Currently in our house . . .
This week’s themes for Currently are: snapping, checking, learning, dropping, saving.
Currently, Matthew & Nathan are SNAPPING at each other. It seems like they cannot go 30 minutes without fighting. The worst part: they have all summer to “enjoy each other’s company” now that school is out. I would have thought that the 7 year difference between the boys would help to prevent the sibling arguments, but I was way off on this one.
Nathan is the instigator. He is always in Matthew’s space. Unfortunately, Matthew’s reactions to his brother are quite amusing. (At least, Nathan thinks so.) Philip says Matthew is Nathan’s squeak toy. Unfortunately, Matthew never gives us the opportunity to discipline Nathan. He just loses his cool way too quickly, and before we know it, WWIII has begun. I guess I should enjoy the few days I might have left before Caleb starts joining in.
Currently, Matthew is CHECKING out of elementary school and into middle school. His elementary days are over. Today is his last day of 6th grade. We celebrated his 6th grade graduation on Monday, so according to his principal, he is now officially a middle schooler.
Currently, with all the changes in our household, I am LEARNING to accept the fact that my kids are growing up. Everything is going by much faster than I’ve ever imagined. There are a lot of changes going on in our household.
I already mentioned Matthew will be going to middle school next year and will officially be a teenager shortly after the new school year begins. Nathan just graduated from preschool and will be starting kindergarten. Yikes! And little Caleb, I must admit, is no longer a baby. He is definitely a toddler, now. In fact, I recently posted about him getting older. It seems like each kiddo is going through a big milestone change right now.
Currently, I feel like I have been DROPPING the ball around the house. We all have been taking turns getting sick, for what seems like, forever now. In fact, this last Saturday I went to the walk-in and discovered I had strep throat, on top of a sinus infection. Matthew also had a terrible earache that sent him to the emergency room that same night. Nathan has had a cough/cold/fever thing off and on for weeks now. The doctors tell me it’s just a viral infection and we have to wait it out. Luckily the baby is not sick, but he is still miserable cutting a couple new teeth.
Anyhow, with everyone not feeling well, it looks as if a bomb has went off in our house. I’m way behind on the laundry. There are unsorted papers and toys everywhere. The floors need a good mopping. Well, you get the point. So, this week is catch-up week. I feel like the house needs a good spring cleaning all over again. Yay me!
Currently, I have been SAVING all my receipts and even the UPC codes for everything I have been buying. I signed up to participate on the National Consumer Panel. They sent me this scanner to record all my purchases, and in return, I earn points towards some great prizes.
Sounds easy, right? Well, actually it is. The problem is that I lost the pamphlet that I need to scan items like gas, produce, and purchases without a UPC code. (I told you I have papers everywhere.) I can’t just scan in the items that do have a code because I need to submit all items on one receipt at the same time. So, I have been piling up my receipts so that I can submit them whenever I find that stupid paper.
I bet I could just go their website and find one to print, but I have been lazy. I should go do that now. Those receipts are driving me crazy.
A want to give a big shout out to the ladies from Harvesting Kale and OT & ET for the blogging inspiration. Be sure to visit them to join the Currently linky. Next week’s themes are: hearing, hinting, hunting, hankering, hoping.
What are you currently up to?