Thursday, October 6, 2016

Did You Know Part VII

I write upside down and crooked (I am left-handed)

I hate reading paperbacks (I DO read them, just don't like it)

I love to read so much that I usually read 1-2 novels every 10 days!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Let Kids be Kids

One of the things I hear often while my daycare kids are watching television is “That's for GIRLS” or “That's for BOYS”.


I played with all sorts of toys growing up. We lived out in the country so I was outside most of the time - hiking, building forts, playing in the dirt, etc. But the toys I played with varied from Barbie dolls to baby dolls to big trucks and Hulk Hogan figurines! It didn't matter that I was a girl and played with “boy toys” and it didn't matter that my best friend at the time (who was a boy) played “house” with me using baby dolls and play dishes! We just PLAYED.

In my daycare, I have toys that anyone can play with. If the boys want to play with the baby dolls and pretend to feed and burp them, I let them. If the girls want to play with cars and trucks, I let them. To me, it doesn't matter what the toy is.  As long as the kids are having fun, I let them go.

So instead of worrying that our boys are going to grow up being a “sissy” because they play with dolls, or a girl is going to grow up being a tomboy because she loves toy trucks, just let them be. Let them use their imaginations and have fun. Let them learn how to be nurturing but tough. As long as they're playing and using their imaginations, let them go!

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

New Venture!!

So in addition to running a home daycare, giving private piano lessons, writing children's books and managing a household, I now sell Avon!!  You can check out my web page on the link below.  Prices are great, products are great, and I think I'm going to have a lot of fun selling!!!

Thanks for your support!!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Painting in My Underwear!!

I should not be allowed to paint!! Not only do I hate painting, but I always have incidents when I do.

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Last night I was helping my husband paint a stair rail he had built, and some bookshelves. The following occurred:

~ I sat in paint. My shorts were covered in paint, as well as my rear end! So I stripped from waist down, cleaned myself off, put new underpants on and painted with no shorts!  **And a prime example why I don't encourage pop-in visits!!

~ I somehow sat on a staple. Stuck right in my butt cheek. Good times.

~ I got paint in my hair. Don't ask. I have no idea.

Other than that, I did pretty well. Missed a few spots, had paint all over my arms and my legs, but the painting is done for now. For good, hopefully. I mean really, I'll just hire someone next time!!!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Pierogies and Parcheesi

Recently, my aunt and uncle from Missouri visited us in Upstate, NY. As we do every year that they visit, we had an awesome pierogi dinner.

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This visit, after we ate a hearty meal of pierogies, kielbasa and other yummy things I can't remember as I was in a food coma, we played a game of Parcheesi. This was my first time playing this game. If you have never played, it's like the game “Trouble” but with more strategy. If you've never played Parcheesi OR Trouble, then Google it!

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On this very night of Pierogies and Parcheesi, I happened to win the game. Not only did I win, but I CRUSHED my opponents.

So it was a fun night at my grandparent's old farmhouse and I look forward to a rematch next year!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Bad Drivers!!

As I was walking through the parking lot at the grocery store, I watched as a young woman pulled into a parking spot, not looking up as she was driving, and finally noticed me before she hit me.

She then put her cell phone down.

Ironically, she had a Baby on Board sticker on her window. And a baby in the back seat of the car.

I have several issues with this woman. She was on her cell phone while driving. And she was on her cell phone while driving with her baby in the back seat!! She has a Baby on Board sticker on her car and I honestly don't agree with those because (just like the Watch for Motorcycles signs) the DRIVER has to be careful as well as other drivers. So just because you have a sign on your car warning drivers that you have a baby in your car, doesn't mean that YOU can drive stupidly.

I'm done with the stupid part of the population.