On the first day of christmas my true love sent to me A Partridge in a Pear Tree.
How about… For the first day of christmas count down we make salt dough ornaments for our christmas tree.
The song is not my favorite. I am more of a Jingle Bells Girl. 🙂
The salt dough recipe I used I found on pinterest through ABCStoACTS.com.. the recipe was super easy, however I found that the dough still felt a bit soft after cooking, if it was cut out to thick, or exposed to humidy. Which in Florida, is hard to avoid.
If you would like to see the ornament ideas I chose to make, your are welcome to visit my pinterest site and check out my board DIY XMAS.
With early voting going this week and everyone scrambling to figure out who they will vote for. Bad kitty has decided to run for president.
This is such a great book, my daughter read it when she first became interested in the presidential election a few months ago. It gives kids a peek at what goes on in a fun manner. The whole Bad Kitty Series is such a cute comedic book series.
Visited the Pumpkin patch today with the little one, and instead of painting pumpkins white now, they sell white pumpkins….. weird..
Anyways, did not invest in a white pumpkin, we like the traditional ones.. Not even sure if we’ll carve this year. But we Will definetly decorate a few. No Not the new Glamor Pumpkin decorating Trend…
Below is an awesome Pumpkin Carving. Super Amazing and Simply Me. Haha
I walked into my daughter’s room looking for remnants of dirty laundry and dragging my dirty towel basket. She is mopping the kitchen floor. We’re trying to do an hour of picking up, after a late trip of evening grocery shopping and before getting ready for bed.
(Hollering across the hall)
Me: Do you have any towels in your room?
BabyGirl: I don’t know, You’re the towel checker.
Me: Geez Child, Why is your room such a mess?
BabyGirl: Because I am a Pig….like daddy.
Me: Jojo Seriously?
BabyGirl: What?? You love me.
Me: I do, but come on?
I finish gathering towels from bedrooms and walk to the kitchen while kid is finishing up mopping.
Me: Are there any towels in the back room?
Me: What? That doesn’t make sense.
BabyGirl: No, Why would there be?
Me: There’s one right here on the couch. (as a point over and kid glances at it)
30 min later… Kid’s washing up for bed.
BabyGirl: Mama!!!! Where’s my towel…. I need one… Where is it?
Me: I took it.
Me: You told me I was the towel checker!!!
Baby Girl: “Mama, guess what?”
Baby Girl: “Do you know what school has been like lately?” (She never has been good at the whole guess what? game)
Baby Girl: “A crushed heart that has been stomped on 20 thousand times.”
Me: “Do you even know what that feels like?”
Baby Girl: “Ya, like Poo in a Sock.”
My thought -> (????????)
I said nothing….. at least she’ll understand a broken heart, later in life….. But really Jojo, really??
Either someone is learning about analogies, or they need to work on their references for making one.
I really don’t know where she got poo in a sock from?
My daughter and I are sitting on the couch, finishing up a tv show. She has about an hour before bedtime, and has been bugging me. So just to get a few minutes of peace, I decided to just send her to go get ready for bed.
Me: “Go get ready for bed please.” BabyGirl: sighs and groans Me: “time to get ready for bed”, singing, “teeth and pajamas, teeth and pajamas, teeth and pajamas.” BabyGirl: ignoring me Me: “Go put on your teeth and brush your pajamas.”
She turns and looks at me, as I am smothering a laugh
BabyGirl: “That’s not right.”
Me: “Yes, you need to go put on your teeth and brush your pajamas to get ready for bed.” BabyGirl: “I don’t need to put on teeth, I am not old, I am 8 and pajamas are clothes, Not hair.” Me: starting to laugh, “Go get ready for bed now.”
I unfortunately had to miss walking her into the class room on her first day, because I had to be to at work super early.
Picking her up from school
Me: “How was your day?”
Baby Girl: “Good” pouting
Me: “whats wrong?”
Baby Girl:” School’s not the same, I miss how it was.”
Baby Girl: “The uniforms, the new Principle. The bell; they changed the bell, I liked the old one. It’s just too much for me.” still pouting
Me: “It’ll get better.” Baby Girl: “They put nets up so the birds couldn’t build nests.That’s Mean”. Me: “How was your class? I know So-in-So is in it, anyone else you know?”
Baby Girl: “Ya! tons, but the teacher is stricter, I don’t know why. I miss how everything used to be.”
Me: “Did you get home work?”
Baby Girl:”Of course not! But you did! A bunch a forms. You have to sign a gold sheet, I get graded tomorrow. I have a whole packet of papers for you to fill out.”
Why did I get homework on her first day of school, I am almost finished with my own classes? LOL.