Friday, September 10, 2010

Radomness and HELP!

This week has absolutely flown by. I love that the short weeks are always the most busy...

We are all back into our "school" routine. It did not take nearly as long to adjust as I thought it would. My classes are totally going to kick my tail this semester. I have already had three projects due and we are just over a week into class. So much for easing us back into things.

I am afraid we are all beginning to get sick. Nothing serious, just the typical quarterly colds. You know, just sick enough to feel bad but, nothing that requires and antibiotic. My doctors famous words, "It just has to run its course". Gee, thanks doc.

Matt's birthday is coming up and I have no idea what to do for him. We have a routine...
1. I ask him what he wants.
2. He doesn't tell me.
3. I guess and get him something he has mentioned.
4. He opens it, laughs and says, "Thanks dear".
5. He takes it back.
This happens every holiday, birthday and gift giving occasion. For 5 years, it has been like this! I don't know why he can't just tell me what he wants. I mean, I have no problem telling him what I want.

And lastly, I need ya'll's advice. Ben has a "friend". Sometimes she is with us and other times she isn't. Sometimes when we are out she just appears. We set a place for her at the table, buckle her in the car and open her door. This has been going on for about 3 months. I have no problem with the whole imaginary friend situation. I know it is a developmental stage. I don't mind setting a place for her, opening doors, bathing her... My problem is this. Yesterday, I picked him up from school and he tells me we need to pick up his friend. I say, "okay", thinking she will just appear like usual. We pick up Will and head home. Ben again says we need to pick up his friend. That she is by karate (which is no where close to where we are). I try to spin it and say that she is already at home. Of course, he says she isn't. He gets upset. What do I do? I mean, I have my limits but at the same time, if she is real to him, I don't want to leave her stranded. Help!!!


  1. Not sure what to tell you about the "friend". We haven't had any of those around here yet. I'm curious, does Will play along too? I think Ella would be like "who in the world are ya'll talking about".

  2. no, will is always saying, "ben! she isn't real!!" he doesn't play along at all :)

  3. Wait...I just realized I'm probably not the best person to ask considering I just baked a "pink fluffy" birthday cake...for a DOLL!

  4. hahah that birthday present thing sounds like what goes on at our house!

  5. Haha...that's how gifts work with my hubbie too. Why are men so difficult to shop for?