i missed a blog yesterday due to talking on the phone with my sister and r.'s sister.
so i found out yesterday that i am supposed to watch r.'s nephew today. i had been under the impression that i wasnt supposed to, only friday, but that's fine.
so i got up this morning at six am, got in 45 minutes worth of ms. leslie, and r.'s sister called to cancel since one of their kids is sick and has to stay home from school, so her husband will be staying home too.
now, i am all showered, have 45 minutes under my belt and its barely 8 am.
i hope this means i will have a great day.
i want to thank everyone for nominating me as a spark people motivator. that means a great deal to me, and i cant even believe it. i actually almost deleted the email instead of reading it, and i would never have known.
that means so much to me... i cant even express how much it means to me.
before i do sit here and cry, i am going to move along...
okay, this is what i wanted to write about last night but then r. and i played boggle and skip bo. (i got my butt handed to me but good at boggle, but won at skip bo.. id rather have won at boggle since skip bo is a game of chance. the loss i suffered was horrible horrible, too. and im not gonna mention the fact that i did go to school for a minor in english)
so i talked to the sister last night and she had to go to the kid's dad's house where joey was in order to take care of an issue. the issue? jo had thrown a fit over not getting two dinners. he had eaten at his ma's house and went to his dad's and wanted to eat there, too. when he was told no, a huge fit ensued and it was apparently bad enough for the dad to call my sister to come and deal with it.
i just dont know how to help my nephews. and whats more, i think r. is right and we need to be more worried about jonas than bird. bird has always been chubby but he is the more active one, i am now realizing. that kid is always on the go. i worry about him more simply because of the orange hair and freckles. and the fact that he hides and sneaks food.
but ive never seen bird throw a huge fit over food.
i know that bird also wants to be more healthy, and he is trying portion control by himself, he told me last time he was here.
i do know that jonas is embarrassed of his body though..
its a circle. i cant help them.. i dont even know how to begin. i made my sister a list of foods i eat, i made her a recipe book, i wrote out lists of fruits and veggies the kids could try, to make it like a game or something. im just at a loss.
but im not giving up.
i am going to copy recipes from my taste of home healthy cooking magazine, and try to convince her that if she cooks and freezes stuff it will be easier for everyone.
and, if i have to, i will go up there and clean out her freezer because i know she will say she doesnt have room. (she does)
i know its not my place and i know i cant fix everyone. but this isnt a man i am trying to fix, it is my nephews. i am scared of the road they are headed down and i need to just park my fat butt in the middle of that road somehow to block them from coming down to where i have been.