Friday, July 29, 2011


PERIOD.   This can go down as another proof that my kids will claim to their therapist that I'm a  "bad mama" for  years to come.  So,  Dalton had a TV in his room until he was about 4.  It's now that I'm against TV; I'm not.   And I might as well say this and get it out of the way.  I did have a TV in my room the whole time I was growing up.  Nanny and Papa got it for me when I was 3 and had my heal - cord surgery and had to be in a body cast for 6 weeks.  (BTW - if my kids were sick or something I'd readjust my opinion.)  However this is not the case.  We have 2 TVs, a family computer and an IPAD.  My kids are not technology deprived.  I do want to know what  they're viewing...
       Anyway.   when we redid Dalton's room a few weeks ago, he and Grandaddy started saying that they were going to get a TV for his room.  I think - hope - they're just trying to aggravate me.  Well  the kids went to Grandma's this week.  They called from Good Will yesterday (on Mom's phone - Dalton doesn't have his own cell phone either) and said he found a portable TV for $5.00 - he actually had my step-dad call first.   So, #1, he tried to get something he knew  he couldn't have & #2 he tried to appeal to his grandparents  thanking if it was a "GIFT" we'd allow him to keep it.
        Do I look like I just fell off the turnip truck???    My kids don't realize how much LIKE me they truly are!!!  I've done these tricks & if I haven't; chances are Stacia are one of the boys have.  It took me  30 + years to figure out why I had so many brothers; to prepare me to raise 1 son

Monday, July 25, 2011

Reflections on summer 2011

My little people left for Springfield today to visit my mom for a couple of days.  One last summer shindig for them before school starts back.  This summer has flown by.  It's been a great one.  Dalton just turn 12.  I can't believe it.  How did they grow up so fast!  He'll start middle school and she'll start 3rd grade.  For his birthday, we converted Barrett's office and the play room into a bigger bedroom.  We also took up the carpet in Bobbye Sue's room and our room.  We put down linoleum floor.  I must say I love our room the best!!!  We rearranged the furniture and it looks like a room out of a Bed and Breakfast somewhere.  I love our house.  Someone said "For all the money you've put in to your house, you've could have bought a new one.  True, but most of the changes we've done have been to make the house more accessible for me.  In order to get a totally accessible house, you pretty much have to design it yourself.  I know we are blessed that we are able to change and adapt our house as my physical need change.   It allows me to care for my family in an easier manner and to be the best wife and mama to them that I can be.