Last night we made cracker chicken for dinner. I am not a very good cook, but this was easy and very good. The children helped prepare it (smashing the crackers and shaking the chicken inside the ziploc), therefore they were also willing to eat it. A win/win. In true form, R had to make the recipe his own. He insisted I leave his chicken breast plain. He placed one Ritz cracker on top and had me bake it that way. "Dis is my way to make cwacker chicken!"
This morning, K & R painted my bathroom with shaving cream (thanks to whoever left that idea in the comments a few days ago) AND cleaned it up (with a little help from Mommy). It was all part of the game.
The two little sickies also enjoyed a new website a friend told me about: http://www.starfall.com/.
I have only recently let them start playing on the computer, but I really like this site. It is very user friendly, engaging and educational. The preschool games are all about phonics--and kept the children entertained long enough for me to make all the beds, get dressed and fold/put away two loads of laundry. Another win/win.
We made a late morning trip to the pediatrician to confirm R's ear infection and get a prescription. The only plus side to the hour plus we spent waiting was a terrific article I read on why mommies blog. The author, Catherine, speaks words straight from my own heart when she says, "Writing gives me a way to step back from my life and really see it. To watch my kids and feel the gratitude flood through my veins. To connect the dots so I can tell the story the way I feel it..." So true!
Meanwhile, P had a wonderful day at school as an only child. "One of his best yet" according to his teacher. One of the elementary schools we are looking at only has two classes per grade, so I am already paying a lot of attention to who should be on their own versus which two will be OK together. P really seems to thrive when he is not under the shadow of the other two.
Finally, I borrowed an idea from Perri. It was a fun exercise with the children this afternoon. They loved watching me type their responses. I hope to remember to do it each January.
Warning: Some of these answers are so sweet, while others are completely RANDOM. Just like a 3 1/2 year old! I did not edit them at all.
What are you good at doing? Putting away instruments.
If you had ten dollars, how would you spend it? Get my own lotion.
What are you afraid of? If a monster comes to scare me.
Who are your friends? Jesse & P & K
What is important to you? When K plays with me.
What is your favorite book? If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
What is your favorite food? Ooh, how 'bout pizza!
What is your favorite thing about school? Eat Oreos
What is your favorite thing to do? Go to Santa's house
How do you show your family you love them? If you give them a candy.
What do you want to be when you grow up? Baseball player
Why? Because I like to play baseball.
What are you thankful for? For swimming in the pool when it is Summer
Tell me something about God. If it is time to go to heaven.
What are you good at doing? Running fast
If you had ten dollars, how would you spend it? Get my own picture frame that I can't break.
What are you afraid of? If, if, if I'm, if I'm hurt.
Who are your friends? R & P
What is important to you? Joke, when I take care of him.
What is your favorite book? Old McDonald Had a Farm (R interjected, "but P tore it up!" which reduced K to tears.)
What is your favorite food? Pork
What is your favorite thing about school? Playin' with toys
What is your favorite thing to do? Read books
How do you show your family you love them? Um, hmm, I love them so much.
What do you want to be when you grow up? A draw-er and a cheerleader dat cheers for R
What are you thankful for? Thanksgiving
Tell me something about God. Kind of like, loving Him.
What are you good at doing? I am good at doin' swimmin'
If you had ten dollars, how would you spend it? I would put it in my piggy bank.
What are you afraid of? Monsters
Who are your friends? Marcus & Jesse & Olivia & Thomas
What is important to you? Swimmin' and colorin'
What is your favorite book? Um, a book with a lot of stories.
What is your favorite food? Umm, fishsticks and tater tots and what's a food tha starts with P? Pizza!
What is your favorite thing about school? Make friends and color with white on purple paper
What is your favorite thing to do? Swim
How do you show your family you love them? Make friends
What do you want to be when you grow up? A clown and I wanna grow up to be a Daddy and a fireman and what grow up thing starts with P? A peece officer.
Why? Because that's jus' what I want to grow up to be.
What are you thankful for? For my dog
Tell me something about God. I love him.