Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 9 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.
I love this challenge so much that I even have my own page for it on my blog HERE.
Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:
Baking In A Tornado http://www.bakinginatornado.com/
Menopausal Mother http://www.menopausalmom.com/
Spatulas on Parade http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/
Searching for Sanity http://singlemumplusone.blogspot.com
Never Ever Give Up Hope http://batteredhope.blogspot.com
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy http://dinoheromommy.com/
Southern Belle Charm http://www.southernbellecharm.com
A Little Piece of Peace http://little-piece-of-peace.blogspot.com
My 5 and 7 year old kids had some silly thoughts on what to be thankful for on Thanksgiving. Here’s what they shared as we were driving to Grandma and Grandpa’s house:
Big sister: I’m thankful I’m not an ant, so I won’t get squished.
Little brother: I’m thankful I’m not a tree, then I won’t get cut down. (He was thinking of the evergreen trees that we cut down for our Christmas tree)
Little Brother: I’m thankful that God made candy.
Many of Little Brother’s religious ed classmates also were thankful for candy, though some did say things like, “family, friends, our house.”
Decorating our Home
Little brother: Do you know that this stocking is a sock for a giant?
The kids went crazy decorating the tree. They wanted to put ornaments on so quickly. I just listened as I was nearby:
Big sister: Let’s put the cross next to the angel.
Little brother: Yeah, it’s like God is watching over us.
It was too sweet! I guess he is learning something from church / religious ed besides being thankful for God making candy.
A New Rule
It was a frightfully frigid day with a high of five degrees, so I felt motivated (finally) to make something. We had shredded zucchini in the freezer, so I made zucchini bread. When it came time to eat it, I helped myself to the crust and an inside piece. Little Brother said, “No fair! You got two pieces.” I replied, “Yes, the baker gets two!”
Our Affordable Art Gallery
We have been coloring and painting (as usual), and I wanted to finally clean up our creations. Little Brother and I decided to hang up some of our favorites in an “art gallery” in our home. We have two display areas. Here they are:
I overheard Little Brother talking to Daddy O. about the gallery, and he said, “Yeah, I think we should charge 299 for some pictures.” Then he paused, “or maybe 199.” I am not sure if he meant $299 and $199 or $2.99 and $1.99. Either way, some of his priceless works are saved in a storage bin under his bed.
Santa, You are the Best
FINALLY after five and seven years, respectively, the kids are okay with visiting Santa this year. Here they were with him earlier this month:
Big sister has been consistent in asking Santa and writing about what she wants: “I want a puppy that eats its own poop.”
Santa’s response, “We’ll try.”
Bless your heart Santa! This ACTUALLY is a real toy. See Target, FurReal Friends Pax, My Poopin’ Pup. The food that you can feed it is actually then pooped out, and I believe you then feed the same pellets to the dog. Sigh.
She has been so consistent in asking for this toy, writing a letter to Santa over the weekend and asking for the same thing. I told her today that I emailed her letter to Santa, since it wouldn’t reach the North Pole in time via the postal service.
Santa’s response was cute –
“I see you’d like a special friend for Christmas. Now one thing about a puppy, real, or even pretend, is that flying in my sleigh can be a bit scary for them….. Now you know I will try my best for you, but I will have to check with your family if that’s ok. Will you check too? “
Santa, you are the best!!
I hope Santa is good to you and yours this holiday too! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!