Monday, June 16, 2008

Re-run Monday

So, here's the run down...
School is out.
We are on No set schedule.
I'm trying to be lenient.
Rules are being bent.
The kids sugar intake should have been less for today!
We've been at the lake all day.
I'm exhausted, But the kids are still going 90 miles a minute.
Toys are EVERY where!
I am trying to over look it all and resist my compulsive urges and just let them be kids.
(which isn't easy!)
All in all I can't think or hear for that matter. Therefore, today is Re-run Monday.
Here's an old post in case you missed it!

Jabber Jaws
Madisen is our little ‘Jabber Jaws’, she constantly talks. All the way to school, all the way home from school, and then she will follow you all over the house talking. It seems like she doesn’t even take a breath. It’s just on and on and you can forget getting in a word. We have finally found a good use for all this talking. Now when we get those annoying solicitors or debt collectors calling, I just let her answer the phone. The first time I did this, I said “here answer this and tell whoever is on the phone about when you lost your tooth”. She thought I was crazy but still went along. It didn’t take them long to hang up. The more they tried to say “Is your mommy or daddy home?” the louder she talked about her story. After they hung up, she said “uh…they hung up on me!” I just laughed and explained to her what I did. Now that’s her favorite game to play. Needless to say most of those calls have stopped!


  1. What a great Idea! Too bad my son doesn't quite have the talking thing down yet.

  2. Brilliant idea!!!
    My 4 year old is in that stage. We call it "Blah,blah,blah,blah,blah,blah"

    You could also have her pick up the phone for Mother-in-law, too!

  3. Wow! You're a genius, Johnina! I've never heard anyone come up with such a sensible idea for preventing those crazy calls!

  4. Hi I been reading your blog for a while, I love your blog its makes me lol a lot. This post is very cute about the phone calls and your chatter box, I also have one of them her name is Maria and she's only 4 years old but a little sweetie!
    Im from St. Thomas, Ont. Canada
    Hope you stop by my blog and say Hi!

  5. That is great!

    Note to self: start collecting these kinds of ideas and publish a parent-help book.

  6. Great idea! I'll have to keep that one in mind. And it's okay to kick back and relax the rules a bit. Just try not to go crazy ;)

  7. OMG I'm laughing so hard, I'm gonna try that and have J answer the phone next time.

    Normally hubby answers 'those' kinds of calls and pretends to be really busy and asks them for their home number so he can call them back and then gets into it with them about how unfair it is that they call him at home but he's not allowed to call them at home.

  8. What a brilliant idea! I may just have to try that. I hate those darn calls.


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