Thursday, March 26, 2009

Laugh...Cry....or Laugh Until You Cry!

Any new mom will tell you that some days hormones can just get the best of you. If you don't have a good laugh or a good cry every once and a while it can all build up and you just never know where and when you might just snap. Here are a few things over the last few days that have made me laugh and cry! I will let you figure out which is which.

**Leaving the kids at home with Pat and phoning home to check in and finding out Carson filled the popcorn maker with chess pieces and water. Thank goodness he didn't plug it in! I am just glad Pat was the one home!**

**Watching Olivia sing in Music Festival four songs with the choir and she had a solo! She asked me when she got home, "Mom were you crying when I was singing?" Ooohh she caught me! **

**Carson was sitting on my knee durring the performance and I was a bit distracted. He handed me a booger and I didn't have a kleenex so I rubbed it on my sock! I hope no one was watching. My husband will be mortified because he told me about a vivid memory he had from grade one and a girl in his class who used to pick her nose and then rub it on her socks........Good old Suzy Snot Socks....Eww**

**Levi called me from the school office this morning and tried to whisper into the phone so no one could hear, "Mom, can you come to the school."

"Why did you forget your lunch, yor backpack, your badminton raquet? Again"

"No mom I was sitting in class and could smell something. I leaned down and smelled my jeans and the dog peed on my jeans! I just about barfed! I got them out of the bathroom they were on the floor and there was a dog turd beside them!"

"Mom quit laughing! Seriously why are you snorting like that just bring me some new pants. Geez!"

When I told Kelsey to get in the van we had to take Levi new pants to the school. He asked," Levi peed his pants?"

"No Kelsey get in the van. It is dog pee"

"A dog peed on Levi's pants at school?"

"No Kelsey Daphne peed on Levi's jeans."

"Daphne went to Levi's school and peed on Levi's pants?"

"No Kelsey get in the van. I will expain on the way there!"


**Ellie eating her first pablum yesterday!**

Friday, March 20, 2009

My Interior Designer

In the last few years my mom has made some great changes to her home in decor, paint and design with the help of my fabulous sister and brother from another mother. Her two adopted kids from the True Value/ Home Hardware in Davidson. Well she thinks she is all fancy schmancy but I have to brag that I too have my own home stylist. Let me share some of his work with you........
I am his exclusive client. He works for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. He takes long breaks and can be very demanding. (all the good artists are) I think his red hair has brought out his creativity and he does like to work in the nude.

The Artist Formerly know as Carson..... Look how modest he looks.

I am pretty sure all the kids are going to take after my artistic side rather than Pat's organized, sensible side. Olivia loves music, to draw, paint and create. I think Ellie will be into fashion as she peed on my pants this morning making a statement that she thought my jean's were not long enough (right Alison). I think Levi will be a con artist and Kelsey will be a pick up artist. Those are my predictions for today!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

"Why is There a Banana in My Purse"

Many times I have been told, " You should write a book." Well I have just came up with the title of my first book. "Why is There a Banana in My Purse?" And other equally relevant questions....Memoires of a Mother on the Edge.

I was at the library last night being a good mom and getting books for my kids and when I pulled my wallet out of my usually neat and tidy purse (who am I kidding) there was a mystery brown goo securely attached to my wallet. Upon further investigation I found the culprit a decomposing, mushy brown half banana squished in with my casino coupon which I plan on cashing in for $10 to go get a hit of coffee, my urban ground coffee card, diaper coupons and the gift certificate for the spa Janice gave me for my birthday in June that I haven't found time to go and use.

I think I figured out what happened. Every Wednesday I take Kelsey, Carson and Ellie to a mom/ kid coffee party where they have snacks. Carson is a smart kid and maybe he figured if his mom got home later in the day and got on facebook it could be a while until his next meal so like he learned from Alvin and the Chipmunks it is always a good idea to store some food away in case you need it.

If you have another name for my first book please feel free to coment on this post. The best title will win a $10 Urban Ground Coffee Card from me!

Hotel Hijinx

The Rokochy/Lepines met up in Saskatoon last weekend for High School Musical on Ice and watersliding. It was so good to see everyone and Neil and Megan joined in on the fun. What could be better than 12 kids watersliding, pizza and a show? How about barfing in the hotel room. It seems wherever the Rokochy family holiday takes us that we inevitably end up with at least one kid pukin and this weekend was no exception. We don't ever expect to get a damage deposit back. I think we should have learned by now to make a reservation.... Non smoking room with a crib and could you leave us a barf bucket, mop, lysol and some extra sheets. Thanks.

Here is the gang just after the flu swept through the whole house. They were all weak and run down so I thought they might have less fight in them for a family picture. This is the first shot!