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*The Closet Fiasco took 3 hours to fix.  I ended up bagging 4 large stacks of clothes/shoes to go to good will, putting up all of my winter clothes, and separating regular clothes from maternity items.  Then, BP (my hero!) fixed the rod and hung my clothes back up.  I actually can breathe again.

*Today is last day of school.  I now plan on being submerged in water for the months of June, July and August.

*Frick graduated from 3K on Tuesday.  Our camera creates a vacuum, so I was waiting on friends to upload the photos on Facebook in order to post them.  The Graduation post below shows my sweet baby boy at his first graduation.  Scary thing is that I am going to blink and he will be graduating from high school.  

*Frack is potty trained!  Hallelujah.  (edit to add:  Or so I thought…I wrote this yesterday before Frack decided he would “leave his mark” with the babysitter on the last day he was with her.  Lots of “accidents” at/on her house.  Told ya he was a  stubborn dude.)


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Frick’s first soccer game is tomorrow morning. 

We may have a rain out.

Or a mud slide.


Frack is perfecting his potty training.

He pooped on the potty the other morning.  

Unfortunately for all parties involved,

it was an isolated incident.


On the phone with Nini:

Nini:  Frick, how old do you have to be to drink coffee?

Frick:  Um….35.

Nini:  Ok.  How old do you have to be to drink wine?  

Frick:  Oh.  5 or 6.  


I have yet to figure out why Nini was asking these questions to our 4 year old.  Gotta love Nini.  🙂


Frick and Frack a.k.a. The Farmers did not receive the memo passed around the office declaring a vacation day from school.  They were up at 6:45.  Which means Mom was up at 6:45 on her day off.  Swell.


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    My thoughts:

    *Is it just me or is Valentine’s Day one of the most overrated holidays around?  Is it an excuse to eat chocolate?  I don’t need an excuse.

    *Why do we pass out little Valentine cards when we only throw them away? Isn’t that a waste of money?

    *Why is it every time I buy Frick a pair of pants, he puts a whole in them?  Is it cool to wear patches?  Why do I care if my 4 year old looks cool?



    Frack had his three year old checkup yesterday.  He is in the 90% in weight and 25% in height.  He has been in those percentiles since birth at every.single.appointment.  At least he is consistent.   


    Thank you so much to Mrs. Cox at Slice O’ Heaven for this award!  



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A few months ago, I entertained the children with a record player.

This week, I pulled out the cassette player.

It’s been a long time since I used one of those dinosaurs.

Rewinding the tape is quite a lengthy process.

We waited.

And waited.

And waited.

*crickets chirping*

And then a little boy student piped up and said,

“Is it EVER going to play, Mrs. Teacher?

These kids have never seen a cassette tape before.  They were the same ones who thought the record was a giant CD.  That’s what I am there for…to educate them on the classics.



My fellow early childhood teachers will appreciate this:


Lately I have been assigning the boys ‘centers’ in which to play. This is what happens when you bring your work home.


Actually, it is the only thing maintaining my sanity these days.



Click this to see about our recent Honeymoon Suite Nightmare.




Click here to see about my aging process.




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Frick: Frack, I am ig-a-noring you.


I think I am the luckiest person in the world.

I have been called for jury duty again.

I was summoned in:

1998 during my first year of teaching (excused)

2000 during our wedding week (excused)

2002 during state mandated testing (a certified teacher must give these tests–excused)

2004 during my pregnancy with Frick  (not picked for panel)

2005 (picked for panel)

2006 during the week of my due date with Frack (excused)

2007 (Federal Grand Jury–picked for panel)

and now

Feb. 2009

That’s 8 times in  roughly 15 years.  It’s all randomly done, so you can see that I must REALLY  be lucky.

**Running out the door to the gas station to get my lotto ticket.**


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As last week’s Friday Fragments hit the internet, I hit the bottom of a slide at Monkey Joe’s.

I sprained my ankle, which made it quite the ‘cankle’.

Huh?  What’s a cankle you say?

Cankles are an obese or otherwise swollen ankle that blends into 

the calf without clear demarcation according to Wiktionary.

The last time I had cankles, I was very pregnant with Frick.

 Not a pretty sight.

As the days pass, the swelling decreases and the exquisite purple, black, and blue color combination emerges.

No picture…I will spare you.  


You’re welcome.



See this shirt?




Frack calls it his

“Chick Maggot” shirt.

I chick Maggot!!



Frack has FINALLY started to pee on the potty.   For Pete’s sake, the boy will be three next month.   We have been putting him on the potty for months now, to no avail.  

Turns out he prefers to pee at school.  Whodda thought??

Each time I take him to the potty, I still have a certain mental picture.

To refresh your memory…

One night during bath time, Frack stood up, pointed to the toilet, and said, “I pee…I pee Mama!”

I got him out and put him on the toilet.

I am probably the ONLY person in the whole world who puts her boys backwards on the toilet when training. By doing so, they have the lid to hold on to.  I digress….

Frack was wet, straight from the tub. I should have dried him.

He slipped and his sweet bottom fell into the toilet!

His arms and legs were up at his head!

After getting over the shock and then realizing he was Ok, I doubled over with laughter. He joined in with me.

Now I am sure you understand why I think of this every time he goes to the bathroom.











A reunion next weekend!!  




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Happy New Year!

BP and I partied like rock stars with some old friends.


We ate.

We drank.

We were merry.

Just as Dave Matthews sang “Eat, drink, and be merry.”

Do you know the song???






Clemson lost to Nebraska.



But what a great game it was to watch!

Congrats to my blog friend, Jenny, who pulls for Nebraska.




The Name That Tune post was quite popular…all but one song was identified.


19.  I’ve been searching a long time for someone exactly like you. I’ve been traveling all around the world, waiting for you to come through.  (title) makes it all worth while.  (title) keeps me satisfied. someone exactly like you.


This song is Someone Like You, by Van Morrison.

One of my favorite songs by one of my very favorite singers.





Do I have to?

I just break them anyway.




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