Friday, April 30, 2010

Cramped Fingers

Last night LG wanted me to put a weave in her hair.  I had the stuff to do it, but I didn't know if I was up for it.  I decided that I would do it, but half way through her head my fingers started to cramp up.  I hate having arthritis.  I am too young to be struggling with these types of things.  I feel jipped.  Anyway, her hair turned out great, and I am pretty sure that she liked it.

This weekend her friend Ashlynn will be staying over.  Her family is going to their cabin, but they wanted to be together, so we said that she could come stay with us.  Our plan is to take our boat out for a spin and maybe sealcoat our driveway.  The first will be fun for the girls, but the latter will be boring.  We will have to find something fun to do after that.  I was thinking we might go to the pool at the community center.  They have a water slide and other fun stuff.  I might even get in the pool this time.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sleepover with Best Friends

After over a week without playing, LG and her best friend, Ashlynn finally had a chance to play together last night. They were so happy! They have already planned out what they will do for the next few days since they are both free to play. There’s no school on Friday and we already paid for Kidstop, but the girls have planned that LG will spend the night at Ashlynn’s house. It surprised me that Jerry said that was alright, because he already paid for Kidstop for Friday.

There’s only one hiccup, Ashlynn’s family might be going out of town for the weekend, leaving on Friday, and we won’t be home to get LG until after 4:30. Ashlynn’s mom is going to let us know today what their plans are. I hope it works out for her. This will be her first sleepover at a friend’s house. I’m excited for her.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Normal Kid Behavior?

Yesterday was picture day at LG’s school. On Monday night she didn’t want to get her hair done. Really it wasn’t like I had to take it all out and redo it. I just had to fix a few twists that came undone. I told her that I wouldn’t pay for pictures if she didn’t let me fix her hair. In the end, I was able to fix the messy twists on her head. So, in the morning, I filled out the picture forms, and put my check in the envelope, sealed it, then placed it on top of her book bag, so she would know that it was there.

When I picked her up from school I asked her how pictures went, and double checked that she brought her envelope in. She lied and said that she didn’t see it. I know that she lied because Jerry told me he saw it, and that he saw her holding it. So, we won’t be getting school pictures. I am really upset about this, mostly because she lied to me.

After Jerry got home for work we tried to talk to her about it, and she said that she didn’t remember seeing it. We tried to talk to her about lying, and she shouted and walked off to the bathroom muttering something. She tends to run away when we try and talk to her. I went into the bathroom, and she was already getting ready for her bath. I tied to explain to her that she is not allowed to walk away from us when we are talking to her. She shouted again, “I don’t care.” I told her she’s not allowed to talk like that to me or any adult in the house. Again, she shouted, “I don’t care.”

This time she got a time out…I am told this is normal kid behavior!?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Catching up

I can't believe it's been so long since my last post, but so it goes. So, I will get you all up to speed.
Two weekends ago we went up North. It was little girls first road trip. She did really well. She watched movies all the way. We did stop on the way for lunch so she could walk around and go to the little girls room, and that helped break up the three hour car ride. The reason we took the trip was to celebrate my brother's 18th birthday. It was great weather, and we all had a really good time and little girl didn't want to leave.

This past weekend Jerry and I took a trip to Kansas City with 19 friends. We camped out in tents and went to the Kansas City baseball games vs our home team. It's too bad it rained the whole time we were gone with the exception of 12 hours on Friday. It's a good thing we have a great tent that doesn't leak. Our team won both games that we went to, and one of our friends even caught a foul ball. We also did a tour of Boulevard Brewery and had lunch at Arthur Bryant's. Little girl stayed with my mom and had a good time, my mom agreed although I got a text message from my mom one day that read, "You didn't tell me that your daughter has a hollow leg." That was my mom's way of telling me she eats alot. It's true she does. You would think that she eats. I haven't figured it out yet if she is really hungry, or if it has to do with not having much food in her previous homes?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

No Hanging with the Parents

Jerry asked LG last night what she wanted to do today after school, and she said she didn’t know. He asked if she might want to go for a boat ride. She promptly said that she didn’t think she liked boat rides, and that she might want to ride her bike. Jerry then asked her if she could think of something that we could all do together, and she walked away in a huff. Evidently, it’s not cool to hang out with ones parents. We followed her to her room and suggested that we could all go on a bike ride together and she snapped, “I don’t care.” Then she rolled over to go to sleep.

She’s gotten so used to riding around the neighborhood all night with her friends Ashlynn, Abbey, and Briana. It feels as if she’s got her own life these days separate from us after school. I know that it’s my fault because I just let her go play because it’s easier, but I feel like I need to reign it in a bit, or soon we won’t know her at all separate from her friends. Jerry suggested that we have family night one night a week. It’s a good idea, and I hope that we can make it work.

Monday, April 12, 2010

A Boom Boom Day for LG

When my brother Jamison was a toddler he would cry when he was frustrated or upset, and it would sound like he was saying “boom-boom”. Our family eventually named any day that was frustrating or upsetting a ‘Boom Boom Day’. Well, yesterday our little girl had a ‘Boom Boom Day’.

It all started when she got up to get ready for church. She had spent the night with her cousins. I sent her an outfit that I guess has tricky buttons, so instead of undoing the buttons she pulled the shirt over her head and ripped the seam of the shirt. Auntie Sunni put a white t-shirt on her under the shirt, and all was well.

Then, at lunch LG spilled her drink all over grandma’s table. Although, grandma didn’t say anything to us about it, it seemed to have been a big deal for LG.

When she got home from grandma’s I had her clean her room, which is something she was not thrilled about, but she did it. Then, she was allowed to call her friend Ashlynn to play. Well, Ashlynn wasn’t home and she couldn’t find anyone else to play with. This was just too much for her to take I guess. The next thing I knew she was sitting on the couch with tears rolling down her cheeks. It was a Boom Boom Day…

She was so upset, but at least she was able to communicate what was wrong, and quickly overcame her grief. Then, she went on a bike ride to the park. After that, we went to dinner with Jerry’s softball team, had sherbet, and then off to bed. She was all smiles when I tucked her in.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


First, I want to apologize that it’s been such a long time since my last post. I have been struggling with a cold that has wiped out my energy and leaves me wanting to nap in all my free time, but I decided today I owed all 14 of you an update.

Things around the Osowski house have been moving along quite well. With each passing day things have been falling into a comfortable routine. It’s not to say that we don’t have our moments, but they are resolving themselves more easily.

Easter was a success. LG got 4 Easter baskets, and each was a little bit different and she seemed to enjoy each of them. One was sent from my family in Duluth and came in the mail. LG was thrilled to receive a large package in the mail. It’s was her first. She made a comment to me over the weekend about how sad it was that she missed out on doing things that normal kids get to do. It makes me wonder if she heard someone say that or if she came to that conclusion on her own. Anyway, it is sad, but at least going forward it will be easily remedied.

Some other firsts that we have done since my last post:
>Flew a kite
>Had a water balloon fight
>Met the Easter Bunny
>Dyed Easter