Thursday, March 19, 2009

I Think I've Created a Monster

The pic above is Ava with her scissors, pretending to cut out coupons! That's like, her and Scott's new favorite thing! He's been asking to do it for a while, but I didn't understand what he was saying until a few days ago when Ava finally translated. What kind of toddlers like to pretend to cut out coupons? The kind with a frugal mom, I guess. As long as we're on the subject, I went to Target yesterday and my total before coupons was eighty three dollars. My total after? SIXTY TWO BUCKS! HA HA! The little cashier rolled her eyes at me when I handed her my stack, but too bad for her! There were barely any lines and she was empty except for me, so I really don't know what her problem was.


Anyway, I'm rambling. Today is my first day with all three, so naturally I only got three hours of sleep last night. I know the Lord is trying to work on patience with me, but sheesh. I hate working on patience! It's only ten forty five, but so far, Scott and Warren are dressed, I'm half dressed, and Ava at least is wearing a real shirt and jeans, although they are, in fact, OVER her jammies. But it still counts! And the kitchen is clean, and they haven't watched any TV. So there. I guess maybe I can do this after all.


Right now, Scott is stuck in the baby's high chair, coloring and cutting his own "coupons." Why is he in the baby's high chair? Because no matter how often we catch and punish him, we cannot get that boy to stop coloring on the walls, tables, tiles, blankets, and anything else he can get ahold of. Any suggestions would be appreciated! I want to let him color, because come on, coloring is so good for the imagination, right? Ava would color for an hour at a time when she was his age! Poor naughty guy.
On a side note, Scott's vocabulary has finally exploded! He probably adds about five or ten new words a day (AT LONG LAST) and he's really starting to understand everything we say to him now! Thank you Lord. It's way too hard to have a child who knows what he wants, but can't communicate his needs!

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