Happy Friday Everyone!
You know what that means, it is time for some Friday Fragments! What a great way to get all the clutter out of my head! Brought to us by Mrs. 4444 over at Half-Past Kissin' Time - do stop on over to check out some other fun fragmenty stuff:
I really have to thank Mrs. 4444 for this. I don't think I'd be able to get a post out at all if it wasn't for the fragment approach. You see I'm slightly delirious over here. You've all been kept up to date on my potty training escapades (Start here, update here) well we have a new wrinkle in the program. No Fred has not returned, in fact it is quite the opposite. Ever since Sweets declared her non-Fredness and her intention to use the potty she has been rock solid, even at night! The wrinkle it turns out is she has been waking at four or five in the morning, to use the potty, and has not been able to get back to sleep.
One might think this sudden 3-4 hour gap in her sleep would lead to the possibility of an afternoon nap returning but oh no this has not been the case. Instead we have all been enjoying the antics of a sleep deprived three year old and her bleary eyed parents. Ahh it as if I am reliving my college days! Anyway, last night I was able to get her to go back to sleep at 4:00 so I'm excited that some semblance of human behavior has returned.
The aforementioned lack of sleep and uninterrupted time has kept me from my usual blogging schedule, as I reported yesterday. I really had this big plan to put together a really nice compilation of FUN resources but alas that was not in the cards this week. I did put a couple of links I found interesting in the "resource linky" which is in my sidebar (Scroll down to the right to see and go a head and add any you would like to share.) Each week I will put up a Linky where, it is my hope you will join me too, we will put any posts or resources that apply to the parenting virtue that week. I think this is a great way to give new life to some of the your old posts and eventually I hope to make a "Best of List" for each virtue so we all have a place to go when we need a little inspiration on a particular topic. Next week is Discipline week so any posts on your success or lack there of in this department will be greatly appreciated! The Linky will be up in my Sidebar on Monday and I am planning a resource post, in which I will highlight and post the linky again, so if you add anything it will be included in that post!
I thought I'd share some of the best Sweet's lines of the week with you. I will eventually add them to the "Things The Girl Says" scroll but these are just too funny to miss:
"Daddy, sometimes I call Hot Chocolate Hot Cocoa but it is really Hot Chocolate." Sweets you just might be right. After some consideration, "Daddy, I am right."
Daddy laughed so hard at this he impressed the concept permanently on the Girl's psyche. At any point now we can say, "You just might be right." and get a "I am right" in return. Last night I decided to ask why she thinks she is right and she responded, "Because I am brilliant." I guess that humility virtue hasn't kicked in yet!
"Mommy am I four now? I've been three a very long time by now."
The poor Girl has wanted to be four since the day after her third birthday!
Much to my chagrin we have embraced some World Cup fever over at our house. Daddy decided The Girl needed to have her very own vuvuzela when he tired of showing her his annoying phone app. The girl definitely agreed and joyful squeals of
"We don't need to vuvuzela with Dad's phone anymore." and "Don't vuvuzela me!" rang through out our house! Thankfully The Girl uses the device far more often as a telescope then for its intended use so I haven't had to sneak it into the recycling bin.
Vuvuzelers from Photography blogger
Go here if you want to hear the annoying sound!
And finally, my personal favorite of the week:
"Mom, I have an idea. Don't watch me and it won't be too dangerous."
It looks like my Sweetie has decided to spring one of his special get away weekends on us(we are told to pack a bag and some surprise awaits! Super super fun - and in keeping with the spirit of the week!!) so I will not be around to write my weekly THEN and NOW post as planned. I will continue to keep the THEN and NOW linky up in my Footer -- just scroll on down to see, so please jump on in and join us if you have and THEN and NOWs to share. I will be back next week with an all new story, ok I realize I promised that last week but really I will!! (Of course, this announcement is subject to review and cancellation depending on market and weather conditions).
Alrighty then... I guess I'll end here! I'm going to join the Over 40 hop again... I met some really fine folks last week and I'd love to again.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Next post: Possibly something fun or maybe we'll get right to the Discipline!
My Thirteen Virtues of Great Parenting are:
Fun, Discipline, Creativity, Love, Wonder, Listening, Curiosity,Compassion,
Trust, Acceptance, Empowerment, Humility and Flexibility
This week is all about Fun. Next week we tackle Discipline.