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258 Weird preggo dreams

September 29, 2009

When I’m pregnant I always get all these strange dreams.. they are mainly of two different kinds.

The first kind, the ones I have the most – throughout the whole pregnancy – is those about hubby – where he does things he didn’t think through, or just simply bad things.. or I dream about us having a fight.. and then I wake up all furious and can’t even look at him.. sometimes the “feeling” stays for hours – even though I know that he didn’t do anything.

The “funny” thing is that we never ever fight.. I mean this should be normal if that’s how I many times feel about him. But the truth is I don’t. We never fight.. it’s been at least two years since the last time.. probably more. ¬†He almost never disappoints me.. So why do I keep dreaming these wierdo dreams when I’m pregnant??

The second kind of dreams is when I dream about the sex of the baby even before I know it. I don’t remember having any specific dreams from when I was pregnant with our first child.. but from the second pregnancy I do. I dreamt that I was in the hospital and gave birth to a girl. And then when they put her in that transparent plastic box where the babies sleep in the hospital – they where out of pink cards for girls. So they had to take a blue boys-card and write girl on it. To me it was a disaster!! This is funny since I really don’t care about girls- vs boys-colors.
When she was born – she was a girl – and they were NOT out of pink cards. ūüôā

Even before I was pregnant with our third child I had a dream that I would have two girls who looked more or less the same Рonly different ages Рplus the little one was blonde.. and now I mean really white hair.

And what happened.. we had another girl Рand she is all blonde. My dream came true.

So.. anybody else with weirdo pregnancy dreams?? Tell me your story!!


222 How other people treat your kids..

March 25, 2009

What a coincidence..
Today when we went to the doctor we happened to bump into somebody who the kids know from kindergarten.. some teacher¬†or helper or whatever.. She didn’t work there a lot..¬†just as stand-in¬†once in a while..
Now.. when you bump into someone who is supposed to know both of¬†your kids.. don’t you¬†expect them to treat your kids equally?. Now this woman said a short hello to one of the kids.. and talked a lot with the other one.. and kept telling me how cute and nice and wonderful.. etc.. I¬†don’t get this kind of behavior.. from somebody¬†who is supposed to be pedagogic and work with kids.. to just give one of them all the attention and the other one is standing there.. thinking. Hey.. you’re supposed to know me too!!

Well.. might be that it is true.. one of our kids is more social and open.. cute.. easy to like.. has that “I’m a doll.. take me home” – look. But hey.. there is nothing wrong with the other one.. Maybe not as social.. maybe not as talented¬†at “making¬†people just love you”.. But hey.. nothing wrong.. still a wonderful personality and worth just as much respect and attention.

What I find is wrong here.. is when an adult.. pedagogic(or supposed to be) kindergarten teacher or helper Рkeeps treating the kids differently.. I tell you she is not the only one.. This happens all the time. And I feel so sorry for the kid who gets less attention.

Myself.. I can only make sure to do my best to treat them maybe not equally meaning “exactly the same¬†way”¬†because they are different personalities.. but equally in the way that I don’t give one more attention then the other one.. I’m not more interested in one than in the other.. But with other people there is really not much you can do.. more than wish they could think before talking.. THINK – before they make one kid feel loved and wanted and cute.. while the other one gets nothing.. Everybody above age of ten should know better!!!

Phew.. I think I managed to write this post without even telling who is who of the kids.. 

And the coincidence.. I happened to read Treating children equally at Joy’s when I came home from the doctor..

Now code brown emergency.


218 What exactly is “passover mood”

March 17, 2009

Dude said to me a few days ago that he was starting to get into passover mood.. We had a very late winter this year.. but now the spring is finally coming..  We are past purim already, and the kids are starting to practicing passover songs at kindergarten..

Dude is already teaching Em to sing Ma nishtana. Well she is not the youngest.. but the youngest can’t really sing yet, so this time Em will do it..
So I guess all these spring feelings, Purim is over- feelings, singing passover songs- feelings are altogether in some way making dude feel he is in passover mood.

So I told him: Excellent! Then come on¬†– help me to get started with the passover cleaning!!.. (that’s the “go over every single inch of the house with a toothbrush”-kind of cleaning)
His response was… well I don’t even remember.. but this was obviously not what he meant with passover mood…

So he gets to sing nice songs with the kids and I get to clean.. ??? nonono.. I wouldn’t think so..

I’m also getting into passover mood.. We’ve got tons of chametz¬†to get out of the house before passover.. And I’m not the kind of person who would throw food away if there are other solutions.. so I’ll just have to plan everything very well from tomorrow.. and slowly finish everything just in time for passover.. but not one day to early either…

Kitchen is still half painted since November (??) …all the sudden I didn’t have time to finish and then the winter came and it’s not really recommended to paint when it’s raining.. duh! So it looks horrible.. The girls room and our bedroom need to be painted to.. this should be done before passover. Essay.. my essay.. oh no again.. well I’ll have to deal with it.. I will.. that’s the most important now.. Oh no.. spring is coming.. all the sudden it is hot outside – and inside.. wash winter blankets, putting them away.. oh no.. now I’m sweating.. oh no.. the kids are sweating.. oh no again. the kids are bigger than last year.. no clothes that fit.. o nonono.. please wait.. stop .. nooooo!! Please passover.. can’t you move a little bit forward.. let’s say end of April.. deal??

So.. passover mood is all about singing Ma nishtana and Dayenu .. right?

And then you get there.. painted walls.. clean house.. Essay (hopefully) done.. and you suddenly get a bigger perspective. He took us out from the slavery in Egypt.. and I… I keep freaking out over¬†this “little” tiny “oh no – passover is getting closer” thingie..

Tomorrow I will sing Ma nishtana with Em


217 Dude’s birthday

March 17, 2009

Today we celebrated dude’s birthday..¬†

The kids and I got up early to prepare everything… The kids had made him marzipan candy in different colors.. and he also got some candybars that the kids wrapped all by themselves.. I thought it would be a good idea letting them give him candy as birthday present.. because they can actually understand how much he appreciates it in a whole other way than if they would give him something “boring”. And I’ve got to say it worked out very well.. the kids were excited, and so was dude.

Well.. I guess dude is describing¬†every single moment of this day in¬†his blog so maybe I shouln’t make¬†any effort..

We had a nice and fun day… ate way to much unhealthy stuff.. but hey – it’s his birthday only once a year.

And now a picture of the happy birthday boy!! And everything he is wearing/holding on this picture are birthday presents..


And a picture of the very very very old couple… 54 years old.¬†


215 The one with the coffee house

March 14, 2009

Believe it or not.. 
Our boy was all healthy and bouncing this morning.. so we actually did send him to kindergarten..

And we could finally go to have our coffee!!!!!

The baby (well.. soon 17 months..) was with us..¬†She is such an easy baby when it comes to these things.. She was just¬†sitting proudly on a real chair – drinking from her bottle.. flirting a little with some other baby .. and that’s it.. So cute ūüôā



213 A freaky staring game

March 11, 2009

I should be writing my essay now – and I will soon.. just a short update first.

Dude has been home from work for a couple of days.. taking two days off to be with the kids. And I had two days to catch up with the essay writing..¬†I’m still far away from finishing. But¬†thanks to these two days I think I’ll be able to¬†finish in time.

I know I almost never write here any longer.. I’m kind of cheating on this blog with¬†my Swedish blog.. I’m sorry.¬†There I just write plain family stuff.. more like information about what is going on in our lives.. funny kid¬† quotes etc.. only for family and friends..
I come up with a lot of ideas what to write about here.. but usually when I’m in bed after midnight – that’s when my humor is the best –¬†and I don’t go up¬†again to write it down.¬†(That’s why only dude knows I’m pretty funny)

Dude and I have been playing scrabble a lot lately.. actually in English since the game we have is an old English one from the fifties. Though after some contact with the Swedish Scrabble association I got a list of how many of each kind of tiles it’s supposed to be in Swedish. We went to some stores looking for something that would work as tiles… and ended up with the best substitute¬†we could find.. EYES!! ..went home.. put the letters on the back of them.. So now we have a freaky staring Swedish scrabble!!

Btw.. I win all the time.. And I really don’t get it. Dude is way smarter than I am. He can hear something once – and then he remembers it for the rest of his life. This helps him a lot with the studies of course. I can read the same thing 30 times and still not get it into my head. But on scrabble dude keeps loosing all the time. Even when we played in English – where he has a bigger vocabulary than I have – I kept winning all the time.. It’s amazing how we think differently.. that must be it. I don’t have any other explanation. Though I’m happy there is at least something that I’m better at!

So that’s it!! This was the last one on my list of excuses for not studying (the blogging)!
So I guess that means I publish this and go study.


209 Blackout

February 27, 2009

Today we did a new try on going to the coffeehouse – which we planned to do last week – when Dude at the end had to work instead. But today we went. The weather was a little bit unstable.. raining and windy.. But we decided to not postpone it for another week. We aren’t going out like that a lot.. We would like to do it more but are usually too busy with kids, work, studies etc.

But then boooooom!¬†Lightning struck… just when we were in the line to order our coffee and salmon sandwich. And some main transformer for Ma’ale Adumim broke.. so we ended up having a blackout¬†for 6,5 hours. So no coffee… We had nothing to do but going home again. New try next week..

With a bunch of candles, gas stove, and the kids playing with flashlights.. we ended up having quite a nice – and different afternoon. The kids get more involved with how to make guaccamole if you make it on the table with candles next to you in order to see what you are doing. It’s somehow more interesting that way.

The weather report predicts scattered showers and thunderstorms for three days now.. yeay!!

E (the boy) is starting to show interest for the piano.. We are thinking of starting to teach him some.. My husband will teach him some theory and I will teach him to improvise and play some easy songs.. I think we’ll start with twinkle twinkle little star or something.