Monday, November 24, 2008

Shameful parenting

I feel HORRIBLE!! Not only did we find out in July that Jayden had a cavity in one of his teeth, but today I took Eliana to the dentist to determine if she had cavities and she does!!! I was suspicious of her lower front teeth since they looked like there was erosion between 3 teeth. Her teeth are really close together, but still, I thought they looked bad. So, I took her in today. The dentist determined that not only were there cavities between the lower fronts, but she suspects there is one or two in the back as well! I feel like a terrible mom!

We brush! Either Dave or I supervises or brushes the kids teeth morning and night. But, still, both of my kids have cavities before the age of 5! How horrible is that!?! I didn't have any cavities until I hit puberty! What's wrong with me?! Why am I so bad at this mothering thing that my kids' teeth are rotting out of their heads!?!? :(

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Great Grossities of Childhood

Among the first great grossities (yep...made that word up, I think) of childhood is the umbilical cord. Even grosser than it's dried stuck-on existance, is the falling off of said cord. Today, Janea's cord fell off. Dave did not tell me this in so many words, but instead, offered something from his hand to me in that close-fisted sort of way that makes you stick your hand out to receive the gift even though you don't know what it is. I was totally grossed out when he handed me the cord. I was like "what am I supposed to do with it?" He said to toss it, but not before we take pictures of it. PICTURES!! Of the dead fallen off cord stump!!! GROSS!!!!! When he took pictures of Jayden's cord, it was a novelty (and I wasn't nearby). When he took pictures of Ellie's cord, I was not surprised, but still not around. This time, he did it right in front of me...while I was HOLDING the disgusting little thing!

Anyone want to see them? I thought not, but here's a picture of the cutie it came from! :)

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

A new era

opens up for us as we finally get that moron out of the White House and replace him with someone who has moderate views and a solid plan to get AMERICA back on track. I am so tired of all the foreign involvement of our out-going presidential agenda. It's about time that we start looking at our national needs. Sincerely, I hope (and expect) our president-elect to concern himself primarily with the needs of the people in the country that he serves.


Oh yeah...and for the first time in my ENTIRE life...California SUCKS!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


I love Election Day! I think exercising one's right to vote is the most important civic duty of every American (except obeying the laws of the country, of course). That said, Dave and I voted together today with Eliana and Janea in tow. It was a nice family outing. Jayden was sort of there, too, as his school was our polling place. :)

I am anxiously awaiting the results of the election, although I don't expect to like them much. I have been twice disappointed in the presidential elections of this century. Please don't let it happen again!

On the plus side, Wes and Katie were here this weekend. They left this morning so Wes could get home to vote. Apparently, he couldn't figure out how to do it from Korea. :) He will be training in Texas for the next 6 months or so, then he expects another tour in Iraq.

Go Vote!