"Go to your room for a time out Blake, you do not hit your brother!" -Me
"*Insert Growl UGH* I don't want Christmas anymore." -Blake
"I DON'T WANT MY BIRTHDAY ANYMORE!!!!"-Blake
*sigh* What am I going to do with this kid? I have considered doing some sort of behavior chart, like what they do in preschool and kindergarten. It could work. I'm just tired of waking up in a good mood and the littles waking up in a bad mood. Usually I'm the grouch and they are all perky zipping through the house.
I don't think he really understands Thanksgiving yet, although I have tried to explain it to him. Yesterday I believe the new Daniel Tiger show was trying to teach kids about Thanksgiving. At the end of the show they started to sing something along the lines of, "I'm thankful every day for you?", he hopped off the couch and ran to me as I was getting the vacuum cleaner, hugged me tight, and said "I'm thankful for you! I love you mom!"..melt my heart!
Tomorrow I do not think he will get it, if he does it will be interesting. I think he understands that we are going to see a lot of our family. And obviously, Liam doesn't understand anything. Although he is doing a really good impersonation of Santa and singing along saying, "Ho, Ho, Ho!".
I want to remember these moments. The cute, sweet moments when they are screaming their heads off and being naughty. I really had a nice sit down with Blake yesterday to explain that he shouldn't say that he doesn't want Christmas because Santa knows he is saying that, and it hurts Santa's feelings. Santa works super hard all year long to make Christmas happen and to make sure every little boy and little girl get a present. If he hurts Santa's feelings he isn't going to bring him anything but coal and Santa will have to send one of his elves (elf on the shelf) to make sure that he stays in line, and isn't naughty. He seemed to get this because he really hasn't said it again, but his reply to this was " Will the elf make sure Liam isn't being naughty too?", Yes Blake.
So yes, we NEED to get an Elf on the Shelf ASAP to whip these naughty kids in shape and make sure they get on the NICE list.
Perhaps we will get it tonight....or tomorrow? I am suppose to be meeting Travis at Walmart for pre-black Friday deals! In the mean time we are going to sip are warm milk with cinnamon and enjoy all these Christmas specials before a busy night and busy day tomorrow. I have to make my macaroni and cheese (and perhaps I'll share the recipe when I come back), go to my mother in laws house by 1, then fit in father in law, dad, and there a big family gathering on my mother is side at 5, that is where I am taking the macaroni and cheese to. Until I return, here I some things I am thankful for this year.
What I am Thankful for This Year
Education- Education is on the top of my 'give thanks list'. This is due to the fact that I have one week before I graduate college. Despite not getting my paper degree for awhile afterwards I'm still officially graduated. I can only imagine how crazy life would have been if I had to go to school at an on site location. I couldn't do it, I would be so burnt out. I would've missed so much of the boys growing up. I am so thankful and happy with my education that I received at Kaplan University, distance learning has been a blessing. I was so unhappy that I couldn't go to college like everyone else my age should and for the most part I'm not unhappy about missing some of the college experiences like living in a dorm room, and partying. Would it have been nice to experience it? Yes. I could not live with a roommate/dorm mate whatever you want to call it. I cannot stand living with other people.