Friday, March 13, 2009

A Little of This and That

Well yesterday was my 3rd appointment for my root canal - ugh! Nothing like stringing out the suffering. Actually I'm not sure if I could have done it all at one time...there will be one more appointment in a week for the "crowning ceremony" :)

"This visit won't be as intense as the last one", my dentist told me when I arrived yesterday. Nice how he says "intense" instead of pain-filled...

A drive to the dentist means driving past a Trader Joe's store. Unlike me, my children do not enjoy shopping - but someone they have fallen in love with Trader Joe's. Could it be the free balloons? How about the free food samples? (yesterday's was some juice and a chocolate)...How about the free pkg snack from the treasure chest as they go out the door? Or is it the crazy little kid sized shopping carts? I'm there for the Whole Wheat English Muffins (with raisins), the Puffins cereal for the kids and miscellaneous other bread items.

This weekend we are driving out to a wedding in Kirksville, MO and leaving behind the girl. She'll be travelling home with her grandparents to spend a few days out at the farm by herself (well by herself meaning w/o her parents and brother). She's been looking forward to this day for a long time...

And what will I do with the boy? His constant companion will be gone. I'm sure he'd be happy if I just let him toggle between videos and computer the whole time. Actually he's always been good at playing independentantly...Legos, Playmobil, and weapon manufacturing are good solitary play activities. Speaking of weapon manufacturing - I've got to keep an eye on the boy in that department. Usually he's making things like a bow and arrows or a slingshot or a stick sword - things that are basically "safe".

Then one day recently I saw him sitting on the swing in the backyard with something that didn't look very safe. A long, thin, sturdy piece of wood with a 2 or 3 inch nail sticking out of the end!! A spear maybe??? The nail was taped extremely tightly to the tip of the piece of wood. You can just imagine the emergency room scenarios...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The joys of a boy :) - he is very creative with making weapons!
Rhonda

CanadianGrandma said...

Hmmm! I wonder what he will make next!

Meredith@MerchantShips said...

I love hearing about your kids. I think our boys would play well together, don't you?