Friday, November 06, 2009

november six

This morning the two of them were terrors. While I was in the kitchen preparing some stuff for Sean for the weekend, they conspired together and dumped out an entire kleenex box in the playroom. There was kleenex and pieces of kleenex everywhere. It was rather funny, but not cool at the same time. They really know how to make a mess together. I think I am in for a long couple of years!

Mackie had the most fun. He was the one ripping them into little bits. Sean didn't care to rip them up, he had more fun just pulling them out of the box and throwing them up in the air.

I used to be one of those people who had birthday gifts wrapped weeks, even months in advance. Lately, I've been a last minute type of gift wrapper, and end up scrambling at the last minute to get things wrapped. I finally got my nephew's gift wrapped this morning before Jamie got home from work. We got him a few articles of clothing, a couple of books and the handknit socks that I made for him. I really hope he likes them.

The tube socks looked really nice rolled up before I wrapped them. They kind of looked a tad funny just by themselves. Kind of like a long snake!

The boys were really rowdy today. I had to put Sean into time out a couple of times this morning. I don't think he really understand the point of time out, because he doesn't sit in his chair, and doesn't listen. I also think that he may find time out funny. This discipline thing for an almost 3 year old is proving to be very challenging.

The cherry on the cake today was when we were walking down to the kitchen to eat lunch and Sean pushed Mack down the stairs. Yep, you read that correctly - pushed him down the stairs, in front of me. Mack is okay, he broke his fall, but bit his lip and so there was a bit of blood involved. He is okay, which is the most important part, but I really don't know what to do about the pushing and the hitting. Almost 3 year old boys are very challenging and I'm learning as we go. I am just going to have to be consistent and keep with the time outs, and hopefully he eventually listens and learns his lesson.

I was kind of relieved when Sean and Jamie left mid-afternoon for the weekend. I don't know how much more of misbehaving I could have taken. I needed the break of the two boys together. They've been cooped up in the house all week - I think that may have been why they both on edge. I would go nuts too if I was stuck at home all week as well. (Actually I was stuck at home all week too - and almost lost my cool a couple of times too). It's really hard. Cabin fever gets to you.

I received in the mail today some solid/semi-solid/tonal leftover yarn bits from Bertha. Thank you so much Bertha. I love every bit! They will be great in Babette. I cannot wait turn them into squares. Such nice colors. If anyone else has leftover bits (I need about 5g per square), I'm only using Solid/Semi-solid/Tonals. Let me know - I would appreciate it!

I stayed up late last night reading. I read over half of Hannah's Gift. I was in tears, sobbing into my pillow. At 3:30 am, I couldn't keep my eyes open any longer, so I went to bed. I finished the book today. I couldn't put it down and it was a very easy read. It was well written. I really recommend it. It's a non-fiction story of a 3 year old girl who has cancer. The book is truly moving. As I turned every page I began to feel like I was there with Hannah and her mother going through every moment with them. This book made me laugh and as well, it made me cry. And I am not talking about normal crying. I'm talking about full-on-sobbing. Hannah's Gift had me hooked from the very beginning and t is truly one of the most inspiring books I have read in a long time (though, it's actually been a long time since I've read a book). It's rare that a book is this heartwarming. It's really gotten me to think about my life and my children, one who happens to be Hannah's age in the book. I do have to say that you shouldn't pick up this book unless you are fully prepared to let your emotions go. I can't believe that Jamie didn't wake up from all the sobbing I was doing next to him in bed at that hours of the night. You really must read it.

This evening I stepped out with Mack to pick up dinner, and I stopped by the used book market. They are still having their buy 3 get one book free special. I picked up a few novels, and I think I'll be set for my winter reading. I want to start reading a lot more. Though, it's really hard to read & knit at the same time. I am not so good with audio books. I got The Friday Night Knitting Club for free with a credit from Audible but every time I try to listen to it - I fall asleep. Maybe it's meant to be read rather than listened to. I also find it very hard to keep track of who is who when it's one person's voice throughout the entire thing.

Now that I'm done Hannah's Gift, I need something else to read. What do you have to recommend. I'm looking for something lighter now, after finishing something heavy. Bring it on... recommend away please!

After Mack went to bed this evening, I took care of some things around the house, and then sat on the couch and watched Ugly Betty which was on tonight, and then some episodes of Oprah. I am soooo behind on Oprah, it's not even funny. I am enjoying the peace & quiet - let me tell you. Mack is such a good baby, and it's rare that I get a weekend to myself. Mack is still napping for a good 3-4 hours in the afternoon, and a full 12 hours at night. I am looking forward to hanging out with him tomorrow, just the two of us. No idea what's in store yet, but I will need to go out to get some groceries.

A demain!


dawn said...

Gotta love the boys getting into things and making messes. I could totally see my 2 doing the same thing.

g-girl said...

you poor, poor dear. i can't believe they did that with tissue!! and sean pushed mack down the freakin' stairs??? scary. let's hope the time apart will do you all some good. i'm going to have to add hannah's gift to my list of must reads! i finished a couple other books that i'll email you about!

Tara said...

I never get to read anymore either. About 15 minutes per day on the subway on the ride home. But it's better than nothing!

Bea said...

How many is a couple years? 16, 18...

Ouch. My brother pushed me down the stairs as a kid. He also picked me up by the feet and dropped me on my head. Kids can be crazy to one another. Sucks that disciplining has to be so hard.

I'll have to check the Hannah book out. I didn't like Friday Night Knitting Club. I didn't make it through the whole book, which is odd for me even when I don't like something. It was just slow moving and I found it quite boring. I don't have issues with knitting and reading together. Love my book weight. Then again I don't have the same distractions as you running around my house.

Amelah said...

Just a long COUPLE of yrs....? Try 18 of them :)

Socks looked good!! I am sure Merlin loved them!

If you have any left overs from your bits for my 31 stitch blanket, let me know!! That was nice of her!!