Zufelt Family Sept 2013

Zufelt Family Sept 2013

Monday, April 21, 2014

Jacob Interprets His World

April 17, 2014
Jacob was VERY excited to show me that he found a dot to dot game in the Book of Mormon today.

I had to stifle a laugh and then go show Gina what he found. It was the table of contents with the dot dot dot lines across to line up the page number to the book name.

Smell My Breath

April 17, 2014
Skyping dad. Jacob blows in the mic "can you smell my breath?"

Toilet Duty

Long story short. Jacob has been horrible the last two days. At every turn of every minute toward every person. This morning I couldn't handle it anymore so he had to call dad at 2:00 am and wake him up to report in and get a punishment. He chose scrubbing the toilets. Knowing that when he pooped on the floor two weeks ago he had been a disaster to deal with when I made him clean it up himself I had to have a plan to counter the difiance I knew was coming after school when toilet time would finally materialize. My chosen bonus punishment for any whiny comment or cry of injustice was that for every comment I got to eat TWO pieces of his Easter candy.

Finally it was five o'clock and time to start the scrubbing. Good news. Bad news. Jacob LOVES cleaning toilets. Not a single complaint came outta the kid doing all four bathrooms (Gina wisely opted out of the punishment of washing her toilet so as to avoid the five year old mess he would create when he was "cleaning"). When he finished he asked me to ALWAYS ask him to scrub toilets whenever I need it done. I replied to him saying that he could scrub Ms Jennifer's too because she had 5 dirty ones today. He clasp his hands together in front of his chest and his eyes lit up like Fourth of July fireworks. You would have thought I gave him the worlds best Christmas present.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Halal Hot Dogs?

Ben's in a great mood. He's skyping with dad tonight at 10pm. Alone. No little wild brothers or sisters to interrupt. It has been a good call. Brian tried to share a little about what he is learning and things he is seeing. He explained what "halal" means (allowable) then asked what Ben thought the word for not allowable would be. "De-halal" was the quick response.

Next question was about hot dogs. Ben asked Brian if they had seen them there. Brian thought he had. So Ben queried, "Do they just have to call them 'hot' because they can't have dogs there?" Hilarious kid.

Last one for the day. Brian tells him that we MIGHT be getting plane tickets really soon for our move. Ben says why not for sure. "Because we have to have Exxon buy some of them and that makes it slow." "But why are they slow?" ISN'T THAT THE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION THESE DAYS AROUND OUR HOUSE.

Prayers for Mom

Jacob prayed for me this morning.

"Please bless mom if she does yoga today. Because she does it in a parking lot and she has to do it on the hard floor and she puts a mat down on the hard floor but she can feel right through it."

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Lost Media on iTunes

Ha! Downloaded an iTunes movie on Tuesday to watch. It downloaded and then instantly disappeared from my rented list so I can't play it because it can't be found. Finally did a help ticket tonight. Got the auto response email saying basically "we got it and will reply soon." It suggested I review the linked articles below. I clicked on the one that was for lost media. The web page came up with an error that said:

"We're sorry. We can't find the page you're looking for."

That isn't the most encouraging message...I'm writing about something that is lost and they lost the directions on how to find lost stuff. Hmmm. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Ashlyn's Name

Ashlyn is trying to mimic the names she is hearing. If you ask her what her name is she will tell you Ashey (pronounced ash-E). This matches with Angie, Maddie and Jakey.

We also call Madison “Maddie Mae”. One day two weeks ago she was jabbering away in a sing song voice in her car seat as we went along the highway. She was saying “Maddie Mae, Maddie Mae, Maddie Mae.” Then she mixed it up a bit, “Maddie Mae, Maddie Mae, Ashey Mae, Ashey Mae.”