Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The kindness of strangers!

Today someone who didn't know us did something very nice for us. First off most of you know that Parker is obsessed with Monster trucks. He loves them. Lately though, he's been afraid of the helmet that one of the drivers wear. The monster truck is called "Big Dummy" and the driver is Frank Schettini. He wears a helmet that looks like the face of a crash test dummy. He also is a guy on one of Parker's favorite video's, "There goes a monster truck". I tried to tell Parker that there is a guy inside the helmet and that he takes it off when he goes home but he was still afraid. He kept saying, "Big dummy mask is far away". He even woke up this morning having a night mare about it. He has many books of monster trucks and with his last new monster truck book I had to tear out the page that had the monster truck driver on it wearing his helmet. Parker even wears an old army Halloween costume mask that he calls his big dummy mask. He is really trying to help himself deal with the fear. After him waking up at 4:30 am and requesting the movie with him in it and talking about "Big Dummy" all the way to school, I decided I might have to try and find a way to help him more. I found a site where I could email the monster truck driver "Frank Schettini" and told him about Parker's fear. I asked if he had any photos of him taking the helmet off or anything. Can you believe he went out to his truck with his mask and took a picture of him holding the mask next to him and pointing to it. That was so awesome of him!!!!! Parker is going to love it and I know it will make him feel a lot better! What a nice guy! He said in the email, "Good thing I still have that helmet". I think he drives another truck now called Monster Jerky.

Yay! The kids are in school!

I love my kids to death, but this has been one Looooong presidents week!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

The lengths I will go to for my children

I told Bobby we would meet him at Safeway in Eureka yesterday. I told Parker that he would finally get to ride on the little truck they have in front of the store. He was really excited. What I didn't plan on was that it had been raining. He was so upset that it was all wet. He hates being wet to the extent that he will take his clothes off if he gets a drop of water on them. I did the only thing a helpless mother could do. I went into Safeway and bought a roll of paper towels to dry the truck off with. He had been so looking forward to riding it. We used almost the whole roll and got some funny looks, but in the end, he was happy. Here is a pic of him riding in the truck.

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By mollyalexis at 2008-02-23

Thursday, February 21, 2008

I should know by now.....

I should not have taken Parker into Burger King to get another monster truck toy. We should have went through the drive through. I know that Parker does not do well with or understand disappointment. We went to pay for a meal the lady said she thought she had a Grave Digger truck. Parker was all excited and then they didn't have it. He had to get the same one he had before. He cried like he was dying. Some idiot kids in the corner were howling along with him and making it worse. I just got our stuff and got up to leave. I had to throw something away and I could see the dumb kids all scrunched up in the booth laying down so I wouldn't see them. They're lucky I didn't dump my coke on them. (Not that I'd really do that) Then I had to go to Safeway. I knew he would be grumpy still, but I needed to go. First thing he did in the store was lay down between the isles. I just stood there and told him that I was waiting for him to get up and come with me. It took about 5 minutes, but he did finally get up. I had to use the old, "you might not want to be on the floor in case they have to vacuum" trick eventually. I know it's mean, but I can't stand there all day. We came home and now he's happy. Next time I go to Burger king to find him a new truck, I'm not taking him with me. Grrrr!

It's Thursday

I'm trying to think of what to post. Hmmmm.... Yesterday we hung out with my Mom. We went to Target and stuff. Mom bought Parker two monster trucks from Burger king because they come in happy meals now. He was in pure heaven. They are small and he calls them baby monster trucks. I'm looking forward to tomorrow because we have respite for Parker. I love the we get to go out on our own! Last night we stayed up until 11pm playing rummy. Bobby kept beating me and I wanted to go to bed winning one! I never did win so I just gave up. He better look out today. I'm out for revenge. You want to know something weird, 3 games in a row I got a hand of three 2's. Strange......... Today Parker and I are going to Safeway while Molly is at her aunts house. How exciting, lol. Guess that's about it for the day.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

So you see I've been really into recycling

almost anything can be recycled, lol!...............
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Oh, I forgot

I have more to think about. Parker is starting head start 2 days a week soon. His (autistic preschool) teacher thinks it would be good for him to mix with some typical kids. To learn how to interact with other kids more and pick up some more language. I'm really scared about this but I think it will be good for him. I love the teacher and the aid is a male! He loves men so this will probably work out great! He's going to have people from pcfa be his own aids, so that will be great. I'll know everything that is going on with him and how he's doing. I'm not sure who they will chose to be with him, that bothers me a little. I hope they wait a couple weeks before he starts. He has a runny nose that won't stop. Anyways, wish us luck. I hate change, even if it's for the better.

This was our valentines day table

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Our valentines day table.

A new day

Today I hope to get a lot of things accomplished. Yesterday I cleaned the house pretty well but today I want to vacuum, mop and declutter. It is actually kind of overwhelming. I'm not happy unless my house is pretty clean though. I need to get it done. It's pretty gloomy out today. I'm thinking it's going to rain. The weather has been so nice but now this week all looks like rain. Parker has only one teacher coming today, that's nice. I think Molly, Parker and I will spend some family time today. Maybe some play dough and things like that. I stayed up too late last night and I'm really regretting it. Yikes! Parker is watching Elmo. It is so much better than all the truck movies I usually have to watch, lol! Well, my day is pretty boring. I think cleaning and playing will be the extent of it.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Cup of hamster

I love this! It cracks me up everytime!

Fun Things to Do at Wal-Mart
Take shopping carts for the express purpose of filling them and stranding them at strategic locations.
Ride those little electronic cars at the front of the store.
Set all the alarm clocks to go off at ten minute intervals throughout the day.
Start playing football; see how many people you can get to join in.
Run up to an employee (preferably a male) while squeezing your legs together and practically yell at him " I need some tampons!!"
Try on bras in the sewing/fabric department.
Try on bras over top of your clothes.
Make a trail of orange juice on the ground, leading to the restrooms
While walking around the store, sing in your loudest voice possible "sex and candy"
Walk up to an employee and tell him in an official tone, "I think we've got a Code 3 in Housewares," and see what happens.
Tune all the radios to a polka station; then turn them all off and turn the volumes to "10".
Play with the automatic doors.
Walk up to complete strangers and say, "Hi! I haven't seen you in so long!..." etc. See if they play along to avoid embarrassment.
While walking through the clothing department, ask yourself loud enough for all to hear, "Who BUYS this crap, anyway?"
Repeat the above in the jewelry department.
Try putting different pairs of women's panties on your head and walk around the store casually.
Leave small sacrifices or gifts in the hands of the mannequins.
Play soccer with a group of friends, using the entire store as your playing field.
As the cashier runs your purchases over the scanner, look mesmerized and say, "Wow. Magic!"
Put M&M's on layaway.
Move "Caution: Wet Floor" signs to carpeted areas.
Set up a tent in the camping department; tell others you'll only invite them in if they bring pillows from Bed and Bath.
Contaminate the entire auto department by sampling all the spray air fresheners.
Nonchalantly "test" the brushes and combs in Cosmetics.
Drape a blanket around your shoulders and run around saying, "...I'm Batman. Come, Robin--to the Batcave!"
TP as much of the store as possible.
Randomly throw things over into neighboring aisles.
Play with the calculators so that they all spell "hello" upside down.
When someone asks if you need help, begin to cry and ask, "Why won't you people just leave me alone?"
When two or three people are walking ahead of you, run between them, yelling, "Red Rover!"
Look right into the security camera, and use it as a mirror while you pick your nose.
Take up an entire aisle in Toys by setting up a full scale battlefield with G.I. Joes vs. the X-Men.
Take bets on the battle described above.
Set up another battlefield with G.I. Joes vs. G.I. Janes. (Red lipstick might give an interesting effect!)
While handling guns in the hunting department, suddenly ask the clerk if he knows where the anti-depressants are. Act as spastic as possible.
While no one's watching quickly switch the men's and women's signs on the doors of the rest room.
Dart around suspiciously while humming the theme from "Mission:Impossible."
Attempt to fit into very large gym bags.
Attempt to fit others into very large gym bags.
Fill your cart with boxes of condoms, and watch everyone's jaws drop when you attempt to buy them.
Set up a "Valet Parking" sign in front of the store.
Two words: "Marco Polo."
Leave Cheerios in Lawn and Garden, pillows in the pet food aisle,etc.
"Re-alphabetize" the CD's in Electronics.
In the auto department, practice your "Madonna" look with various funnels.
Hide in the clothing racks and when people browse through, say things like "the fat man walks alone," and scare them into believing that the clothes are talking to them
While walking around alone, pretend someone is with you and get into a very serious conversation. Exp: The person is breaking up with you and you begin crying "How could you do this to me? I thought you loved me! I knew there was another girl, but I thought I had won. You kissed ME darling." Then act as though you are being beaten and fall onto the ground screaming and having convulsions.
When an announcement comes over the loudspeaker, assume the fetal position and scream, "No, no! It's those voices again!"
Go to an empty checkout stand and try to check people out.
Drag a lounge chair on display over to the magazines and relax. If the store has a food court, buy a soft drink; explain that you don't get out much, and ask if they can put a little umbrella in it.
Get a stuffed animal and go to the front of the store and begin stroking it lovingly, saying "Good girl, good Bessie."
Go over to the shoe department and try on every pair of shoes, not putting one pair back. Take the paper from the boxes and throw it in various aisles.
When someone steps away from their cart to look at something, quickly make off with it without saying a word.
Follow people through the aisles, always staying about five feet away. Continue to do this until they leave the department.
Ask other customers if they have any Grey Poupon.
Test the fishing rods and see what you can "catch" from the other aisles.
In the makeup department, spray yourself with every perfume there is, then walk up to a boy who is with another girl and start flirting with him in that annoying, ditzy way. "hi!!!! (giggle) What's your sign?(giggle)." When the boy shows no interest, start hitting on the girl the exact same way. "hi!!!! (giggle) What's your sign?(giggle)."
Hold indoor shopping cart races.
Re-dress the mannequins as you see fit.
When there are people behind you, walk REALLY SLOW, especially thin narrow aisles.
Relax in the patio furniture until you get kicked out.
Challenge other customers to duels with tubes of gift wrap.
Pay off layaways fifty cents at a time.
Say things like, "Would you be so kind as to direct me to your Twinkies?"
Make up nonsense products and ask newly hired employees if there are any in stock, i.e., "Do you have any Shnerples here?"
Ride a display bicycle through the store; claim you're taking it for a "test drive."
Leave cryptic messages on the typewriters.
Get boxes of condoms and randomly put them in peoples carts when they don't realize it.
Back to the Miscellaneous Jokes section, the Humor Index, or The Negapage.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

What we actually did....

I ended up taking Mollys friend with us. Molly says she never gets to go anywhere so we took her. Honestly, they don't go many places. I'd go stir crazy. First we went to the car wash. The kids thought that was great. Silly kids. Then we went to the zoo. It wasn't that good because we had to wait for like a half hour for our lunch. Then Parker was kind of cranky and was afriad of animal noises. After that I surprised them and took them to the carasel. The guy let them ride as much as they wanted. They all loved it, even Parker. Then I took them to a toy store that has toys to play on. We didn't buy anything, but they liked playing. Afterwards we went to Michaels. I was looking for some valentine decorations but didn't get any. Instead I got a small book bag and some letters and paint to decorate it with. After we went to the grocery store and did a little shopping. Then we stopped at my Mom's house for a minute. The kids had a nice time there and played with the toys they keep there. After that I was so tired. We dropped the friend off, ate dinner and then played some rummy until bedtime. Phew, what a day.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Saturday schedule

Ok. How boring is my life. I'm posting my schedule for today. Here are my hopeful plans for today. I want to take the kids to the zoo. Gather up my library books. Finish my laundry, do dishes and vaccume. Get Molly to clean her room. Do a little grocery shopping. Rent a movie. Wash the van. Wow, what a life I have, lol. You know what though, all of those things make me happy. Poor Parker has a cold today. He even has a scratchy voice. It's so sad when he's sick. He is such a tough guy though. I bought him a monster truck book last night so he's been watching his monster truck videos today. We had sort of a Mom/son night last night. We rented a cool firetruck stroller at the mall, played video games, played at the play place, bought a new book and ate at McDonalds. Molly was at a friends house. That's about it for the day.

Friday, February 8, 2008

It's Friday!


It's been a busy week. I'll be glad to get some down time. I heard a lot of good things about Parker today. It makes me feel so good that he's progressing so fast. Today I went to the dollar store and got the kids some craft things. I think we'll make things tonight. The babysitter cancelled because Parker has a snotty nose. She just got over being sick and she doesn't want to get sick again. I don't blame her, she was sick for about 2 weeks. That puts a damper in our plans so we'll just stay home and do crafts. My hair turned out really great. Mandy did such a good job. It's so natural looking, that most people didn't even notice that much. I might have her highlight it some more next time. Well, that's my boring life for tonight.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Ok, I'm posting like crazy today

Well today is my first day of posting on here. The kids are in bed and I have a minute to myself. Tomorrow morning I have an appt. with my therapist. I've only seen her a couple times but I really like her. It's nice just having someone listen to you and agree with you for a full hour, lol. We talk about what's going on in my life right now, with Parker's autism, etc. She works under another therapist and we meet in her office. I have never seen an office like this one before. It has shelves of kids toys and figurines. Mostly small toys. They are all lined up nice and neat and by shape and size. There is a large sandbox and lots of stuffed animals. There is a big leather couch with fluffy pillows and lots of plants. I wish the therapist would be called away for a while so I could just play in there! It looks like so much fun. I'm not too old to play in the sand. I wouldn't know how to put everything back though. It looks pretty anal, lol. My therapist is related to a woman, daughter and exchange student that got murdered in Yosemite a few years ago. The family is from our county. Every time I hear her name I think of them. What that family must have gone through. I read a book about it and it was really sad.
Tomorrow I'm also going to meet Bobby for lunch. I can't even imagine how I got such a great husband. He is just the guy of my dreams. We have so much fun together and I can tell him anything. He is much more calm and understanding then I am, but he's teaching me. Heck, this week he will be gone three nights having fun while I'm at home. It's weird, it just ended up that way. He lets me go do stuff whenever I want to. Tomorrow my niece is going to highlight my hair. I'm excited. She does such a great job at whatever she does. I'm always bragging about her. She's going to beauty school and she is a natural at it. I thought about doing that myself, but I don't see myself as a natural. I kind of like to do things at an angle, lol. I can never get things straight. I think my float is off, lol. I swear, I have no sense of direction either. I used to get stuck in a corner of my room at night if the light was off. Lol!
Anyways, that's about it for the night. Time to clean up.

Yeah! It's bedtime!

Is it sad to be excited that your kids are going to bed? Maybe. My kids were really good today, I guess I'm just tired. I think I'm coming down with a cold. I changed my livingroom and kitchen around. That always makes me happy. It's like having a new room. My house was nice and clean too, that made me happy. I got Parker a new Elmo video and it has a clip about jumping. It showed kids jumping in a sack race. Molly thought it would be fun to use pillow cases and teach Parker how to sack race. It was really funny watching them try and stay in the bags. After that we made cookies. Not much else going on here. Well, off to get my angels ready for bed! Yay! Lol!

A new blog site!

Hi. My name is Bobbi and I'm a sahm to 2 kids. Molly 9 and Parker 5. Parker has autism and Molly has mild ocd. They are both my blessings and I love them so much. I am married to the best guy you could ever meet, and his name is also Bobby. We have 3 cats, 3 fish and a hamster. We have a lot going on but we have a very happy family! I hope you'll stick around and see what we are all up to.

I'll talk about today. Today I took Fluffy (the hamster) to Molly's school for show and tell. He did great and even did a few tricks like climbing up the side of the cage and not peeing on Molly when she picked him up. You could tell she was really proud of him and was proud to share her cool pet. I'm really glad we decided to get him for her. Tonight Bobby has bowling and I was supposed to have an autism support group meeting. With Bobby bowling there is no one to watch Parker. I'm bummed but there is always next month.