Life with a 2 yr old is interesting....
My name is no longer Momma, nor is it Mommie, or even Mom. According to Sugars (and her brothers are following her lead...) I am now known as Ma.
"Ma? Ma! Whacha doin Ma? Hi Ma!"
The battle of the whine is underway.
Ma's rule is if you don't want it bad enough to use WORDS, you don't get it. Regardless of how big, loud, long and obnoxious a tantrum you throw.
Life Lesson #62477321 Don't try to separate a girl from her pumpkin.
Regardless of the fact that you're late dropping her off for school because you had to stop and buy said pumpkin on the way and so now you're trotting down the hall to her class...and she keeps dropping the pumpkin because it's waaay too heavy for her....no, it's much better to trot sideways as you hold the pumpkin by the stem while she cradles it in her arms because there's NO WAY she's gonna let you carry the pumpkin to her classroom!!
Oh and speaking of pumpkins....Mr Gator-boy has fallen in love with his school pumpkin. When he told me on our way out the door that one of the preschoolers would need a pumpkin THAT DAY at school, hubby couldn't remember which one needed the pumpkin. So I figured that just to be safe, and since I was having to stop en route anyway I'd get each of them a pumpkin. Well, it turned out that Gator-boy didn't need a pumpkin, but the teacher said she'd keep it for science next week they would have fun carving it. Gator, however, did not approve. He would NOT leave his pumpkin at school that day when I picked them up. He absolutely INSISTED on bringing his pumpkin back home to join all the others in our ever growing front stoop pumpkin patch! Then, for the ride home, he sat his pumpkin on the carseat right next to him.....put one of the baseball caps that float around the van on the pumpkin (putting another on his own head)....and proceeded to lean over and give the pumpkin kisses periodically throughout the 20 min ride home.
Pumpkins are important!
Just in case you were wondering....I decided I was tired of reading and typing on the computer with hooligans climbing in and out of my lap. Therefore most of my blogging will be done from work (like now), which means that it may take a few days before I see your posts. Fear Not. I'll be around to everyone sooner or later.
And y'all, we're seriously flooding around here. Some prayers for dry weather would be appreciated.