Thursday, April 17, 2008

April 17th

Why is spring in Utah so wild? My kids got the taste of being outside playing again last week and now this week it has been cold and snowy again. They just want to play outside. I need them to play outside. They are much happier kids when they have spent several hours outside playing. Dh is talking about maybe moving to Alaska and I thought I was interested but I'm reconsidering my thoughts. I think we should move to a warm all year round spot.

So today Nathan dresses himself up in an old dinosaur fleece hat, his power ranger sunglasses, power rangers gloves, morph phone, and foam shooter and walks into the room I'm in yelling something in power ranger language. I couldn't help but laugh. It was the funniest thing I've seen in a long time. I really wish he'd get over this addicition to power rangers. He's also big into the stupid commericals that sell the "as seen on tv" crap the jetix seems to air nonstop during kids programming. Everytime he sees a commerical he runs to get me to tell me he really needs it. Right now his "we've have to have these mom" things are:
pancake puff
over the shoulder bag
space bags
upside down tomato thing
watering bulbs
and the list could go on and on. He knows everything about these products. Yesterday when making pancakes he said "Mom if we had the pancake puff it would be so much easier and we could make things besides pancakes." Outside weather can't come quickly enough.

Zachary is driving me nuts with some stupid wiggle shirts from 2 years ago. All three boys have outgrown these shirts yet all three insist on wearing this shirts EVERYDAY. Zachary is the worst one. Every morning he runs around collecting the shirts so everyone can wear them. If someone won't put the shirt on he whines and cries and carries around the shirt until the offending brother puts it on. These shirts are filthy 99% of the time. Zachary has to go with you to put them in the washer and he sits on the stairs waiting for the washer to stop. If you don't go down right away to put them in the dryer he goes down and brings up the wet shirts to remind you. He also waits for the dryer to end and gets the shirts out as soon as the dryer stops. This from the child who is too scared to go downstairs to get his own juice box but he can go downstairs to retrieve the wiggle shirts.

Noah has started biting people when he doesn't get his way. I'm not sure how to handle this. Hopefully this is a very short lived habit.

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