Five of my best "momfinitions" I've acquired in the last few years. To participate in the contest go Here first and read this article.
Butt Covers: Anything that keeps a butt from being naked. i.e. diapers, swimsuit, underwear
My husband has an aversion to naked butt of any age, so it is frequently heard shouted across the room at a young streaker, "Go get some butt covers on!" A swimsuit is usually the butt cover of choice.
Napkin: Evidently, my current job description. i.e. "Phillip, I am not a napkin. Please do not wipe your (face, nose, hands) on me!"
Barnacles, Tarter Sauce, Barnacle Head: the only explicatives currently accepted in our home. Courtesy of Sponge Bob i.e. "Selah you may not have ice cream." "Tartar Sauce!"
Og ot peels won: Go to sleep now. In Jimmyease. "OG OT PEELS WON TRIPP!"
Dogdown: Ketchup. Catsup. Get it? Again in Jimmyease. "Jim, would you please get Selah some dogdown?"
We got to spend a great day in Kennesaw with Trippy. There is a great museum there filled with LOTS of Civil War relics and lots of TRAIN info. They have a fantastic kids' wing too, but I was really excited by how interested the little guys were in all the exhibits and not just the kid stuff.
We always have a great time in the mountains on the Fourth of July and this year was no exception. We had a late start Friday night because poor Jim worked a 13.5 hour day! He got home and we shoved some food in his mouth and ran on to Blue Ridge. We got there about 10:30, set up the kids' pallet, had a snack and hit the sack. Our guys were up unusually early on Saturday and we were on the river by 11:30. This was Selah's inaugural river ride and she had ZERO apprehension. Phillip enjoyed himself too, although he took longer to relax and enjoy himself. We got home, rinsed off, ate a HUGE meal, took a nap and then headed to the marina for fireworks. Some nice strangers gave us watermelon to eat and someone else gave the kids glow bracelets. Phillip passed the time by searching for the fireworks on Google maps. Funny kid. The show started suddenly, and the noise startled us all. We were VERY close. I was surprised because the kids did not freak out right away. But about two minutes in they'd had enough and the tears began. So I took them to seek shelter under the porch of a little cafe that was a little farther away from the BOOM BOOM. That seemed to ease their concerns enough that we made it through the remainder of the show without having to walk all the way back to the car. I considered that a minor victory. Mom always had to sit in the car with me when I was little, so this was a little better. We slept in on Sunday and lazed about. (well, the kids lazed about. I packed the car). We went over to Mema's and Pepa's for some barbeque and to pick up our sweet Noel. Thanks Mema and Pepa for doggy sitting!
We are all a little frazzled here at the Hunt household. Jim's enjoying the new job, but it comes with the added stress of training to learn something new in a short period of time. We are glad to be back on day shift, but the schedule swap has proved somewhat more taxing than I had hoped. We are better than we were. My kiddos were sleeping from 2 a.m. to almost 2 p.m. We have shifted to more of a 12 to 10 or 11 schedule with an afternoon nap. I can live with this, but would like to get them moved up to a 10 pm bedtime for the rest of the summer. I have an appointment to try and get Phillip into poor kid preschool next week. I think he will really enjoy it and I think the forced schedule will be good for all of us. Phillip gave up his pacifier on his own. But that's probably adding to his crankiness. So, in case I say something ugly or shout or act like a less than graceful lady - please forgive me. I am sleepy. And my ears are tired of hearing my name. Just pass me some chocolate and try again afterwards.