It was one of those moments that if I had the video camera running I would have one the 100,000 prize from AFV.
I allowed B to put C to nap today. This is a rare occurrence because B would rather play with C than put him to bed. As well, the two children are best buddies. C was tired today, so I thought it wouldn’t take long. However, I was wrong. Very wrong.
After about 15 minutes I went in to turn off the light and tell B to come out; however, when I entered the room I caught B mid flight flying into C’s crib with her arms and legs out like a frog. “I wasn’t scared” was all that B said in her most proud voice when I said she was all done putting her brother to bed.
A few weeks ago I moved a small, flimsy, plastic dresser next to the crib. For the first time today B, Climbed up on it and then put one foot on the crib and launched herself up about 2 feet above the top of the crib before landing on the trampoline/ crib mattress. What fun for a little one, but what fear for a mom.
While her older sister was flying, C was out of his crib, running around the room. I asked B if she had helped her brother out of the crib and all she said was “No?, I wasn’t scared!” It seems that having fun was all C needed to push him over the edge, literally, to climb out of the crib. While the two children were having fun, I was trying to figure out how to keep the door shut because it doesn’t latch in the summer. I need a resolution quick because the baby sitter was due any minute and I wasn’t sure what would transpire while I was away with C being so proud of his new venture of climbing out and then running out of the room.
In the end I had two proud kids and one exhausted mom. Apparently, the babysitter figured out how to make the baby pass out so it wasn’t so bad for her… now if I could only borrow her for the next few days until C learns that nap time means to stay in his bed.
KML is offering free luggage tags. You can upload your own picture on to the tags to make great diaper bag tag or tags for children to identify their own bag at school or church. Now you will know right away which bags are yours just by the picture on the tag.
If you don’t want to use a picture of your child on their tag, you might want to put a favorite toy or something that reminds you of them. Whatever you end up creating, it will be easier for you, and others to recognize your bag.
* You can only create 1 set of tags unless you clear your cookies locally
* Tags are about a 5X7 photo ratio.
* I used the text lines to put “Parent’s of:” along with my name and my husband’s name.
It’s once again time for the 3rd (full) week in July clothing clearance sales!
This usually happens the 3rd full week in January as well.
* JC Penny has 70% off clearance items.
* http://www.childrensplace.com – Semi-annual Monster sale with a great selection online & $5 shipping.
* Target stores is also marking down children’s clothing with deep discounts (75% off some summer clothing with more every Monday)
Time to go to the outlets for the best prices.
We live in an area that has Brown Recluse Spiders.
Last year I was bitten by one and had one of the worst experiences I have ever faced. I was pregnant and had 2 kids running around the house while tending to the pain and scar tissue for about 12 weeks. I still have almost constant itching where the wound is from the scar tissue healing.
Before I was bitten we did not know anything about the spiders because we were from the North and did not have them.
The ultimate hole punch on a budget.
I had about 1000 holes to punch for a kids church project and I didn’t want to spend all day punching holes only to align them again to put rubber bands in the holes. So I found a solution.
One day soon I envision my children curling up to an ancient book on their lap. It will not have the smell of leather, its pages will never curl, and I will never have to worry about them tearing the pages. Continue reading
I’m finding the more kids I have the less time I have, but the more money I want to save.
For the past year I have purchased 1 insert most *Sundays and I have always gotten my $$$ back in using coupons and then some.