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March3

Wow! so I should blog more often … the only major mess I’ve had since I started this blog was that Mercury thought it would be fun to unroll the entire roll of toilet paper which has happened like 15 times before so its not a humongous deal. Crazy it is weird for me not to have a big mess to clean up at least once or twice a day. I hope this is not the calm before the storm. At any rate I’ll enjoy it while it lasts. On the other hand, things have not been all sunshine and daisy’s around here these past few days/weeks. Mercury has recently started a not so fun stage of bossiness, anger, disobedience, defiance, rage, and screaming. It seems he is almost never happy. If things do not go exactly the way he wants he freaks out and screams. I hear a lot of “It’s not yours!”, “NO!!!”, “Stop it!”, “(Mommy/Daddy/Zeal) go to time out!”, “Aaaaaaah!”, ” thats Mercury’s!”, “Thats mine!”, “Give it back to Mercury, NOW!”,”No way”, “I want (fill in the blank) NOW!”, growling, and hissing. These are often combined with hitting, throwing things, pushing, and fist pounding. This makes it very difficult for me to remember that he is three and I should not reason with him or scream back. The worst for me is when he screams (painfully loud) right into my ear when I pick him up to put him in time out or in his room. It takes everything I have not to scream and throw him across the room. Bah! Motherhood… its not for the weak. It takes real strength to keep your cool in these types of situations! So kudos to all you moms out there who can keep their cool all the time! You are better women than I 🙂

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Past Adventures in Curiosity and Creativity

February28

So I thought I’d share some of the adventures and messes we’ve had recently. You must understand that my children require constant supervision or disaster strikes. In the time it takes to change the babies diaper or go to the bathroom a whole room can be destroyed. So most of the time I have to make sure both of my boys are within my site at all times (which takes a lot of planning and energy). But here are some of the things that have happened when I have turned my back on my boys for a few minutes.

Spilling and entire gallon of white paint on our living room carpet (the lid was not on tight and he tried to carry it)(that one actually came out miraculously with the use of a wetvac and several hours of hard labor), Coloring on almost every surface of our house whenever a pen, pencil, crayon, etc is left within their reach, playing/ swimming in the toilet, spilling dark green paint on the rug (that one did not come out and there is still a light green stain), color all over the house with black permanent marker, break my flour canister (full of gluten), eat sugar out of the container with a spoon, getting their own breakfast ( whole box of kix all over the kitchen floor), get into a bag of flour and spill it all over the floor, spill oatmeal all over the kitchen, getting into the refrigerator and pour condiments all over himself and the kitchen, take a bite out of every piece of fruit in the kitchen and leave the rest, pull out every dvd we own, pull all the books off the shelve, break tiny holes in our plasma tv with their toys, and many many many more adventures. He is always so quiet and sneaky when making these messes and knows the perfect time to strike. Oh look mom is upstairs changing Zeal’s diaper or getting the bath ready lets make a mess. One of our most recent messes occurred yesterday when Mercury sprayed pam (cooking oil) all over the kitchen and we didn’t realize till some time later when his Daddy almost killed himself slipping in it. It was everywhere on the floor, microwave, stove, table, chairs, on food packages…a big slippery, oily greasy mess. It took quite a while to clean up.
Here is some footage of a few of our messes 🙂

So I should add that there was also permanent marker IN his ears that day! That part actually did make me laugh!

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Mercury Singing in Church

February28

Mercury’s singing is always entertaining/embarrassing at church and today we thought we give you a glimpse 🙂

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I am a 25 year old mother of 2 crazy little boys. I am blessed to be able to stay home and care for my boys.  My oldest is three and my little one is almost 2. They definitely keep me busy. My oldest son who I will call Mercury is quite a a handful he is very spirited, creative, and energetic. He is always looking for something to get into which makes for lots of fun blog posts. My younger son who I will call Zeal is a beautiful toddler and is always following in his big brothers footsteps. Right now he is into whatever Mercury is into but adds his own little personality to the mix. This blog will basically be about my adventures in parenting and trying to run a household. As I am a Latter Day Saint and also plan on homeschooling you may also hear tidbits about these and other interests as well. Happy Reading!