Saturday, August 22, 2009

Oh, the pain...

I'm really slacking on this blog lately. It seems my life has been going 100mph since we left for our vacation a month ago. While we were gone on vacation I turned 26. I now feel like I am officially on the slippery slope toward 30 and that's somewhat depressing. It's all downhill from there, right? ;) We came back from vacation and the kids started school. Now I have a kindergartner and a 1st grader. Hunter is SO excited about kindergarten that he has woken me up before the sun comes up on two occasions asking me if he could get dressed. He has a girlfriend named Skylar. And, good news, Katelyn and her on/off boyfriend Shane have decided "to give it another shot". Thank goodness for that. What would we do if two six year olds couldn't make it work?

I managed to go back to work for 4 days after vacation and then I had surgery. Nothing huge, just some woman issues I've been having but the recovery has proven to be quite painful. I can't go back to work for three weeks and I'm stuck in the recliner until my one week followup. Patrick has been wonderful. I kind of like having him wait on me. I might have to be confined to a chair more often if this is the kind of treatment I get. He's out buying me magazines to read as I type this. I've been getting a lot of attention.

Speaking of attention, Hunter HATES it when I get attention from Patrick. My son has the worst Oedipus complex I have ever seen. If Patrick hugs me, kisses me or really even touches me Hunter freaks out and yells at him. He made a new rule on vacation that it is Patrick's turn to cuddle me and love me on "every tomorrow". Clever, huh? He's only 5 but he has the logic to know that as long as daddy's day is every tomorrow then it's never really his day today. :) Funny. Now whenever Patrick touches me Hunter just tells him that it's not his day.

Well... my magazines have arrived. I'm going to skip my pain medicine for long enough to read a little. Otherwise all I get accomplished is sleeping and not remembering anything.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Backpacks & Lunchboxes

Well... we're back from vacation clearly. It was a nice trip and, of course, it was action filled as are most days in the Collins household. On one of the last days of the trip, we were talking about going to a bookstore to get a coffee and use the wireless and this conversation happened:

Me: No, let's skip it because I just bought the kids an expensive book yesterday and I don't want them to ask for more today.
Katelyn: I won't, Mommy! I promise I won't ask for anything!
** long pause while Hunter contemplates the situation **
Hunter: Uhhh... I will.
At least he's honest and wasn't putting up any fronts about it, huh? Yes, as a matter of fact, I WILL ask for something. So there. Love my kids. :)
Since then, I have been to Lewis County for a few days visiting. I stayed with my sister one night at her apartment in Morehead and that was... really something. It made me feel incredibly old but also let me know that my sister cannot hang with me even when she is making up the rules to some card game I've never heard of.

At the end of my quiet and relaxing weekend, I got a phone call from Patrick. As soon as I answered the phone I heard Katelyn in the background "I didn't mean to! It was an accident! I didn't do it on purpose!". Great. That sounds promising. If you are a follower of my blog, you're aware of the fact that some months ago Katelyn knocked one of Hunter's front teeth loose and he later pulled it out. Well... guess what? He now has no front teeth, hence all the "it was an accident" crying coming from my dear daughter when I answered the phone. Hunter, for some unknown reason, was chewing on a baseball cap and she took it upon herself to rip it from his mouth and with it came his remaining front tooth. So he's down to zero out of two. He's 5. He will probably have no teeth for two years.

And here's where I do some shameless promoting of a blog that I follow. Not long ago, I sent my mother a link to a website and she ordered the kids each a monogrammed lunchbox. We got them in the mail while we were gone on vacation and the kids were so excited to open them that they fought over the package. They turned out absolutely adorable and they LOVE them. Thanks to Sarah at!

That's all... the kids start school Thursday. My baby starts kindergarten and it's just gonna be me and the dog during the day time. I'm kind of sad. I also start back at work on Thursday and I'm not entirely sure I'll remember how to do my job. We'll see, I guess. :)