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Monday, August 3, 2009

Monday's Random Musings

Mrs. Nurse Boy here.

It is time for some randomness, yet again!
This week it became official that I have landed myself a little part time job at a local daycare that will begin this fall. I am thrilled. Sweet Pea will be able to join me, I get to exercise some of my "giftings" as a teacher, and, let's face it, a little extra money never hurt anyone. Plus, I will have coworkers who are-- get this-- adults!!
My boys spent last week at a day camp. They had a blast all week long. They spent the night on Friday and returned home Saturday morning proudly sporting some new awards (and sunburns). Bruiser was awarded the ... wait for it... "Best Listener." Really? Really? MY Bruiser? Best Listener? Let's just say, not on my watch. Dimples came home with "Most Helpful." And, I am guessing that wasn't the most helpful at pushing his peers/siblings buttons as he threatens to tattle on them?? Oh, I am thrilled they were on their best behavior all week, I just hope they saved some for me this week.
"Silly" is kind of a term of endearment around here. The other day Sweet Pea was playing with one of her friends. When I suggested that her friend was silly, she quickly responded, "She's not silly, she's my friend."
I love Honeycombs cereal. Just thought you might like to know.
My kids love any cereal that has enough grams of sugar in one serving to fulfill one's weekly recommended allowance. They take after their father. (Yeah, I know Honeycombs isn't exactly sugar free, but I don't have it very often.)
Yesterday, I decided to live on the edge and part my hair in the middle, as opposed to the side part I have been sporting for about 20 years. I know, I really need to get a life. It wasn't until we got to church that Nurse Boy noticed and asked, almost horrified, "Did you do something different to your hair?" He quickly caught himself and professed his life-long love for me. He cracks me up. I am guessing it didn't look too bad, since it took him a full hour to even notice. But, it is noted. Back to the side part.
We also discovered that we are either 15 minutes early for church or 5 minutes late every Sunday morning. No in between for us. I wish I could blame it on the kids, but it is usually me. However, it is a wonder I ever make it to church in something besides my pajamas with all of the interruptions about what the kids should wear, where are their shoes, what is for breakfast, etc.
And, I will leave you with a smile. Nurse Boy and I were ready to leave for church yesterday when we couldn't find the boys. This is what we discovered:

Right before we needed to leave for church.

Yes, Bruiser's shirt was clean when he put it on. Yes, he wore it to church even though he apparently got something all over it 5 minutes before we had to leave. Yes, we removed the duct tape before we left, even though it was tempting to leave it on. It really is a wonder we ever make it to church at all!

Join me with some random thoughts of your own! Either write a post of your own or leave some random thoughts in the comments.

Happy Monday!!!


Anonymous said...

Mrs. Nurse Boy I love your hair!!!

Parted on the side.


Sir Nottaguy-Imadad said...

I hate being late for anything, but being the van driver for the Sunday PM service, it happens sometimes. Everyone we pick up has a special need (2 wheelchairs & 1 walker).

When I was a kid, and when my kids were kids, we rarely had sweetened cereals. Now my kids gripe because I always have sweet stuff around & feed it to the grandkids too. Life is my favorite, but Capt. Crunch is good too.

Rachel said...

Ooh, I hear ya on the making it to church on time thing - I can barely make it to the grocery store on time. Oh wait. How can you be late there? Oh I can...

And you've got your man trained well if he caught himself after the hairstyle comment! I still need to work on Mr. Daddy a bit. He thinks I'm crazy if I profess a need for a haircut more than once every couple of years :P

Love the picture! At least you've got a good reason to be late!

Jewel said...

We are usually only late to church on Sunday mornings, not to service, but to our weekly staff meeting which is at 9:15 and it is MY fault because I try to get too much done here at home before we leave but then even I didn't try to get too much done, there'd be another reason, which drives my DH crazy, being the puntual person that he is!! (Wow..is that a run-on sentence, or what?!?! LOL)
Then when Daniel became aware of his looks and how he wanted to look and all, HE became the reason we were always running out the door at the last minute! (He learned it well...*sigh*...from his mother..*blush*).
I am not a big cereal eater. In fact, I can't even remember the last time I had cereal. Now, the DH, on the other hand, loves cereal but not the sweetened kind. It is usually Raisin Bran or something like that AND he doesn't put sugar on it! Egads! I even put sugar on the sugar-coated cereal! Maybe it is best that I DON'T each much cereal, hm? Actually, my fave is frosted mini-wheats.
Congrats on the new job!
And my husband doesn't notice my hair much either. Well, I do wear it in the same style always, but sometimes it just goes up better or styles better than others and I mistakenly think that he should notice. LOL
I always look forward to your Monday Random Musings, Mrs. NB!
AND how sweet that Mr. NB posted a comment about your hair! Awwwww! :-)

Mummy McTavish said...

YAY for the job! Double YAY that you get to take your own cheer squad!

I always feel like I'm the reason we are late but then I remember that I take lowest priority on the bathroom, I get two kids ready as well, I get nibbles ready for them to keep their mouths busy during the sermon, I find shoes, I get breakfast for all, it all takes time and if I only had to get myself ready and had access to the bathroom at my will I would be ready 15 minutes after getting out of bed. But if I did that goodness knows what the kids would end up wearing, or eating for breakfast. But they have gone shoeless to church because I slipped up once or twice... we're all allowed our mistakes.

Mummy McTavish said...

Forgot to ask if Nurse Boy has finished all his assignments?

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

I love that last photo. That is hilarious.

Jonathan usually has one big meltdown right before church. Many times we carry him to the car with no shoes on. We mess with those later. I agree with MT that I am the one who makes the family late...I always say it is Hubby and the kid, but it is me.

I rarely try anything different with my hair. . . it doesn't look good anyway I do it, actually.

Queen to my 3 Boys said...

In our home it's considered a criminal activity the feed the children sugar for breakfast.

That's right - plain Cheerios. No sugar.

My favourite was always Fruit Loops, but it just doesn't taste the same as an adult.

This all reminds me of a story. I'm going to go post about it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Mother Mayhem said...

I part mine on the right. I don't think Jack would notice if I changed. He took me out to diner Sunday and didn't care that I didn't have a stitch of make up on. He said I didn't need it. I've been wondering exactly what he meant...

Mother Mayhem said...

Dinner. *Blush*

Suz said...

I had to work today, Sunday, so our 7yr old thought that church was cancelled. Dad only goes to church if I am there. Then he only goes for the 1st hour. So it is a free for all when I work a Sunday. I am please to hear that our 13yr old goes by himself, what a great example.

No sugar for the kids for breakfast on Sunday either. The primary teachers are good people they don't deserve that! It would be nice if all parents would do the same. I've been a teacher to those angelic, sugar ridden, can't sit still or stop talking children.

As far as being on time. We are NEVER early. It is my goal to make it before the opening prayer. Maybe I NEED sugar for breakfast!