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Bandits

I have created a small army of bandits.  Snack bandits that is.  You know you’ve done something wrong when a brand new box of about 70 fruit snacks is empty in 2 days!  We had to take drastic measures.  And now we have this:

It’s a fingerprint lock on our downstairs pantry–hurrah!  Best ebay investment ever!  Note the damage around the mechanism as my treat crazed minions have attempted to rip it off.

Still, it’s as if my kids are signaling the universe to send more junk food.

Just as our Easter candy craze was dying down my 13 year old daughter (Dani) got a phone call: “Out of 500 people you were the only one to guess the number of candies exactly right–419!”  She was giddy with excitement, “I can’t believe it!”  And here’s her prize.  That’s right–419 jellybeans and robin eggs.

 Now the goodies keep coming. Only yesterday my out of state parents came for visit and brought these.

My salivating cubs encircled their grandparents and demanded the cookies in exchange for hugs.

Then!  Same day.  We get a knock on the door.  The neighbor boys handed me a bag of this!

Don’t worry–I kindly picked out and devoured the lone reese’s cup so as not to tempt my children any further.

Despite continued lock destruction attempts, thankfully, most of our newest stash is safely stowed.

Now, if I could just find a way to lock myself out of the pantry.(sigh)

Grumpy Grateful Mom Goal of the Day: Cutting back on the Oreos.

Happy Hunting

After an awesome car sick incident (3 year old) Rose got cleaned up and scored 8 eggs in the big Easter hunt.   The event was a bit lacking; so many kids without any eggs!  I politely persuaded my … [Continue reading]

Crickets

I recently took my (then 6 year old) Dax to see a dentist.  He is my kid with few inhibitions; he'll say anything to anyone.  I walked him over to get his x-rays.  There was a bald lady assisting with … [Continue reading]

I Had No Idea

Amazing happenings at our house this week.  Some days I just have no idea what lies in store for me. First up, I had no idea my 15 month old (Hen) could stand on his bike handle bars and play the … [Continue reading]

None of Your Business

Last year Evie (10 years old) mentioned to me that her (12 year old) sister Dani told someone at school, "it's none of your business." The conversation: Me: Dani, why would you tell your friend, … [Continue reading]

Just Venting

My expectations for motherhood were...frankly...completely wrong!   I had no conception of the great love and joy I would experience.  I also had no clue exactly what I was getting myself into.  And … [Continue reading]

Pickles and Ketchup

I recently took my kids for a drive thru feast--cheeseburgers at McDonald's!  Me: I'd like 6 cheeseburgers with just pickles and ketchup. Mase (8 years old) (angry): Just pickles and ketchup! … [Continue reading]

Developments

Well, hello!  It's been a bit longer than I planned.  I'm assuming that I'm talking to empty internet space, but that's ok.  At my house I've become very skilled at speaking and having no … [Continue reading]

Three Big Changes

A few needed changes this week. Change #1 I think I win the award for blog wishy-washiness. I'm ALREADY ending my good news link up. I've sincerely enjoyed reading those posts and appreciated … [Continue reading]

Good News! Drinks on Me

My three-year-old, Mase, was so proud to show me.   He made a drink, all by himself.   His little brother, Dax,  was desperate to have some of the pretty liquid.  Note the hand. Once I realized the … [Continue reading]