Wednesday, February 20, 2008
This morning, while driving home from taking my 7 and 8-year-old girls to school, my eyes focused in on a little spider dangling from his thread inches from my face. Lucky for all of us the only turn left to make was into our driveway. With only a few glances away from the spider I managed to pull into our driveway and put the suburban into park without hitting anything. As soon as I did, however, the spider decided to decend. I'm not a bug person. With my seatbelt still secure I attempted to jump out of my seat. He was dropping fast but I was not going anywhere. I finally figured out how to undo my seatbelt and propelled myself up onto the middle console where I stayed until I had calmed down. To be on the safe side I slapped and rubbed my left side briskly until I felt satisfied that the critter was squished.
With six children under the age of nine my life gets pretty funny sometimes. Yesterday evening was getting ready for bed as usual when I asked my 2-year-old to see her clean teeth. While looking into her mouth my 5-year-old decided to see what would happen when he banged our heads together. What happened was a horrible crunching sound that only I heard and stars. The blood came pouring out of my nose moments later as I ran up the stairs to the bathroom sink. I was sure it was broken and shook like a leaf while trying to cradle cold tap water against my nose. The good new is that I did eventually fall asleep despite the pain and this morning the only sign of my evenings collision is a sore honker.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
We recently entered the world of technology with our own laptop and 4-in-1 printer. I don't know how to rationally deal with all of the possabilities now at my fingertips. I have so many responsbilities (6 kids) and not enough time for all, including learning how to use the computer to my advantage.