Sunday, May 17, 2009

Just Call Us The White Trash Family -or- Call Our Girls Ike & Tina! Part I

So, you are probably wondering WHAT in the heck my title means? Well, it's actually a dual title because both fit this post today. :)

I am referring to us as the "White Trash Family" because THAT is what we looked like when we went outside earlier this afternoon. We decided to go outside to do some yard work and clean our cars while Emma and Sophie played, we did this PRE-showers/baths. So, we all looked a bit grimy. Plus our dogs need to be groomed so they looked pretty homeless too. Oh well, we had a lot of fun anyway! :)

About our girls being Ike and Tina (Turner), that is the name that Greg coined for them this morning. The girls have been picking at each other A LOT this week! Sometimes it is about small things that you can ignore and let them work out... NOT TODAY. Emma had shoved Sophie a few times this morning, & each time Sophie would go right back over by her to play. Greg said that Sophie was behaving like a battered wife, going back for more. Sophie had a board book that Emma apparently wanted and we can only surmise that Emma grabbed it from her and whacked her in the face a few times; we were in the kitchen and the girls in the bedroom right behind us. We heard Sophie cry (not a whiny one) & we saw Emma ("Ike") standing next to her with the evidence (book) in hand. Poor Sophie ("Tina")has a 1 CM gash on her cheek where the book's corner caught her, she also has a red bruise over her eyebrow.

It sounds like Greg and I are just making light of it, trust me we are NOT. Emma's favorite trio of toys went for a time out on top of the refrigerator and Emma was sent to her room for 5 minutes. We also spoke to her about it once things calmed down. However, what is done is done now and if you can not laugh about raising children then you are probably going to cry!

Just Call Us The White Trash Family -or- Call Our Girls Ike & Tina! Part II

Friday's Family Lunch

I had a doctor's appointment on Friday morning so Greg worked from home for the first half of the day. The girls and I decided to drive him back to work and we stopped at Red Robin for lunch on the way to the office. We had "birthday coupons" for free meals for both Emma and Greg so we couldn't pass up eating there! I met another "China Mom" there, she actually approached our table and introduced herself. She was nice and her daughter was too cute! We are hoping to see her again for a future play date this was just nice to meet somebody who doesn't say stupid things about your family. :)

*Pre-lunch pose at home.*

*Notice that they BOTH have a Pooh!* *Daddy with his two biggest fans*
*Sophie loves to color in restaurants!*
*Emma was pouting because............*
*We told her that she could NOT ride this horse!* :)

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