Wednesday, January 26, 2011

SO LONG AND GOODNIGHT... from this Blogspot location

This is our last post here.

Please come find us at our new home: Shit My 6-Year-Old Says. I'm glad this will only happen once a year. :)

We had early dismissal today. More snow. Do you hear that California?? MORE SNOW! I picked Jack up early from school. He had already eaten lunch. I had not.

me: Do you want a snack? I'm going to make a sandwich.

Jack: Can I have a piece of roast beef?

me: Just plain? Like rolled up?

Jack: Yeah. (he tastes it) tastes just like blood. Mom do I have a bloody nose???

me: No, that's the meat.

Jack: I don't think I can eat things that taste like blood. (he chucks it in the trash). Can I have a taste of the leftover frosting?

me: Okay, hold on. (I reach to get him a spoon, but instead he grabs a butter knife and dips it into the frosting)

Jack: OW I cut my lip!

me: What the heck did you do?? Jack come on, we don't put knives in our mouths.

Jack: But this is what you spread the frosting with so I thought it was okay. Now the frosting tastes like blood too!!!

me: Sigh.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

"Our Senses" (Last post people. You'll have to find me on Wordpress with a 6-year-old tomorrow!)

It turns out that Blogger realized that they were having "issues" yesterday. Yeah, I know all about the "issues". Wasted a lot of my time. I'm sorry to hear it, but I'm still moving to my new home at "". Please come visit us over there tomorrow! I won't even know you're there because of Wordpress' lack of a follower widget.

Jack asked (jack assed?) me what our 5 senses were. He must have heard that at school.

me: The 5 senses are the way we take in information about the things around us. (I didn't want to get into the 6th sense...though I did think about mentioning it. He can wait and see the movie.)

Jack: Huh?

me: What's the first thing you do when you get a new toy?

Jack: Rip open the package?

me: No, before that, when it's on the shelf.

Jack: I look at it.

me: Right! That's one of the senses. Seeing. What are you doing right now?

Jack: Listening to you talk.

me: Right again. Hearing is another sense. So that's two. (I rubbed his cheek)

Jack; Why are you touching me?

me: Because that's the 3rd sense. Touch.

Jack: Ohhhh, so what else do we do?

me: When you eat, what do you do?

Jack: Taste the food!

me: What's the last part that we haven't talked about? (I point to my nose.)

Jack: Smelling! That's 5! What's the 6th sense?

me: Huh? There are only 5.

Jack: Then why were you thinking about 6 before?

This kid always freaks me out.

Monday, January 24, 2011

2nd to last day right here! (Then follow me to Wordpress!)

Remember... on Wednesday I'll be here. Whew. Can't believe I'm a few minutes from having a 6-year-old. Well he really turns 6 at 4:36 pm, but not as far as he's concerned.

Jack: Do I turn 6 as soon as I go to bed?

me: Well, actually tomorrow morning.

Jack: When does morning start?

me: Uh, at midnight. Technically speaking.

Jack: See? You're not telling the truth!!!

me: Sigh.

I asked Jack what he wanted to accomplish as a 6-year old.

Jack: Science.

me: That's it? In general.

Jack: This is the year for science.

me: Oh. Okay. I hope you have excellent luck with that.

Jack: Yep. Goodnight.

And that's how we end our last night with a 5-year-old. Tomorrow is my "transition" day. LOL. I need one. Come on! Then on Wednesday I'll pack up my words and press on. Clever eh? Okay, it's time for bed. The shiny new bike is sitting right behind me. I hope he loves it!!!

Goodnight my special 5-year-old boy. I'll never ever get to see you again.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Planet 51 (3 more days til we move to wordpress and they'll have to deal with my sh*t!)

Yeah, I've made up my mind on that one. It's obviously not as "simple" as blogger, but it's very intuitive and a whole lot more user friendly when you are a control freak. I can control, like, EVERYTHING! So I'm feeling pretty good. 2010 = my switch from Quark to InDesign (haha you thought that would NEVER happen) and 2011 = my switch from Blogger to WP.

Today was a stay at home day. We didn't even get out of PJ's. Well, I did change to running gear for the treadmill, but then back to PJ's. We watched a few snippets of movies that we hadn't finished (Fly me to the moon, Alpha & Omega) and then started Planet 51. I told Jack we could only watch 10 minutes because it was close to bed time. When will I ever learn? Maybe when he's 6.

me: Okay, 2 minutes left and then we shut it off.

Jack: mhmmm...

me: Did you hear me? 2 minutes.

Jack: yeah.... (eyes never leaving the screen)

me: (2 minutes later) Okay, I'm pausing it...

Jack: But NOOOO I just want to see that guys face when he turns around!

me: (stupidly hit play again) Ok. Oh, they're not showing it now sorry...

Jack: WAIT! I just want to see...

me: (PAUSE!) Sorry, we're done.

Jack: That's fine, I'll just skip school and watch it all tomorrow anyway. Hmmmphffff.

me: Excuse me???

Jack: I said HMMMPHHHH.

me: No more videos in the hour before bed. New rule.

Jack: Yeah yeah, add it to the list.

me: Try that one again please...

Jack: Sorry...Sigh.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

I tried, I really tried Blogger (now it's really 4 days til we move)

But you're not playing nicey nice. What's the deal with everything that's become second nature to me in the last year being tossed to the curb. HUH? I know how to upload a freaken photo. I know how to change my settings. YOU'RE NOT LETTING ME. I'm breaking up with you. Via blog. Wordpress is smarter and I like smart. You have 4 days to perform a miracle and i am not going to upload that header one more effen time. I think we're moving here! (Sorry to confuse y'all) Sigh, I'll let you know when it's official.

Anyway, enough about me! Jack was very excited today because we had a big family party for his 6th birthday. He was wild as usual when a big crowd gathers. My brother was the last to arrive.

Jack: Hi Uncle John! Where's my present!

me: Jack! Come on, let him get in the door!

Jack: (whispering) but he always has a present.

me: Well you're spoiled then.

John: It's in the car, you'll have to wait a bit, okay?

Jack: Was that enough of a wait? Can I have it now?

me: Will you let him take his coat off and get something to eat?

Jack: (paces for 30 seconds) Come on EAT! How about now?

me: Sigh...

I can't believe how materialistic 5-year-olds are. Hahahah, did I just say that? That's funny. I wonder where he gets that from.

Okay, I gotta go now because I just got a big box of new clothes delivered and I can't wait to open it!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Don't put off til tomorrow... (5 days left here? Oh boy)

Then we're moving to our new 6-year-old digs. Come check it out next week!

I'm baking cupcakes for Jack's family birthday party tomorrow. We're home AGAIN because of the snow. At least it feels like a real winter, though it is highly inconvenient.

Jack: Can I have a cupcake today with a candle in it?

me: It's for tomorrow's party. AND you're not even going to be 6 until next week. Why don't you wait until everyone is here.

Jack: Mommmmm, you always say Don't put off until tomorrow those things that you can do today. THIS is one of those things.

me: (He got me on that one didn't he?)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Cook with me!

Jack: Can I help cook dinner?

me: Oh, I could totally use help! What do you want to do?

Jack: Can I peel the carrots and do it all by myself with absolutely no help?

me: Okay, if you promise to be very careful and peel away from your hand. Can you do that?

Jack: I can do that. I can do anything.

me: Sigh. Here's how you peel. Follow exactly how I do it.

Jack: (reaches up with the peeler) Aaahhh!!!

me: Jack, don't itch your eye with the peeler in your hand. Put it down please. Sheesh.

Jack: I forgot. (peel, peel, peel)

me: Good, just like that.

Jack: GAH!! (the carrot goes flying)

me: Did it bite you?

Jack: No, I almost peeled my finger.

me: Hold it further back. Wait, do you want to just stop for now and I'll finish?

Jack: Mom, you didn't learn this the first time so let me just mess it up! Remember the teach a person to fish thing? Now I can peel carrots for my whole entire life!