Welcome to my little ol' blog. I'll be upfront about it: I don't blog very often any more. If you found your way here because you read my book "Trailer Life," have a gander! But it's easier to keep up with me on Instagram or on my Facebook page. I have this long, drawn out theory on why I'm a terrible blogger, but that is a story for another day. Enjoy the ramblings of my life from the last 8 years or so.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Kacy, Jessie, and Ed... ah Ed! He's almost for sale. Almost. You know when you hear someone say, "Oh, they are just rambunctious." or "He's full of energy." or "They need to discipline that kid!"... oh I have one of those. He ran out of the gate at my grandma's house and my nine months pregnant sister Karen chased him down the street because he wouldn't come back. He kept throwing balls all over the house- they would be taken away, he would get a talk, but he kept finding more. And repeating. He kept eating food of off plates and platters, but only some of the food. He ate four hotdogs, but really only two because of the pieces left of the four. And then there was church...He escaped from under the bench at church in two seconds. Oh ya- and I had a LOVELY time cleaning up a horrendous diaper of his when we got to church- let's just say the boy was naked in the bathroom with me wishing I had a bathtub. And he got kicked out of nursery for being too wild and not listening. I was asked if I ever had Will tested for ADHD. It was not a good time. Today? Today it was just me and the two youngest, and it was weird. Nice, but weird. But he got into the mayonnaise and was rubbing it all over his hands. He ate the tip of another crayon. Some might think this is a minor, laughable cute little trait, but when the boy eats and breaks and writes on the couch with crayons that his older sister and brother need for their work... it just isn't funny. It's not like Rite Aid is around the corner- it a half hour away! He kept taking Kacy's stuff and throwing it and saying "No! Kacy! Hee hee hee!" I gave him crackers for a snack, and he said "No thank-you mommy!" in a very mean, forceful voice, and then threw them on the ground. He then dragged his chair into the kitchen, climbed up, and then got himself some crackers out of the same package. After that? He put one on the floor and then stomped on it. Not funny, not cute, and not acceptable to me. He does have his redeeming qualities, and he can be really fun and funny. But 60% of the time I like to refer to him as the Spawn of Satan. He does naughty things, and smiles and laughs the whole time. With that dimple! The nerve. What am I going to do with this kid? Pray. Pray that I don't sell him... and that he hurryies himself out of this horrible phase. He is a handful and a half. Which is why Jessie is so good. I deserve her after Ed. Really.
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((((((HUGS)))))) That's all, just ((((((HUGS)))))). For you of course, not ED! ;)ReplyDelete
Poor Jessie looks scared to death !!!ReplyDelete
I will take Ed anytime you want. You need a break and it would probaby do you both some good
BOYZZ!!! Right there with you babe. I have one no two like that with a third right behind the other two. Just try to remember the good days. :)ReplyDelete
I think you need to request me as the nursery leader again. I love those kids and I truely enjoyed that calling. I never kicked anyone out and Will always listened to me. Yeah right! Hang in there Karrie.ReplyDelete
The only thing that worked for me with my wild man was to beat him. Don't feel bad and seriously it helps get your frustration out. No seriously hang in there, the stage will be over and then a new one will begin. Oh, the joys of parenting.ReplyDelete
I totally feel for you. Maybe take up any offer to let him have playdates! You are a great mom just give yourself a timeout if needed.ReplyDelete
He is very intelligent and get bored with his surroundings very fast and wants to move on to something else. The fact that he is so dang cute is definitely in his favor. Every famiy has one of those cildren who have a ZEAL for life. The only advice I can offer is as follows: Cherish every moment someday he’ll be all grown up and live far away. Find Joy in the Journey. Play groups. Thinking about beating him is not illegal. Girls night out are not only fun but they are a necessity. Laughter is the best medicine. Last but not least, Be thankful when he sleeps.ReplyDelete
Don't feel too bad about Ed ... Josh and Ben are just like him (only Josh can talk now - so it's worse). Byron tells me that Josh is his reward/punishment for everything he did to his poor mother ... now I want to know what I did?ReplyDelete
We need to have Ed over, he actually fits in really well with all of the Hurley boys. I guess it's in the genes, you know from Satan's side. Ed and Trever may be related.ReplyDelete