Sunday, October 31, 2010

The devil herself.

Today started off to be a fantastic day. That is, until the opening hymn in church. That's when Gavin decided "to sing" during it.... and then continue to "sing" during the invocation. Which made Makenna laugh, so I ended up hauling both out during the middle of the prayer. I threatened in the foyer no snacks if they didn't behave (which made Makenna worry). I walked back in with both kids in each hand and Gavin decided to drop his body about two pews back, which made for me dragging him the rest of the way. Funny!? Yes. Especially if it's not your kid. But I still thought it was kind of funny.

Needless to say, after the sacrament (and Kenna asking 1,000 times if she was going to get a snack), I told them no since they were being naughty and my ALMOST FIVE YEAR OLD started bawling like a baby... and so I packed our stuff up and started to head out. In turn, making her start throwing a tantrum (jumping up and down even) crying, saying she doesn't want to go home... That's right. In the middle of the aisle in the chapel. Awesome. People staring at me (not my fave thing anyway). I dragged them out and that's when it got real bad. The yelling of "I don't want to go home" got louder and louder in the foyer until we were outside and then turned to the top of her lungs, I'm getting murdered, blood curdling scream which THEN turned to "I don't like you Mommy! I'm not going home! You're mean!" That was all before we got to the car. Then she threw her shoes at me, hit me and screamed some more. I then dragged her (not violently) to her room since she wouldn't walk, and put her on her bed for 30 minutes. That was just so I could cool off and not throw her to Seattle... because trust me, if I could have. I would have. Because I swear she was the devil...

Punishment: No snacks the rest of the day and no friends for three days. Fair enough!? I don't know if the no friend thing is worse for me or her. But what else do you do!?

So parents: Does grounding work!? Or what methods of disciple would you use in a situation like this!? Advice would be great considering I don't know what is the most effective. Either way. I better be getting blessed for going BACK to church after this debacle.

So laugh away peeps and be glad it wasn't your kid doing it. Because I would have been relieved it was someone elses and not mine.

Monday, October 4, 2010


Once upon a time, I thought I was going to be a good mother to a second child. The first one. Piece of cake. I remember everything with her. The conception (TMI!?! But we were trying!!!) pregnancy, birth, first smile etc. And I documented it. With thousands of pictures and even a journal (don't worry, not the conception part). Pages and pages... I always told myself, that I would be as good with the second child as I was the first. That I was going to not be one of the "typical" moms that kind of push baby numero dos to the side. Well, that lasted all of probably five minutes.

First, I didn't even know I was pregnant with Gavin for the first few weeks, I do remember his birth and then all is forgotten from there. He was such a good day time sleeper that I barely remember anything for the first six months!!! Seriously. How horrible am I.

Makenna got her pictures "professionally" done every three months. Gavin. I didn't even order his newborn pics because I didn't like him. That, and the lady put some gay wings on him that made him look like a chicken. I wish I could find them on the net somewhere.... Anyway, I do remember that he walked at 16 months (I think). And that's only because it was last year.

Now that he is nearing on three years old (yes, I said THREE!) I thought I would just document how freaking cute he is now. And that he absolutely LOVES Buzz Lightyear and Lightning McQueen. Here are a few of my favorite things about this little turkey (I should use a stronger word).

1. He LOVES to torment his sister.
2. He can't say his L's and it is so, so cute.
3. He wuvs me.
4. He loves to play with any hair. Kinda creepy.
5. LOVES Reeses and would eat them over anything (don't know where he gets that from)
6. Talks really well, except for his L's
7. Would drink apple juice all day long if I let him
8. Total Daddy's boy.
9. Thinks the naughty chair is hilarious.
10. Has had soap in his mouth countless times.
11. He is so sweet when he wants to be.
12. Wants to go back to Disneyland and asks all of the time.
13. Can play soccer.
14. Pretty self sufficient.
15. Told me today I'm the best mommy ever (maybe with a little coaxing)
16. Would wear his Buzz costume all day every day.
17. It is now my form of punishment.
18. He listens most of the time
19. Loves his doo-doo (blankie)
20. Really friendly.

Oh Gavs. I love you so much, even though I want to sell you some days.