Saturday, June 28, 2014

Next time you see a minivan

WA little fun post to all your minivan drivers! 

"I will never drive a Minivan" does that sound familiar? 

Oh yeah that was me:) but that was before my second child was born who suffered from colic and acid reflux. We practically lived in the car.... And then child number 3 came along and that third row came in Handy! 

I was driving on the highway the other day and was observing other drivers and their cars! I couldn't help it but wonder what their story is! 
Here is mine and I am sure many other parents! 

1. Most all of us really did not choose the Minivan it chose us! 

2. It's not a minivan it's a "swagger wagon" don't you know that's kinda big deal? 

3. When we are swerving lanes it's not because we are texting or on the phone. No no we are preventing milk spills, breaking up fights, retrieving lost pacifiers or passing down a treat (that originally was meant for mom, but was discovered by big round eyes with squealing voices and long clawed fingers)! 

4. The radio, oh the radio! It's total dictatorship by anyone under 4! And if you see us pushing buttons repeatately on the radio it's not like we are looking for our favorite station (which I don't remember having one) it's because the word Mama is being shouted... Just to let you know to turn the music BACK on! 

5. Yes I love my automatic sliding doors but oh boys do I get embarrassed when they open in public. Hazmat seriously will have a great case if they ever get hold of my car! 

6. SURE I can drive (... Since you got so much room)! 

7. If you see a Munuvan in the summer parked with a running engine and yiu don't see anybody in the car DO NOT WORRY! We are having a "picnic" in the car because baby needs to nurse! 

8. NO I DONT KNOW where that smell is coming from! 

9. If you park next to a minivan expect delays since we are strapping a bunch of kids in:)! Sorry:) 

10. I do appreciate my minivan and it never let me down.... So far!! 

Share your funny minivan moment with us!

Have a blessed day and give that van of yours a wash!

Picnic in the van! Snacks are always handy. The kids don't mind ans actyky think it's an adventure. 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Monday Glory

Are you one of those who absolutely dread Mondays? Or are you like me who doesn't mind to get back into the routine after a great fun filled, yet chaotic weekend?
When I woke up to the smell of coffee which my wonderful husband brought to me before leaving for work I noticed the rain. A steady light summer rain with an overcast sky, the rushing of the rainwater down our gutters sounded calming to me and so did the birds taking their bath in the puddles. We had plans to all meet at a splash pad but I didn't mind taking a slower approach to this day. I already planned in my head a special almond pancake breakfast with smoothies while reading our new books that arrived from the Imagination Library. 
My little baby girl was just stretching and waking up slowly next to me while I checked my calender, a little while later I heard my 2 year old waking up next door and he was screaming. Ready to start the day.... here we go:) 
Thinking he must have dropped his Bibbi (pacifier) I opened the door only to be blown out of the room by a strong smell of poopy diaper. So I wished it was in the diaper, it was everywhere, my poor bug he was so miserable. That's a no brainier: Bath time is added on the agenda, meeting in 5 in bathtub with extremely smelling good soap!!! 
Of course all the commotion woke up my four year old who showed great concern for his little brother hmmmmm maybe a split second. Baby girl in the other room got over the starching/ slowly wake up phase to an "hey where is everyone" phase. 
Baby boy in bath tub really did not like being without fun toys, 4 year old attempts to climb in bath tub......oh no no no hold on, running over with now baby girl attached to hip stopping big brother from Germ sharing. Now having to answer a sequence of questions about germs and viruses, my brain is really digging deep to come up with an explanation that does not lead to another series of brain quest, mumbling something about cat attacking cell but antibody cheetah fights kitty ( hey don't judge). Semi successful but now little brother is ewwwww and a big germ. 
Ha kids are dressed and in the playroom, baby girl is nursing while little boy is trying to keep some Gatorade down and watching a show, in the meantime older brother wants to play dinosaur flash cards, I sense an opportunity to teach his alphabet and ask him questions about letters....nope game gets shut down because Mom is asking too much on this morning. 
Little boys gets up only to throw up on the carpet ( not on the leather couch). Paper towel tithe rescue.... And so the day went 
- sheet changes
- another bath 
- third set of clothes
- no don't touch this honey 
- here sanitize your hands 
And lots of snuggles and one on one times. 

Neat less to say this Mama is exhausted:) But my heart is full and I end my day by listening to the thunder and lightening snuggling into my pillow and wonder if I will have a sleepover buddy tonight ( thunderstorms are a scary thing to my 4 year old) 

Good night and may your heart be full tonight