Thursday, March 25, 2010


I'm not sure what to do about Anna most days. I guess her little "personality" is to be kind of aggressive, loud and opinionated but I can't seem to get her under control most days. Today for instance, Emma the girl I babysit for comes over and one of the first things Anna does when they start playing is to take Emma's toy away and tell her "no no you bad boy!" That's not even the worst of it. She's already pushed Emma today, pulled my son Aaron's hair and spit at me. I put her in her room a lot for time outs, swat her behind and take her favorite blanket away for a bit to try and teach her that her behavior is not appropriate. I've had her throw things at me in the grocery store and yell "no" at total strangers who try and talk to her. Everyone says it's a stage and she'll grow out of it. Well she's been this way since about 16 months old and she hasn't changed yet. I guess I was spoiled with Aaron. He's seven and even the threat of taking his Wii away for a day or going to bed early gets him to stop misbehaving. He's pretty much perfectly well behaved in school and I have never gotten a note home. I have a feeling it's going to be a different story with Miss Anna.....

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I'm a working woman!

Woo hoo!! I finally got a job doing my fitness training. I am going to be a water aerobics instructor at the YMCA in O'Fallon. It's a good 20 min drive and its only one class on Thursday nights but its a good start!! I'm excited! The lady who hired me said if other classes came open I could pick up more classes. I am thinking of asking her to start up a prenatal water class. I know I would have loved something like that when I was pregnant. The ultimate goal here is to make enough to quit babysitting and do what I love which is helping others become healthy and fit!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Stay at home moms

Stay at home moms don't work....we just change diapers, get breakfast ready, serve breakfast, pack lunches, get children off to school, wipe noses, do laundry, vaccuum, mop, scrub floors, cook lunch, clean up lunch, do dishes, give baths, fix children's hair, get children dressed, pick up toys, change more diapers, take out the trash, wipe noses again, clean up spit up off the carpet, get dinner ready, help with homework, chauffer kids to dance class and soccer practice, clean up dinner, vaccuum again, get PJs on, do more laundry, kiss boo-boo's, get snacks, read stories, get kids to bed.......uh huh.....yea, stay at home moms dont work.....

Monday, March 15, 2010

Manic Monday

Oh's just another Manic Monday!

My day started off well. The girls slept in a little since neither of them fell asleep until after 10pm. I still had to get up early to get Aaron on the bus at 7:05am. He didn't want to go to school and was whining about that. Hey if i was a 7 year old that had to get up at 6:30 to catch a bus to school I'd be unhappy too! For some reason the school district thinks that elementary school children learn better earlier in the day. Um...they have never met my elementary school child. LOL!!

I then went to StrollerFit where I am the new sub instructor. I am doing my training right now with the primary instructor, Theri. We worked out for an hour then headed home. The first thing Anna did when we got home was to get into my pantry in the kitchen and start sucking on the bottle of syrup! Yuk! Lunch consisted of the usual picking at food and then throwing it on the floor. Emily got cheese in her hair. It's kind of cute except for the cheddar stench to her head. LOL!

Aaron is home now and tells me of how a boy in his class who we hear a lot about (and not in a good way) decided to fight with the principal, Ms. Hill and got suspended. Yikes! I just prayed to God right there, thanking him that my son is a good boy and is well-behaved. Now we're just getting ready to start dinner and Aaron has a soccer game at 6:50pm. It's his last indoor soccer game. He's up to 9 goals for the season. Maybe tonight he'll make it an even 10. I'll give him a Snickers before the game starts....maybe a little Pepsi too. Hehe!