Friday, April 29, 2011

If twos are terrible, what's four?

I know kids go through the phase nick named "the terrible twos".  I seem to have a little one who doesn't want to come out of it.  Iris is now 4.5 years. When is the cut off?  Emily never went through "the terrible twos", and Annie just had a short stint of them.  Iris seems to be an overachiever. lol  Today she had temper tantrum over not getting to ride along to take the girls to school.  Honestly I was to tired to have her tag along.  Then there was the tantrum when she wanted Annie's toy and Annie didn't want to let her play with it. The screaming over the ball almost made me lose my top.  Iris felt the need to scold me at softball because  we didn't go to Burger King for lunch.  We went to Burgerville instead and she still got a cheese burger. When I don't cave she either starts asking over and over, or starts crying which turns to screaming.  Either way we all lose.  She still needs naps but of course doesn't want to take them.  When we make her lay down in her bed she cries, screams and then a high pitched shrieking. The shrieking might break glass one of these days.  I am consistent with this kid but she seems to think I am gonna cave every time.  Sorry, Not trying to raise a spoiled brat.  I know she will grow out of this phase but it can't come quick enough.  Just like she will be completely potty trained one day and stop having accidents.  Again can't come quick enough.   I just need to see past this grey sky.

Car shopping UGH!

 Today we finally bit the bullet.  We bought a second car.  We have needed one, well ever since 2009 when the Kia Sephia we had died.  It has been more and more that we need one lately.  Especially with softball three times a week and all my doctor appointments.  So after Brian had been looking for quite a while he sent a dealer an inquiry.  Of course they got back to him quickly, they want our money. lol  They got us financed again through the same loan company we currently have.  They aren't terrible but the interest is always high.  Of course that is due to our less than stellar credit score.   So we bought a 2000 Honda Accord.  It's nice especially for being 11 years old.
  The one thing I dislike the most about buying cars is the waiting. I am a person patience,but it really wears on my nerves.  I car sales time just a minute equals an hour.  I got to the dealership.  Brian walked over since they are real close to our house and I picked up Annie.  We get there and I am supposed to just sign a few papers and we can leave with it. HA!!! Try an about 70 minutes later.  My day doesn't have over an hour of free time to waste at a dealership.  The little girls of course were bored but hey so was I.  They have a playroom at this particular dealership, but I am weary of playrooms like that after Annie got sick playing in a hospital one.  We tried watching a movie on my phone but that literally lasted 7 minutes.  They had the super tall chairs where the legs are really tall.  The girls wanted to play on them instead of sitting.  Too bad, we don't have time for a car dealership and a ER visit today. hehehe   Iris started to get grumpy because it was past our usual lunch time.  We signed as quick as possible to avoid the impending Iris meltdown.  We finally got to leave with the car and the keys.   We went to lunch a  local fast food place called Burgerville.  Just barely missing a meltdown.  Now I have a happy husband! YAY!  Another yay I can put Iris to bed right after softball.  She really needs it today!! Someone is super cranky and it's not me.

Patience and years will refashion what hours will undo." ....311

Thursday, April 28, 2011


  Well I am new to blogging so let's give this a whirl.   I am a mom of three girls. I have been married for 11 years. I will be going back to school this summer to pursue my degree to be a Registered Nurse. I love to listen to music.  My favorite is 311.  Just a warning I will be quoting them quite a bit.  I watch entirely too much television and we have a beautiful dog named Noah.  I have insomnia quite often so I am up at odd hours.  My life isn't very exciting. We live in the Pacific Northwest and it rains too much for my taste.  Not to mention it is cold. We hope to move to a warmer climate once my husband and I are done with school. We love to go to Disneyland, but who doesn't?  That's really about it.  Told ya my life isn't exciting. hahaha

 Have a great night

              " Be positive and love your life"...311