Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Random Thoughts Tuesday

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I stained the deck yesterday.  It was actually a really good day.  The boys and I power washed it during spring break.  But then the weather got wet so we had to wait for it to dry out.  Anyway, the weather was great (mid 80's, light breeze) and it took most of the day so I didn't do any laundry or dishes.  I'm not the best painter.  But I'm sure I saved us like $1000 by doing it myself.  Of course a professional would have remembered to mix the end of one can (from the last time I did it) with the new can I bought last week.  There is a slight difference in color, just a shade really.  Maybe hubby won't notice once I get the furniture all put back!

So why to kids have to fight, first thing in the morning, about who gets to sit in the recliner?  Number one kid, who thinks the recliner is his, put on the news in stead of Sponge Bob because kid number two got up first and took control of the recliner.  Ok, I could intervene.  But I'm trying to see how they work it out.

Kid number 3 asked me yesterday while I was working on the deck, "Mom, do you have a crown with a dragon in the middle?"  When I said I didn't, he said "But I need one!  How can I be a king without a crown?"  Don't ya just love kids?   I suggested he just pretend he had a crown since he was pretending to be a king.  He didn't think that was a good idea.

I was glad the younger boys were outside yesterday pretending.  But I was wondering if it counts as using their imaginations if they use what they saw in a movie as the basis of their fantasy world.  They just saw "How to Train Your Dragon", so they were pretending there were dragons.  They were also pretending there were earth, water and fire benders like in Avatar, The Last Air Bender.

I'm a single parent for the next 3 days.  Hubby's gone to Chicago at a meeting he doesn't really want to be at.

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Julie from Momspective said...

I have 2 boys and my heart broke in 2 when the dvd player in the play room officially hung itself because now I have a 2YO screaming for The Wiggles (I don't miss them) and my 5YO demanding Spongebob. I let them duke it out and facebook what I'm watching.

tori said...

I'm a single mom for the 3 days this week also. yuck!
I think what the boys are doing counts as imagination! :)

Gina F said...

GOOD LUCK while your husband is out of town. My 17 year old likes to pick on my 8 year old. (GO FIGURE) I guess there's nothing else to do but make his little sister cry. IT'S MORE FUN. HELP! I need a vacation.

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rxBambi said...

I think it's totally using their imagination. It's definitely better than what my kids do... Farmville on facebook. Sheesh. what a waste of time. worse than blogging even!