Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Adoption of Doodle...

Next year year will be so much fun!!

We were not able to get Doodle until after Christmas this year but went ahead and read the book and watched the movie. Calvin learned about what scout elves are and not to touch him or he could lose his magic. I'm looking SO forward to starting this tradition with Calvin and having fun getting Doodle into shenanigans!!


Christmas Time in the Roberts House

After a rather turbulent year both financially and emotionally, our Christmas wasn't as big as it was last year. That's ok because that is not what Christmas is all about! We have each other and three months ago I would not have thought we would be all together at come Christmas. We are though, and for that I thank Jesus!!

We were able to give a few small gifts to Calvin and a VERY sweet "Secret Santa" at our church gifted him all three things from his wish list! Also, a good friend of ours was our for real Santa and made sure we had Christmas dinner and a few extra presents. All and all, still a very good Christmas!
        Cootie!                                                            Animal puzzle


Christmas at home:



Yes, that last photo is a mattress. Granny C gave that to help complete the kids bunk bed so we could get Calvin out of ours. So thankful!! Thank you Granny C!!

XOXO, tot giggles and a selfie

P.S. I didn't forget the teen, she was out of town for the holiday πŸ˜‰

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Our Generation and Theirs

Yes, this is going to be another Teen post.

Today we had a misunderstanding over something posted on Instagram. It was one of her friends who posted what appeared to me as a cry for help. I commented and asked why she was depressed and if everything was ok at school and home. I thought I was being a responsible adult.To protect identities I will not write the exact caption, but after a discussion with the Teen; I learned she had posted song lyrics. It's popular music but I've never heard of it. The friend was apparently upset that I thought she was troubled. In my defense it was a public post. Public!

Tonight at 31 years old, I felt old. An old foogie. Who also has no idea what's popular apparently, and can't wrap my brain around why music so depressing and emo would be so popular? Ughhh, so confusing!

I got to thinking about back when I was in my teens which was the mid to late 90's of the things in our culture that parents just didn't understand. We had a song titled just that, "Parents just Don't Understand". Remember that little Will Smith tune? The 90's brought the start of the baggy/saggy look.  We had our questionable icons too; Kurt Cobain and the start of grunge, Marilyn Manson and the start of emo. Oh man, after our pastor caught wind of Marilyn Manson he preached an entire Sunday morning sermon against that character. If you liked his music you had to be underground about it because all the parents now knew what a demonistic satan worshiper he was. He was going to  hell and taking as many kids with him as he could. Don't let your teen be one of them!

Kurt and Marilyn were not everyone's cup of tea. Personally my music identity of my youth was the pop princesses. 🎢🎢"Hit me baby one more time"🎢🎢. Loved it 😍! Brittany wasn't a satan worshiper but she was slutty. None of it was our parents music. They had a different style in their generation. As does every that I sit here and think about it.

Just when I think I almost have this teen stuff figured out I realize this is still a work in progress. I just want to be the best aunt, example and caregiver I can be!

Just for fun, I wanted to show off her new BLUE hair! This is for a school fundraiser for I think the local food bank. $10 donation for the pantry gives the students a pass to have the craziest hair possible for all of December.

XOXO, tot giggles and a selfie

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Did you know...?

Yesterday the pops and I managed to get out of the house kid free. One of the perks of having a teen in the house. One of the errands on our to-do list was haircuts. We went to one of those no appointment needed chains and were patiently waiting our turns. Nothing out of the ordinary on this Saturday evening.

Then this guy walked in...

He was talking so fast and in what might have been a Cajun accent, that I couldn't understand most of what he was saying. What could be understood made no sense. He spoke of fighting with police in different cities, being on probation and a 7th degree black belt. Oh yeah, and a cousin who beat up Chuck Norris. Everyone ignored him, that is until he took a stun gun out of his pocket and discharged it in the air, laughing while doing it! Scary moment not knowing what this guy was going to do! I was so thankful the kids were not with us!!

Back to the question of  "did you know?"

I don't remember where I read it online (because I would sure give them credit if I did), but did you know you can TEXT 911? It's true! I quietly took out my phone and began texting my location and the guy's description along with what was going on.


In ten minutes or less police showed up and a few minutes later they were gone and took the rambling, bumbling, stun gun waving guy with them. Quick and efficient, and I liked it so much better than trying to get somewhere safe and whisper information into the phone. 

So if you ever find yourself in a lobby with a man and a stun gun; remember, TEXT 911! 

Isn't technology great!