Tuesday, June 11, 2013

No Technology: Day Two

I have to be honest. Day two did not start out too well. I think the kids thought that if they were on their best behavior on the first day, that I might cave and let things get "back to normal."

I didn't. And right now I am paying for it. I woke up this morning to the kids screaming at each other. About balls. Yes! Balls! Kaileyne had 2 whiffle balls and would not share. Not sure what she was doing with them, but Jet wanted one. I told him that there were white whiffle balls in the toy bin. But noooooo! He didn't want the white ones. He wanted the blue or red one. And Quinn wanted the other. Good Grief!

And none of their chores were done. They forgot. Oh boy! How fast they fall.

I know this is their evil plan. I know they probably gathered in Kaileyne's room this morning and hatched out an agenda on how to "crack me."

Believe it or not, I am the "softie." Ask my husband. I cave. And most times I cave quickly. Especially, when the whining and moaning starts. I am weak. I have little patience. But revenge is sweet. They will not get me. Not today (but cannot promise anything about tomorrow lol)

I mentioned last night that we may take a trip to Costco. That brightened them right up. Out of the house. No imagination needed at Costco.

Well, I wanted to do some yard work outside before we went. That was a mistake. It felt like every 5 minutes, I was being asked "when are we going to Costco." Grrrrrrr!

So, now I start procrastinating. The more they whine, the slower I go. Yep! That went over well.

Kaileyne went in her room. She is my little "huff and puff."  She  loves to sigh loudly and roll her eyes when I am not doing things as quickly as she wants me to. Gotta love 11 year old girls! Do you want her?

We had a little hiccup in our direct run to Costco. The belt on the vacuum cleaner broke when Jet tried to vacuum the living room. He decided the ends of our rug were in his way, so he tried to suck them up with the vacuum cleaner. So, after dropping off the vacuum cleaner and picking up the kids' new glasses (another surprise detour), we finally made it to Costco.

Oh the kids were in heaven! All the TVs were on. Quinn was so mesmerized he almost ran into a few elderly people looking at camcorders. Kaileyne and Jet were talking about how nice it is to see the tvs with the same thing on it. I teased them a little bit by hovering there a few moments, slowly putting away my Costco card. Then, I pushed them forward. :)

They were good in Costco. How bad could they be? They love all the food demos. The only thing better than TV for them is free food. 

We checked out and then they watched me load the car (helpful little buggers aren't they?)

We get home around 3pm. Only FIVE MORE HOURS until bedtime (yes! I have been counting down since I woke up to them screaming at each other!)

Found kids laughing hysterically upstairs. Jet is apparently stuffing his shirt with all kinds of things. Whiffle Balls. Stuffed animals. Looked weird, but it was a crowd pleaser with Quinn and Kaileyne. Who am I to judge?

Dinner was uneventful. They finished eating (did not put their dirty dishes away though)and outside we went.  They will play out there and like it!

I came outside to dig out roots from a dead tree (I know my life is so exciting isn't it?). And the kids were a big help. We dug out roots until it got dark. We did have to stop for a little bit for a dog issue ( you do not want to know...) After we cleaned up, we  went back to root dismemberment.

Took showers. Now they are in bed. Day started off looking like a disaster, but it ended well.

Day 3 is tomorrow. Is it bad that I am looking forward to Friday?


Susan said...

Stay strong! This is hilarious...Our last day of school is Tuesday. We might have to implement the Aunt Kathy plan. They'll love you for it!