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Boys, Girls and Shrieking Eels...

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"Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction."

"Love is not something that you can put chains on and throw into a lake. That's called Houdini. Love is liking someone a lot."--Jack Handy
"Love can sweep you off your feet and carry you along in a way you've never known before. But the ride always ends and you end up feeling lonely and bitter. Wait. It's not love I'm describing, I'm thinking of a monorail."

Sorry, this seems to be another epic...
Today, after school, Douglas informed me that he has a girlfriend.I asked him what her name is.It's Emma, and she's in his class.I then clarified that she is his friend who happens to be a girl and then he corrected me and said, "no, she is my girlfriend."I then asked him what he likes about her.He said that she helps him clean up."Anything else?" I asked."Well there's just so many things.It would make …

"I was...grooming."

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Being a mom you sometimes find yourself doing things that you never thought you would do before you had kids.Today I took the boys to school and as usual we forgot to comb their hair.Reed, who rarely has the hair problems of Douglas, had a lock of hair in the front sticking strait up.I kept trying to press it down with my hand but it wasn't working.I all of a sudden found myself taking my fingers to my mouth to collect that adhesive that all mom's use in such a situation.Luckily, I realized where I was and that my son was a big tough Kindergartener, surrounded by his peers and their parents.I stopped myself from doing it, but it was not easy.When I picked him up today I was relieved to see that the stubborn, slobber freepiece of hair had finally conformed to the direction of the other hair.You know how they have those little Tide cleaners for emergency stain removal?They could probably make one full of spit for the last minute face cleanings, hair flattenings, or even ketchup …

Burps and more...

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How many of you know 5 year olds that can make themselves burp?I didn't figure that one out until I was about 12.Chris can't even do it, though he does have talents all his own.Douglas is such a 5 year old.After drinkingsprite he began a minute long series of burps.I told him to say "excuse me", but it was pointless saying it after each one, all along knowing that he obviously didn't understand what "excuse me" really meant.What does "excuse me" really mean after all?We all have to use those words that are meant to beg those around us for forgiveness for the unpleasantness that may have passed.Those things happen, but don't you think that maybe saying excuse me is really just a last hope that the otherpeople won't realize that some humans occasionally do foul things?Anyway, I still continue to encourage the use of "excuse me" with my children, even if, in their case, it's the thought that counts.Baby steps to propriet…

1st day of Kindergarten

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We sent the boys off to their first day of Kindergarten yesterday. It was quite chaotic at the school with all the parents saying their good byes to their kids and with some kids in tears. My kids seemed fine and glad to be there. Though, I still felt like the school was stealing my kids with the all day school thing. What ever happened to half days for kindergartners?

My thoughts of being worried that I would miss the boys during the day have since subsided. They have been absolute, let's say it nicely, "horrible, no good, very bad," boys. Maybe I should send them to Australia with Alexander. I don't like to be one of those yelling moms, but my throat hurts for some reason. I decided to take them to a splash park to get some wiggles out and I think it helped, at least with my sanity. I told Chris before he went to school, not to be surprised if he were to find the boys tied up when he got home tonight. This is the kind of day that chocolate becomes your onl…