Saturday, January 12, 2008

Boys And Balls

Why is it that kids must do the things you expressly tell them not to do? As with every other parent, in every other house, my kids can not walk and carry a ball at the same time. They must constantly toss it in the air or throw it to each other. Last week their harmless little game of catch caused quite a bit of destruction. They knocked a vase off of the mantle (it shattered), tipped over one of our air purifiers and left a big black spot on the wall above the couch! I've told them over and over if I see a ball in the air I will pop it in front of them, and I guess it's just time to live up to the threat!

Insurance Premium Time

January is always our month for insurance premiums. I think it would have been so much easier to space everything out, but in a way, it is nice because it's always the same. I just paid the yearly auto insurance, up next is the home insurance, and after the next paycheck we will take care of the life insurance. I don't mind paying it, and it does save money paying it all up front, but boy does it shatter my budget! We don't go overboard too much at Christmas, so it all works out just fine, but still, if we spread them out a bit it wouldn't be such a bitter pill to swallow every year!