Sunday, December 21, 2008

Bad Hair Day

Why do I insist on having short hair? I look like a 12 year old boy with estrogen issues. I showed the girl how I wanted my hair cut.... she cut it much shorter.... perhaps I wouldn't care as much if my bangs were longer. Oh well, at least it'll grow out.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My Santa Dilemma

Long, long ago, B.C., I decided I did not want to teach my kids that Santa is real. He is not the reason we celebrate Christmas & our culture has over glorified him. I don't mind my kids learning about the origins of Santa & what he represents, but I never had a desire to allow them to believe he truly exists.

Until the other day.

I was wrapping Christmas gifts, writing "From Mommy & Daddy" over & over again. Not a single one "From Santa." Guilt swept over me, like I was stealing some sort of Christmas magic from my kids' childhood. The anticipation of Santa's visit, trying to stay up late enough to catch a glimps; baking cookies for him on Christmas Eve; the amazement that Santa knew exactly what I wanted for Christmas. I don't remember feeling betrayed or terribly disappointed when I discovered he wasn't real as some children do. I remember how I found out though.... I found all our gifts in my parents' closet.

I still hate the thought of allowing my kids to believe in Santa though! I don't know how to reconcile my feelings. I emailed our pastor about it to get his opinion but haven't heard back from him yet (he gets bombarded with emails everyday so it's totally understandable). I'm not really worried about it this Christmas but next year it'll be a different story since Solomon will be old enough to grasp the concept. At least I have another 365 days from this Christmas to the next to figure out what I'm gonna do!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dear Mr. UPS Guy,

If you ever come a knockin' on my door in such a loud, hostile way, accompanied by nonstop doorbell ringing, again (I didn't even keep you waiting! I came to the door immediately upon the first rap!) between the hours of 12 & 2 pm, be prepared to get punched in the nose.


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Mr. Clean

I make chores a privilege for Solomon. If he's misbehaving then he doesn't get to sweep or vacuum. It's torture for him when I don't allow him to help me clean. I hope he's like that for the rest of his life.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Good Day/Bad Day

Today Solomon & I played with pens, markers & Play-doh.... he didn't even try to eat any of it! I'd say that makes today a good day. He only wanted to make the letter "P" with the Play-doh though. Not sure what that was about. We also learned about & experimented with mixing colors to create new ones but he wasn't quite as interested in that.

On the other hand, today was a bad day for my sweet baby girl as she is sick. That makes me so sad :( She's so pitiful with her runny nose, watery eyes & hoarse cough. We all have a doctor's appointment tomorrow; it's supposed to be a well visit for Charlotte but I think they'll change it to sick & make me bring her back next week.

Monday, December 08, 2008


Solomon has been calling us by our names, "Jason!" & "Nina!" (he apparently can't pronounce my name yet). If we don't respond to him, he then calls us, "Honey!!" This amuses me.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

I Have a Confession

I'm so embarrassed that I'm about to admit this to the Internet world: I am totally head-over-heels infatuated with Zachary Levi. I'm suddenly a 13 year old girl! It's like my JTT days all over again (minus the poster collaged walls). Okay, okay.... I'm exaggerating.... A LITTLE. I don't think about him 24/7 or anything like that. I had always thought he was attractive, but then I learned he was a Christian & he won my heart. AHHH! I'm a fan-girl!! I'm so embarrassed that I'm in love with a celebrity!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Solomon Quips

Funny things Solomon says:
  • "Chardotte" -- we think it's funny that he can't say the "L" in her name but has no problem saying it in other words, such as "Elmo" or "Apple."
  • "Fruit [s]nack, nummy, nummy" -- Solomon's version of The Wiggles' "Fruit salad, yummy, yummy."
  • "No hit!" -- after I popped his hand for throwing food. He was so serious about it too, waiving a scolding finger at me & furrowing his brows.
  • "Curr you" -- Scare you (if we scare him or if he scares us.... really anytime someone is startled)
  • "Rock-uh-beep-beep" -- Rock-a-by-baby
  • "Zupple" -- puzzle (he often mixes up letters in words like this)
He says other funny things too but I can't think of any more at the moment. I'll do another quips post another time.