Monday, March 06, 2006

Been Too Long! Where Has My Mind Gone?

I miss my mind . . . hahaha!

I mean . . . I miss posting to my blog, (psst - this thing is called, "Inside AL's Mind").

This weekend, I spent all my "blogging time" on the family blog (please comment here, I would love to know if you visited it). It needed some updating and reformating (still a work in progress). I posted tons of new pics of the kids. They are my little angels; however, I saw a spark of devil in Loo this afternoon when she was B-A-D!

I had her in time-out for yelling at me. It went something like, "NO MAMA! I DON'T WANT DINNER! I WANT A SNACK!" She will be lucky if there is any snackfood in the pantry tomorrow - then she will know who is in charge! I was tempted to grab a garbage bag on the spot and start throwing it all away, but that would have sent her into a meltdown and we were already in dangerous territory.

So, to time-out she went and went and went and went. Needless to say, she was not being cooperative about the process. I just wish kids would figure out that if you stayed in the "punishment spot" that it would be a much easier and quicker thing! So, I thought I had her in there for the last time for her three minutes and began clearing the table for dinner. I heard her moving around, but could tell out of the corner of my eye that she was in the same area and continued to ignore her. MY MISTAKE - LOL! Next thing I know, she is at the backdoor and running out of it to the playset!

Oooooohhhhhhh, I wonder what my neighbors thought when they heard me run outside after her! I told DH tonight when were were chatting online that they were either laughing or in shock! I can't remember exactly what I said in the heat of the moment, but I do remember I refrained from cursing at her (thankfully) and told her, repeatly, that she was in trouble and in time-out. For a second, I paused and hid my face behind part of the playset to laugh - I couldn't help it! Damn, she was smart for thinking of that - little shit!

Finally, I decided it was time to catch her and followed her full steam ahead. Thankfully, no one could see us b/c I am sure it was not a pretty sight. Both me running after her and Loo's kicking and screaming when I scooped her up. She was returned to time-out, but the original lesson was lost. Now, I had to lecture her for running out of the house . . . I guess I will have to nab her next time for talking back!

It was a great weekend! I got to visit with a lot of friends Saturday when I hosted a Pampered Chef Kitchen Show and spent today relaxing (for the most part - see above). Since, I cleaned like a maniac yesterday morning, I boycotted laundry and will be paying the price all week. Oh, well!
Here is the little devil and her protege in the chair I use for time-out.
Yes, my children are barely dressed! Please don't be too upset or jealous - I know many of my blog friends are writing about snow. The weather has been perfect here in the 70's! Loo loves tank tops (aka - princess tops) and would wear them everyday, if we let her.


Bossy♥'s YOU said...

what a cute pic of the kids..I love me some tank tops too..haha

my baby boo tells me she wants "snacks" when we have dinner..she means fruit snacks, she loves those darn things..

i dont post much on my family blog..i dont think anyone reads it anyway, so why the hell bother...haha

amy said...

That pic is adorable!

And thanks for stopping by and giving your two cents on the teacher thing ... when I was furiously typing it out (on Friday, in anticipation of the weekend), I had you in mind, so I'm glad you participated. It's one thing to hear from those who've never stepped foot in a classroom, but it's another to hear from those in the trenches (and I don't count because I teach college Freshmen!). So, thanks, AL!

Fantastagirl said...

ah - tank tops... wish we could be wearing those - I sent the kids to daycare today in long sleeve t-shirts and sweatshirts...

The fam blog is looking good... we go through the "no dinner - I want a snack" or Cereal... we are switching to cherrios and rice krispy's - getting away from the good stuff... it's not good.

Becky said...

YOu know, I thought kids would be easier than dogs b/c at least you can communicate with children and explain things. Now, I'm not so sure:)

Tammy said...

Why did we think this whole having kids thing was a good idea??

Oh,yea. It's because they are adorable and melt your heart with every "I wuv oo."