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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A funny story and a 2peas challenge!

The Challenge.....

Are you the type of scrapper/card maker that buys things to use on items your creating now. Or do you buy with the future project you could be creating?

I would definitely be the scrapper who buys for future projects I MIGHT create. That would be why I have probably nearly 1000 sheets of pp...NO LIE! I'm scared to count it. I have 2 four foot shelves with pp and more in other places too. It is really kind of insane. Let's not even get started on the primas. I have at least 60 varieties and WILL buy more. My friend Laura Ellen was getting onto me because I bought 2 more things of prima Esprit flowers. Then there are the rubons, ribbons, embellishments, jewels, brads, pens and OH MY WORD the chipboard! There is absolutely no tellin ghow much I have invested in the hobby. You now what....I'll keep on buying too! Just bought a kit today from http://www.polkadotwhimsy.com/index.html. LOVE IT and I'll be stalking the mail man until it gets here! I also got a 3 month sub to http://www.scarletlime.com/index.html. I am soooooooooooo excited about these kits. There are soooooo many cute things in them and the possibilites are already rolling around in my head. The best part...I think a lot of the stuff in each kit is going to coordinate with the other kit! YEAH me!

So you want the funny story now? Well you will either find it funny or think I am a horrible mother...either way here it is....

The rule is get your undies and towel and whatever else you need before you get in the tub. Phillip forgot to get a towel and accidentally locked the door, so no one else could get in the bathroom to give him a towel. He REFUSED to get out of the tub and unlock the door. He didn't want to get water on the floor. According to him when he was 5 Craig got onto him and Josey about all the water on the floor in the bathroom. This was back when they splashed everywhere, threw cups of water in the air and just made a mess every night. There would be water seeping out of the bathroom. Craig apparently told them they would be grounded for 2 weeks if they didn't quit. Well of all the things they have been gotten onto about why did this stick and not some of the others things? Who knows? So last night Phillip WOULD NOT get out of the tub. He was not about to get the floor wet, even though I told him that he could dry it up with the towel after he dried himself off. He also refused to believe the door was locked. Lauren and Josey and I all told him the door was locked and he needed to unlock it. NOPE wasn' t gonna happen. He stayed in the tub with no water in it, screaming at the top of his lungs and pitching a fit and stomping his feet and banging his hands on the wall for somewhere between 30 and 45 minutes!!! I mean come on...open the door for crying out loud, the world will not end if there is a little water on the floor. I promised him he wouldn't be grounded and told him I had called Daddy at work and Daddy said to get out and unlock the door. He didn't believe me. Craig couldn't imagine what he could have said that would have caused this. Finally I told Phillip that surely by now he had air dried and wouldn't get the floors wet. I guess he thought about that for a few minutes because he finally got out of the tub and opened the door. By then there was no need for a towel, he was dry! You know it had become a battle of wills at some point and I was not about to lose to an 8 yo. He just had to scream it out. He's got to learn to use a little common sense. He was definitley pitiful by the time he came out, but the whole thing was so ridiculous that I struggled not to laugh, I didn't ....well not when he was around. He got me back though...Latter that night he got in my bed without a goodnight...well you can guess what happened after that! I was up until 2 am cleaning my mattress! This kid is the soundest sleeper on earth. I take him potty every night and he doesn't remember a thing, rarely opens his eyes. I pray he learns to hold it before he heads off to college.....but he did get me back I guess. So am I a horrible mother for letting him scream it out. He'll be 9 in just over a month, surely he should know better by now. Kids gotta love em.

3 comments:

Maureen said...

Your not alone with having tons of paper. Last year sometime my boys counted my paper and I had over 3000 sheets of 12x12. I can not even admagine what I have not. I just can't stop buying

Annette said...

I love paper too!!! And embellishments and flowers and stickers and brads and all sorts of doo dads! I love it all! Can't stop buying either! Maybe one day I'll use it all! Thanks for the tip on the Anthologies Store! Loved it!

NancyJones said...

oh girl I am scaredddd to count my paper and stuff we just wont eveeennn go there hahahaha.
hope yall are all good! ttysoon.