Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Things to remember When my kids grow up.

So I'm driving down Grand street (one of the four main streets in Haysville) and I see a teen aged girl walking on the sidewalk wearing a hooters t-shirt. The plain white tee with the orange logo. I think to myself. "No way am I letting Andi do that junk when she gets older." So I think to myself about this list of things I say "No way" to now and what I'll do when I get to that point.
I have decided to write out my "No way" list.

1. No boyfriends/girlfriends staying the night at our house. (I'll pay for a motel if I have to.)
2. No staying the night at the boyfriends/girlfriends house. (Believe that I will be there to get my kid.)
3. No degrading clothing. (Playboy bunnies, shorts that don't cover the bottom, rude logos, or cleavage tops)
4. No disrespecting adults. (rude comments, or snide remarks.)
5. No cussing.
6. No staying out late with other kids unless with an adult in a safe environment.
7. No fighting. (Physical or Verbal)
8. No bullying.

I'm on my way to being the uncool mom who's children whine to about what their peers get to do, but I want to raise my children to be good people with morals and self respect. Not because I want to control them, but because I love them and want them to be extraordinary.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wild Child

Andrea has made the decision that she must be free from her diaper. My beloved mother thinks that this means Andrea is ready to potty train. One hitch, she doesn't want the diaper and she doesn't understand the potty. She is constantly disrobing and running about naked and getting into everything. Oh, if only I had a nanny.
She will leave on her cloth dipes longer than Nick's disposables he bought the other week. This means 5 minutes to half and hour.
Wish I had a picture to post, unfortunately Nick has put the camera away again and this means I won't find it for weeks. Well you can imagine, onesie open at the bottom and baby lady parts exposed.