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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Everybody is now well. No snot unless it comes with yelling and screaming! Yea, first snot free day in a couple of weeks!
I made coloring books for everybody. Abbie got My Little Pony. Andy got Superman and Levi got Batman. They had their own crayons. For 3 days they have colored and done so good. Then it hit... Andy could not handle it anymore. The carpet just had to have brown circles on it. Did you know that if you wet (spit on) washable crayons they will mark on anything? I spent yesterday afternoon cleaning the carpet. I got the circles cleaned up and decided the whole room needed doing. But one good thing. Crayon comes up a lot easier than nail polish!
We are back to potty training. Andy & Levi wanted to try big boy underwear today. OK Sounds good to me. Well this lasted until I had cleaned up the 4th accident in less than 2 hours. (On my clean carpet!) We now have pull ups on again. I can't wait for summer. Abbie on the other hand would not even put on the pull up. "NO, I WANT MY DIAPER!" OK I won't even try to argue with that. Andy & Levi are doing pretty good. They just are not quite making it to the potty in time. We will be working on that.
They are doing good with having things back in the living room. It is so nice to not just have empty book cases. Seems more like home with all my junk out. Now I am going to start on the extra bedroom. I want to get it cleaned up so I can work on their scrapbooks in here. I am just not sure what I am going to do with all this junk. I am sitting here wondering how much more I can stuff into the storage building. If I do it I think it will go. Mike says nothing else will fit in there. I think I may just have to show him! Hook the TV up in here and get everything cleaned up and I might just stay in here. It is quite for the most part in here.
Well got to go see what the monkeys are up to. I hear giggling - NOT GOOD!

Monday, January 19, 2009

I have reclaimed my living room! For the folks that have not seem my living room, for the last, say 3 years it has been stripped down to the bare minimum. The less that was in there the less for the monkey to get into. Well they have a good bit more they can get into now. But it sure make it feel more like home with everything in there. I have lamps on the tables, books on the book cases, all kinds of things which most folks take for granted. Don't look at these poor little lamps. Mike broke one of the lamps that went in the living room about the time we had to put them up. So when I got ready to put them back in there I didn't have but one. I will have to check to see if I can get another one. I have a set of mamows lamps that I am thinking of putting in there. Later, after I decide they are not going to trash the place and they won't get broke. But until I decide what to do these will do just fine. They have not really bothered to much, except for the phone. I may have to put it up again. It sure is nice to be able to find a book to read for someone over the age of 3.
Potty training... Well not to much to say on this. The boys were doing so good, until they got sick. Then everything sort of went out the window. Oh well. Maybe some day. I am just going to go with the flow. But I am so tired of changing diapers! Think about it, 3 years x 3 butts x 6 diapers a day (average) = 6570 diapers! That is a lot of diapers. An even better one than that. The average cost of a diaper is .30 cents. That is $1,971, for something to hold poop, to be tossed into the trash. And then there are the wipes. Those little things are expensive. Yep, they need to be going to the potty! But they don't think so and they have complete control over this one. I suppose we will try this again in a few weeks.
Well, heading back to bed, maybe sleep a couple of hours before they get up this morning.