Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The moon circling Mars

So it’s not even noon yet and the day is not going very well or it is just plain ODD! I hurt my neck/back last night so I don’t have much mobility today.  I don’t even know what my house looks like outside of my bedroom.  Thank goodness my room opens up right into the living room. I was able to make breakfast and then that was it.  Buba has been hanging out with me most of the morning and then running into the living room and terrorizing the Mad Hatter, laughing the entire time.
I’m in bed and it was awfully quiet.  So I get up (slowly) and I look around and my kids are NO WHERE.  I look out back and the girls are sitting on the lawn chairs eating popsicles looking at something.  I look for what they are looking at and there is Buba ... stark ass naked running around in a circle while Lilly, out pekingese, following him.  The girls aren’t laughing or giggling.  They are just watching, licking their treat like this is normal behavior and an everyday thing.  I really should let him just run around naked outside.  I would save on diapers that way.  
I think this family may have a problem with underwear.  MH decided that sun dresses is her favorite thing to wear.  I figured whenever she wears them she doesn't wear underwear! Like today she ran in her and pulled her dress up to let me know she needed to go potty ... bare butt under the dress.  I guess she doesn't like panty lines, I don't know.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Struggles from Mars

I wondered how long it would take before I saw the effects of this lifestyle in my kids.  Mak has been very angry and mean lately.  She told me today she feels angry that she doesn’t get to see her dad everyday like her friends around here get to see their dads everyday.  I keep thinking “That’s Army Life” But it’s really not even Army life it's beyond Army life.  He’s always gone and when I was in I worked all the time so she’s only had one of us.  The other two have always had me as a constant, but Mak had either or, not really both.  I feel really bad for her.  She hit her sister in the hear with a stick today and I told her she needed to  go upstairs and sit for a minute.  I go up to her and ask her why she was so mad and getting angry so fast lately and she tells me she doesn’t know.  I told her to sit until she’s ready to talk to me because I can’t fix it unless I know what is going on.  I’m sitting reading my book and she sits next to me and says, “Mommy, the reason I’m so mad is because I can’t see my daddy right now” What do I say to that? I can’t fix THAT! She just gets me and dad when he’s not in training.  *sigh* All I know is this better pay off and failure is not an option.  You get one chance at this.  The hubs can’t fail because all this will be for nothing.  I can’t fail because my one job at this point in time is to raise happy, healthy kids.  AAHH! Stuggles of a mom ... Army wife raising Army Angels (i don’t like the term Army Brats).
On a lighter note Mak taught Buba to climb to the top of the stairs and climb all the way down by himself! She is an awesome big sister.  MH “learned” how to lotion herself up after a bath ... Let’s just say she won’t be needing lotion again for the next month an a half.  Well ONE leg won’t need lotion for the next month and a half.  She is CRAZY! Some times you just have to let the crazy come out. 
OH! An update on the arrest of the workers across the street! Apparently is was a TOTAL misunderstanding.  Although, a bunch of cop cars, either my town has nothing to do OR there was real cause for concern.  ANYWAY, the company that is building these homes told the workers if there is a newly built home with NO ONE living in them then the workers could take the bricks and/or extra supplies and use them on a house that is being built.  So I guess that’s what they were doing.  And a guy down the street saw them doing this and I guess THOUGHT he was blowing the whistle. They started working on the house again today. WHICH I’m totally upset about because it’s the SAME model as my house. GGRR!! I was the ONLY redwood on the entire street and now there’s one right across the street.  It’s almost like wearing the same ball gown as someone else at a military ball ... sooo annoying!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Mars in the twilight zone!

So the kids got new bikes today and once it cooled down we were out front with the bikes.  The kids were having so much fun.  Buba even was working the motorized four-wheeler. There was construction going on across the street though.  There seemed to be a lot of workers considering it was about 8pm. We start winding down and my neighbor ... You know that type of neighbor ... always knows the goings on. Anyway, she drove up and said that I should keep an eye out because the guys kept looking over, she said she “got that feeling." LOL I said ok! I will watch out for them.  She drives off and less then 5 minutes go by and a cop pulls up. I thought since my car was in the street on one side and the construction workers trucks were on the other side, he would tell us to move our cars because there’s not much room to get through.  NOPE! He goes over to the workers (who were packing up at this time) and starts questioning them.  Next another cop shows up and she ARRESTS one of the workers and throws him in a cop car.  So I tell the girls to go inside and get water and watch cartoons! Then ANOTHER car shows up.  All this in my quiet neighborhood that we JUST moved into.  I go in with the kids ... and peak through the window LOL There’s about 4 cars with their lights on and all the neighbors in my driveway talking to my husband about what was going on.  Apparently, some of the workers have been stealing bricks out of peoples yard and using them on the houses they are building.  They eventually let that guy go.  I can’t believe it!! What excitement this evening! I really hope that something is done if this is true though.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

My double life

Apparently I am living a double life that I had NO IDEA about! I go back home for my sisters wedding and to see my entire family basically.  For some reason my family has this idea that I am actually #1 Mom.  That I am supreme! They think I can do any craft, fix anything in a pinch and am fabulous while doing all these things.  I have NO IDEA who or what they are talking about! I am always an inch from my sanity, I make things work because it’s cheaper then going out and guying things and if I don’t have some sort of craft to keep my mind busy I would defiantly loose my mind!
I got a really nice email today ... My kids decided to wake me up by throwing their dolls on me.  I am NOT a morning person, but the email was saying that my kids do craziness like that because they are that comfortable with me and they were so excited to start their day.  I am sure that is true, but I was SO MAD! 
On Another note, The Mad Hatter is NOT a nap type person like almost every child.  So lately we have been starting the no nap stage, but some times she just needs one.  She grabbed Maks glasses and threw them in a rage.  I put her in my bed and she is SCREAMING bloody murder. She finally quiets down and falls asleep.  During this quiet time I decided to start painting my kitchen.  I get a good 2 hours in and I hear my door swing open and MH storms out and says, “I DON’T WANT TO TAKE A NAP!! I TOLD YOU I DON’T WANT TO!!”  MWAHAHAHAHA! Little does she realize she was knocked out for 2 hours! So I just said, “Ok! You go upstairs and watch cartoons.”  This is a win win because I got her to take a nap without her KNOWING she took a nap! AWESOME!