Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG

Gena, by nature, is practically a genius.  Don't get me wrong, it's by no doing of her own — it just sort of happens by accident.  Anyhow, once again I am indebted to her gena-yus.  My two year old is always bouncing off the top of my head.  I won't start in by saying that his bad behaviour is a result of the big move, or him not feeling well, or him being the youngest of six and not getting enough attention — no, I'll say it like it is: it's from my lack of consistent training.  And I know this because my other kids NEVER acted so crazy and naughty when they were two.  So anyhow, I've been making gena live with me since Geo is stuck in Cali, and the other day she looked over at the screaming little wiggly monster and reminded me, “How come you never let him just play in his room?”  WOW, i had totally forgot that was an option.  So now, Young King James spends plenty of alone time playing with his toys (gated in and unable to escape) while I get stuff done.  I can cook, I can read a chapter of Meriweather Lewis to the kids, I can talk on the phone, I can take a shower.  Amazing. I wonder what else I've forgotten.

Lastly, click here to read the funniest thing I've read all week from my new brother Disco Doug.

September 24th, 2005 - Posted in Uncategorized | | 0 Comments

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  1. MySmokyMtnHomeschool said,

    on September 24th, 2005 at 8:00 am

    Poor little James…

    lol. J/K I 'lock' Jacob in his room using a gate. 'specially when we are doing school. Then a tornado looks like it only hit HIS room, instead of the whole house. I put on music when we are in school, and a lot of times I peek in on Jacob and he is sacked out on the floor or his bed. 😀

    BTW, thanks for the prayers. I /we really need them right now. Also, how are you feeling? Hope you are doing better. Can't wait 'til we get together next week.


    Amy Beth <><

  2. wardssward said,

    on September 24th, 2005 at 9:50 am

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    Sure glad you and Gena have each other! Two-year-olds can sure be a challenge, but sometimes I also need something (or someone!) to alert me to areas that need corrected in our 6- and 8-year-old boys. Kids sure keep us on our toes, though, huh? Never a dull moment! Just yesterday, my youngest started a crochet chain made from yarn and told me that it was for me to work on "when I get bored". HA!!!! 🙂


  3. EmptyNestMom said,

    on September 24th, 2005 at 10:20 am

    Your blog subscription

    I tried to subscribe using your RSS feed on Bloglet but it won't let me. It says "Error. Bloglet could not subscribe you to this RSS Feed. It returned the following error: The URI prefix is not recognized." I really want to subscribe because you always make me smile! Can you please put a bloglet subscribe button on your blog – please !!!

  4. Anonymous said,

    on September 24th, 2005 at 11:51 am

    Kiddies & Gates

    Our youngest REFUSED to stay behind a gate at least for very long! As a matter of fact, Mr. Jacob broke out of the house at 15 mos. He climbed the gate, unlocked the back door, unlocked the screen door, and opened that gate to our back yard. Meanwhile, his clueless mum was scrubbing the bathroom thinking he was safe and sound BEHIND THE GATE!!! It wasn't until I glanced out the bathroom window that I noticed my 15 mos old taking out across the back yard with EVERY fishing pole his daddy owned!! I find it quite comical now, but right then I could have died!! I thank the Lord that we live on a quiet little culdesac, because later that day my neighbor said, "Wasn't that your boy I saw in the circle today?" So, little Jacob had ventured out the back yard's gate and taken a walk in the circle.

    Edited by luckyslady on Sep. 24, 2005 at 9:52 AM

  5. ejoyce,ink said,

    on September 24th, 2005 at 1:32 pm

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    The Elk man post is truly hilarious. I'll share it with my dh – he's supposed to join his brother elk hunting in NM next month. Poor King James. If I was closer I'd take him off your hands for a few days. In my sentimental moments I miss having a toddler to play with!

  6. KarenW said,

    on September 24th, 2005 at 2:44 pm

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    I forgot about that option when Holly was little. But mainly because she shared a room with her older sister and they had bunk beds. I couldn't leave her alone in there or she'd climb up on the top bunk. And she wasn't blessed with gracefulness and balance. Well even now, she doesn't like to play alone very often. So it's good that you followed Gena's advice and are giving him some quiet time by himself. : )

  7. tn3jcarter said,

    on September 24th, 2005 at 3:20 pm

    Those light bulb moments

    are awesome aren't they?! I was moaning on my blog that I was stressed about what kind of microscope to buy for the boys and someone just simply said, "Let your husband pick. He's the science guy anyway." I can't believe that I hadn't thought of that already. I'd probably still be indecisive and stewing over it right now if she hadn't suggested that. God is so gracious in sending folks to us with those eve so simple, but forgotten ideas!

  8. livin4Him6 said,

    on September 24th, 2005 at 3:52 pm

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    Jen, don't you love those gated communities!! LOL Have fun with him, he will grow up very quickly. :0)

  9. Donnabooshay said,

    on September 24th, 2005 at 6:22 pm

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    Those light bulb moments are FINE ;o)

    Enjoy your free moments!


  10. takingthechallenge said,

    on September 25th, 2005 at 12:06 am

    Thanks for stopping by my blog…

    …and taking the time to leave a comment. Thanks also for referring Disco Doug's blog…too funny 🙂

  11. ByHisGraceInColorado said,

    on September 25th, 2005 at 8:18 pm

    Sorry about your parenting difficulties

    But the REAL reason I am posting is because Doug's Elk stuff is hilarious!!!!

    He sounds just like Ken. And now, I see from some of the comments there are other hunters out there…..come on people, I want to do a HUGE homeschool hunt here next year! Sure, out of state licenses are expensive, but it is great hunting here. But occasionally the Elk here laugh too……

    Jen, you and your little "King James." That cracked me up.



  12. FreeStuffForHomeschoolers said,

    on September 25th, 2005 at 11:42 pm

    those younguns…

    my youngest (of 4) has done stuff the other 3 never even THOUGHT of doing — those things I was proud to say my kids had never done (Pride comes before the fall….) like telling me he hated me, pinching my face, hitting me, running away from me in a store because he was mad, etc……I'm so proud…i mean happy to say he has outgrown those things .. although he does still streak through the living room and do the naked booty dance from time to time (he's now 8) it's the "youngest clown syndrome" i think! julie

  13. belindaletchford said,

    on September 27th, 2005 at 3:17 am

    Isn't it good to have friends who know us?

    My moment like this was when we were having tantrums in the shops thing! My good friend reminded me I wasn't training him/dealing with him the same way I dealt with this issue with the other kids. It was an immediate "pull up" for me. I thank God for friends who can remind us while we are eye deep in it all!

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