Tuesday, August 23, 2011


I've neglected my blog...and now there is just too much that has happened to post.
Quick summary:

-Ryan's baseball team had their state tournament. They did....okay. He had a great year of pitching.
--Thad and I went to Vegas. Our date week was great!
--I signed the girls up for fall soccer. This should be....interesting.
--I signed Brady up for Parent/Tot gymnastics this fall.
--I have not put much time at all into my new class in January. I'm screwed.
--I have managed to read eight books this summer. I'm not done either. Reading = escape.
--Ryan had two weeks of hockey camp, one week of orchestra camp, and now is in football. He pays the Star Spangled Banner on Thursday at the Twins game. Thad and I will be there!
--I caved and bought Ryan a cell phone yesterday. There are many rules and his behavior will dictate whether or not he has it much.
--Above mentioned child is dealing with some anxiety. He's been sleeping in the girls' room on an air mattress. Before that, he'd come in every night and end up on our floor. Of course he won't admit to it, but something is up and I'm a little concerned.
--I am rushing around tying up loose ends this week: hair cuts, dental appointments, etc.
--I am taking Ryan to the middle school today for his school pictures, etc. How is he this old?!
--I think I am cutting my hair off tomorrow...okay not off, but a few inches shorter. It's time.
--I decided one day a couple of weeks ago to potty train Brady. He is doing awesome!

But...here's where I need help. It's been awhile since I've had a little boy. He's obsessed with his penis. Like seriously obsessed. He informs me that he has one all.the.time. I grabbed it in Walmart and even yelled it! Last night he asked me to see it, and proceeded to show me it was....in an altered state. Help!


ABCDH said...

Not that having all girls is any easier, but I do get out of the whole penis thing :-)

Stephanie said...

It sounds like you had a great summer overall, and 8 books?!? Good for you! It is always hard to transition back to reality and structure, but a few more weeks and everything will be running smoothly (well, as smooth as possible with 4 kids) for you. I'm sorry I cant help out with any parenting advice. Ryan's anxiety or Brady's penis obsession. Post a pic of your new hair please!!

Be the change... said...

Bonnie...I have missed you! Penis thing is so normal. Actually you should connect with Brandy O.- Ry guy was running around the lake with his out in an altered state this weekend as well. Alex is just getting over this stage and I am not going to miss it...

Vicky said...

Okay, you were missed! I'm both laughing at the penis obsession, and feel for you about the anxiety issue... middle school related maybe? Both my boys go in streaks where they camp out in our room for a few days or on and off for a week or so... but soon enough they stay in their own beds again and whatever was bothering them is better. He'll be okay :)

HHLSS said...

We have penis obsession too~ must be normal?! I love that kids, even middle schoolers, can seek refuge from anxiety by sleeping on the floor of their siblings. :)

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