From time to time on that rare occasion, when necessary, the kids will get a spanking (usually with the wood spoon). Morgan tends to be the one who responds best to this form of discipline. So today she comes skipping in the house from school and hands me an activity book with a sticker and in a very matter of fact fashion tells me it's for daddy. It reads, "Hands are not for Hitting." They did this last year when Isaac was in Kindergarten. Any time Isaac would get a spanking last year he would proclaim, "Hands are for loving and hugging, not for hitting." It worked for him probably the first time. Then we started to tell him that hands are also for disciplining!!! Got to love their logic!
Rick proudly wore the sticker the rest of the day!
Last night Rick and I woke up 3 different times to hear our little Morgan giggling in her sleep, and it wasn't just for a second or two, she would giggle for almost a full minute! When we asked her this morning what she had dreamed about she told us "Mommy had a new baby boy!" Of course, Rick and I found that one quite humorous as well!!!!!!!!
Morgan: "I wasn't born to wear jeans!" - the girl cannot stand jeans, "they're not pretty enough!" Only skirts, dresses, and slacks for her.
Luke: amidst chaos - "I don't know what's happening!" "What you fink about dat," stalling tactic - "Just 2 minutes!" When he really does not want to do something he will simply say, "Next Saturday," which according to him never comes. I don't know why, it's not like we've ever used that one on him.....
Isaac: "Stop freakin' out" - somehow that's usually geared towards me or Morgan.
From birth, Luke has been able to sleep anywhere, anytime, anyplace, in any condition. If he is tired enough he will just close his eyes and go to sleep. Doesn't matter if he is in the middle of eating with food in his mouth, playing with a friend, on the ceramic tile, in the middle of sucking on a lollipop, playing a video game, riding on a tube on the back of a boat, in the middle of playing in the nursery, or on the potty. He just doesn't care, he will sleep anywhere!
We even get to have a little fun with it sometimes. He went from peacefully sleeping on my shoulder here at 6 Flags over Georgia to
waking up belted in on this crazy roller coaster ride.
I never laughed so hard in all my life! You should have seen the sheer look of horror on his face! I know we're pretty cruel parents to amuse ourselves in such a way! But he got over it pretty quickly once the ride was over and he was able to breathe again! And I think he kind of had a good time!?!?
Family of 5! Begins with the happy couple, Rick and Jami, (aka Mom and Dad) trying to be the best parents we can be to our 3 adorable children. Isaac who is 7 and enjoys swimming and playing video games. He is our negotiator, smart boy and tender hearted. Also a talented pianist. Morgan who is 6 loves to swim, dance, sing and dress up. She is definately our Drama Queen/Princess. And Luke who is 3 enjoys swimming, watching movies, learning new things and enforcing rules. He is always happy and suprises us with the things he comes up with. As a family we love to spend time on the lake on our boat, at the river, swimming pool and on the beach. We love to be near water!