This is hilarious! Braeden brought home his “weekly work” folder on Friday. Things were crazy on Friday afternoon and I didn’t have a chance to look in his book bag until Saturday when we were all in the car together. I pulled out his folder to look at what it was (since he only brings it home on Friday’s I hadn’t seen it before). I guess the kids were supposed to decorate the folder. Braeden had drawn 4 people on his (see above) and I asked him, “Is this your family?” He said, “Yes” I asked him who the person on the left was (the FAT one) and he said, “You, Mommy” Well, Mike started laughing hysterically and poking fun at me. Sensitive subject really because I know I still have about 15 pounds to loose (I’ve lost about 3 in the past 2 weeks though). As I looked closer at the people, I realized that that couldn’t have been me. The “fat” one had short hair and the one all the way to the right had long hair (the other two were definitely Braeden and Mikey). I said, “Braeden, how come you drew Daddy with LONG hair?” He said, “oops, that’s you Mommy, not the other (fat) one.” SO, Braeden really drew MIKE as the fat one. Haha. Guess who wasn’t laughing then!
So, no more worms for Braeden last week and none so far this week. Its still hard to get a lot of details out of him though. I’ll ask him what he did and he always says the same thing- “We went to recess, lunch, had centers, took a rest (they lay on towels for 20 minutes)” I guess those are his highlights since they do not involve WORK! Haha. After all the effort we put into making sure Braeden took the right bus on Mondays, Heather has changed the day she works, which now changes the day I nanny, to Thursdays. Really, I would rather do Thursday anyway because Mondays are a hard day to try and get up, out the door and to someone’s house by 7am. Also, it freed up my Monday evening (since I wouldn’t nanny from 7am-5pm and THEN babysit for someone that night) for another family whom I love, that was hoping I could sit for them regularly on Monday nights. So, Mike and I spent the weekend explaining the situation to Braeden, writing a new note to the teacher and calling his after-school center to make sure she doesn’t pick Braeden up on Monday. Ah, the stress continues. Speaking of buses, his morning bus continues to be late. Mike now leaves at 6:30 a.m. to beat the traffic. He gets to work a half hour early, but avoids ever having to be late again. I take Braeden to the bus stop at 6:40 a.m. and the bus gets there after 7:00 a.m. almost every morning. Apparently the bus driver decides to make up for her morning lateness by being EARLY in the afternoon dropping them off. Yesterday, I walked out of the house at 2:25, (the bus drops the kids off at 2:30 and we live 15 seconds from the bus stop, but its too hot to stand out there with Mikey) look down the street and there is the bus pulling up to the bus stop. Mikey (and anyone else outside doing yard work), must have thought I was a maniac because I reversed down the driveway, sqwealed my tires as I flew down the street to meet the bus before it drove off with my kid still on it. Braeden has also been instructed to NEVER get off the bus if he doesn’t see me or our car at the bus stop. I can NOT traumatize him two weeks in a row! I guess I have to be 20 minutes early at pick up time too!
Some other funny stories…..it was finally cool enough (and by cool I mean 89 degrees with a breeze rather than the 115 degrees its been with the heat index) to take Braeden to the pool and sit in the shade with Mikey. We were all ready to go and just waiting on Mike to get his bathing suit on. He went into the room to change and realized his bathing suit was in the other room. He called out to Braeden asking him to bring him his bathing. Braeden’s response was, “You are a man, you can come get it!” I guess Mike has said one too many times to Braeden, “You are a big boy, you can do it!”
Whenever Braeden sneezes Mike jokes with him and says, “Hairball?” Well, in the pool Braeden sneezed about 5 times in a row and Mike said, “Hairball?” and Braeden said, “No, waterball!” He continues to do great with learning how to swim. We don’t even put his vest on him anymore. He tends to stay in the shallow-end, but when Mike wants him to really swim, he takes him in the deep-end and Braeden is no longer scared.
Mikey news- He must have snuck into the office one night and read the blog entry I wrote about his size and eating habits. He is now eating 4-5 oz. every 3 hours (apposed to us having to force 4 oz. down every 4 hours (half of which would come back up) GOOD NEWS…..BAD NEWS is he is getting up in the middle of the night again to eat. He says, “Haha suckers, that’s what you get for calling me puny!
I have a hair appointment in an hour……first one in 3 months and I CAN’T WAIT! I am babysitting every day this week M-F. My parents are coming in on Sat-Mon and I am really looking forward to it. We have not seen them since early July. Other than Mike working a short off-duty on Sunday, we are both off TOGETHER for 3 days in a row…..that’s a rarity.
OK, I am finally including a picture of myself. I was able to fit into and wear a skirt yesterday that a few weeks ago I couldn’t even button much less wear. I am very proud of myself because I have really changed my eating habits. I’ve cut back on the junk food and its helping a lot! I still have a ways to go, but at least I am not scared off by my own picture anymore. This is the morning of Braeden’s first day of school.