Monday Mumblings

by Jen on December 6, 2010

Seriously, it’s Monday already? Where did last week go?
It was a busy one. We had a lot of house showings. You know what that means?! Clean. Clean. Clean. I don’t think this carpet has ever been vacuumed so many times since we’ve lived here!
Still no sale on the house, but our fingers are crossed that it will happen soon.
I’ve been trying to think of what to make for Christmas baking. This is what I made last year (clockwise from top): peppermint bark, chocolate peanut butter squares, and chocolate mounds.
And of course, we also made gingerbread houses with the boys. However, this year I’m nixing the peppermint bark and gingerbread houses. Gingerbread houses are cute, but sooooooooooooooooooooo much work!
This year I’ve decided to bake some sugar cookies and let the boys decorate those! Easy. I don’t have time for difficulty this year, no time to fuss over a little edible house.
I’ve seen so many wonderful Christmas cookie recipes on blogs and I want to make them ALL! But, I don’t have the time nor the jean size to do that! So I might just stick to hubby’s favorite and some cookies for the boys. That way I won’t be tempted to eat 30 pounds of sugar!
I’m also trying to figure out when I’m going to finish my Christmas shopping.
I’ve ordered the “big” gifts online this year. I love shopping online. It’s so easy. Sometimes, too easy 😉
I still have to buy stocking stuffers. However, I’m not dragging out a 2, 3, and 4 year old shopping for a day. That’s just asking to be committed into the insane asylum. Nope, I don’t want any shopping stress this year.
I’ll have to wait for a day when the kids are at their grandparent’s for the day. That way, I can go shop in peace huge crowded malls along with the rest of the population……..
Now, I just have to wait for that miracle day to arrive.
While I wait…..
It’s laundry day today. The boys have a lot of laundry lately. Actually, one boy in particular has had a lot of laundry.
See the pile(s):
The pile in the foreground is Caleb’s. The little middle pile is Ben’s. And the gigantic pile in the background is Justin’s!
You see, he’s been peeing his pants everyday for the past week. Yes, he’s been potty trained for months now. However, for some reason (I’m thinking it’s attention seeking), he’s been peeing his pants everyday, sometimes three times a day. This makes for 1) a lot of laundry, and 2) a very frustrated mommy!
After freaking out the first few times and realizing that technique doesn’t work on him, I’ve resorted to bribery. Stickers, suckers, balloons……whatever it takes! This technique seems to be working. 2 days and no peeing in the pants. So instead of cleaning up wet pants, I’m cleaning up stickers, wet sucker sticks, and popped balloons. It’s worth it!
If you made it this far, congrats! Sorry to bore you with my Mumblings this week…..
Have a great week.

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