Saturday, March 22, 2008

My mother just sent me this website. It has some good recipes. She specifically sent me the recipe for Pennies and Potato. It looks really good and will try it since I have a picky child.

Well, I found a temporary cure for preschooler "insomnia". I say that because my 3 year old is horrible going to bed. He does the typical "Mommy, I'm thirsty" routine. Then he goes on with he needs his toy car (of course he needs a specific that he does not have in his hands at the time), he's hungry, he needs to go pee-pee until it is 9p.m. and by that time I am ready to go to bed.

I took him to this children's gym (which is so cool). They have cheerleading, tae kwon do, gymnastics, and some other classes. Anyway, we went for an Easter egg hunt today. Then they had an open gym. The area was huge. It had inflatables, trampolines (that were floor level) and these awesome pits with foam squares in them. You can swing from a rope and jump in the foam. They had balance beams-well, so much stuff that wore him out. Tonight he fell asleep at 6:30pm right after he ate dinner. Wow. I don't know what I going to do with the "me" time I usually don't get! They have 3 year old tae kwon do. I might sign him up for that. They say that they teach disipline, respect, and to listen. Which would be so beneficial in my case. My son ignores me. I can be looking in his eyes and say it is time to clean his room. He will just stare blankly at me like he didn't hear me. Uh...........gotta love him.

Anyway, I loved wearing him out today. He has so much fun. The sad thing is during winter he hardly ever gets to go outside and do anything. He is so boy it isn't even funny. I cannot wait until our zoo opens up. I take him after work and they have a splash area where they can run aimlessly in water. They also have playgrounds. So I don't have as much problems putting him to sleep in the summer since he gets to be more active.


booksnbabies said...

I have 3 boys and I agree, during the winter it can really be rough on them. Keeping boys busy on the best of days can be a challenge!

I am glad you enjoyed the pennies and potatoes link. I sure have fun with the Cooking with Kids site. I do have a free newsletter I you and your readers might enjoy - you can subscribe by sending a blank email to

homeschool mom of 7