First Day Jitters

This morning was brutal. It was Nicholas’ first day of school and to say that he did not want to go would be the understatement of the decade. He was okay until the teachers came outside to take the new JK kids in. Then all hell broke loose. He started screaming bloody murder. So me being the caring, compassionate mother I am, picked him up, kissed him and carried him toward the door. For those of you who know Marmaduke the dog, that was my son as I tried to carry him crying and screaming into the school. He had his little arms and legs outstretched frantically reaching  for the door frame or anything else he could grab on to. I finally managed to get him inside the school then he took avery opportunity he could to make a break for freedom. Each time I let go of him he’d run, sobbing to the door and pound on it begging Daddy to come get him. Eventually Mrs. H came into the hall and tried to pry him off me. “You go, he’ll be fine” So I managed to extricate myself from his grip (It’s amazing how strong thelittle bugger is) and run out the door. The last thing I heard was Nicholas screaming “MOMMY!” I hope Thursday is better.


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Summer Fun

Summer is almost over, and I have the feeling of acomplishing nothing.
The work I was going to do with the kids to prep them for the upcoming year, not done.
The organizing I started in the spring that I was going to finish, not done.
The trip down east, not done.
The prep work for my book, not done.
So what have we accomplished? We’ve had fun. We’ve managed to squeeze in 4 camping trips, 1 trip 2 Niagara, 2 trips to Ottawa and 5 trips to Wonderland and there’s still a week and a half left!!!
I may not have done what I intendet to do, but I did have a wonderful summer playing with my children!

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Back in July I posted about Nicholas losing all his toys. Every. Single. One. Apparently toys aren’t all that important to him as he has yet to earn them back. He was doing okay for a while and earned back a handful, but has since lost them all again. It has been a trying summer to say the least. The funny thing is it doesn’t really seem to bother him at all.

I wonder how many phone calls I will get from Mrs. E when school starts in September…

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He’s growing up…

I have been telling Nicholas for months to STOP GROWING. He’s not listening. I have begged, pleaded and even threatened to strap bricks to his head, all to no avail. No matter what I say or do, my baby boy is growing up and loving it! He simply can’t wait to be “big to the ceiling” – his words not mine. Like most kids he is already anticipating many grown up activities, most notably, “When I get big I’m gonna drink beer and watch hockey.” GREAT! Definitely a Canadian kid. Another favourite of mine “When I turn 8 can you please buy me a monorcycle (motorcycle) Mom? I’ll let you ride it with me.” I’ve told him repeatedly that I will never buy him a motorcycle. Ever!

It seems every time I look at him his face is a bit more mature, he appears to be a bit taller and more grown up. Each day I am losing a tiny bit of my baby boy. AT the same time though, I am gaining a sweet, happy-go-lucky, stubborn, insistent little man who is so much fun. He loves to play ball and read and colour and make crafts. Most of all he just loves spending time with his Mommy, Daddy and Sissy.While I miss my baby and sometimes feel sad because he is our last, I am so happy to be able to be home with him, spending time with him, teaching him and just enjoying all life’s little stages, well most of them anyway!

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First Steps

I’ve always loved writing. In high school I actually enjoyed writing poetry, essays and short stories. I stopped writing in college, but often thought about it. Once I had kids I’d come up with a book idea and think maybe someday, but the time never seemed right. There was always something else to do. I’ve decided that someday is now, I’ve started the character development for my first book. I’m obviously in the very early stages, but I’m happy with my progress so far. I leave the laptop on and jot down ideas as they occur to me. My goal is to complete the character and location development by September so I can write while the kids are in school.

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Nicholas’ behaviour has been…less than desirable lately. Although he is a good kid, he sometimes has issues with listening. On Tuesday he pushed me too far and I had enough. When we came home, I completely stripped his room of toys. He lost everything!! I even took the pictures off the wall ( I actually had tge song from the Grinch running through my head at the time) I then explained that all his toys are priveleges and now he needs to earn them back. For every day he is good, he earns back 1 toy. So far he’s managed 1 toy… This could take a while.

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Summer Vacation is Almost here!

Only 2.5 more school days left! YAY! I can’t wait to have Natalie home with me for the summer! We don’t have anything planned as of yet, she does have a summer day camp, but other than that we are just playing it by ear. I know we’ll be at Wonderland a lot! She is looking forward to summer vacation too. Especially being able to sleep in. In that respect she definitely takes after her Daddy and Nuna. She is a night owl! She can easily stay up until 10pm or 11pm! At least

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