Saturday, June 20, 2015

SO. FREAKING. BUSY!

It's funny how everyone waits for summer to get here so that they can kick back and relax, but then the minute it gets here we all take off running and throw relaxation to the side!

Here's just a snapshot of what the Strong family has been up to:

As I said before, someone graduated 1st grade.

Girl Child and her Teacher
Funny story, Mr. Attorney Man texted me as I was walking to the school to pick her up, and I replied back telling him not to text me again until I gave him the all clear. I wanted to take a video and incoming texts stop the recording!

Which of course meant we had to celebrate that they let us stay until the end of the year.


What better way to kick off summer than with a silly string fight?


Since it's summer the kids get to do "special" things like stay up late and eat dinner in front of the TV...

I knew I had the air conditioner set too low when the kids came down the stairs in their Christmas pajamas.

And a big announcement over here, someone turned FOUR!!




He has already decided that he is going to marry my friend's little girl.


But he tells me he will only kiss her on the cheek where there are no germs.

That same friend and I have linked up to wear our kids out as much as possible this summer and we have found the perfect way to do that at the Splash Park.



The Boy Child and his future wife


Picking flowers for the mommies.

My friend and her bouquet of "flowers."

The Girl Child has been enjoying the fact that I've made friends with the mother of a girl in her class. I can pretty much guarantee you will see a post about her soon, she is just as crazy as The Platonic Hubby and I, which means that we are a match made in heaven. The Girl Child had a blast at their house the other day in their pool!



Speaking of swimming, neither of the kids were initially too thrilled that I signed them up for swimming lessons at the Y, but they've adapted well

The Boy Child's Class

 The Girl Child's Class

Especially since they get to play after class.




When we aren't in the pool, we've been playing with the water table in our front yard.




He is watering the trees with a spray bottle. 
If you have little ones, this can keep them busy for hours!

It hasn't been all water play, my Ballerina friend and I spent the day with our kids at this snazzy place:










I can't forget to give you a Platonic Husband update, I know you guys have come to love her too! She ran the most awesome race ever with the Girl Child and I. Seriously, tell me this doesn't look fun:


Why yes, this is a wall of foam and bubbles that we need to run through










Like I said, tell me that didn't look fun. That was AWESOME! Four miles of foam and bubbles? YES PLEASE.

Nothing else too exciting to report. I went to a party but forgot to take pictures (probably because I was too busy stuffing my face with taco dip), and we have spent a little time just chilling at home.

The Boy Child figured out how to turn the lights on and off. I swear I can see a gleam in his eyes that says "I HAVE ALL THE POWER" as he has turned our house into a disco hall complete with strobe lights.

He uses the little hole on the spoon handle to grasp the switch

Funny though, he was smart enough to figure that out and yet when I asked him to go upstairs and put some clothes on, it never occurred to him to take his pajama's off first.


It's planting season around here and you would think Broadway was performing on the front lawn with the amount of enjoyment he gets from staring out the window for hours a day. When the tractors finally finish planting I'll have to clean The Boy Child's eyeball prints off the glass. 


But at least then I'll be able to get him to go to sleep.


It did however finally spur him to earn the last few stickers on his behavior chart so that he could earn the tractor he has been yearning for.


Meanwhile, the Girl Child has been busy preparing for her ballet and hip hop recitals.



And The Boy Child has enjoyed watching her practice.

He is in the hallway outside of the dance studio, looking through the door, and trying to whisper at her to "show mommy what you are doing!"

You guys, this stuff has ALL been in the last month, and that doesn't include working, my dance, The Boy Child's doctor appointments, dating, and the million other things/meals/laundry/shopping/cleaning/errands that are involved in running a household and a life.

Oh yea ... and we can't forget the night I spent at the club.

The kids sum it up best in exactly how I feel about this:



So if you don't mind, I'm going to get out of here now and do this in my bed:


See you all on Tuesday!


***If you are looking for a few real articles to read, I've been busy in a few other places this week!***

"My Husband Was Addicted To Craigslist Escorts"

"I Am A Rape Victim Who Strips For My Recovery"

"Six Ingredients That Are Changing The Way Your Kids Behave"

"14 Things Only Parents Of Kids With Food Allergies Will Understand"

"Animal Safehouse Program Protects Dogs of Domestic Abuse Victims"

"Rabbits, You Need A Father"


31 comments:

  1. Sounds like the kids are keeping mom out of trouble. Good for them!!!

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    1. Haha! Yes, they definitely take up most of my "clubbing" time lol!

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  2. I love how your kids always look so nice. Granted I can't see their faces but they are always matching and your girl child always has matching hair accessories. I think it's nice that you haven't fallen into the single mother pit that I fall into of "JUST WEAR ANYTHING I DONT CARE."

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    1. Aw so sweet. Thank you! I wish I could take the credit but The Girl Child is FAR more of a fashionista than I ever will be. She dresses and accessorieses herself, and they are mostly hand-me-down clothes that were generously passed down to us. :)

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  3. Happy father's day!!! Yes, you deserve credit. You do both jobs and do them amazingly. I came here from yahoo, made my way back to the beginning and binged on your blog the past 2ish days. I knew I wasn't the only one whose life is like a soap opera that never ends without the money. ;)

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    1. Aw, thank you!! :)

      I'm glad you found your way here to hop on the crazy train with me. Trust me, it makes you feel a lot more normal when you know you aren't alone!

      *hugs*

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  4. I know you said he was Native American, but are you SURE your son is your ex's? He looks Asian! He doesn't look like you AT ALL.

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    1. I believe Native Americans came from Asians if I remember right so the 2 can look similar. And of course her son is her ex's.

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    2. Oh my gosh, AGAIN? Native Americans are decendents of Asian blood lines. He's not Asian, you can tell by his body structure as well as the bone structure of his face. He does however have very distinctive Native American eyes which look asian because of their almond shape and epicanthal folds. But beyond that, why would it matter if he were Asian? Does it change anything? And more so, trust me, if he wasn't really my ex's I would be THRILLED.

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    3. I didn't want to be the one to point it out, but from the picture Eden has painted of her son so far, he seems to be like his father (biology wise). Overly masculine, check. So I for one never doubted that he was their biological child.

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    4. How rude. Comparing her precious son to an abuser? "Overly masculine?" He acts like a little boy and I've seen nothing to support your position.

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    5. I think the person was merely saying that her son is more boyish than most boys (though overly is not how I would say), and that this came from a male source which was the father's genes since only Eden has raised him. I think. People here get defensive and retaliating very quickly I think it's an issue here. As a side note I have worked with young kids and loving tractors and wanting to "marry" girls early is definitely normal but only the trait of some boys. We're all different, and all children are precious!

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  5. Looks like the summer is off to a big start!

    Good pics, and I do like the drawing on the faces over merely blocking them out...

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    1. I much prefer it too, it just takes so long that I don't have time to do them all, so I do what I can! :)

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  6. My ymca in Maine looks just like that. Maybe I'll see you there!?

    Your eyes are STUNNING.

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  7. Wow eden, honey you are TOO thin. Those race pictures make me sad :(

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    1. Uh... Yep, I'm pretty thin. Combination of the way I'm built, my active lifestyle, and the fact that I'm very cautious on how I budget our food stamps- the kids eat first, no question.

      So... yea.

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    2. did u wear sleeves because you had scars

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    3. She's posted near naked pictures of herself on here before and I havent seen any scars. She probably had sleeves on because it was cold. It looks cloudy. Even her daughter is wearing long sleeves and long pants. That other little boy in their group is wearing a hooded sweatshirt and that guy (platonic husbands real husband?) has long sleeves on too. And in the pic where he has that green thing on his head the people behind him have jackets and a sweat shirt on.

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    4. Geez why does every anonymous person think every comment is an attack? Maybe a girl who used to cut and now has to wear long sleeves wants to know if Eden has to do this too.

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    5. In what realm was my response acting as if I were replying to an attack? I merely pointed out that we've seen a great deal of her body and I didn't see any scars. I then went on to say it looks cold and it must have been based on how others were dressed. My comment was a series of observations and nothing beyond that.

      You just did exactly what you are complaining about, assuming that my anonymous comment was an attack.

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    6. I think the real problem is random people responding to questions that are not for them. So it seems like they have preemptively jumped in and "defended." If you answer for her in her support, you are treating every question as an attack with you as the good guy defender. Please, it's not your place.

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    7. And yet you keep responding.The irony here seems to be lost on you.

      Eden has always said this is a place for discussion. Those were her words. As for "its not your place" last time I checked you no one made you the comment police. So far every comment you've made has been a direct contradiction to the point you are trying to make. Your first comment was a defense/complaint to a conversation you weren't a part of, accusing me of assuming the question was an attack, which was an assumption on your part. Your second comment was a complaint about how people respond to things they aren't a part of, which was a comment in a discussion you weren't a part of.

      Maybe a little self reflection is in order.

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    8. I'm not the same person as above I've just been watching this, but I don't think the comment replying about the sweaters and stuff was defensive at all. It seems like part of a normal discussion that would happen in any book club meeting. I do however think the person that made the actual accusatory comment and proceeding "it's not your place" comment is the same person upthread in the "Asian discussion" who was defending another commentor. Seems like only this person is allowed to be defensive in conversations they aren't a part of and everyone else is supposed to be quiet.

      So either they are the exception to their own rules or they were the original question asker and don't appreciate other people chiming in.

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  8. I'm jealous of your YMCA. Mine has a pool and...a kiddie pool with one fountain that the kids can splash under. Yours looks like so much fun!

    Glad you and the kids are having a good summer so far. That race looks like fun. I'm trying to get in shape for the Insane Inflatable 5K that's coming to my area in October. Inflatable obstacle course. Oh yeah. :)

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    1. That sucks! Our Y has one the looks very similiar to Eden's (i only know it cant be the same one because we don't get snow by us!). It really is the best! Maybe they will update yours soon. I don't think many had the waterpark thing going on until they started renovating them all.

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    2. I'm not the same person as above I've just been watching this, but I don't think the comment replying about the sweaters and stuff was defensive at all. It seems like part of a normal discussion that would happen in any book club meeting. I do however think the person that made the actual accusatory comment and proceeding "it's not your place" comment is the same person upthread in the "Asian discussion" who was defending another commentor. Seems like only this person is allowed to be defensive in conversations they aren't a part of and everyone else is supposed to be quiet.

      So either they are the exception to their own rules or they were the original question asker amd don't appreciate other people chiming in.

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    3. Stupid blogger posted my response here instead of above.

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    4. Our YMCA just had a multi-million dollar renovation done last year. They added the kiddie pool (it's actually a zero-depth entry that eventually goes as deep as six feet. There's just a sectioned-off area with a fountain for the kiddos), revamped the fitness center, added a gym, and added a stretching room.

      So...methinks a new pool with water slides is not on the agenda for a while. Boo.

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