Sarah's Journal


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2021-05-09

Me (noticing Dana had cleaned up her toys by herself to make room on the table for pancakes): Thank you for helping Dana!
Dana: Of course! I want to be good baby... I love being your baby.

🥰🥰🥰

Threads: Dana

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2021-04-13

42 Minutes. That's the time difference between when the registration packet was emailed out, and when I submitted the completed packet. I would have had it in in half that if the dang scanner was working properly 😒.

We are over anxious and ready to return to a semi-normal.


« March 2021 »
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2021-03-13

"I just have one small question. How did the planets come to be alive?"


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2021-02-25

We gave Dana Keebler Fudge cookies for the first time. She calls them "donut cookies". I asked her what she thought about them after dinner.

Me: Did you enjoy your donut cookies?
Dana: Oh yes. Is Good.
Me: Can mommy have one?
Dana: No, you won't like them.

She did eventually agree that I could have one, but it took some coaxing.

Threads: Dana

2021-02-23

New Amazon notification today: "Based on your order history, we think it may be time to reorder stickers."

Is there a sticker's anonymous? Asking for a child.

Threads: Dana, Stickers

2021-02-17

There's a baby gate resting behind the door to the office. It's been there forever, but Dana just noticed it for the first time.

Dana: What's this? A gate? To keep mommy in the office? Was shutting the door not working?

She will periodically declare "Mommy needs to work!" and push me towards the office. She does this mostly because she enjoys shutting the door afterwards.
Threads: Dana

2021-02-16

6,532 stickers later, we’re out of stickers again.

Someone has a 6 pack a day habit.

On Thursday we went through 11 packs of stickers. That's half of my "bulk" 1650+ sticker order in a single morning!
Threads: Dana, Stickers

2021-02-15

We have another coder in the family! We introduced Nicole to scratch yesterday afternoon and she's spent nearly every waking minute since then building games.

Threads: Nicole

2021-02-14

Parenting hack for when the house is a mess and you don't want to cook:

"You guys have been working so hard in school. We were thinking of doing a movie night, but there's not enough room by the TV."

The place has never been so spotless.

Threads: The Mommy Gig

2021-02-12

"Mommy, will you be my friend?"

How can I say no to that? Guess I'm not getting anything done today after all.


2021-02-08

My stress headache got so bad last night I needed to go to bed at 7:30pm, before Nicole. I really needed the rest, but now I’m even further behind.

330 days sheltering in place down, 116 days left until the end of remote learning.

Adding insult to injury, all three kids are feeling neglected. I feel like I'm failing on all fronts.

2021-02-07

Someone keeps unzipping the couch cushions, hiding toys inside them and then closing them again. Today was the third time it's happened.
Me: Dana, did you do this?
Dana: uh huh. So no one touches toys. That makes Dana cry. *pouty face*

This is translated Dana speak. Initially she said "It makes Baby cry".

2021-02-03

I am the medium sister

- Alexis

Threads: Alexis

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2021-01-31

We asked the kids to help tidy up their toys.

Alexis: Do you know who did the most cleaning? Nicole and Me.
Dana: I didn't!
Me: I'm very happy to hear that both you and Nicole helped clean up. Next time I hope Dana helps too.
Dana: No. Mess makes me happy.


2021-01-26

The kids took a break from their game where they were pretending to be fairy princesses and butterfly princesses doing battle. Now they’re pretending to be bunny princesses and cheetah princesses doing battle.

Threads: Sisters

2021-01-25




Dana making friends with a squirrel on this 317th day of quarantine.


Happy to be three!
2021-01-19



Threads: Dana

2021-01-15

Alexis pretended to fall asleep in my lap today so I rocked her until she actually fell asleep. Now I’m trapped under a sleeping six year old. I did not think this through.

Threads: Alexis

2021-01-14

Dana: Mommy, what you doing?
Me: I'm cleaning! Would you like to help?
Dana: Ok!

*Dana grabs a handful of my little ponies and takes them to the my little pony container. Than spots some my little ponies next to the box.*

Dana: What?!?! I just clean this!

Threads: Dana

2021-01-13

On the 305th day of quarantine my children gave to me... a laptop dropped on the hardwood floor.