Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Back To Floor Scanning

Okay, so ever since my little Ashley started crawling, I am back to scanning the floors. I keep my eyes on the floor to see if there is any small objects or pennies. Things like that. I've had the horrible experience of having to get a nickel out of my little niece's mouth when she was already turning purple from not breathing for awhile. It was such a scary moment in my life, I felt like I was just gonna collapse to the floor from relief. By the time she came to me, she had already been choking for awhile. Soooo.... okay never mind. Let's not talk about that. I don't want to think about it. So, of course I have this fear that my little ones will do the same. I have five kids and none has ever had that experience (thank goodness) but I still keep on my toes about it. With Ashley getting faster and faster at her crawling, here we go again! Ha! Ivy doesn't help at times because she likes to carry around her "potty money", pennies she earns every time she potties in her little toilet. So I try to encourage her to put them in her little piggy bank. But being the little money lover that she tends to be, she likes to recount it all the time. Ha ha! I looooove how right now the kids have such a low allowance. In fact, yesterday I told the boys to go clean their room. If they finished before the 10 minute timer, they would each get 5 cents. Boy did they run in there and clean! Okay, so I know I won't get away with that when they are teens. "5 cents? 5 cents?! Riiiiiight mom...." Hee, hee. So I'm milkin it. Right now they only get $2.50 a week if they do all their chores. Why would I start them off at a high number? They have to be able to earn more and more as they get older. My friend has 6 kids and she started them off at $10 a week when they were 3 years old. So she pays out a lot of money EACH week. I think she was a tad envious when I told her my kids get excited over $2.50 a week. Ha ha.
P.S. Ummm... I just realized, now that I'm done writing this post, that my two year old has put blue tape all over my body. Where are they finding all this tape?
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