Hi. Remember me? I used to blog here. I used to write things and post pictures and enjoy it. But now? Well, not so much. I blame in on a few things. First of all, my husband was away for 8 months over the span of only 11 months. He has been home for almost 2 months (in which he did leave for one week) now, but I still feel like he’s this awesome visitor in my house and when he’s home, I want to just spend time with him, and not with my computer. This limits me to day-time blogging when he’s at work. He does spend a lot of time at work, though. What, with getting ready to deploy again. For the third time in a row. But I’m not going to start on that. Because that would be neither productive nor pretty. So, that leaves me lots of daytime hours with which to sit down at my computer in peace and quiet and blog my little heart away. Except. It’s summer, so Steven is not in school. I think our little West Texas town is on its 1000th day of temperatures over 100 – mostly close to 105 and is way too hot to be outside most of the day. This leaves me with a two-year-old, a three-year-old and a five-year-old inside 1500 square feet trying to share toys and not jump on the couch. Which leaves me with 8 hours of my day spent saying “Why aren’t you sharing?” and “You need to stop jumping on the couch.” But right now 2/3 kids are sleeping and the other is watching PBS so I have a few minutes. A few blissful minutes, smelling Baked Oatmeal in the oven, sipping my green tea and honey, and blogging .
I have a few Koper Kidisms to share. I went to a retreat for my MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) group a few weeks ago, where we planned out our next year of ministry. When I came home, Steve had taken a few notes. Apparently while making the kids dinner (and by making dinner I mean microwaving hot dogs and not even bothering with the tater tots I left out for them), the kids said some things he needed to write down.
Steven – Real kids don’t like mustard.
(Steven does like mustard, which he feels really sets him apart)
Gabby (in awe) – How do YOU know how hot dogs are made?
(What? Daddy knows how to use the microwave? Does Mommy know this?)
Jack – I DID IT!!!!!!!! (After passing gas at the table)
And with that, 2/3 of kids are awake and only one is sleeping. So it’s about time to wrap it up. Before I do, here are some pictures of our recent trip to see my family. We had a great time and the kids had a blast with Grammy and Grampy.
Hopefully it will not be so long before my next post. But it probably will. But at least for now,
You’re all caught up!