Life as a reformed Zookeeper. Now living a life as a working mother who dabbles in karate, scrapbooking, and Coors Light!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

BFL family strikes again... the Born-Fucking-Loser Family syndrome is still upon us. You see, everyone in Aaron's family celebrates their birthday by getting a meal of their choice, courtesy of Momma and Poppa B, and the rest of the family comes to celebrate. Well, if you've been following along the past few months, my kids have spent much of the time ill. We're finally in a stretch (three weeks, knocking on wood, tossing salt, avoiding black cats and ladders) where we HAVEN'T been sick. So what happens? The littlest Byers (who is my niece, by the way), comes down with a viral throat infection. Damn. So we forego the birthday pizza. We will be treating Alaina to supper sometime this week. And the present that Aaron picked out was a lot of fun, too. despite the fact that Alaina was five people shy on her birthday, we did celebrate with her on Saturday and the celebration will continue throughout the week.

...the other bonus is that our scheduling conflicts of the night were minimized. The twins were able to start karate and Collin was able to get to his Boy Scout meeting. speaking of the twins and karate, they did very well, considering they're just five. We only had one time where Erin trotted off the mat to cry on Aaron's shoulder. She wasn't supposed to turn around to run back to her spot after doing a flying side kick. One of the karate rules is that you're not supposed to let the instructor see your back. Well...both kids did it. And both had to go back up and walk backwards like they were supposed to. This apparently hurt Erin's feelings, so she went to cry on Aaron's shoulder. Too funny. Erin also informed me that she doesn't want me on the mat when she's at karate. Griffin does, however, so I guess I'll be taking turns with being on and off the mat during their classes.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I so want to go see the twins do karate...that has to be so cute. And that's ok about last night...I wasn't feeling too well either (long story) so it was pretty low key. We'll have to meet up Fri or Thurs for dinner or something!

1:38 PM

Blogger Judy in Indiana said...

OMG One wants you ON the mat,. the other wants you OFF. You just can't win can you? Just go and do your stuff and let them think about what they'll do. You do what you need to, karate Wise and they can work their own issues out. Tough Love, baby. Yeah, I am full of shit these days.

9:05 PM

Blogger Auntie said...

what does being on and off the mat mean to those of us who know nothing about it....that is to funny about erin though!

7:09 PM


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