I bought a giant box of fruit loops today and I plan on eating the whole box. Fruit Loops + vanilla almond milk almost tastes like birthday cake frozen yogurt with fruity pebbles on top. Almost. I sat my cereal on the closest hard thing I could find which happened to be the book I'm reading, American Sniper. It's coming out on film in like a week and it's so good. You always should read the book before the movie, am I right? Exception: Twilight. I kind of loved envisioning Robert Pattinson as Edward while I was reading. ;)
I had to try out that little giraffe there in the picture, that's why it's sitting with my stuff. It's actually a rice bag thing that you heat up. My kids have actual rice bags that their Nana made them and they love them when they're not feeling well and I thought this little guy was super cute. $10 at Aldi. There were a few different animals and they're infused with lavender. I might put it up for Emma bc it's hard telling what my boys might do to it. My guess is sharpie to the face a-la Nash.
This book here has turned out to be the stupidest gift I've ever bought. According to ME -not Bryce- who it was bought for, because he loves it. The book is filled with tons of paper monster pop-outs that have to be folded and then taped or glued together. I swear, you have to be like an origami master to figure some of these out, so of course, I'm doing it by myself. They are playing with them, though, so good mom points for getting a non-electronic toy that keeps interest.
School starts in 2 days and I'm already having anxiety. First bc I signed Nash up for 2 day a week preschool. My hope is that this will be something just for him that he will be excited about. With four other siblings, it's easy to get lost in the shuffle and even though I set aside time each day just for him, I feel like he needs something else. Especially since Emma came along, he's reverted some and will talk or act like a baby - which drives me nuts. So, as much as I did not want to put him in pre-school, I'm hoping it will be a positive move. :(
Second, I feel like I just got my kids finally detoxed from school. I love to see THEIR personalities, not every other kid they pick up stuff from. And it's usually not nice stuff, so there's that. And can I just be honest here? I've had a theory that Triston got labeled a couple of years ago as a smart ass kid who needs to be taught a lesson. Instead of helping US help him develop into a young man, it's lots of put downs, eye rolls, and wall time for some seriously ridiculous reasons. And yesterday he tells us that a teacher he has never had called him by his first and last name because "he was walking to fast in the hallway". He asked how she knew his first and last name and she told him he was famous in the teacher's lounge. I believe that. I don't even know what to say about it except that you want to see your kid treated fairly and being with people who have his best interest in mind. And I'm not sure I feel like that.
I could really talk about this all day, but my primary lesson still isn't done....and I feel like I just authored the next 'If You Give a Mouse a Cookie' book. :)