Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Gorgeous Weather

I am LOVING the weather we are having! Right now it is 78 degrees outside and just gorgeous! We've been having pretty nice weather since last week so I had already been able to walk to get my daughter from school in the afternoons but had still been driving her in the mornings. Well, yesterday and today the weather has been beautiful enough that we have walked TO school as well! I am really beginning to think spring might have really sprung now! Hip! Hip! Hooray!

What Others Think

So how do you teach a 6 year old not to worry about what others think? What do you say to them? Here's the story behind what caused me to write this blog post.

A few days ago while cleaning up around in the basement I found a bag of clothes one of my friends had given to us for our daughter awhile back. In the bag was a very nice pair of jean overalls. After we washed them I showed my daughter and we planned for her to wear them today since we would be going to my grandparents house.

Now if you know my grandpa, you would know that he is known for wearing jean overalls nearly everyday. About the only time he is not in overalls is when we are having a family gathering or he and grandma are going out to eat.

Well, this morning I nearly forgot our plan to have my daughter wear her overalls. I had actually told her she could wear a pair of her capris since the weather is going to be fantastic here again today. She remembered the overalls and wanted to wear them and also wanted her little brother to wear his too. She was wanting to show great grandpa that she and her brother had overalls just like him!

All decked out in overalls we walked to school. When we got there she wanted to leave her jacket on because she was worried what the other kids would think of her overalls. She had already commented about what if some of the kids were to laugh at her when we were still at home. When she wouldn't take her jacket off at school I reminded her of what we had talked about at home.

I had told her that it didn't matter what others thought. If she liked the overalls that was all that mattered. I told her that if someone laughed to just tell them that she liked them. I told her to tell them that if they didn't like them then they didn't need to look at them. Not sure if that was really the right thing to tell her or not?

I think it is just sad how mean children can be. I know that this is just how it is but it seems like way back when I was in school the kids would tease and be mean but it seems like it didn't start quite this early. Seems like it was more middle school age when this sort of thing began, not kindergarten for goodness sakes!

It's pretty bad when a 6 year old kindergarten is already so worried about what others will think and that they will laugh at her. Obviously some of the kids in my daughter's class must not be very nice.

Before leaving her at school today, I did get her to take off her jacket. One of her friends walked in the class and we showed her the overalls. We asked if she liked them and she said yes. That sure put a little smile on my daughter's face and helped reassure her of what I had already been telling her, that it would be fine and that she looked cute and nice.

I almost feel bad leaving her there wearing them knowing she felt that way though. I made sure I asked her if SHE liked them and she told me yes so it isn't like I MADE her wear them. I just hope she will have a good day at school and her worries are for nothing. I hope none of the other kids will laugh or make fun of her. I'll probably be worried about it all day. The end of the school day sure won't come soon enough for me today!

Thursday, March 25, 2010


A hug is a great size fits all! It can be given for any occasion and it's easy to exchange.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cologne Conversation

So last night I was sitting on the couch and I overheard a conversation that my hubby and daughter were having in the other room. It went something like this:

Daughter: "Daddy, why do you wear cologne?"

Hubby: "Because."

Daughter: "Because you want to always smell pretty?"

Now I'm not for sure what his response was after that but I'm thinking he probably told her no, he doesn't wear it to smell pretty!

Monday, March 22, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Decorations

This is a bit past the holiday but still cute enough to share! At least I think so! Hope you will too! Last week for St. Patrick's Day my daughter made a lot of green decorations to tape up in our house. The picture shows just two of them. She made many! I think there were ten total. The three leaf clover was something she made and colored at school. The leprechaun next to it she drew at home. She taped them both on the wall next to each other so it looked like the leprechaun was picking the clover. Her theory to making them and taping them up was so the house would not get pinched!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Life Is Like

Life is like a roll of toilet paper.
The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

Third Day Of Spring Break

Well, yesterday was the third and final day of my daughter's spring break from school. I didn't get to get any extra sleep on any of the three days she was out of school. Thursday night we went to bed a bit later than normal and my son woke me up not once, but twice during the night. I think he was trying to get his last one year molar in. I felt his gums today and yay! That last one year molar has FINALLY broke through so hopefully that will help him. At least for now, he still has more teeth to come in at some point but maybe he'll get a small break between them.

To top off my Thursday night's sleep, hubby had to get up early on Friday to leave early for work so his alarm woke me at about 6:30am. I think I had just dozed back off when he woke me again at about 7am to let me know he was leaving. I didn't mind him waking me again. We always do that so we can say I love you. I think I fell back asleep after that only to be woke up again around 8am by the dog barking. Darn dog! Then about 9:05am my son was ready to be up for the day.

I was a bit tired on Friday so we had a lazy day around our house. Stayed in our pj's and just lounged around the house all day. The kids and I didn't go anywhere until my hubby got home. He wanted to go get a car part so I showered and got dressed. I was tired! While hubby was getting his car part I nearly fell asleep in the truck waiting on him!

Luckily last night my son slept nearly all night. He woke up once but went back to sleep on his own without needing to be rocked. That makes it so much easier for me to fall back asleep! Here's hoping he'll sleep all night long tonight! Only time will tell!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Second Day Of Spring Break

So today was the second day of spring break for my daughter from school. Did I get to sleep in today? Nope! The fact that I had a mid-morning doctor appointment and hubby was not going to work until I got back from the doctor (which means his alarm did not need to be set this morning) would make one think that everyone in my house would have got to sleep in this morning but that was NOT the case.

Well, even though hubby didn't NEED an alarm set this morning, he had one. At 7:55am his alarm went off. He forgot to disable it last night before going to bed. So much for sleeping in! I won't get to sleep in tomorrow either because hubby has to leave kind of early for work so when he gets up to get ready that will no doubt wake me up. Now, depending on if the kids wake up when he gets up will determine whether I actually have to get up or if I will get the chance to try and catch a bit more sleep. I won't know until in the morning. Here's hoping!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

First Day Of Spring Break

Wouldn't you know it? Today was the first day of spring break for my daughter from school and of course, not one but BOTH of my kids decided to get up earlier than they normally do on a regular school day. Go figure! So obviously I didn't get to sleep in as I had hoped. Guess that's how it goes huh? Oh the joys of parenthood!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Grocery Prices

I've blogged about this topic before but today I am annoyed with it once again so I'm going to share yet ANOTHER experience we had at the grocery with items NOT ringing up for the correct price!

Today we went to Hyvee to do some shopping. We seriously spend TOO much money at Hyvee and Wal-mart. Anyway, today we went to Hyvee because they had 2 liter bottles of pop on sale for $.39 each. Yes, we shouldn't drink pop but umm....we do.

Well, obviously we didn't just get the pop did we? Nope! We got a whole cart full! As if we needed it! My daughter LOVES Trix yogurt so I let her pick out a package of it today while we were shopping. When checking out, I noticed that it hadn't rung up correctly. It was suppose to be $2.50 but it rang up for the regular price of $2.88.

Now I know this is only a $.38 difference but keep in mind that nearly EVERY time we shop at Hyvee SOMETHING doesn't ring up right. All these little $.38 differences add up to a larger amount over time.

I brought the wrong price to the attention of the cashier and she had the boy sacking our groceries go check on the price. He came back and told her that the price I said it should be was what the sign said, $2.50 each so she turned on her register light for a manager to come over. A manager came and she told him what was going on. He then took the yogurt off and we got it for free. Obviously that worked for me but if they would just make sure their pricing signs are correct they wouldn't have to worry about this sort of thing.

So, my hubby paid for our groceries and we went to our truck. Got everything in and started to drive home. I had hubby give me the receipt so I could look to make sure everything else rang up correctly. Wouldn't you know it! Something else rang up wrong!

We needed a loaf of bread to make sandwiches for my daughter's lunches next week for school. When looking at all the bread we decided on the Iron Kids kind. It was a bit more than the store brand but the date was further out so we decided to pay a bit more based on the date. Well, we didn't want to pay as much more as it rang up for!

The loaf of bread was suppose to be $1.98 and it rang up for $3.19. Difference being $1.21. That's quite a difference don't ya think? Well, we did so hubby turned around and headed back to the store. I took the bread back in.

The girl checked on the price and came back with a different loaf of bread along with the one I had purchased and a pricing sign. Apparently the sign had been put under the wrong bread. She said I could substitute the one that was supposed to be $1.98 or get a refund.

By this time I was pretty annoyed so I just had her give me my money back. We'll go to the bread store this time for our bread. I find it ridiculous that we have to literally watch as EVERY single item is rung up to make sure the price is correct. Unfortunately this particular Hyvee does seem to have the best prices out of all the grocery stores around, when items ring up right, so shopping somewhere else isn't really an option. Guess we'll just have to continue to keep an eagle eye on the screen as our groceries are being scanned!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Beautiful Day

Today was an absolutely gorgeous day out! At about 3:45pm, I got the stroller out, got my son seated in it, and walked up to get my daughter from school. I think the temperature was about 64 degrees. Completely beautiful! Made for a very nice little walk.

I am SO glad the weather is becoming nicer and warmer. I miss being able to walk up to get my daughter from school. Not only did I miss the better weather but it is also SO much easier to walk than it is to drive. The lines of cars can be VERY long if you don't get to the school at the perfect time.

Hooray! I really think spring is truly right around the corner! Can you tell I'm ready for it? I've been waiting and waiting and waiting!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Who Needs Toys

Yesterday while at Wal-mart I purchased some cards of buttons for my hand towels I sell in my Etsy shop. Today while I was sitting on the couch sewing on buttons, my little guy climbed up next to me. He sat there for the longest time putting the cards of buttons in the bag I was keeping them in. After he would get them in the bag he would take them back out only to put them back in again. I don't know how long he did this for but it was quite awhile. Who needs toys when you can play with mommy's craft things!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Biggest Loser

On Tuesday nights at our house we usually watch the tv show called The Biggest Loser. If we happen to have to be out and about on a Tuesday night, we try to remember to set the timer on the VCR to record it so we can watch it when we get the chance. Yes, I said VCR. We do not live in the wonderful world of Tivo or DVR's or whatever the "new" technology is today. We still have the good old fashioned VCR for recording our favorite shows.

Well, last night we were home to watch it and had been waiting for it to be on since it had been a few weeks due to the Olympics being on. Most of the time on Tuesday nights, for some strange reason, we usually eat the most unhealthiest meal. Go figure!

Well, last night we actually didn't eat too badly compared to normal anyway. My hubby apparently felt guilty that we had eaten healthier. He came and sat down beside me on the couch. He then said something like, "I feel bad. Want one?" In his hand was a package of chocolate ho-ho's. So much for our semi-healthy supper, huh?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Beautiful Message

A beautiful message about growing old:

I forgot what it was.....

And The Winner Is.....

AND THE WINNER OF THE FEBRUARY SALES DRAWING IS ........UxCritter! Congratulations! UxCritter just won a gift certificate to our shop!


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!MONTHLY DRAWING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
For the entire month of March any and all purchases no matter how big or small will get your name put into a drawing to win a $10.00 gift certificate to our shop! Buy one item, get your name in the drawing once! Buy two items, get your name in the drawing twice! And so on! One name from all the March sales will be drawn on April 1st!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Good luck to everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!