Friday, February 25, 2011

Mommy Justice

Whoo-a-whoo-a-whooo. Errr-err-err.
Do you hear the western themed music in the background?

It's time for a dose of Mommy Justice!

Here's todays victim.
Short haired and 27 inches tall, the "Victim" was given a container of snacks that were JUST FOR HER. They are called "Toddler Snacks", for the pure reason that toddlers cannot choke on them unless they put 20 of them in their mouth at the same time and inhale deeply...... (Somehow ,somewhere, someone's child has probably done this.)So, these "snacks" are for her only. I handed them to the so called "Accused", so they could feed them to the "Victim".
We headed off on our road trip of 20 minutes and in faith, I left the two to their own devices- one to feed, the other to be fed. When we got to our destination, half the package had been eaten! The person to be fed was passed out cold and the "feeder" was still smacking. I confiscated the evidence and scolded the "Accused". "Do not eat these, they are for the "Victim"!
Book closed.
Or so I thought.

48 hrs later, vainlessly searching the cabinets for the "Toddler Snacks", they were nowhere to be found. I searched high and low asking anyone around for the missing foodstuffs. Multigrain Cheerios had to be used as a substitute. Disappointed, I picked up some items from the counter to put in the recycling bin and what did I see?? The EMPTY container of "Toddler Snacks" on the top of the bin! I asked the "Accused", the person who drops their coat on the floor when they walk into the front door, plays with toilet tissue, leaving a heaping pile of it unrolled on the floor, the same person who can't seem to find the dirty clothes hamper if they are standing right next to it, if they ate the "Snacks". With great enthusiasm, and in a very sweet voice, they said "Yes"! And they "hid", or "recycled" the evidence!

The Accused!
Dosen't this face look guilty?

What kind of crime is this??? I'll tell you, I will.
It's theft, aiding and abetting a criminal,(someone saw that child, I tell you!!),perjury (or forgetfulness), no guns or anything like that, and something else I can't think of! This was a crime of unknown proportions! Someone needed to be brought to justice!!! (Scream, will you!!!) Aaaarrrrrrrgggggghhhhh!
So what do you do in a situation like this?
No witnesses, no case, no justice!
(There was a bit of scolding to the accused who has done time before due to other food related crimes.)

Court is now adjourned............And everyone has been forgiven.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

She's a survivor!

Last post I wrote about a certain little person eating a watch battery. How she got it was highly disturbing, but that wasn't the point. There were several batteries in her reach and I thought she might have eaten more than one.
I took her to the ER and the sent us right over to get an xray. She was so happy, not uttering a word of disagreement when we laid her down on that cold table! I, on the other hand, was quite shaken by the fact that the other batteries I saw were corroded and I was sure that there was acid swimming around her little baby stomach getting ready to do some serious damage.
They quickly took the xray and I could hear them declaring, "There it is! Yep, I see it. She got that one down all right!" I was giggling since they sounded like they had just discovered Mars.
We went back down to the ER and after a few minutes the Dr came in to discuss the plan. Plan A-If she became ill then we were to bring her right in. Plan B-If she were to pass it then she should be okay. If not, then well, back to plan A.
Needless to say, we were sent home to wait and see what happens.
The next morning, it happened. The battery made its way out after breakfast and my life was made easier.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Love American Style, or how to spend too much money.. (:-)

Yesterday was Valentines Day.
Do you remember that day? The day you spent too much money on things that you probably shouldn't have. I was and am becoming a bit wiser these days so most of my gifts were bought nearly a month ago when the items hit the stores. I was wandering through Sainsbury's (an American equivalent of that would be almost like Albertsons), when they had just began putting out the fine chocolates that I knew my family loved. I picked out one for each of them and a LARGE Toblerone for myself. Oh yes, I was selfish for only a moment, but if you know me and my chocolate, it will be shared and consumed by others more than myself.
Anywho, the night before V-Day I went to the BX and saw the array of overpriced items that people had preordered and had yet to pick up. There was also a wall of items to buy for those "last minute "suckers"". I priced a bunch of items a month ago and was shocked to see the price gouging that had taken place since then. A giant stuffed bear and a cheap box of no-name chocolates for $30.00 dollars!!! What????? I don't think so!
I shudder to think what the price of a dozen roses were. Why do people do this to themselves?? I know that I'm not queen of plan ahead, but I hate to throw money out the window for something I don't have to. What is the true meaning of V-Day? Hmmm? Is it a day to outspend the Joneses? DO you have to? That's coveting. You should do what you can to let your love one feel loved- everyday that you live. Not just on one day of the year. My family didn't ask for anything specific so I was intent on giving them something they would really love- Breakfast for dinner. When we were in America, a special treat for us would be to go to IHOP, (International House Of Pancakes). We were going to have Belgian waffle palooza along with enough bacon to stop the heart of a horse! Oh yes, we were gonna have a good time. Do you hear the disco music playing in the background? I do..
But the dream of swimming in bacon ended when Baby Dear ate a watch battery.........

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wednesday, Wednesday.

Well, as usual I have taken too long of a break and now have writers clog or whatever the phrase is.
It's been quite busy as usual and I have wanted to write and let you know what was going on, but whenever I get to the computer, a short person who is as strong as an ox, overtakes my leg with her preciously sharp nails and sends me into a leg slapping frenzy! You see, I cut her nails EVERY WEDNESDAY and even though I buff those sharp edges down, they manage to resharpen themselves or something when i'm not looking. Maybe it's the squareness of them. Whatever it is, it's painful and I can't take it anymore! What to do? What to do? Hmmm,I reserved myself to not sitting at the desk when she is crawling around. And so hence, the lack of blogging.

February is here and it is the month of LUVV.
Yes, I spelled that right. And I am not talking about the diapers either.
I want to spend the next couple of weeks thinking and expressing my love for so many blessings that I have had.

1. God- Isn't HE great??????
2. My dear husband. He is usually behind the scenes and dosen't get the credit he deserves, but he has been able to provide for us more than I ever thought. He is quite encouraging when he's not busy working........
3. My children! They are such a bumper crop of personality! I don't know what to say about them except that they are sweet and well behaved and hmmmm, they are my arrows.
4. Living overseas!! It's a once in a lifetime experience that I have had TWICE! How neat is that???
5. My mother and grandmother- They are gone to be with the Lord now but have left me a rich legacy and so many memories..
6. Family that remembers and cares for us- Once in a while I get an email or card from an aunt or two,(or an uncle and my father in law), just to let me know that they are thinking about me. Even though I'm not there, they haven't forgotten me. Makes me feel good.
7. Friends!-Especially the ones whom you don't hear from for months but you know that when you see them again it will be like you never left! Judy, Grandpa & Grandma Hassel, Rhonda, The Pages, Sensenigs, Mummaus, Goods, Ainsworths, Yoders, and so many more. Please don't be upset if I didn't mention you by name- I didn't forget you!!
8. Church Family- need I say more? We love them all.

Now that's my list for today. I'm headed to storytime with the little ones.

Abundant Blessings to you all!