Saturday, January 31, 2009

Got Brains?

Okay so I was watching TV with my wonderful husband and I realized that I'm just not that smart. How did I come to this realization you ask, well let me break it down for you...

The first thing we watched was a cave special... and they mentioned fresh water wells, and I said

"Fresh water whales?? I didn't know there was such a mammal?" Hubby says "wells"

and I again say yeah I heard it "whales" hubby then spells it out for me " W E L L S"

I say " Oh, wells. Duh! " and giggle.

Next... we're watching the same segment and they start talking about some animal that resembles a ferret.. we'll call it Ferret's Cousin (FC)

So anyway they are discussing how the spring is the best time for FC to look for food, and show one eating a bird egg, then it goes on to say that they stalk squirrels and show some confusing footage of the FC eyeing the squirrels nuts, (get your minds out of the gutter not those nuts the acorns)

. Anyway the camera man shows two squirrels getting down n dirty in the pine trees and then one by himself... The FC attacks the one that is alone and well eats it. During this process I was confused as to whether the FC was going to eat the squirrels or just eat the nuts the squirrels left unattended while pokin in the pines. So once I see the FC eating the squirrel I say to hubby "Oh so he eats meats and veggies huh" before hubby can open his mouth I say " well technically he ate an egg so that's dairy right? " You see my logic I was thinking basic food groups and eggs are in the dairy group... Hubby laughs and says " I love you" .

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

What my family needs

Anne over at Small Town Mommy gave me this wonderful idea that she got from Sherrie over at Boogers, Screams, Headaches, and Dreams What I did was google our first names followed by needs and here are the results...

The X Mom ( Bethany )
*needs a new liver or she'll be dead by Christmas
*needs a middle name
*needs you

Okay my husbands results are much more funny
His first search result is from the website PoopReport... LOL that is too darn funny and at that website it said Troy needs a job... which is true.. my hubby just got laid off a few weeks ago
Next result was Troy needs Rehab....
and last was Troy needs Dog Runs..

As for the gang
Smarty Pants ( Jermey ) needs :
*Guidance to grow into a man
*anger management (under video results)
* a job in NYC

Renegade Doodle (William ) needs:
*more funds for crackdown
*a new drummer for his band
*to sort out his life

Scooter (James) needs:
*a hat petition
*rotten tomatoes
*to work a miracle

Wordless Wednesday

Don't look at this pic too long you might get Lazinitus.... it's very contagious and according to my husband it's a chronic illness. Check out more Wordless Wednesday.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I would like to thank Jacie over at Momstuff for giving me this Luvley award.

To continue this Luv-Fest please allow me to share my current Blog Luv list. Honorees, please follow these instructions and share the LUV!

1. Put the logo on your blog or post. (You can highlight the photo and text of this post and copy/paste wherever you need to...start your highlight from the bottom up to get the photo)

2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show GREAT ATTITUDE and/or GRATITUDE

3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.

4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received the award.

I would like to present this award to

Sherrie over at Boogers, Screams, Headaches, and Dreams ( I just found here blog and LOVE IT )

Jenni @ JiggetyJigg
Vicki @ Holly Daze

I don't have ten everyone else I was going to give this to already has one...

Friday, January 23, 2009

You and I... A poem for Fragile X Friday

I first posted this in August of 2008. I am posting it again in honor of Fragile X Friday.

You and I
I am strong, but you see weak.
I have a voice but you do not hear me
I can learn if your willing to teach me
You can learn from me if your willing to be taught
You and I are the same but you treat me differently
I have small feet but they can fill big shoes
I am faced with mountains, you call them mole hills.
I have limited patience, you are impatient with me.
You expect me to seek friendship, but you don’t want to be my friend.
You wonder why I am staring at you, it’s because you won’t stop looking at me.
I want to love you, but you don’t want to like me.
I am Fragile, you see broken
I am a child, and you are all around me.
-Bethany Euglow
To learn more about Fragile X visit:

I would like to thank Veronica Lee over at Of Mice and raMen for giving me my very first bloggy award.

The rules for this award are as follows...
Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design.
Show the 7 winners' names and links on your blog, and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with "Honest Scrap". Well, there is no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon.
List at least ten honest things about yourself.
1. I have struggled with Bipolar Disorder most of my life. It has been an uphill battle. I have been hospitalized twice in the past 3 years due to issues realted to my Bipolar Disorder
2. I enjoy having a few drinks with the girls every now and then... and for me a few is at least six. My favorite drink is a Margarita, preferably made with Patron Tequilla but Jose' Cuervo will work if money is tight.
3. Sometimes I feel burnt out on being a SAHM.
4. People often think I'm unsympathetic because I can find humor in ANYTHING, and often laugh when it's inappropraite.
5. I read Oprah magaizine religiously
6. I love the stand up comedy of Chelsea Handler (explicit) I also love her show Chelsea Lately
7. If someone else touches my computer I get jealous... LOL!
8. It's not unusual for there to be 6 or more screaming kids at my house... can't tell you why their screaming... even I'm not that honest.
9. I worry a lot about my childrens future.
10. My best friends are online...
I'm passing this award to:
Hollys Mom @ Holly Daze
Jacie @ Momstuff
And....... a fellow Fraggle mom @ Love and Survival with Fragile X

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Everlasting Alternative "F" Bomb

I may have mentioned this in a previous post but I don't think so. Awhile back Smarty Pants picked up the "F" word, and used it well. We struggled for weeks trying to get him to stop, we tried time out, telling him it was a "poor word choice" nothing worked.. Then finally a brilliant speech therapist suggested we substitute f*** with fox. This ofcourse made me giggle ALOT!! So we tried it. Every time SP would drop the "F" bomb it would go a little something like this

SP: "F*** you.." (not talking to anyone directly)
Mom: Fox, where did you see a fox, I didn't see a fox
SP: No, said F***
Mom: No, you didn't see a fox
SP: Me say F***, no fox
*At this point I would give up and go back to ignoring the "F" bomb.. and try the substitution again later**

After a month or two of replacing the "F" bomb with fox, SP finally complied, but it didn't work out like we had planned. We had all hoped he would just stop using the "F" bomb all together but instead he did the opposite, instead he literally substituted Fox for f***.. Blessing our family with the following phrases, that he in fact does use ... and now so do I.

That's foxed up
What's the foxing problem
Fox you
Your foxin' crazy
Shut the fox up ....
That's foxin ridiculous... (my personal fav)

For more clean cussing check out the Froupy Frit Frat post over at Mamma Talk
Check out this video blog at Momversation about cussing in front of your kids.. but be preapared to hear the "F" bomb and a few others

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

What's Playing in Their Ears??

Smarty Pants has taken a great interest in music videos. His favorites are The Zac Brown Band’s Chicken Fried and Rehab’s Bartender. He knows the complete lyrics to both, which is impressive. Renegade Doodle’s favorite song / music video is a toss up between SpongeBob Squarepants The Best Day Ever or The Wheels on The Bus. Young Scooter is infatuated with Mr. Rhino, he has to have his daily dose of Mr. Rhino like I have to have my coffee. Tell me what are your kiddos listening to. Are their tastes in music following in your footsteps.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Turds n Tootsies

As I was changing the 3rd poopy diaper in the last two hours it occurred to me just how full of s*** my life is, in a literal sense. Everytime I turn around I am dealing with some form of poo. I am constantly trying to determine if I am getting ready to pick up a chewed up spit out tootsie roll or a turd. How do I make the decision… well sometimes a sniff test is required. Why is determination necessary? It is necessary to determine which you are picking up, turd or tootsie because if it’s a turd a search and flush mission for the rest of the turds must begin immediately, as you all know there‘s never just one. If it is a tootsie they can wait till someone steps in them to be found. Some of you may wonder why I would be picking a turd up off the FLOOR in the first place, and who’s turd is it. To cure your curiosity, I am picking up turds because
1. The dog pooped on the floor (these are easily identifiable and do not require sniffing )
2. One of the gang members decided diapers / underwear are not needed and have removed such items without taking his pants off therefore I don’t notice it is missing.
3. Gang members have decided that I am not needed to handle stinky situations and take care of it themselves, letting the turds fall out as they take off their diaper or underwear while walking around.
4. Gang mascots have put turds on their menu under snacks, and dug dirty diapers out of the pail, distributing turds on the floor as I chase them.
5. Gang members have made it to the potty but wanted to see how big the first turd was so they get up off the potty to look before they are finished, the rest of the turds landing on the floor.
* I could go on and on about this but I must go, Scooter is poopy and Renegade Doodle is on the potty screaming about the size of the turd he just made. Just so you know… it’s a special turd he’s making it just for me * Is it wrong that I am going to enter the bathroom excited about the turd in the potty and tell him what a wonderful turd it is and how happy I am that he made it just for me *