Monday, August 11, 2008

Boo!

I hate Mondays. I have a massive pile of laundry and a pile of dishes in the sink. All I want to do is go back to bed and sleep some more. I managed to get some laundry done by bribing the kids with play dough if they left me alone long enough to finish folding a few loads. They like to help out with the stuffing of the washer and dryer. The fools think it is a fun game and who am I to deny them the fun of helping out with the laundry?

My husband and I were called (email me if you get confused by my LDS terminology, I don't mind explaining) to teach the Valiant 12 boys. Yeah we get to teach preteen boys. I am teaching the lessons and my husband is covering the scouting aspect of it. He gets that duty since he is a whole lot more familiar with scouting being that he is an Eagle Scout. The boys are pretty nice and not as rowdy as I had feared they would be. They managed to answer most of the questions I asked even though they tried to get all tangential on me. I am used to that since when I was teaching Young Women that was a favorite ploy of theirs.

Evan is grossly overusing the potty card to get out of things he does not want to do. I am getting very tempted to just put him on a potty schedule and not deviate from that. I have been frequently asking him if he needs to go potty and now need is a part of his vocabulary. He "needs" to go outside right now. He "needs" to have a cookie. He "needs" go into the blue room (which is in the final stages of being painted and is currently off limits to small children).

Here is some eye candy for my relatives that read my blog.

The boys in the rain forest exhibit at the zoo. They were so authentic that there was a cockroach running around. The boys of course loved it. I was freaking out.



Harry peeking in on the lions.

Peek-a-boo!



A goose hoping for some food. The geese at the petting part of the zoo are very cheeky and grabby. We never feed them for fear of getting nipped.


Evan trying to do a headstand on a bridge. Harry is trying to peek through the slats into the water below.

7 comments:

GoofyJ said...

I taught the Valient 10-11 girls and I loved it, but girls are a whole different ball game than boys. :-) I hope you have lots of fun! Glad they aren't too rowdy.

The zoo photos look like a ton of fun.

I hear you on the Monday thing - I am reading blogs in between cleaning - the house is a wreck after our camping trip last week and I have MOUNDS of laundry to do. Sigh. How long can I procrastinate do you think?......................................................................................................................................... Yup ............................................................................................................... Still here..... ha ha!

Amber said...

Cute, cute pictures! And I have to say the Valiant boys is my LEAST favorite age for boys. In Sharing Time, they are positively out of control while the girls sit primly beside them. It is amazing the genders ever come together!

Jamie said...

Good luck with Monday.... it seems they are hated by most people hey???? Poor Mondays.... he he he!!

carrie said...

that's weird to see photos of somewhere I've been several times. Often enough that I recognized it right away.

chelle said...

Mondays ... I actually like the quietness of them, not the laundry, so I just didn't do it. Sad thing is ... there it is for tomorrow!

Damselfly said...

Those boys get cuter and cuter!

Anne/kq said...

I have "helpers" when I do laundry, too. If only they listened a bit better to what I told them about what goes in which washer and dryer...