing store

Am I forgetting anything? 

 

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It doesn’t matter if you do any of the following things throughout the year… The only thing that matters is how you treat me on the Valentine’s Day. I need to brag and show off what a great man I have. 

  • tell me you love me every day
  • bring my car for an oil change
  • buy me bumper stickers that support my hatred of Monsanto 
  • pick up food when we run low
  • warm up my car on cold mornings
  • give me kisses
  • make me lunch when I’m home sick
  • call to say hello
  • wash and put away dishes
  • clean up the mess I was too tired to put away
  • tell me I’m beautiful
  • watch the movie I want
  • go out to the store at night because I’m too tired

I KNOW I’m forgetting something.

 

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Okay…obviously I’m being sarcastic. Yes, I do believe Valentine’s Day is a made up holiday. It’s just pure silliness. Why is it so important  to have a date on Valentine’s Day? Why is it important to go out and prove to the world that your significant took you out on Valentine’s Day.

I understand it’s about the romance, but I prefer romance every day. I prefer my husband to be kind, caring, loving, thoughtful every day instead of just one day a year. I don’t need jewelry, flowers, or clothes to know my husband loves me. I don’t need an animal or nasty chocolate (that is filled with GMOs) to know he loves me. I just need him to show it to me everyday.  So when Valentines’ Day arrives and he hands me a card, I will happily return the favor and be glad he is still my husband. He hasn’t strayed or left in all my craziness.

Now that is love and commitment. 

 

 

Fly on the Wall JAN 2015

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Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 14 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.

 Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:

http://www.BakingInATornado.com Baking In A Tornado
http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/ Spatulas on Parade
http://followmehome.shellybean.com  Follow me home
http://www.menopausalmom.com/ Menopausal Mother
http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/ Stacy Sews and Schools
http://dinoheromommy.com/ Dinosaur Superhero Mommy
http://www.JuiceboxConfession.com Juicebox Confession
http://batteredhope.blogspot.com Battered Hope
http://eileensperpetuallybusy.blogspot.com/ Eileen’s Perpetually Busy
http://www.gomamao.com Go Mama O
http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com Someone Else’s Genius
http://thesadderbutwisergirl.com The Sadder But Wiser Girl
http://www.justalittlenutty.com/  Just A Little Nutty
http://themomisodes.com   The Momisodes

DINO:

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Overheard Dino playing with his toys, “You got monkeys, that’s not fair. Prepare to be punished.”

I thought it was cute and responded, “Oh no, hope he’s okay.”

Dino did not like me interrupting his play time. “Stop, Mommy. I’m playing and you are bothering me.”

Don’t you just love the mess that one child can create?  

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Blows loud breath as he cuts paper for art work. “Boy, this is hard work.”

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Showing me how his cars change into dinosaurs. “I know these things.”

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We were trading stories in the car…it was Dino’s turn and he started

“Once upon a time there lived a girl who had two dads, they all lived on a farm…” It started out sweet, then ended with zombies, eating of flesh, and ghosts…

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Dino and Daddy boxing…Dino loves it. With his sensory issues it’s a great way to burn energy and give him that physical feedback he needs.

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Daddy and Dino were watching Star Wars episodes 4, 5, and 6 one day. After explaining yet another attack/death scene, Dino said “There’s a lot of dying in these movies, Daddy.”

Well he sure said the truth!

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MOMMY:

So I get an email Monday one morning from our lovely, Secret Subject Swap leader, Karen. She wanted to let me know that my SSS post for January was posted just a few moments ago. I freaked out and checked. Low and behold there it was. That wasn’t the worst part-it was NOT written and had the title and picture was from months ago…I schedule a few posts ahead of time with the template of the post. I obviously scheduled it for the wrong date. Oooooops.

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As I was getting ready to head out to work, Dino wanted juice. I quickly grabbed the bottle and must have unscrewed it without realizing it, then shook it. There was mango-orange juice everywhere. EVERYWHERE!!!! Thankfully I was wasn’t dressed yet, bust in my morning clothes. The picture would have been awesome, but I just was in too much of a rush.

 

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Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:

Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 14 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.

Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:

http://www.BakingInATornado.com Baking In A Tornado
http://www.justalittlenutty.com/ Just A Little Nutty
http://themomisodes.com  The Momisodes
http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/ Spatulas on Parade
http://thesadderbutwisergirl.com  The Sadder But Wiser Girl
http://followmehome.shellybean.com  Follow me home
http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/ Stacy Sews and Schools
http://www.menopausalmom.com/  Menopausal Mother
http://batteredhope.blogspot.com  Battered Hope
http://dinoheromommy.com/  Dinosaur Superhero Mommy
http://www.JuiceboxConfession.com Juicebox Confession
http://www.risanye.com Risa Nye
http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com The Bergham’s Life Chronicles
http://www.clutteredgenius.com  Cluttered Genius

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Hubby got called to work in the morning and we had to get Dino out early for daycare. He didn’t mind but really wanted to go…there was a dusting of snow on the ground and he wanted to play. Tony was not moving fast enough for him.

“Daddy you are ruining this day.” This is something he says quite a bit…so dramatic.

THEN…I made him wait to go out to the car. He turned to look at me with anger on his face and his shoulders lifting up and down to emphasize his words. “Mommy, I’m a big boy and can do it myself.”

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My dad and hubby were talking while Dino was trying to watch a show. He started yelling, “I can’t hear.” Then he pointed to each of them. “You stop talking and you stop talking and let me watch my show.”

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My sister and BIL were getting rid of one of their couches and chest. We brought it into our house. Dino had an epic and horrific meltdown. He was screaming, sobbing, crying so hard he could barely breathe. This lasted for about ten minutes when we switched couches and twenty minutes when we switched and ottoman for the chest. Dino gets so attached to things and is quite emotional.

“I don’t like changes.”

“You are changing everything and I don’t like it.”

“You keep taking all my things.”

“I’m going to call somebody, but I don’t know who.”

I had to take a pictures of him with the ottoman before we threw it out, it didn’t matter that it was broken, he wanted to keep it forever. Of course he now LOVES the toy chest. 

please note that a few weeks later, he has forgotten abou the ottoman…so much drama over something he can’t remember.

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In reference to the toy chest, Dino came up to me while I was in the kitchen.

Dino: “I’m glad I don’t have a brother or sister because they would lock me in the chest.”

Mommy: “Yes, that’s right. An older brother or sister might sit on the chest, but it doesn’t lock. A younger brother or sister would want to climb in there with you and you would have to share the space.”

A while back he asked why we can’t have more kids so he can have a baby. I explained that our family is the three of us and we are happy. We talked about the good and bad things about having brothers and sisters. Dino said he’s happy he doesn’t have to share his toys, food, treats, and his Mommy and Daddy.

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Dino LOVES LOVES LOVES going to karate and is so proud of his black uniform and purple belt. When Sensei decides to have sparring, well Dino jumps up and down with joy. Sensei said that Dino would be a natural at sparring, not only does he know the protective stances he can take a hit and loves the contact.

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“Mommy, stop. Don’t take a picture of me watching Scooby Dooby Doo. This is my private time.”

Wonder when I get MY private time?

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Watching Ghost busters and the lead characters kiss. “Eeeeew, they are kissing. They are not married, why are they kissing?”

Daddy calmly asks him why he said that.

Dino gives Daddy a weird look, “When I watched a penguin show, he kissed her on the hand. He should have done that instead..”

I jumped in, “Yes, when you first meet someone you shouldn’t kiss on the lips. They really like each other, are adults, and want to get married, so they can kiss on the lips.”

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Dino loved putting our tree up and telling us where to put the ornaments. I don’t have the heart to change it, he worked so hard…I love our tree.

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I got Dino a new organizer for his Legos, he loves the organizers. All you could hear was grunts, growls, scream, explosions, and threats of destruction as he built and destroyed.

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Dino was NOT in the mood to have his picture taken, it’s rare, but it happens. “Oh come on, Mom. Fine you get an angry face, no smiles.”

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What would a fly on the wall hear in your home?

 

 

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Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:

Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 14 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.

Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:

http://www.BakingInATornado.com  Baking In A Tornado
http://www.therowdybaker.com  The Rowdy Baker
http://www.justalittlenutty.com/ Just A Little Nutty
http://themomisodes.com The Momisodes
http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/ Spatulas on Parade
http://thesadderbutwisergirl.com The Sadder But Wiser Girl
http://followmehome.shellybean.com Follow me home
http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/ Stacy Sews and Schools
http://www.menopausalmom.com/ Menopausal Mother
http://batteredhope.blogspot.com Battered Hope
http://dinoheromommy.com/ Dinosaur Superhero Mommy
http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com Someone Else’s Genius
http://www.crumpetsandbollocks.com Crumpets and Bollocks
http://www.juiceboxconfession.com Juicebox Confession
http://www.risanye.com Risa Nye
http://www.gomamao.com Go Mamma O

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One night we were telling Dino that his friends might call him Tony, like Daddy’s friends call him. He looks at me annoyed, “There’s only one Tony here, come on Mommy.”

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As we are driving in the car…

Dino: “Want to hear a joke?. Why did the tree cross the road?”

Mommy: “Why?”

Dino: “Because it wanted to keep growing.”

He tries so hard…

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Dino couldn’t find stickers that he misplaced and was getting angry at us…of course it’s our fault. “We need to investigate this mystery now!”

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Daddy annoying playing with his hairs and ears while Dino is trying to get ready. “Stop it, Daddy. You are ruining this day.”

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“Mommy I need help, are you listening to me?” 

Dino was mad that I did not immediately stop what I was doing to help him line up his toys. 

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“Look, Mommy. I’m a robot…a robot zombie. I want to suck your brains.”

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After repeating for Dino to get dressed about five times he yells, “I heard you the first time, Mommy.”

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Tony and I were teasing each other and didn’t hear Dino asking for the remote. He yelled at us, “Fine, no one is listening to me.”

“Oh I am sorry, we were being silly.” I replied.

“That’s fine. I’m not talking now since you didn’t answer me, so there.” Then makes his I’m right and your wrong face.

Always Leave Notes

 

 

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Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week, 14 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:

Secret Subject Swap

http://www.BakingInATornado.com  Baking In A Tornado

http://themomisodes.com  The Momisodes

http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/  Spatulas on Parade

http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/  Stacy Sews and Schools

http://dinoheromommy.com/  Dinosaur Superhero Mommy

http://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com  Climaxed

http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com Someone Else’s Genius

http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com/  The Bergham’s Life Chronicles

http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/  Confessions of a part-time working mom

http://www.silenceofthemom.blogspot.com Silence of the Mom

http://www.crumpetsandbollocks.com  Crumpets and Bollocks

http://sparklyjenn.blogspot.com/  Sparkly Poetic Weirdo

 

My subject is “An orange, tomato and eggplant… (go with it)?” It was submitted by:  http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/ 

 

I apologize for typing this up at the last minute. Any craziness, illogical thoughts, or grammatical errors are all my own fault… 

What a prompt! I laughed and then cried. What the heck am I going to do with this prompt???

I had a ton of ideas, but nothing really worked…it was as if I came home and hubby had left the items on the table for me.

Yeah, that’s it!!!! It would be like my hubby leaving an orange, tomato, and eggplant on our table with no note or phone call. Which he has done before…not with the fruits and veggies, but left me things with no explanation. Seriously how hard is it to send a simple text.

Anyway I could imagine walking into find these food items sitting on our table. I know Dino would be thrilled and excited…being the pack rat that he is, he would try to steal them to play with them and eventually hide them away in his room. It’s amazing what he hides and we find weeks and months later.

Do I call him at work and ask him about these dumb items, or do I just take matters into my own hands. Luckily, each produce would have an organic sticker on them…which makes my decision easier….eggplant parm, tomato and mozzarella salad, and orange slices for Dino’s snack tomorrow.

After spending the night doing all this, I would happily go to bed. Of course hubby would come home at night, wake me up and ask where the fruit was. I would tell him we have eggplant parm and tomato salad for his dinner tomorrow. What would be say?

Well he would either respond that he was given those fruits as a gift and wanted me to do what I wanted with them, or they were for somebody else. We would then have a heated discussion about the problems that arise when NOT leaving notes in the house…communication is key.

Either way, an orange, tomato, and eggplant would bring about a crazy, but typical day in our household. One day it could be about vegetables and fruit, the next day it could be about paper, snails, and power cords.

Updated Bucket List

sss bucket list

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week, 14 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:

 

Secret Subject Swap

 

http://www.BakingInATornado.com                          Baking In A Tornado

http://themomisodes.com                                       The Momisodes

http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/                          Spatulas on Parade

http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/                      Stacy Sews and Schools

http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com                   The Bergham’s Life Chronicles

http://www.eviljoyspeaks.wordpress.com                       Evil Joy Speaks

http://dinoheromommy.com/                                      Dinosaur Superhero Mommy

http://www.silenceofthemom.blogspot.com                    Silence of the Mom

http://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com                                Climaxed

http://sparklyjenn.blogspot.com/                                  Sparkly Poetic Weirdo

http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com                           Someone Else’s Genius

http://www.crumpetsandbollocks.com                       Crumpets and Bollocks

http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/                        Confessions of a part-time working mom

http://www.smalltalkmama.com                            Small Talk Mama

 

My subject is “What is on your bucket list, and why?” It was submitted by:  http://www.silenceofthemom.blogspot.com

 

About a year ago I did a bucket list post for Finish the Sentence Friday, you can find it here.bucket list

So, instead of reinventing the wheel, I’m going to update the list…cross off things I did, delete things I changed my mind about, and add new things.

1. I want to visit Italy with my hubby. YES, STILL WANT TO DO THIS

2. Learn how to change a tire. YES, STILL WANT TO DO THIS. 

3. Get a tattoo of Dinosaur’s birthday on my shoulder. I DID get a tattoo of our fur baby, balboa, who passed this summer. I STILL plan on getting a dinosaur and his name, Anthony, on my arm. 

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4. Learn Italian so that if I ever go to Italy I will understand some of the language. YES STILL WANT TO DO THIS. 

5. Go sky diving from a plane. NOPE, this was one of my jokes. I will NEVER do this.  

6. Crochet a poncho for myself and all of Dino’s hats and fall jackets…at least for a few years. While I have crocheted MANY things, I have not crochet any jackets for Dino. He DOES love the blanket I made him though. 

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7. Eat more (not ALL) vegetarian meals and even buy organic foods if I can afford to do so. I have gone completely organic and NON-GMO. While it is expensive, I see differences in our health and feel better about what we are eating. 

8. Go for laser hair removal, you ladies know what I’m talking about right? YES, STILL WANT TO DO THIS…one day when I have spending money. 

9. Travel to every state in the US and get a picture participating/next to what that state is known for. YES, STILL WANT TO DO THIS. 

10. Buy Dino an iPad, that will be all his. He has a Kindle Fire right now and that seems to be good enough. He can use our computers for ABC Mouse, so we’ll hold off on that iPad. 

11. Swim with the dolphins. While dolphins are majestic and amazing animals, I don’t want to be in ocean with them. 

12. Win the lottery and buy a house with three bedrooms, and eat-in-kitchen, and a pool. YES, STILL WANT TO DO THIS. 

13. Watch Dino graduate with honors from college. YES, THIS WILL HAPPEN…or graduate from a technical school and open his own successful business….AS LONG AS HE’S HAPPY! 

14. Dance with Dino at his wedding….and hold his MANY children… YES, THIS WILL HAPPEN. 

15. Have Jackson Rathbone serenade me while I get a full-body massage. YES, THIS WILL HAPPEN…even if it’s in my dreams

16. Learn Karate…that would be cool While I haven’t learned karate, Dino has and now has an orange belt! GO DINO! 

17. Learn how to pole dance. YES, STILL WANT TO DO THIS. 

18. Get to my ideal weight and still LOVE to eat. , NO…who cares about what I weigh???? It’s all about being strong! I can squat 115 pounds. I have gone down three dress sizes. I recently put on dresses that I couldn’t even get on months ago…now I look smoking hot in them. BESIDES…I DO EAT LOTS OF FOOD…but it’s all real food, no chemicals in this house. It’s not about eating less, it’s about eating right. 

19. Just once ride on a roller coaster with hubby NOPE, this was one of my jokes. I will NEVER do this.

20. Run a marathon. I DID want to do the TriAtholon…but don’t think I’ll have the time to train…maybe I’ll change my mind.