Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sometimes It's OKAY to Smack Your Kids

Yesterday morning I was watching my usual hour or so of Good Morning America (have to keep up with current events and all...) and Oldest was sitting at the table eating his breakfast. Littlest wasn't awake yet.

Oldest looks up as the commercials come on; cause lets face it, they are WAY more interesting than stupid NEWS. Well, for a 9 year old that is. He had this really funny look on his face. He was really concentrating hard, so hard in fact that I thought he was gonna bust a blood vessel.

Concerned for his safety I asked what was going on. He points to the TV. There, in the commercial, is a kid waking up her mother at some horrid early time in the morning. Her hair is perfect and she woke up smiling. Her make up artist did a fantastic job with the whole "let's pretend I didn't spend 3 hours sitting in the chair and that I naturally look like this" look.

Oldest says to me "I wish you looked like that in the morning. Her hair is all nice and pretty. Yours is always messy and sticking up. And she is happy when she wakes up- you are a grump."


The he says, "I guess thats why her hair is nice- cause she is happy. And your hair is ugly cause you are grumpy."

I respond, "Eat your breakfast and finish getting ready for school before I show you what GRUMPY really means."  Just another typical morning at our house!

What isn't typical is all the artsy fartsy stuff thats been going down. I start taking meds for my crazies and *POOF* I turn all Martha Stuart on you. Thats also why I haven't been blogging so much these days. I have a hard time sitting still for more than 5 minutes. My house has never been cleaner. Awesome.

So here is littlest showing off our latest endeavors. Now, for each one we made for her she expects one for her 3 girl cousins. So needless to say, I've been busy. And I burned my finger multiple times on the hot glue gun. It still hurts.

These were the first that weren't korkers. They are castles.

This guy is obviously a penguin. 
Oh, and those are korker bows behind her.
Don't worry- I didn't know what they were either.

This is supposed to be a cupcake with a cherry on top.
It looks more like a tree to me, but Littlest insisted on the "green frosting."

This one came out better, maybe. 
Does that look like a cupcake to you? 
Or am I a cupcake bow failure?

And this is the guy that just about killed me. Stupid butterfly.
I didn't have any directions to follow so there was a lot of trial and error.
And finger burning.

I asked her to "Look like a TV lady" and she gave me this face.
Blue Steel? 


The End.


  1. Hahaha I like his logic *It's never okay to hit your readers*

    I kid of course, his logic is way off. And your hair is pretty.

    I love the penguin one. Penguins are cool.

  2. Those are big time cute, super cute! Grumpy is real. Not grumpy is fairy tale world. ;)

  3. Hahaha sorry that is too funny. Got to love kids!!

    Those clips are sooo adorable!!

  4. OMG! Those are adorable! How on earth did you make the princess castles? I must learn how to make those :)