Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Coal

Owen came to me before Christmas and said, "I don't really care if I'm on the naughty list. I can do anything with that coal, paint on it, play with it. The only think I want for Christmas is lots of coal so I can make a snowman."

My Kid Eats Paste

Owen's homework involved coloring, cutting, and pasting. He ate the glue stick instead.

Elf On A Shelf

We debated trying the Elf on a Shelf to encourage the boys to behave until Christmas. We decided against it. Owen still managed to convince Jay that there was an Elf on the shelf in their closet. This led to sightings by Jay of a "bloody man" and a declaration that the Christmas tree ornaments were staring at him. Needless to say, their behavior did not improve and they had trouble sleeping.

Baby Sister?

Owen came to me the other day and told me he and Jay had discussed this. They want us to adopt them a baby sister. When I asked why, he said, "Because we don't have one."

Children Should Not Play Ball in the House

Jay was told not to kick the soccer ball inside the house. His excuse for breaking the vase: Owen embarrassed him into dropping the ball.

Why Children Should Not Play

Bead Communicators

Here is another use for Mardi Gras beads. Owen has them hanging on his ears to receive the message Jay is sending.