Thursday, December 07, 2006

Christmas is coming!

Time to get the kids in a cookie making frenzy! This year it was fun! I am certain none of their "cookies" ever made it to the cookie sheet. But for a few bucks a stick of butter and and egg, It was great fun for about 45 minutes which any mom knows is longer than most activities can keep their attention. My rule of thumb for deciding on an activity by the way, is simple. I ask myself will this take me longer to clean up that it takes them to get bored with it? If the answer is yes I usually don't put forth the effort.
But before you all go away from this blog thinking, "WOW! That Jill, she really has it all together and during a deployment at that? She really rocks!" Let me tell you...Effort and enthusiasm are in real short supply these days. So what works for me you ask? I find the more neighbors and friends I piss off or alienate the more time I have to do fun stuff with the kids! Amazing how that works, God's own devine plan? Ruffle feathers= more time with the kids! Ha But seriously I am not sitting over here being miss suzie homemaker as my blog might lead you to believe. I have neighbors that hate me and a teenager that has an attitude (yeah who doesn't) and my little ankle biters are sometimes badly behaved (can you believe it?) ! So hang in there. We are all doing the best we can with what we have to work with.