First, let me state: Josh brought me chocolates today. Brilliant, handsome, changes diapers AND romantic. I married up.
Now for the rest of the post.
We have this laughing dog that came to us via G-Ma and G-Pa at Christmas (I think it’s called LOL Rollover dog). No matter how many times I try to get rid of it (sorry Gma), it ends up sitting in the corner of the boys’ room and spooking the heck out of me. Every time! I even tried leaving it at Judah’s school during “bring your pet to school” week (I know, how sad that Judah’s pet is a battery operated laughing dog?).
I thought I had removed the batteries because for a few days, I didn’t hear it. Today, Jacob figured out how to turn it on and did so without me knowing. Lets just say that hearing hysterical laughing when you think you’re home alone would freak anyone out! I screamed and immediately felt silly and couldn’t stop laughing because the darned dog kept rolling around and laughing. I’m just thankful it was the dog and not the multiple mice that have recently taken over my home.
Honestly those mice! I wouldn’t be surprised if they were rolling around and laughing at me for tip-toeing around and jumping on random pieces of furniture when I think I’ve spotted them. The husband brought home traps today (Mouse traps AND chocolate…see I married up) and I hope we are mice free by tomorrow evening. While I’m all for embracing the area in which you live, and we do play a few country songs every now and then, I’m drawing the line at co-habitating with rodents.
Judah loves getting into the trash. He quietly opens the lid and then furiously yanks everything out. Today it was the left over coffee grinds, but Jacob made good use of them by making race car tracks through the mess. Before you call the authorities on me, I cleaned it up right away (after a quick photo) and taped the trash can shut. Then we washed hands.
Speaking of Jacob, he did one of those things that kids do and reminded me of something I swore I would do when I became a mom. I was feeding Judah his bedtime snack and up walks Jakey and he quietly says, “I want a present” in that tiny baby voice he still has. I don’t know what put it in his head to ask for a present, but after asking me to go upstairs and get a present I realized he must think it’s time for another birthday celebration. Whatever it was, I suddenly remembered that while I was first pregnant, I decided that I would make random days special by wrapping a little gift and giving it to the boys. I remember my parents making little things special…like Saturday outings we’d get to pick out a Little Debbie snack from the gas station or go through Taco Bell and get cinnamon twists (can you tell food is my love language?). I want to make random and seemingly regular days special for my boys like that.
So thanks to Jacob, we’ll be having “present day” more often.
Below is Judah saying “snack” and jumping…seriously that trampoline is the best $20 ever spent…he loves it!