Don’t jump

21 Sep IMG_4801

before we left the city today I thought the kids would enjoy going up on the train bridge over the river. Once up there Charlotte said “I don’t know why but sometimes I get these bad thoughts, like right now I want to jump on the tracks.”

“I want to jump in the water” Peter said.

“That would kill you” I told him. 

“Oh…I’m definetly not going to do that then!” he replied. 

Button Phobia

10 Sep

I bought a couple of new shirts for Charlotte for fall and one was a shirt dress with buttons. I told her to try it on to make sure it fit. She tried to put it over her head without undoing any buttons so I told her she had to undo a couple of buttons first. Peter was in the room with us and piped up “If she wears that I am NOT going to play with her!”

“Why not? Because it has buttons?” I asked.

“Yes because I HATE buttons!” he said.

Watering Trees

5 Sep

we live out on a farm so Dean decided if Peter needed to pee he might as well go outside. He called it “watering the tree”. Yesterday I was backing the truck into our driveway and I knew Peter was around somewhere so I turned around to have a look. I caught a glimpse of a naked butt. I did a double take and saw that Peter was peeing at the trunk of a tree. After I got out of the truck Peter walked over and said “Mom! I watered the trees for you! Now you won’t have to water them!

It’s tough being a kid

25 Aug

I was helping Charlotte sort clothes in her room last night when I heard Peter say ” Mom! This train set is exhausting!” IMG_4387

It’s harvest time

25 Aug

Which means the kids don’t see their father a lot right now. Last night it was getting late and the kids needed to get to bed and they were stalling as usual. My patience was wearing thin. At one point I raised my voice at Charlotte and she stomped into her room and pouted/yelled ” I WISH DAD WAS HERE YELLING AT US INSTEAD OF YOU!”

Happy to be back in Canada

13 Aug

P: I’m glad we are back in Canada

M: Oh? What do you mean?

P: All my friends are in Canada.

M:Oh you mean daycare? We never left Canada…

P: Yes – when we were camping.

M: No – Waskasiu is in Canada.

C: WE left Canada!


C: When we went to the place with the dinosaurs.

M: You mean Drumheller? That’s in Alberta which is a province in Canada.

C: Ohhhhhhh!

At least he doesn’t discriminate…

30 Jul

The kids were not cooperating at bedtime so Dean and I told them they were on their own. I gave them a few minutes and when I didn’t hear anyone brushing their teeth I asked why not. Charlotte told me that Peter needed help so I asked her to help him. “But he doesn’t listen to me!” she yelled. “I DONT LISTEN TO ANYONE!” Peter yelled back.


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