I got the computer!! G went to a function at my parent's church to paint with her friends. Due to some complications with car and such, I had asked if she could go hang out with one of those friends. Since the parent said yes then invited G to a VBS with said friend, I am home alone and have the computer!!
I swiped this picture that another mother posted on FB.
On to conversations with G:
Two Sundays ago G won a Bible trivia game in Sunday School and was rewarded with a 20 oz coca-cola. Please understand that G doesn't drink sodas.
As a rule, I don't keep them here at the house although I am not opposed to her having them.
Of course she has had Mountain Dew and Sprite but generally she doesn't drink the stuff. I was raised on soda and have the teeth to prove it.
So back to her coke which was actually a coke not another flavor. In the south we use coke as the generic for any flavor soda so there you go for the explanation. I poured her up a glass for lunch and then also for dinner. In total she didn't even drink the whole 20 oz and this is the conversations we had with regard to it.
After dinner she said, "Mama, can this make me drunk?"
I said, "No. But you may feel that your head is a bit funny since you don't drink cokes normally."
At bedtime, she laid across the bed and said, "Mama, I am so drunk."
Why she thinks I would allow her to have a beverage that would make her drunk I have no idea. Why she thinks she knows what being drunk looks like much less feels like I have no idea. I don't even have alcohol in the house.
I told her she was much to young to be allowed to drink so I could assure her that she was indeed not drunk. I also reminded her that I wouldn't allow it at this age and hoped she never started drinking in the future. She did have a difficult time settling down to go to sleep from the sugar, caffeine and whatever else is in a coke.
Oh and they didn't have a Bible quiz so she hasn't had another one.
She has also now decided that she is fat. I have tried to tell her that she is not fat. She could exercise but initially she wanted to limit her food amounts to specific serving sizes based on calories. She did that for about 3 days while I counted calories for her. Then she said, "Mama, if I exercise more, can I still eat as much as normal?"
I said, "Yes, of course, the trick to weight loss is number of calories in verses number of calories out, more out you lose; more in you gain and exercise is the best way to get calories out."
She said, "Good, cause I am so hungry."
As for me counting her calories I was trying to show her what the food producers dictate what a serving is verses what she normally eats of any one item. I would prefer that she exercise rather than diet. I told her to start running on the road in front of Grandad's place because it if flat and not busy. I also suggested that she do 100 sit ups every night. So far she has done 3 nights of set ups and has run 2x. So I don't think she is very serious about it but I do wish she would quit talking about being fat. Why does that have to start so early too?
Oh next week, G is getting to go to the same Hogwarts camp she attended last year even though she is 1 year over age. I called the school hosting it, and they said that would be fine. I think it is because she was at another of their camps earlier this year and did the Hogwarts last year. Personally, I wished she would have done the mosaic tile camp but not G. She is very excited about it!!
We are coming up on 10 years as a family. If I have access to our home computer then I may be able to do an update. If not, well, then whenever I get back to it again I will. And if I was really good I would do a pre-post but that takes a bit of thinking, and I haven't the energy to do so.
Money is really tight this year what with the portion of school tuition being paid and my condenser on the car has to be replaced because in the south you absolutely have to have an air conditioner working in the car. Plus, I haven't paid all of the last vacay off totally. All this to say is because of all this, I have such an itch to go somewhere. I have a great desire to go on a vacay even if it is small. But we won't go this year at all despite my wishes.
G starts school toward the end of August. I still haven't received the enrollment package which was supposed to have been sent out already. We haven't had a meet the teachers night so I don't have the name of the family that was going to take G to school and I haven't a way to get her to my parents so I will have to leave work early to pick her up and pay for the after school. I am a wee bit worried how this will all work. There will most definitely be a reduction in my work hours if I have to take her to school and then leave early to pick her up. The gas usage will double so that is an added cost but I do not want her back in the public school.
Lots to pray about, that is for sure. My mom is not doing well. She is not bed ridden or anything but she really is so very child like. G stays with them during the day and any time G is out of her sight she worries about her then goes looking for her. It drives G a bit crazy. She no longer knows how to load dishes in the dishwasher. Conversation is very difficult because she can't keep the stream of thought going for a conversation. She is very short on the phone, not in attitude but length. You can tell she is afraid of saying something not right that she rushes off the phone.
My dad needs a break but won't ask me at least to give him one. I would like to take mom and G away for a long weekend maybe back to Crystal Bridges and visit with my brother and his family for a minute (lunch) who live in that area. Problem is I am broke and I am fairly certain dad would not wish to pay even if it would give him a long weekend by himself.
G does help my dad by mowing the yard and working with him outside but otherwise she is a lump on the couch playing on her phone and the computer. I am very grateful for them keeping her but she would rather stay home. Too bad she is not old enough, and I am not sure I would let her to even if she were.
Well off to get ready for bed, waiting on G to get home from VBS and to see her painting in real life.