Thursday, April 30, 2009

It's funny right ...

It's so funny when your kid tells his Sunday school teacher that she is a "sadistic kid hater". Funny, right? Start laughing and telling me its funny or I MIGHT JUST HAVE A PARENTING BREAKDOWN.

Ok, thankyouverymuch.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Get your kid a pet ...

I really recommend you get your child a pet. Its such an amazing and educational experience for them to have one. We have two hamsters named Princess and Nibbles (and technically a dog but she prefers my Mom to us -- go figure). Since owning these sweet little rodents, my children have learned a lot of useful life lessons. For example, they have also learned about their olfactory sense when walking into a room with a cage that hasn't been cleaned in a two weeks. My kids have acquired colorful language skills while watching their mother attempt to remove the hamsters from the cage. They have learned household skills such as vacuuming up teeny little poop from the floor. And last, but not least, they have learned first aid skills when the sweet little hamsters decide to bite their mother when she attempts to remove them from their stinky cages to clean them.

One lesson we have yet to experience is the circle of life. However, if the hamster give mother a hard time again, she will feed them to a neighborhood cat. And then we will have that lesson completed.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Closed for the season ...

Molly, upon seeing the empty parking lot at our church, remarked: "Church must be closed for the season." Apparently. she sees church as something akin to an amusement park. Our last church was pretty large and often referred to as "Six Flags over Jesus". So maybe that's where she got it from. (I'm kidding ... no hate mail from my friends at Southeast.) Also, as my friend pointed out (Hi Katie), we were going to have her vision tested so maybe that was the problem. What she saw as empty, was actually a full parking lot.

All this nonsense brings me to one point: Aren't you glad that God is never closed for the season? His love and grace is available to us 24 hours a day and 365 days out of the year. He never takes a vacation and He never rests. We are welcome to visit him anytime and anywhere.

"... indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep." (Psalm 121:4)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Go Orange for Stellan!

Stellan is in surgery as I type this post. Many people are putting on orange today to show their support for the little guy. Lacking any orange in my closet, I went with a picture:

Check out MckMama's blog for updates on the surgery: My Charming Kids

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Hmm ...

Should I be offended that of all the men at the mall today, the one who tries to pick me up is an old drunk man? I mean, I didn't want to be picked up but still ... Maybe he could smell the alcoholism in my genes and thought we'd hit it off. He was generous enough to ask if I wanted to live with him in the treehouse located in the kid's play area. As he pointed out, we'd be right next to ice cream stand (which I'd like to point out was actually a pretzel stand).

Saturday, April 18, 2009


Is it ever OK to be selfish?

We are lead to caste off our own wants and needs to help others. We teach our children to share. Selfish is not something we want to promote.

So why this serious question today? Because I am feeling like I want to be totally selfish. Dave has been gone all week. I have spent more time outside than I normally would (being of the not so enamored with outside person). I have tried to be fun Mom to help the time pass for both the kids and myself.

Today, I want the day off. I want to do nothing but sit on my duff. I want to read a book, play on the 'puter and basically just shirk off my responsibilities. I don't want to be entertainer, comforter, feeder or anything else that requires my focus to be on anything but me.

So there ya go. Today, I am selfish.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Call CPS ...

I am the worst mother ever. I made my son go outside and play for thirty minutes ... in beautiful, warm and sunny weather. I should have let him waste the entire afternoon in the basement on the computer. That's what a good mother would do.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I hate to drop so many YouTube videos in my blog in one week but you have to see this amazing woman.

Susan Boyle

Not a single person in the audience expected THAT voice to come out of her. I think I even wrote her off expecting it to be a laugh. Instead, she proved that beauty is not on the exterior but instead what comes from your soul. God has blessed her with a voice that is awe-inspiring. Amazing, just amazing.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A day late and a dollar short ...

... but Happy Easter anyway!

We spent the past few days visiting our friends in Kentucky. I'd like to say the weather was better than Michigan's weather but that'd be a lie. We did have a great time in spite of it. I have yet to get my head straight after being gone for a week. So I am going to bow out now and leave you with this video. I hope you all had a blessed Easter.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

And because I am mean ...

Here's an annoying earworm for you ...

Death by chlorine ...

The family is at Great Wolf Lodge in Ohio for Spring Break. There is enough chlorine in the water to kill any germs or any future germs that are considering existing. Can you be overchlorinated?

Dave took the kids to the water by himself and I am chillaxin peace. Ah, this is what a real vacation feels like.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Oh by the way ...

Did I tell you my son decided to "water" the pine tree out front? Might not of been half as bad if my neighbor didn't then post her Facebook status as:

"... just saw the funniest thing...a neighbor boy was peeing next to the pine tree! Hmmm...I wonder who it was...? Jenifer, do you have any ideas?"

See, I told you we were crazy. I will defend myself by saying it was not on my watch. Dave gets the credit for allowing this mishap.

Getting back to my roots ...

The Polish Ghetto Queen is taking the Prince and Princess back to her homeland this weekend -- aka Detroit. I am sure the neighbors will be happy that the craziness factor will be reduced when we leave.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

I'm just saying ...

If your whole focus is on "curing" or "recovering" your child and you make mention of them being "damaged" all the time ... How do you think that makes your child feel?

Me, I prefer to see my son as wonderful and unique. Exactly the person God intended him to be. (And cute even when he makes silly faces ...)

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb." Psalm 139:13

Happy Mail!

I ordered a pink beaded bracelet tester from Hooked on Homemade and it came in the mail today. I think its the perfect look for Spring -- earthy and delicate.

Three Things Thursday

There are three things I need to get done today:

1. Go to the library. I've got things to return and holds to pick up. Yesterday, the library and I were not getting along. The customer service there is not optimal and I got a little perturbed (enough to write a complaint email). But I love reading too much to stay mad for a long time.

2. Go to the post office to mail a present (part of a swap that is long overdue to be mailed) and an Ebay sale (three Hanna Andersson dresses that would be more like crop tops for Molly now).

3. Wash clothes for our upcoming trips. The kids and I are going to visit my Mom this weekend. We will come home for a day and then head south to Great Wolf Lodge for two days. The kids (and I) are excited for our first trip there. Jake asked me last night what the first thing we could do there was and I told him anything he wants. :)

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Prayers for Stellan
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