Monday, November 19, 2007

Our link chain to count down the days....

This is the paper chain we made to count down the days. Rather than deal with the fight of who would cut each one off each day, each kid made their own. I am all about eliminating as many whiney fits as I can. Of course there is the token 'crazy face' pic for Dad. I can hardly get them to take a normal one now.

here's Manic Monday, hosted by Lisa


What is your least favorite day of the week and why?
None really, but if I have to pick just one, I'd say Thursday....it's not quite the weekend, and if it has been a long week, it just seems to go on forever…



What’s the best way to end the day?
Relaxing - catching up on whatever DVRd fluff I have that isn't kid appropriate.


Which animal would you have left out of the ark?
Definitely scorpians! Also exactly why the Orkin man comes out every month.

Happy Thanksgiving all....the kids and I are off to the land of no internet....Yes, there are still people who still don't have it, even dial up. I am related to them!

15 comments:

WorksForMom said...

I love (LOVE) that chain idea. I certainly got a kick out of making their own (less stress). I SO get you Tommie! :)

Janet said...

omg you guys have scorpions there? ugh!!!

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

tulipmom said...

That face Livi's making cracks me up!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

My Semblance of Sanity said...

sweet idea and very concrete for kids!
Good for you!

Libby said...

Have a very happy (scorpion-free!) Thanksgiving!

patti_cake said...

I am all about eliminating the whiney fits whenever possible also. Love the chains,reminds me of the paper chains we made as a kid in school for Christmas.
Happy Thanksgiving Tommiea and family! Safe traveling.

Cheeky said...

Look at those faces!

Yeah, I had scorpions in GA - scared the crap out of me. I have a great scorpion story - I might have to do a post about that one day.

IamDerby said...

How cute your kids are. Love the paperchain idea. If I saw a scorpion I would probably die of a heartattack

Monica said...

What a great idea! Hope you have a good Thanksgiving.

tongue in cheek said...

The age of funny faces, and everything having to be the same. I love little children.
Double chains is a brilliant idea.
How many more days? Can you make us a chain on your blog so we can count down with you?

The Kept Woman said...

What? You gave in and let them each make their own? You know, they aren't going to learn that life isn't always fair...

(snicker, snicker, snort)

Little Town Big Life said...

You have two of the cutest kids on the planet!

I know you are counting too---and I hope those chain links disappear quickly for you!

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Libby said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Tommie! Hope you are have a terrific holiday weekend!

Gina said...

Adorable pictures! I love the chain link idea. I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving!

Desert Diva said...

The chain link idea is great so the kids can visualize how many days until Dad returns. I hear you about each one "making their own." You're going to have a wonderful holiday!