Wednesday, September 28, 2011

What Did You Learn At School Today?

We once had a teacher that told parents,"I won't believe everything your child tells me (about home) if you won't believe everything your child tells you (about school)."

Here is what FL has told me about school so far this year:

The student teacher she had last year is student teaching again this year.

Mason was adopted over the summer, and got 16 new sisters.

Zac moved to Mexico.

Daisy moved to Delaware.

Gage came to school the first 2 days, moved to Delaware, but now is back because his grandma couldn't find a school in Delaware for him to go to. They were all full.

Melinda broke her arm. After that was all better, she broke her leg.

Angie was playing rock, paper, scissors, glue and got a concussion.

FL's kindergarden teacher came back to teach for 9 days, moved to Erie, and is now bored.

Derrick couldn't find something in his backpack, so he dumped it out and found homework from last year that he never did. From his old school.

The playground teachers let them throw little sticks, but not big ones.

FL saw the gym teacher at the grocery store, in the ice cream aisle. FL thinks that is why they have to run so much in gym. So the gym teacher gets to work off all that ice cream.

The lunchroom ladies won't serve Nacho Grande anymore. Something about the cheese isn't good for you. But they still have cheese pizza day.

(all names have been changed to protect the innocent.)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Life Rules, part 2

A continuation of NCIS-life rules from our family. Sometimes I picture myself as Gibbs, corralling everyone, dividing up missions, whopping them on the backside of their heads. I wish I was more like Abby, know-it-all, never-wrong, happily isolated in her lab with her door remote control, where no one dares to enter unless beckoned. Unfortunately, I don't even have a lock on the bathroom door.

  1. I know, this should be rule #15, but anyways. . . rule#15: when you want to blog a continuation of numbers, you will spend 20 minutes trying to figure out how to start with #15 on the numerated list of numbers, but you will end up realizing it would have been easier to just type 15 than try to get the program to do it automatically.

  2. parents should get their sleep caught up before summer starts. kids can automatically go from sleeping in and almost missing the bus on school days to getting up (and being LOUD) at the first sign of light on the first day of summer break.

  3. the spring you decide to plant a boatload of peas in the garden, a boatload of slugs will devour them in one night.

  4. day 2 of summer break is often worse than day 1.

  1. Do not keep dog flea shampoo in the bathroom next to the people shampoo.

  2. If Facebook says "you are in a relationship," then you must be. (This is the newest teen rule.)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Chicken Update

a very serious Barred Rock pullet
a curious White Leghorn

one of 2 Welsummer pullets, very stand-offish

Finally found some time to take some pics of the newest chickens, I can't believe how fast they have grown! I love all their different colors and feather patterns.

under their snazzy canopy

a hen acting like an annoying little sister and monopolizing her big brother's photo opp

what? another annoying little sister

finally, a handsome boy

Monday, September 12, 2011

Back to School

School is not going well.

Day 1: everyone got on the bus. With no great problems. (except the fog)

Day 2: Kid #3 missed the bus. Proceeded to run away. Had to call the police, 4wheelers were involved in locating him.

Day 3: Kid #3 missed the bus again. I am seeing a pattern here.

Day 6: Kid #3 throwing up. Missed school again.

Day 7: Kid #3 throwing up. But got on the bus.

Day 11: All kids have severe sore throats, headaches, but go to school.

I can't wait for this school year to be over.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


The sound of an airplane overhead will always make my heart jump up into my throat.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Boy's Idea of Fun

Teenage boys are just crazy. Who knew packaging pillows could become an instant 6 pack? That you could chest pound until they pop?

Or the favorite topping of choice is a whole bottle of Tabasco sauce?

Or decide that they are sooooooo hungry that they will walk all the way to the store, buy 1 hot pocket, and then after eating eat, decide that 1 wasn't enough? (big suprise)

Riddle: How many Hot Pockets does it take to fill up a teenaged boy?

Answer: Teenaged boys are never filled up.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Funny things kids say

Micks-donalds= McDonalds

Fast-forward it back= rewind


blow it back down= deflating (as in a balloon or Christmas yard ornament)

evaporate= evacuate (Think of this as if you were a school teacher and there was a fire drill. "We have to evaporate the school building." )

"please don't chase your tail on the couch"