Friday, July 10, 2009

The Third Child!!

Each day I spend maybe a hour at night designing headers, logos, buttons and whatever else I feel like that day. Its always after the kids have gone to bed. I am hoping soon I will be able to have enough for a website to sell them, if nothing else its relaxing for me to do this. After all day of cleaning, cooking, cleaning, reading, playing, cleaning, answering the phone( telemarketers driving me crazy) and oh yeah did you notice I said CLEANING. I feel like I clean all day, picking up stuff, doing the dishes and still at the end of the day it looks like I did nothing but sit on the couch all day eating bon bons ( call me Peg from Married with Children). I have three great kids and it always amazes me the things they do. My youngest child is now 21 months old and I swear she does things so much earlier then the other two. They say the youngest is always trying to keep up well with her its so true.

First.. she talked so much faster and not just da da or ma ma... She talks in sentences now.. MOM I want a CHEESE STICK...or Mom I want to go OUTSIDE. With Lyssa everything is about food or outside. Every time she uses the word MOM its not in the cute little sweet voice she has its a stern hard voice.. MOM.... and it gets louder each time she says it until I answer. She never does that to DAD.. she has him wrapped around her little finger. All she has to do is look at him with them big brown eyes and she gets whatever she wants. Normally its a bite of whatever he is eating. This child loves her food, she is not over weight but she eats well.

Second she was later on walking then my first child but once she started walking she ran.. She never stumbled around and she is super fast. We live next a feed yard where we feed baby calves in the winter time. Its about 200 yards from our house and we have a big shed outside full of great stuff that can hurt the kids. We have a fenced in yard, but since the storm I am unable to close off all the fence and my youngest just knows as soon as I turn my back or go in the house for a minute she is off.. She knows she isn't allowed to go out the yard, but she tries everyday. She is so stubborn( I have no idea where she got that). She knows when I catch her she has to sit in time out for 2 minutes. She does her time in her chair and the whole time swings her legs and smiles. I do not talk to her during this time. I think I need to figure out something else because timeout to her is no big deal. My other two hate time out and will instantly stop doing whatever they are not suppose to be doing to avoid it.

Third she climbs everything has no fear . My oldest which is a girl also never would climb anything or go down a slide alone until she was over three. My son was over three also. Lyssa ummm nope she has been climbing the ladder to the slide for a couple months now. We have bunk beds.. yep she climbs that ladder also scares me to death but she can also get down alone. This no fear extends to strangers. My oldest two to this day will barely talk to anyone they do not know well.. Even if they know a person doesn't mean they will say HI... Lyssa walks up to people and wants to be picked up, says Hi to everyone in the store. Its great and its scary she just has no fear. She does have her shy moments also just not very often.

Fourth she did eat solid foods way earlier then the other two. She keep trying to grab my fork when I was eating that I finally just gave her some. She now drinks out of a regular cup and refuses the sippy cup. Yes I know that is a good thing. Sigh just means she is growing up to fast for me. She is my last child and I wish she would just slow down some. She is trying to potty train herself. She tells me when she has to potty and we go potty. I did not start this and I am not really pushing it. I should be taking advantage of it but until she wakes up dry I do not really want to mess with it. My oldest girl was 18 months when she was trained but that was because I had my son and did not want two in diapers. My son was after 3 years old and it was a big ordeal. I know this post is kinda random thoughts. I was just sitting here thinking of all the things she does that is so different from my other two. Each one is so special and amazing I could type all day about them. I need to get back to that lovely cleaning, cooking ,playing and CLEANING... Feel free to leave comments on my designs, post or just say HI...

Have a wonderful Friday !!!!!


  1. I know what you mean about can clean all day and still it gets messed up all over again. lol. Thanks for grabbing my button! That's so neat that you're taking classes! I would like to do that too, if the money is ever there for it. Thanks also for the compliment on my blog; I spent hours trying to figure out how to do a header and button etc. since I don't know html. Thank goodness there are great people online who have freebie templates for the html impaired like me!

  2. I can relate to all of that cleaning seems like a 24/7 job. I no sooner get something done til it is time 4 another task. I tell my hubby somedays I wish I had the job & U could stay home. On second thought no I wouldn't cause not that he wouldn't do much but it wouldn't be the way I would like it.
    I also was thinking about the way all the kids are different just the other day it's really funny how one will take longer than another or shorter time to. I have only one boy & I was always told how diffcult they are but he was my mellow child never gave me to much trouble at all. Anyway it was a great post today & Hope you have a great Friday too. HUGS :)

  3. I can't wait for your website launch. I'm following your blog and I grabbed a button for my blog roll.

    found u from Cafemom

  4. Oh yes, the cleaning never stops. I feel like the kitchen is my own personal Mt. Everest. The fact that I make my own babyfood doesn't help. I feel like I'm cleaning bowls, blenders, and ice cube trays at least 40 times a day. Glad to hear I'm not the only one swamped by the housework!

    Thanks for the shout-out to my blog (Green Around the Edges). Much appreciated!