Tuesday, November 11, 2008

If Life Were A Country Music Album...

My theme song would be, "My Man's Outta State and My Kid's Are Outta School." No kidding.

This month alone my kids have NINE days without school! (OK, some are half-days...but every mom knows it doesn't really count if they are home before lunch.) And the days they are in school, parents seem required to show up for bake sales, conferences, Thanksgiving feasts or bookfairs. Four kids. Three schools. Having elementary age children is not as relaxing as I had pictured back when I had a houseful of babies and toddlers. That's all I'm sayin'...

Anyway, I am choosing joy and enjoying some quality time with the little munchkins this week.

Today, we spent the morning at the township police station with some Cub Scout friends. They loved it and I learned that all you really need to keep a buncha kids in line is a pair of handcuffs, a badge, a gun and a K9 attack dog.

This was Jake's last requirement to fulfill in order to earn his Bear. Scouting is the highlight of his life. The kid has earned so many beltloops, he's going to need another belt! I love it. His leaders are amazing and it is a great way for Jake to be with other kids in a non-competitive, friendly environment.

Em spent the day working on her second-grade book report diorama. Oma, she chose The Surprise Doll. Your favorite and now hers, too.

Isn't it darling? The curtains really open and close! I want her to go to bed so I can play with it!!

Finally, the B-side on my honky-tonk record is "Last Night My Computer Kicked the Bucket". The Gabtop is in critical condition, friends. Please send good karma our way.

Because, right now, I am typing away in Brad's office. It is approximately 19 degrees Fahrenheit and wanly lit with one pathetic little lightbulb, which still somehow manages to highlight some very disturbing carpet stains.
What's your country music theme song today?

19 comments:

Annie said...

My song would be My Get Up And Go Just Got Up and Went. Is that a real song? I can't remember

Kenny and Linsey said...

I love your song and I love Annie's too. I think mine is I Ain't Lost Just'Cause Y'all Cain't See Me.

Jenibelle said...

'Baby's still got back....'
Wait, I think that's a rap song.
Em made that herself? Holy Toledo, she's one motivated girl! Very impressive Miss Em!!!

Dancin Queen said...

Boot Scoot Boogie. lol

TravelinOma said...

I'm so glad Emmie loves that book. It was my favorite when I was her age. She so artistic! I remember making a little village out of cut-up cereal boxes, and it ended up looking like cut-up cereal boxes...without little curtains.

Lindsey said...

WIPE THAT LAPTOP CLEAN! I just did it tonight.. And yes, it took me 4 hours to back up the pictures etc.. and then to load Itunes, MS OFfice and get all of the security updates but now it hummmmmmms... I LOVE IT! It was well worth the 4 hours I just spent. SERIOUSLY! Think about it. :)

diane said...

Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda. Real song by Shania.
Coulda called the florist, Shoulda called the wedding planner, Woulda had a good night's sleep.

Can you tell the wedding is getting close.

Christie said...

My theme song would be, "My husband lives out of town, my backyard's buried in leaves, and I can't stop eating."

How's that for most boring song of the year? I'm sure given time I could come up with a better one.

Lauren in GA said...

My song is...

♪ My Kids Refuse to Listen to Me...and my jeans are too tight...and those are my fat jeans, rats...*HEAVY sigh* ♫


Okay, I loved this post...I know what you mean...where is all the relaxation I knew I would finally enjoy now that all my kids are in school?
Thank you for the tips! Handcuffs, a badge, a gun and a K9 attack dog. I know this advice will so help keeping the kids in line during Sacrament Meeting. You are the best!

♥Shally said...

My song would be:

"Muffin Top Blues"

And WOW on the mini doll house!! She is talented!

wenderful said...

That police officer looks like he means business. And the diorama is inspiring. Wow!

My song would be:

"Stuck in the house with a sick preschooler all week and living off Halloween candy".

Cathy said...

Great cub scout lesson! Terrific doll house, wish I had that imagination! As for a country song? How about "My House Is Dirty, My Family's Gone and I'm Just Gonna Sit Around and Sing This Song"!

Ilene said...

My song is "Gab just killed my dream that life will get easier when the kids are in school."

Love that diorama. I loved making those.

martha corinna said...

How about the tread mill kicked my trash.
I love the doll house.

Heed said...

"I've gotta go out and get the mail (at 3:15pm), but I still have my jammies on - what am I to doooooo?"

Jeanelle said...

I think today mine is "my dang suitcase won't unpack itself." Or "I want to blog but, eh." Or "is it ever going to stop raining?" Or "my coworker is dumb as a post." Or...okay, I'll stop now. ;)

Jessica said...

Gabi! I totally forgot until RIGHT NOW that my kids have 8 days of half days this month! And as I now have 5 of them, I'm totally terrified.

Maybe my song is "Jesus Take the Wheel"??

andrea said...

what a post. what a post. i love it.
i am blown away by the diorama. my son is artistically challenged, and it's all i can do not to "help" when he has those projects. i yearn for a child like your em.
my LP cut for the day would have to be "i'm sorry, i don't actually know any country music."

Rochelleht said...

Hoping my kid didn't hit his friends on the bus today...

Not very melodic, but it is my theme song.

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