Monday, June 21, 2010

She got it from her Mama!

Well I have sat down twice before this to write a post. And I did write two cute blurbs to go with, first a cute video... which in the end I couldn't get to upload... and second, some new pictures of Shayla... which also would not upload. After I threw the monitor onto the floor, I took a deep breath and told Shayla: 'Do as Mommy says, not as Mommy does.' That's good parenting... right?! ;)

She didn't listen though. I guess she was under the impression that I was one of those parents who leads by example... who knew?! Today at snack time she finished a piece of pumpkin bread and then immediately pointed towards the loaf and grunted which I easily translated into 'more'. So I don't know why I did it. Just for kicks perhaps? Maybe because the grunt didn't translate into more please? Or possibly because I'm just a parent... not a perfect parent like my Mom? 'wink'wink'
Anyhow I picked up her water sippy cup, that was sitting beside the loaf, and handed it to her. "Is this what you wanted, Shayla?" I asked, oh so innocently.
She grabbed the sippy cup and immediately flung it onto the floor and then started full on screaming and pointing at the pumpkin loaf.
Yup it's decided, she gets her looks from her Daddy and her even temperament from her Mama! :) All I can say is... poor, poor Clayton!

Well when I sat down to write this I was going to say that I had nothing to say and no pictures to post as our computer (with all the picture on it) is packed up along with our other basement belongings. But it turned out I had something to say after all. And it wasn't about the water in our basement... cause lets face it, that's not exciting (just depressing)... doesn't everyone in Southern Alberta have that problem right now?!!! (If not worse!)

P.S. And yes a couple weeks after the story below, I did end up biking to exercise class... in the rain and wind... but I was just really sick of hanging out inside the house all day for what seemed like days... I had two kids and only one car seat... I didn't see that it was raining... Clayton dared me to do it... it was sunny at my house...
I actually don't have a drivers license!!!


Although I guess that only leaves one conclusion... I really am THAT CRAZY!

NOTE--- No kids were soaked in the above crazy... bike trailer has waterproof cover... only crazy person pedaling gets soaked from all angles!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

You know you're from a small town when...

Clayton laughed and said the above line after I told him the following story. I can't agree with him more... other then I think he is missing one very important word from said line.

The story went something like this:

It was a dark and stormy night... OK OK it wasn't night and it wasn't dark... but it was stormy... the rain was pelting down and the wind was a wailing. Shayla and I had just arrived at our Mommy and me exercise class after a quick stop at the grocery store on the way there. I was in the entry way when one of the girls came dashing in through the door in a hurry to get out of the wind and rain.

After shaking the rain off her shoulders she looked up, noticed me there and in a very shocked tone gasped, "Did you walk?!"

"No, not in this weather," I replied, "I'm not THAT crazy" I finished with a laugh.

"Oh I just didn't see your car out there."

"Yeah I have the truck today."

Shortly after that another friend arrived in about the same manner, rushing in to get out of the rain. She jokingly mentioned that she noticed I didn't bike today.

"Yeah I figured it was a little too nasty out! Although it's kind of funny, aside from you two, at the grocery store this morning, I was going about my business when a lady came up to me in the bread isle, 'Oh my Dear, you and the little one are out walking in this weather?'"
"I'm pretty sure my face gave her a weird look and I said, 'No... we drove today.' And then thought to myself... crazy old bat!"

"You know, Kimberly, that's kind of funny. I had someone ask me once if you had a drivers license. I was like yeah, duh, she drives. And they were like... oh, it's just I see her walking everywhere, all the time."

The three of us had a good laugh and someone joked about starting a rumour about me having a DUI. And then someone else said, oh wait that rumour is already going we'll have to think of something better!

Good times good times!

Although it does lead me to caution other young, energetic Moms out there... If you live in this town, don't walk the 5 blocks to the IGA... take the truck... EVERY TIME! Do you have to be young, energetic and a Mom to make a habit out of walking?!!!

Which leads to my correction of Clayton's statement:
You know you're from small town ALBERTA when...