Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Jax, a dinosaur and soccer

It has been awhile since I have watched 4 year olds play soccer, and during the summer I had asked Jax several times if he wanted to play and of course he said yes. I thought it would get all his energy out at night and possibly go to bed earlier.
So when soccer started he was pretty excited, we went to several practices and he tried his best.
The first game came around and I guess Jax didnt understand that you would have to play against another team. He said he only wanted to play with his team not with another team. Explaining it the best I could he refused to go on the field.
I tried to bribe him with ice cream, that didnt work, I tried threatening, explaining his team needed him and forcing him on the field but as soon as I walked off he was right behind me. Nothing was working.
So the first game didnt go as planned, maybe next time.
The second game rolled around and Jax again refused to go on the field. His coach actually got him on the field with her and as all the kids were playing Jax was also playing, not soccer, but in the dirt. He was sitting on the field playing in the dirt as all the other kids ran around him.
I know its hard to see but in the middle is Jax playing in the dirt
Now the other parents laughed and thought it was cute, I just thought well we were making progress he is actually on the field during the game. Later on that game he stood up a few times, and ran off the field to ask if he was done yet. So the second game wasnt as bad as the first.
I thought over and over, how am I going to get him on the field to play? During practice he would run and kick the ball and play soccer but when it came to a game he refused.
The third game came and I was like, can't freaking wait, I almost wanted to give up but we went. Kailey went with us, I thought she might be able to talk him into playing. We were at the field and of course he refused to play, he wouldnt play in the dirt either and I asked , "Do you want Kailey to come out and stand with you?" he said, "yes" and off they went. I saw him running around not chasing after the ball but chasing after the other kids, but I didnt care, I was proud, he was on the field and running.
So I began to see what was really going on, Kailey was chasing Jaxson and he was running from her, I had no idea what she was doing. During the break I asked, and she explained that she was a dinosaur chasing Jaxson and he had to go get the ball. I thought" whatever works"
So there I was, watching this game, my 12 year old is growling like a dinosaur and my 4 year old is running from her, the other kids are just looking at her thinking she was crazy and running from her. But he was going after the ball, so I didnt care.
Who ever would have thought soccer would have turned out like this.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Bad Influences

Well Jax is at that age, 4, copies everything the older kids do. Here is a recent Jax story.

We had company over one day, they have older children, and I decided to take them to get ice cream. On the way the older boy says, "hey Kailey, do you know what I saw on utube?", Kailey says, "what", he then says, "Jax say Bucket". So of course Jax says "bucket?" "awww man", the boy responds, "it didn't work" so he then turns to Hudson and says, "Hudson say Bucket". Hudson of course says Bucket but comes out, "Fuck it". I immediately said, "umm not a good idea, please do not do that again". So Jax continues to laugh and say, "Hudson say Bucket" over and over, Hudson laughing not knowing why its funny and says "fuck it", the kids laughing. Thank goodness we got to the ice cream store.

Fast forward to 2 weeks and we are at my store, A nice little Amish family is shopping for clothing and the mother was talking to me about the kids. "Yes this is Hudson, he is 2......." Jax interrupts and says, "Hudson can say Bucket", turns to Hudson, and before I can stop him of course he says, "Hudson saaaay bucket", trying to interrupt him before the words come out but it doesn't happen, Hudson says"fuck it" and her mouth dropped, and my face immediately is flaming red and I just shake my head no, and say, "I have no idea where that comes from". She didn't know what to say or do, she was speechless and so was I, her mouth dropped open and she finally says, "oh my".

How in the Hell after 2 weeks and of all the time for Jax to do this, it has to be in front of the nice Amish family? And how does he remember this from 2 weeks ago and why on earth does he think its soo funny when he has no idea what it even means?

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Life with boys

Life with boys:

When I knew I wanted kids I always wanted a little boy, I couldn't wait to raise one. Now I have 2 of them. Life, I'm sure, will never be the same. There definitely is never a dull moment in my life.

Yesterday Jax said, "I have to poop." Ok, great, which means that in 5 minutes I will have to go in and wipe his butt. Just another mommy duty. So sure enough he yells for me and I walk in, we do the usual butt wipe and he stands up to flush, but before I flush he yells, "WAIT!!!!! MOMMY!!!! Startled, I said "what". He says "look at the small one, right there, it looks like a Space ship". I'm thinking, what the hell is he talking about. He says, "look, see the small one next to the big poop?" So yes I look in, and sure enough, it looks like a space ship, formed just right.

At that moment I knew my life had changed forever.  I never in a million years thought that I would be looking in the toilet at someone elses poop and see if it resembles a space ship!!.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Wiener Game

So we started potty training Hudson, well not really, but he likes to wear underwear in the evenings. Makes him feel like a big boy. I was tagging clothes in our craft room and Hudson went in the living room to show Jax that he was wearing underwear. I hear Jax saying, "oh you have underwear on, good job" I just smiled, Hudson was so proud, then I heard the word wiener and I stopped what I was doing to listen. I then heard, "lets play the wiener game".

 Immediately, I thought "Oh God, what is the wiener game?" I slowly got up off the ground, I can hear the boys laughing and running, as I walked into the living room, I see two little boys with their wieners hanging out the sides of their underwear and running around the living room. I said, "what are you guys doing" Jax says, "playing the wiener game", I said "what is the wiener game?" and he said, "we pull our wieners out of our underwear's and run around", I'm thinking, "oh God why did I have boys, they are soo gross". So now we have the wiener game and I'm sure that won't be the last time its played.

 Lets just hope Jax doesn't go to school and talk about how he plays the wiener game at home!!!!

Friday, April 27, 2012

The Plague

So the plague hit the family this past weekend. Fortunately only Kailey had it. But what you don't know is when Kailey is sick, everyone knows about it and suffers as well. She is a bit dramatic with pain and the whole house can hear her. She cries, she screams, she begs and pleads like someone is killing her. "mommy help me", "I cant do this anymore", "Please help me", "ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh". Yep I can go on.

The throwing up began at 10:30pm, at about 2:30am that morning she was begging for her life, and believe me at that time I really wanted to kill her, just put her out of her misery, but I was trying to be the good mother that I am and console her, but really there was nothing I could do. Jax was awake for the beginning part of it, he was concerned and curious as to what was going on in the bathroom. He couldn't sleep with all the noise going on. But seriously who could.

At one point he began to cry, I thought he was worried about his sister because you would have thought she was dying. So here I am, in and out of the bathroom with a child getting sick and crying, back to the bed where I was consoling Jax from crying because he was worried.

And where was Isreal, the father?? He was hiding in the living room because he didn't want to catch the dreaded bug.

At about 11pm Jax began to cry again, I said "seriously why are you crying now?", I'm not sure if he was deliriously tired or what but he was crying because he wanted his sister to throw up. He states, "I want Kailey to throw up", I said "what?".  He says, "well I don't want to see her throw up, I just want to hear her throw up", "what is wrong with this child?" He was wishing the ultimate punishment on his sister just so he can hear. He kept saying "I want to hear Kailey throw up" I didn't even know what to say, I started laughing, and Kailey began to cry.

So there you have it, my night was Hell, one kid wishing the other kid was puke and one kid thinking she was dying, and my sweet husband hiding in living room with all his support from the couch!! Good times!!

Thankfully it was a quick stomach bug and Kailey survived, the plague didn't kill her and she is lucky that I didn't either. Jax got his wish, he heard Kailey get sick a few more times and peacefully fell asleep. Everyone was better the next morning!!!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Farts are funny!!

So there we were at Jax's preschool St Patricks day party. There was a small crowd of parents than normal and the snacks were all eaten. The teacher called the kids over to the circle rug for share time. The parents were invited to stay and watch. A little boy gets up and shows his truck, and did a very nice job. Next was a little girl, showing her doll. Jax was sitting very nicely listening to the other kids share their toys. Everything was gong smoothly. There was a silence in the room while this little voice spoke of her doll and how she sleeps with her at night when all of a sudden you hear a "brrrrRRRRRRRT"  Oh yeah if you don't know what that word is, its a fart noise.

You will never guess who let out that big ripper of a fart during share time. You guessed it, my little boy Jax. He got really embarrassed as two boys moved away from him, he put his hand over his mouth and began to chuckle.

I thought "oh god", and started to snicker. I know, I know, how immature of me to snicker, but he was soo freaking funny. I'm sorry that I am almost 31 and think farts are still funny. They will always be funny.

I tried to compose myself in sake of the little girl who was still trying to share her doll. Jax kept looking over at me with his hand cupping his mouth and smiling, I was holding it in the best I could, I even went as far as biting my own finger just so I didn't laugh out loud. The more Jax looked at me the more I wanted to laugh, but no one else was laughing, I had to look away, just look away. I even snuck to the back of the parents just so I didn't see Jax's face, whenever he looked at me he snickered and I wanted to laugh too. The teacher just looked at us, it was like I was in school all over again.

After 5 mins of composing myself, I could return to the share time, yes I had to walk away, I had to be the mature parent, but in reality, I wanted to laugh so hard with him, man farts are funny, especially when there is a room full of people with dead silence.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Jax's clone

Move Over Jax, theres a new kid in town and his name is HUDSON KID!!!!

Can't tell which one is which?? Hudson is to the right. Its hard sometimes because he is the same size as his older brother Jax.  And he is Jax's clone, he does everything Jax does, he says everything Jax says. From "fart knocker", to "diarrhea cha cha cha". If its not bad enough I have one kid saying it, now I have two!!! If Jax dances, Hudson dances, if Jax cries, Hudson pretends to cry, he says it all and now that he is turning two in a few months he is getting out of that baby stage and starting to come into his own personality.

We started potty training Hudson since he likes to sit on the toilet.

He hasn't gone yet but he sure likes to wipe himself. But toilet paper isn't the only thing he has puts into the toilet, he likes to sneak into the bathroom and put the whole roll in, he also put Kailey's hairbrush and swirled it around a bit, and also flushed Jax's sunglasses!!

One day I found him "cooling off" in the dogs water dish. Or maybe taking a bath, not really sure!

There are many differences between the two boys, Jax is more like me, small and full of piss and vinegar. Hudson is more like his father, stocky and sensitive, he gets his feelings hurt easily and will let you know. But the one thing he loves to do is EAT!!! He is a human vacuum cleaner!!

Hudson will eat anything. He will finish his plate and then  finish whatever Jax didn't eat on his plate and then sometimes asks for a snack afterwards!! He loves his peanut butter and Jelly!!

Have I forgot to mention that Hudson is a GENIUS?????

He was so proud to find out that a sticker stuck to his snot!! Yep, hes special!! Luckily, besides the bead I pulled out of his ear one day this is the only other thing he has put in his nose or ears.

Did I mention his sensitive side??? Yes he does, he fell in love with my tutu's I made.
Isreal is not so impressed with his son, he didn't want to take it off and liked to model it!!
But hes not all sensitive, he has a manly side too. Hudson is a mad hunter with sharp shooter skills. He loves to pretend to shoot things, he plays a hunting game on the wii and scores higher than me.He has a shooting stance and puts his eye up to the gun like he is really focusing on his shot. He walks around with guns and shoots things all the time, which gets really old and I have to hide the guns so he will use his finger. We will be in a car and I hear, "pooosh, poosh" and I look back to him pointing his finger gun out the window.

I'm sure this is the beginning of my writings on Hudson. He is really a great kid, he loves to snuggle, he is starting to talk alot and has a mind of his own.

When I see pics like this, I think of all the reason's why we decided to have Hudson, we wanted a sibling for Jax to grow up with, so glad they have each other, although sometimes, I wonder why I had that third child because they begun to fight with each other, but at night when he reaches over and hugs me and says, "I wuv you", he makes everything worth it!!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Jaxson's view on pregnancy

So we have a picture of Isreal and I in our living room when I was pregnant for Jaxson. He sees it everyday, well today he brings the picture in to me and says, "so I was in your shirt?", I said "no, you were in my belly", a puzzled look came acrossed his face and then he said" so......you ate me??"  I laughed and said "no I didn't eat you", babies grow in mommies bellies and then when they are ready they come out", so he walks away,mumbles and shakes his head, "why would she eat me??" and placed the picture back.

So apparently to Jax we eat our young. Maybe he is watching too many dinosaur shows. I can't wait for the day I get to explain to him how babies come out of their mommies, I can tell this kid is going to be full of fun questions!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The gross boy.....

So I never thought I would have the gross boy in class. I mean I know its normal for little kids to pick their noses and eat it but I didn't think MY kid would do it.

Yep, Jax likes to eat boogers. He picks his nose all the time and eats it. Anytime, any place. He will wake up in the morning and the first thing he does is dives in, knuckle deep. I swear he is going to touch his brain one of these days.

Now, at first I ignored it, but the more he did it the more it bugged me. So I decided to call him out on it in front of people, maybe the embarrassment would work, but it didn't,  he didn't care.

So then I thought that if I told him boogers are like poop and you don't eat your poop so you shouldn't eat your boogers, but that didn't stop him either.

I told him that he could touch and hurt his brain, but he thought touching his brain would be cool.

So I guess I have to accept the fact that my son picks his nose and likes to eat it.  Its just soo gross, if Hudson follows I am going to FREAK!!!!

I really wish there was some sort of health benefit to eating your boogers, like extra protein in your diet but I haven't come up with anything yet. I hope he doesn't do it in school, but I have to believe that he is the gross boy in class!! : (