Sunday, October 12, 2014

How To Ground Your Kids

My kids have been grounded for various reasons. It is not the first time but it seems like everything we do nothing works. We will set a time limit for how long they are grounded and its our fault we usually end up forgetting and they get un-grounded and back to normal life. What does this teach the kids? Nothing really except that their parents are forgetful and if they hold out just a few days they will let us do whatever again. Not anymore! I found this idea on one of my friends facebook pages and thought it was a wonderful idea!

Not time limit so I do not forget. I, of course used a few things from this list but added some of my own and I am not as generous with points. (Call me a hardass) I know I am, but sometimes that is what kids need. 
I also added some tasks that have to do with kindness. For example, they have to come home from school and tell a parent about their day at school. Others are to write a nice letter (full page) to a family member, give a family member a good genuine hug, read books to their little brother, give someone in the family a compliment. 
What amazes me, my kids would rather to do the manual labor to get the points that take up more time and less points than to do the nice things and get more points. (I am not sure how to change this) 

Not only have I done a points system but I have also kept up with another sheet on why they are grounded just so they don't forget. (in reality so I don't forget) Taking things was not working and with our oldest, taking something did not bother him. Only thing he cares about is band and if we make him miss a game his grade suffers. I had to find something else. 

The points system seems very logical and well... I am getting a break. They are doing MY chores to earn points. 

Go about this any way you see fit. Unfortunately, I have to put, take a shower without being told on the list.  Ugh..Boys

Friday, October 10, 2014

Did You Know That There Was An Eclipse?

Did you hear there was a lunar eclipse? 
I woke up..not for this event but because of Logan being sick. I woke up to check his fever and the eclipse had began. I figured why not stay up and try to get pictures of the entire thing? That was a FAIL!! Unfortunately I was not able to get it all. I got some of it :-) came back in, chilled on the couch for a bit and went outside at peak time and it was gone!! Gone I tell you. BLACK. I walked out in my yard to see if I could find it somewhere and I barely could see it. By barely I mean I could not even find it through my camera lens because it was so dark. Now imagine this, Im outside in my yard and its pitch black!! Only light out is from my front porch light. My yard has holes everywhere (due to my husky) and I am night blind as can be! I am also freakishly afraid of snakes. I am thinking to myself I am going to step on a damn snake trying to find the moon! The neighbors dog starts barking and scares the crap out of me and almost fall and bust my butt. Thats it, I was done. I went back in the house!! I got on facebook and seen everyone else around me in my area had a lunar eclipse fail too!! Now I do not feel so bad but pretty ticked I wasted this precious time trying to find this moon and photograph it when I could have been sleeping!

Anyways thats the only picture I got. Before that I was playing with my camera and got a few pictures of the moon before eclipse time (like before bed) and saw an awesome spider web and tried and tried to capture it clearly but failed. Oh well, its a neat picture anyways. 

The day after it stormed, and the sky afterwards was such a beautiful blue. This picture did not do it justice. Sucks living in the woods. We never get a clear shot of the sky. 

How did you Lunar Eclipse experience go?? Tell me in the comments :-) Have a wonderful weekend. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Hey..It's Okay Tuesday

I have been absent in the blogging world and you can tell! Nice to know that literally no one noticed. But its Hey....its okay Tuesday

So its okay

That no one missed me in the blogging world!

That I will more than likely have to have my gallbladder removed soon.

That my daughter does not want to spend 2 weekends in a row with us

That while I was a tad bit intoxicated I let my Mr. Sexy get a cat, I am not a fan of feline critters. And this describes our relation perfectly!

That my blog will never be where I want it. I will never be that professional blogger pulling in tons of money. I have yet to even make $30 this year. But its okay. I do not want to put in the time and effort and especially funds into it that it calls for! Im good at taking a couple of weeks off. You can not do that if you want to be a "professional" blogger. I do not want to follow all those blogger rules and such. I am good to just go with the flow!

What are you okay with this Tuesday??

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