Thursday, November 6, 2008


Seriously! This time, I'm not talking about my kids. I'm just talking about the germs they carry and all the other little snotty kids at their school. This is PRECISELY why I hate this time of year. I had a cold a month ago. NOW, we have ANOTHER! It really is quite ridiculous.

I went to bed last night at 8pm. I'm trying to stay rested so this crap will go away. I slept until 6am. I'm thankful I got to sleep that long, especially uninterrupted. I do, however, have things that need to be done after the kids go to bed and if I'm tucked in, how will it get done? I'm talking about my chores. Marc does LOTS around our house.

I have to journal a few funny things Syd has said over the last week or so.

First, the other morning we were getting dressed to head to the polls and Syd asked why we were up so early. I told her, "We are going to the voting booths." She instantly started twirling around and squealing, "Yay!" I was a bit surprised that she had such a reaction. After all, she is only three. I do that, but she doesn't even know about voting yet. It wasn't long before she ran around screaming, "We're going to the FLOATING boots! Yay! We'll float and float and.." You get the picture. Pretty silly, huh? :)

Then, she asks me for some "rotten balls." What? She then pulls a bag of cotton balls out of the cabinet. Oh.

She does a very good job of pronouncing things, but she still says, "va-ella" instead of "vanilla." I just let that one slide because it is so cute. She'll be corrected soon enough.

She's great at letter recognition, provided the letter is capitalized. If not, she struggles with the lower case version. Every night when we read stories, it has become routine for mommy to "point to the letters" so that she can guess what they are. She gets pretty excited about guessing her letters. In fact, if I am too tired and try not to do it, she reminds me. :) I'll indulge her as much as she wants.

Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching and Sydney is learning about Pilgrims and Native Americans. I always love this time of year. I've got to pick up some fun books on our next library trip. The library is sooooo great. I've been so thankful for our local library the last several months. They have saved me from reading the same stories over and over again at night. We bring home a big shopping bag of books every two weeks and there is always enough for two stories a night. Occasionally, we'll repeat a few. I've heard that libraries have really picked up. That is wonderful news!

Well, I'm off. Have a great day!


Jess said...

There is a cute book that Ella really loves that is appropriate for this time of year titled "Grateful" and it is basically just the lyrics to a song with illustrations. The full song with music notes is in the back, I'm no singer and Ella laughed at me when I attempted it. Anyway, we like that one right now!

I'm sick with a cold too and I had one only about a month ago. This time of year really is bad for germs!

Rach said...

I'm sorry ya'll have the ick. :o( I hope you feel better QUICKLY!!

Those Syd-isms are wonderful! Thanks for sharing. :o)

Courtney said...

Syd is too silly! I hope you feel better soon!