Monday, January 28, 2013

The Boxcar Children

The kids and I read a lot of books together.  You know, the classics.  Amelia Bedelia, Curious George, Clifford, and any of the "I Can Read Books."  For Christmas, Mischief was given the first of the Boxcar Children.  Now, need I remind you, Mischief is only five years old, and she is in kindergarten, but she has a love for books.

I always loved the Boxcar Children, when I was a kid.  I am pretty sure I read all 100+ books in the series.  So, now, we have read our first Boxcar Children book, and Mischief loved it!  I am so excited.  I read a page, and she reads a sentence or two, and we read the entire book this way.  She did so well with it, too, as far as comprehending the story, reading the words, and answering questions about the story.  I

I am SOOO very excited about the fact that she likes all the same books I did when I was little.  And, to top off my night, Mischief composed a song to sing to me at bedtime.  She titled it "Mommy is the best and she loves me."  Sometimes, there are perks to this never ending job!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Quote of the Day

Mischief's brilliant quote of the day:

said about her brother, "Oh man!!!  You stink so bad, you need to change your feet!  You're such a boy!"

Enough said.  She's got it right.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Still Sick!

I am sooo tired of this gross, snotty sickness!  Basically, I am feeling better, and Nathan is feeling better, but everybody else is sick!  Gross!  That's all I have to say on that, so I will leave you with a video of a song that has been stuck in my head for weeks!

Who doesn't need to sing this song daily when serving supper to a couple of kids who don't want to eat!

Thursday, January 10, 2013


The plague has been at our house for almost two months now!  I am soo tired of being sick, as I am sure half the country is by now.  We have all been sick, including Daddy who refuses to admit he is sick!  We have all had fevers of 103-105+.  Poor Mayhem is all types of cute and clingy (not less destructive) when he has a nasty fever.  He told the doctor that his ears were sick.  He's so stinking cute!

Poor Mischief.  She has come down with the illness again.  She came home from school, fell asleep, and woke up with a temp of 104.4.  Yeah, if we do it, we do it well.  Anyway, she is sleeping on the couch, rather than eating, going potty, or doing anything else.  I woke her up to tell her to go to bed, and she says, "I can't go to bed!  No bed!  I need to do my homework!"  Now, that's devotion!

I hope you all are staying well!