Thursday, January 8, 2009

Don't Want to do It

I have to admit, our christmas tree is still up!!! We took down all the outside decorations but I just cannot seem to find the energy to undecorate it and put everything away. It is getting embarrassing as the kids keep asking if we are going to have it up all year!! Hmm..... there is a thought:)
On a more positive note, my kindergartener is really starting to read!! It is so exciting to watch him learn the word and then still be able to recognize it when we go back to it later. His eyes just light up and you can see his brain working overtime:) Colton is growing up so fast-cracks me up that he is coming home from school calling everyone "dude". I am glad he is coming out of his shell. This is my child that cried for 2 days straight when Camryn came home from the hospital after being born. He was only 22 months old and still wanted to be the baby. Camryn was in the NICU the whole time after her birth as she was very jaundiced and her bilirubin levels just would not come down. So when the kids came to the hospital to see me, they did not get to see their new sister. I think it would have helped Colton to see her at the hospital and not just have mom come home with a new baby in her arms. Thankfully, they are the best of friends now! Colton is also very stubborn. The first day of preschool he just sat on the same spot of the floor and told his teacher "no" for everything and anything. He went to the same preschool for 2 years and that little stinker would not count for his teacher at all! He would come home and count but not at school. Now he counts at school with no problem. He is my child that wants to do things his way on his own time schedule. Was the same way with potty training and getting him out of his crib. He would not do either of those things until he decided it was his decision. I am just praying that Heavenly Father blessed him with a stubborn streak so that when he has tough decisions to make later in life, he will make the right ones!
Well, I guess I should get started on taking down the tree before Valentine's Day arrives:)


Erin January 8, 2009 at 10:01 AM  

Our Christmas tree is still sitting on our front porch! So all of our neighbors know that we are too darn lazy to take it to the dump. Too bad there isn't a recycling place where we live.

Tink January 8, 2009 at 10:30 AM  

Our Christmas tree is still up too! I would sooo love to take it down, but darn-it, where is the time? Huh? Now that kids are back in school and we're into the evening routines of homework and such, I'm telling ya, there just isn't enough time in the day (I work outside the home during the day). Kudos to Colton with his reading! Awesome. Makes you proud, doesn't it?

Mel January 8, 2009 at 4:45 PM  

You could take off the Christmas decorations and put a bunch of hearts on it for Valentines day!

Mommy Madness January 8, 2009 at 8:38 PM  

Our decorations are all in pile in the middle of the family room. After our two yr old flooded the bathroom. Putting away decoration had to be put on hold. ugh!

Hezstone January 9, 2009 at 3:29 AM  

Just leave the red decorations on it and it will be a Valentine's tree.