You know what is weird? The view counts on my blog posts have gone up exponentially. I have no idea why. I am quite positive that it is not because a plethora of people have become interested in stories about my kids, so this leads me to wonder why the increase. My one real reader, (erin) do you have any ideas? You can ask your brother, the one who now works in the West Wing of the white house now, doing computer stuff.
Chloe asked me the other day, "Mom will you still like me when I get older?" And of course I said yes and why...and she said, "Well I hear other Moms saying mean things about their kids when they are not around." Chloe has noticed Moms gossiping about their teenage kids and she was worried that I wouldn't like her when she became a teenager. I am constantly amazed by how observant Chloe is.
With school starting, I have tried (unsuccessfully) to come up with a routine. Mostly it is the homework that is killing me. so I made a rule, no t.v. until rooms are clean, recycle is out, and your homework is done. I thought those were 3 pretty easy responsibilities to fulfill. It didn't work. Chloe just told me, "That's okay, I don't really care about watching t.v." So my rules solved the too much t.v. problem but did nothing for the homework issue. I hate Chloe's homework. It is actually my homework. The worst is the 2 full pages of math facts that I constantly have to redirect her attention to. So I still haven't figured out a productive way to get her to do her homework. But Chloe is like me. she likes making lists. Not actually doing the things on the list, but making them. So she filled my fridge up with more jobs that she wasn't planning on doing. We even agreed on a reward, her idea. If they did all their jobs for three weeks in a row, they could get the "elsa closet." (another "Frozen" accessory to add to their collection. Which by the way, did I mention that I finally found them Elsa barbies, and they played with them for 2 days before they became part of the "old, no longer exciting" toys pile). Anyway, I think they tried to follow their list for about 1 day, even with the promise of that beloved Elsa closet. I do really like all her illustrations though and specifications for who does the job and how often. My favorite is Macie has a potty job "every day." She has the most x's.