Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 10 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.
Buzz around, see what you think, then click on the links at the end of this post for a peek into some other homes.
As I re-read my quotes for this month’s Fly Post, I see a similar theme of everyone getting older, and not just my kids, me too! My 6 year old thinks I will age very quickly…read on for the gory details of what I have been hearing lately.
Observations of my 6 year old
So we have this sign hanging up in our kitchen:
Big sister (looking at the sign): Did you know it doesn’t have a period. And it would go on and on.
Me: So you’d read it really fast like that?
Big sister: yeah.
Me: Should it have a period or exclamation point?
Big sister: a period.
Me: You are too funny! You’ve really learned a lot in kindergarten. You’ve had some great teachers!
On Growing Up
On Little Brother’s last day of daycare, the owner said, “I knew this day would come.” It also coincided with Big Sister’s last day of Kindergarten. There were tears for my four and six year old “babies” who are not really babies anymore! You can read more about my thoughts on that here.
Another sign of Little Brother growing up is that I don’t always get my daily snuggles at breakfast. Big sister commented one morning: Morning snuggle is fading.
Sigh…so it is! But I’ll gladly take it when I can get it.
Both kids: Watch me make an envelope
Me: Licking paper does not make an envelope. (Oh well, it kept them busy…and I guess there are worse things that they could be licking besides paper.)
Showing off his envelope
Me to Big sister: We are similar. We have similar personalities. We look alike.
Big sister: but my hair is longer.
Me: And I will always look older.
Big sister: Maybe When I’m 7, you’ll probably have white hair! (She turns 7 this November! Fortunately I don’t have gray hairs yet!)
The Summer Struggle is Real
Me to kids: Don’t let mom’s car be a garbage dump!
I wrote “You Might be Home with your Kids for Summer If…” with the garbage dump as one of the main signs.
I made a great overnight crockpot breakfast casserole recently, and it received mixed reviews.
Little Brother on my egg casserole: I don’t want any yuck-a-role / gross-a-role
Big sister: No, it’s yum-a-role!
Little Brother: It’s not sea weed, it’s lake weed! (on swimming and catching a lot of sea weed while camping).
Here they are before fishing (so excited!).
My two little fishers – ready to go! Only Big Sister caught one.
I hope you and your loved ones are enjoying summer as much as we are! Thanks for stopping by. Now be sure to check out these links below:
Baking in a Tornado http://www.bakinginatornado.com/
Juicebox Confession http://www.juiceboxconfession.com
Menopausal Mother http://www.menopausalmom.com/
Spatulas on Parade http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/
Searching for Sanity
Never Ever Give Up Hope http://batteredhope.blogspot.com
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy http://dinoheromommy.com/
Southern Belle Charm http://www.southernbellecharm.com