Friday, April 29, 2011


So today while I was at work Jerry calls me to tell me that Mrs. Oliphant, Ansley's pre-school teacher, made him blush today.  Ansley has a little friend at school who is smitten with her and follows her around.  She is not phased by his undivided attention one bit.  Jerry had no knowledge of this until today.  Apparently it has gotten so bad that his mother told Jerry he only wants to wear one shirt to school everyday because it is Ansley's favorite.  Well today, while out on the playground, he put a flower behind her ear and told her she was as beautiful as an angel.  When the teacher told Jerry this he apparently turned multiple shades of red.  I fear he may be in for some trouble as these girls get older.  They have both had admirers as early as preschool.  Thankfully for now Ansley is still set on marrying her daddy!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Great Day!

Today was storybook character day at school.  Ally went to school dressed as the witch from Snow White.  Ugly nose wart and all.  After school we had Allyson's second parent/teacher conference.  She is improving in almost every area of school, especially reading.  She is now reading at a k level, which at the beginning of the year, looked like it would never happen.  On another fun note, I was able to score 4 packages of diapers, 2 boxes of envelopes, 4 candy bars, and a package of feminine hygiene products for under 10 bucks at Walgreens today!!  I think I have enough diapers to last until the 6 month mark!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ansley, oh Ansley

Ansley is obsessed with playing with Jerry's karate sword, (it's a wood practice sword for anyone wondering what the heck is going on at the Rice's).  She is almost as obsessed as he is.  Today she was holding it and says, "Daddy I want to see you fight with your sword for real."
Me, "Ansley, someone could get hurt."
Ansley, "I know, he needs to fight a bad guy."
Me, "But Ansley, daddy could get hurt."
Ansley, "Mommy, Daddy has a sword, a knife and a gun.  He's like a special agent or something.  He could do it."
Jerry, "Well that is true."
Way to encourage her daddy!

Friday, April 8, 2011

The black eye

So, my karate instructor approached me last night to inform me that he needed to speak with Jerry. A few days back, Ansley and Ally were taking a shower when a fight ensued about the shower massager.  Ansley, who has taken to arguing with Ally, rather than giving into her every demand got angry when Ally asked for the shower massager back after mere seconds.  She gave into to Ally's demand but more or less threw it at her, hitting her in the left eye. The result was an instantly black eye. Ally screamed and cried for at least 10 minutes.  Some out of pain, but mostly because she was upset about having to go to school with a black eye. 

Fast forward to the next day when the black eye is now cool and she loves and wants to protect Ansley.  I take the girls to karate while Jerry is at school.  Sensei Rod has a very strict no fighting policy, unless of course we are defending ourselves, so when he sees Ally's black eye and says, "It looks like you need to work on your blocking.  Where did you get the black eye?"  Ally, trying to protect Ansley from Sensai says, "My dad gave it to me."  I hear nothing of this and we go home.  That is until last night.  Sensai approaches me about how exactly Jerry gave Ally this black eye.  I am mortified and try to assure him that Ansley was in fact the one that gave her the black eye but that I would speak to Ally as soon as I got home.  Jerry was already at home studying for his comprehensive exam. 

So this morning I sit Ally down to ask her about what she told Sensai. She very proudly said, "Well I didn't want Ansley to get in trouble and I knew daddy couldn't get in trouble so I told Sensai daddy did it."  Sounds perfectly reasonable to me except for the fact that daddy can get in trouble.  So I explain to Ally that we can't go around telling people that.  She was clearly confused so I told her that some daddy's do hit their kids and if she tells people that daddy hit her they can arrest daddy and take her and Ansley away from us.  She immediately teared up and told me she didn't want daddy to get in trouble.  She assured me that Sensai was the only one she told that story too.  I guess for now all we can do is wait and see if DCF shows up.   Poor daddy gets thrown under the bus again!!