Monday, January 14, 2008

A winter of snow

We have survived another snow day. And it did start snowing and it is still snowing. And according to Matt it's supposed to snow into tomorrow, so we'll be checking again in the morning to see if there is school. If we get many more snow storms, I may get my wish of Zoe and Emily still being in school when the baby is born! The kids went outside to play this afternoon, but it was pretty cold out, so they didn't stay out for too long. Plus when Zoe and Emily were playing "bury me in the snow", Eleanor dropped snow on their faces...which I didn't see, but they said she did which is why Emily shoved a bunch of snow in Eleanor's face and made her cry (which I did see). This all happened after an episode inside of Emily pushing Eleanor out of the chair Eleanor was sitting in and then Emily got mad at Eleanor because Eleanor wanted her chair back. Emily called Eleanor a brat and Eleanor came back with, "'re not my sister!" Emily was not going to let Eleanor get rid of her so easy and firmly declared that she was too her sister and she would be her sister FOREVER! Emily thinks Eleanor is annoying most of the time, but she was not going to let Eleanor disown her.

Every so often Zach will find a glue stick and use it on his lips like chapstick, which he did today. I wonder how he likes the feel of glue on his lips. I guess it doesn't bother him since he happily announced to me that he had put it on his lips.

Emily picked out a lesson tonight that I had done with the young men and young women several years ago. It's called Sundaes & Sundays. You're supposed to have sundaes first and along with the yummy toppings like chocolate syrup, whipped cream, sprinkles, also put out things that don't go on a sundae like ketchup, pickles, and cheese. When I did this with the youth, one of the young men actually did put one of the non-sundae items on his sundae not realizing it was whatever it was (I can't remember what he put on it). The youth laughed about that the entire evening, and I think he ate the Sundae with whatever it was that didn't belong on it. Anyway, the point of the lesson is to talk about activities that belong on Sunday and activities that don't and you relate that to the fact that some things are good on sundaes and some things are not. Well, my kids weren't willing to have their sundaes until after the lesson, scripture, and game because they are creatures of habit, so we just used the Sunday activities part of the lesson. Maybe when they're a little older, I will do this lesson with them again and we'll include the sundaes with our lesson.


Dawn said...

I hope he doesn't find super glue sometime! I just watched an old Designing Women tonight where Suzanne (Delta Burke) accidentally got super glue on her lips - hilarious episode!

Courtney said...

I like that lesson. I'm going to try it.

Kris said...

You do have a lot of snow days! It must be pretty.

Emily is funny. Siblings are so funny -my kids' fighting can be brutal, but usually ends quickly and they go on playing as if nothing ever happened.

Katie said...

The glue thing made me laugh. I needed it. Thanks!

Phae-Jae said...

I love the "you'll be my sister forever" part of the argument!

Gabriela said...

Thanks for your kind comment on my blog. Your blog is always motivating for me and I enjoy reading about your ideas and things you do with your kids.

Gluestick as chapstick-that's one my boys haven't tried yet!

I love the sundaes/Sundays idea-I will be borrowing it soon!