Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 14 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.
This past month just flew by with major things happening in our house – my daughter starting 4K, me starting my own all natural foods direct sales business, and my son’s 3rd birthday! Lots of great blogging material in the queue, so come back to read all about it someday!
One of our favorite activities to do on Wednesdays is venture to the Farmer’s market. I bought some beans and made them for dinner. Little bro said, “These beans are dirty.” He then took a few to the bathroom sink to rinse them off. I tried explaining, “It’s seasoning, not dirt!.” Oh well…at least he ate them!
We had the chance to test out a family member’s tag-along bike (it’s a kid’s bike attached to an adult bike) one weekend. Big sister did awesome on it! While we were riding she commented, “Mom, your dream that you had as a little girl came true.” I responded, “Huh?” She continued, “The dream of riding on a bike for two people.” This triggered my memory, “Oh yeah,” I said, “I guess you are right.”
As an adult I told Daddy O. that I dreamed of riding on a tandem bike together as an older couple (after seeing tandem bikers while biking/traveling in Switzerland). Here I was riding with a tag-along bike with my daughter, which I suppose was just as good, if not better because of her excitement. Dreams DO come true, though sometimes they materialize in different ways.
One hot day we made chocolate pudding pops. Big sister exclaimed, “This is the best day EVER!” It is truly the little things in life that count, right?!
Learning New Health Terms
Daddy O: I think little brother has athlete’s foot.
Big sister: One time I had an athlete foot. And I pulled off the athlete.
Daddy O: That’s not exactly what it means.
Little brother: I have athlete’s foot.
Big sister: One time I peel off athlete.
Daddy O: Athletes are people who play sports. You don’t peel them off. Athletes sometimes get it from playing sports.
Big sister (persistent): Mom, I had a lot of athletes. I peeled them off.
Off to School
I wrote more about my musings on my daughter going off to 4 year old kindergarten here. Here’s a picture from her 1st day:
Her comments after morning one of school: Mom, some kids were arguing at school. I wasn’t arguing.
Me: What did you do sweetie?
Big sister: We ate cheezie weezies for snack (the most important detail I guess).
My son’s reaction after big sister got on the school bus was, “Where’s my sister?” Yeah bud, it IS different around the house without her. Then later he told me, “When I get big I’m going to ride the school bus.”
Getting ready for school went really well the first few days, especially wonderful because big sister isn’t always a morning person. That has since faded, much to my dismay. Eating and picking out clothes are the longest activities! I try to give suggestions, like putting leggings under a skirt to stay warmer, but my daughter told me, “Mom, you’re trying to dress me weirdly.” Oh man…I’m sure I’ll be hearing that one again!
Since starting school, I think big sister has begun to appreciate afternoons at home and weekends more. She remarked, “Quiet. I love quiet. I hate it when it’s loud.” This IS a new one that I hope is adopted more often in our house!
We do live in an older home, but have no immediate plans to move. Some family members have recently moved, so of course, big sister wants to move too.
Big sister: I don’t like our old house.
Me: Well, there are a lot of things Mom and Dad like about our house. Why don’t you like it?
Big sister: The doors. I want pink doors.
Little brother: I want the door to be green.
Daddy O: When you have your own house you can have whatever color door you want.
Click on these links for a peek into some other homes with various colored doors:
http://www.BakingInATornado.com Baking In A Tornado
http://www.therowdybaker.com The Rowdy Baker
http://www.justalittlenutty.com/ Just A Little Nutty
http://themomisodes.com The Momisodes
http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/ Spatulas on Parade
http://thesadderbutwisergirl.com The Sadder But Wiser Girl
http://followmehome.shellybean.com Follow me home . . .
http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/ Stacy Sews and Schools
http://www.menopausalmom.com/ Menopausal Mother
http://dinoheromommy.com/ Dinosaur Superhero Mommy
http://www.juiceboxconfession.com Juicebox Confession
http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com Someone Else’s Genius
http://batteredhope.blogspot.com Battered Hope
“When you have your own house”–this made me smile as I start at least one sentence a day with this!
You can’t help but NOT say “when you have your own house,” right?! All the things I thought I would never say that my mom said, I am now saying!! 🙂
YAY for dreams coming true no matter how!!
It’s ALWAYS the little things! 😉
SOO SOOO SWEET!!!
Still laughing about the “dirty” beans!
Yeah, that was a new one!!
Haha! He does surprise me for sure!
Ya gotta watch those beans!
It really is the little things that make “the best day ever”! Kids are quick to remind us of that. ❤
I love the idea of the tag-along bike, but the way I ride a bike, I'd probably just take the poor defenseless child down with me. No coordination 🙂
Ha ha – yeah, the tag-along bike did take some getting used to. I told my daughter to just hang on during the “wiggles” that happen!
I love when dreams are as big as riding tandem, riding a scholbus or having a house with colorful doors. This whole post made me smile. Congrats on making it through the 1st bit of Kindergarten!
Thanks! Yeah, life is good here! 🙂
Liked the comments about what she learned her first day — funny what’s important! And big congrats for your new business venture – you must tell us all about it!
I know…aren’t kids surprising what stands out to them on any given day?! Yes, I have so many blog posts to write, but I will share more about my business soon. Thanks for the comments / congrats!
Your family is adorable!
We love dirty beans 🙂