I love the crazy things my kids say… sometimes it just cracks us up! Our youngest comes up with the silliest words… Here are a few of her latest
In Bible class… one day we were talking about Ecclesiastes… which she innocently referred to as Ex-squeeze- e- astes!
Another favorite is her expression when she’s interrupted by one of her siblings… she says indignantly… “Wanna feel my raf?” Not exactly sure where that one came from… maybe a cartoon?
Then the reason I’m posting this silliness tonight, is because she just asked her Daddy if he would play “Nazi” with her… of course, she had the Yahtzee box in her hand when she asked!!
Do you have any crazy things your youngin’s have said… please share… so we can all get a little laughter relief!
Economists keep telling us that the financial crisis is getting better… yet, the road still seems pretty rocky to most of us. Here are a few great tips that I wanted to share with you… (taken from the book “Your Money God’s Way.”)
1. Be realistic
2. Know what your financial goals are
3. Eliminate uneccesary obligations
4. Plan Ahead
5. Don’t under budget gas and food
6. Trade a big item for a smaller one this year.
7. Get the whole family on board.
Another insane day to add to the anals of Gaddy history…
Today was the day that the man from the phone company was due to fix the telephone and internet. He was not only going to be working outside, but he would also be inside in our living room. Since that is the official “hang out” of the Gaddy family, it was badly in need of cleaning. So, thus began my day, cleaning the remnants of six children out of the carpet and off the walls of the living room. Just a few minutes before he was expected to arrive I jumped in the shower. Of course, the phone rings… (isn’t that predictable?) I hurried and dressed knowing the man was on his way, then I glanced at the clock… and it also just happened to be time for my Monday tutoring student to arrive. Just like clock work, the phone technician arrived amid the banter of two large, loud (but loving) canines. I barely had them locked in the schoolroom before my student knocked at the door. By this time, the house was pretty chaotic, and the children were follwoing the phone tech’s every move- laughing and giggling from behind the nearest corner. I sent them to their rooms to finish math (right!) and went to tutor. It wasn’t long before I heard the innocent little tinkle of a child pottying with the door open…which in our old and wood walled house – echoed loudly throughout… ah well… my apologies to the newly married phone tech and high school student who now may never want children.
Yesterday, my youngest daughter (4) was going poking around my dresser… I was getting ready to take two of my other daughters to the doctor… when she found the intestines piece of our human anatomy game. (Just don’t ask me why the intestines were on my dresser…)
Anyway, she excitedly grabbed it up and held it in her hand and exclaimed… “Momma… I didn’t know you had… a… BRAIN!”
on several levels…
…but one thing I did learn… to 4 year olds… intestines look like brains. (and… maybe she knows my thoughts… there are days I wonder if I do have a brain…)
Even though you may be at home all day, homeschooling can sometimes take every spare minute of your time. Especially if you’ve had one of those days when Suzy just wouldn’t get that math concept! On a day like that you need to be armed with a get ready fast supper that takes you from fridge to table blessing in no time flat. I thought I’d share one of my all time favorites with you guys!
Chicken Fajitas with Rice and Refried Beans
2 cans of white chicken meat (large cans)
1 pkg shredded Mexican cheese
Fajita flavoring package
1 pkg tortillas
1 green pepper
Lettuce if desired
1 bag of rice/chicken broth
1 large can of refried beans – flavored
***Start your rice as soon as you get to the kitchen. Measure out chicken broth to cook your rice in. While the rice is cooking, cut up onion and green pepper, add a couple tablespoons of olive oil and fry. As the onions are cooking open up the refried beans and heat them. When the onions are translucent go ahead and add the canned chicken and fajita flavoring package. As soon as your rice is done. Put together your fajitas and top with cheese.
My family loves this dinner… you could add variations such as chips and cheese or a salad!