If you have been the mother of a toddler, you know that scream. The scream of a child in trouble, it's the scream that will make you drop anything, including the most precious of china, to run to aid your child.
I have heard that scream.
I did not hear that scream last night. What I heard was 2 out of control kids while I was TRYING to watch LOST.
If you are a fan of LOST, you know that you can NOT be disturbed in ANY way while trying to figure out how Jack and company is going to make it back to the floating island.
Luckily, I have DVR service.
(Pause) Me: "Josh, What are they doing?" Josh: "They are just giggling, leave them alone! They will fall asleep soon." (Re-start LOST) (Pause) Me: "That's not normal giggling, that's out of control, pee-your-pant's laughing." Josh: "You are crazy, just leave them alone!" Me: "No. I want to check on them. DON'T TOUCH THE REMOTE! Actually, I am taking it with me. HAHAHA!"
I open the door to see Ethan jumping on his bed chanting, "Sissy's stuck! Sissy's stuck! Sissy's stuck!"
Poor Reagan is giggling so hard she can barely breathe. She had wedged herself in an impossible position under her bed and was finding it a harder task than first thought to get out, especially since she can't stop giggling.
I drag her out, and the first thing she says is, "I HAVE TO PEE!"
Good think I don't ignore the hysterical giggling! :)
Reagan is in 1st grade, she loves school and has never had trouble making friends. She's the most smiley and friendly child I have ever met. Reagan loves cats, horses, and most every furry animal in the world. She loves music and is taking piano lessons. Reagan was diagnosed with Epilepsy in July (2010), and is on a regiment of medication to help lessen the amount of seizures that she has. Reagan is a great kid, and we are so proud of her!
My Jedi knight....Ethan is very sensitive. Out of all the kids, Ethan's personality most matches my own. He is very sweet, and shy...but he opens up and is the class clown once he's comfortable with his surroundings. Ethan is very smart, and he loves to play with his Star Wars toys. He's our only true "blondie", and during the summer his hair is almost white. Ethan is extremely loyal, and is a very very good brother...very protective. ;)
Triplet "A", leader of the pack. Laney sees the world in black and white...it's either right or wrong, yes or no...and she has no trouble proclaiming to the world what she thinks is "right". She's the most like daddy in personality. Bossy, (in a good way!). Sweet, Sassy, and LOUD. Laney loves dresses, church, Reagan, red meat, and going to the zoo. She hates green vegetables, and is a big wimp! :)
Addie is our girly girl. She is our only curly headed child, and wasTriplet "B"...pickle in the middle. She's very sassy. She has "Addie-tude". Addie is vertically challenged, even compared to our small kids. She's double jointed, and we plan on starting gymnastics soon. Addie is the most verbal of any of our kids. She LOVES vegetables, and hates meat of any kind. She's afraid of most animals, and has a hoarding issue (she loves collecting things...and keeping them!) She's very smart, very sensitive, and a big mama's girl!
Joel is my strong and silent type. He's the biggest child I've had, length and weight. Joel is non-verbal, and we are waiting an official diagnoses, which will come sometime after he turns 3. Joel is sweet, so so so sweet. He melts my heart every day. He love trains, cars, and really anything with wheels. He likes riding his scooter, and his big wheels trike. He loves to swim, and is a huge fan of ANY food. He will eat more than a grown man. It's amazing.
Josh and I were married in May of 2002, but we started dating in 1996. He is an insurance salesman, and is the best daddy! He loves to play with the kids outside, and has no problem pitching in with the housework. He's manly enough to admit that he likes watching Glee with me. He volunteers at church with the elementary after school program.
Then there was me... I enjoy being a mom, being a part of our MOPS steering team, photography (I make no claims at being GOOD at it!), writing, and organizing. I love being a housewife, and I am contemplating what will happen when my last child(ren) goes to school. I want to be the "room mom" and do all the mom stuff, but a seperate part of me really misses work. I am a cloth diapering, and breastfeeding advocate. I am a child of God. My favorite book of the Bible is 1Peter. I love cats and horses. I love to read, and I am in love with "The Hunger Games" right now. That's about it. :)