Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Potty Training

Just wanted to share some info. I was telling someone about this book the other day so I decided to post it on here as well. There are a lot of potty training books out there and how do you know which one works???
Well I will tell you this one worked for me:

Toilet Training in Less Thank A Day
by: Nathan h. Azrin, Ph.D. & Richard M. Foxx, Ph.D.

This book was recommended to me by a neighbor who used it and it worked for her two kids.


Mrs. Marine

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Countdown To Christmas!

We put up our Christmas Decorations this weekend! I know its kinda early, normally we would do it the weekend after Thanksgiving but Hubby doesn't have many weekends off between now and Christmas, so it's either put it up early or late. I choose early.
Now that the decorations are up Princess is very exited and wondering when Santa will come! The last few years I have been doing Paper Chain countdowns with her.

Cut 1 inch strips of red and green paper. Make each strip into a loop and link them all together to form a chain. Make enough so your child can take one off every day from now until Christmas! I also write numbers on mine so its easy to make sure there are the correct number left. Sometimes she takes two off in one day, or forgets to take on off.

I have used Paper Chains to countdown to other different events also. If your child is learning their colors it can also be a great way to practise those. When they take one off they tell you what color it is (use lots of different color paper).


Mrs. Marine

Monday, November 12, 2007

This is funny - I created this with a friend....

Military Wife Recruiters

Objective: To successfully recruit and establish relationships between your husbands' fellow military men and your female friends and to promote healthy relationships between the two with the ultimate goal of marriage.

Ranks:

Private – To obtain the rank of Private, you must be legally married to an active duty Military Man.
Private First Class – Introducing the potential couple, even on the telephone, will result in the rank of Private First Class.
Lance Corporal – When the potential couple meets in person the recruiter will obtain the rank of Lance Corporal.
Corporal – When the new couple has decided to be an exclusive couple, therefor becoming an official couple the recruiter will obtain the rank of Corporal.
Sergeant – When the new couple first consummates the relationship (i.e. engages in sexual intercourse) the recruiter will obtain the rank of Sergeant. If the couple engages in sexual relations prior to becoming an “official couple,” the rank of Corporal may be skipped and the rank of Sergeant will be obtained.
Staff Sergeant – When the new couple has spent six months as an official couple, the recruiter will obtain the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Gunnery Sergeant – When the new couple announces an engagement to be married the recruiter will obtain the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. If the couple announces an engagement prior to the six-month mark, the rank of Staff Sergeant will be skipped and the rank of Gunnery Sergeant will be obtained.
Master Sergeant – When the couple sets a date for their nuptials to take place the recruiter will obtain the rank of Master Sergeant.
First Sergeant – When the couple legalizes their union (gets married) the recruiter will obtain the ranking of First Sergeant. Potentially, the recruiter may bypass the ranking of Gunnery Sergeant and Master Sergeant if the new couple bypasses the engagement process by eloping.
Master Gunnery Sergeant – When the newlyweds celebrate their one-year wedding anniversary the recruiter will obtain the ranking of Master Gunnery Sergeant.
Sergeant Major – When the couple celebrates their five-year wedding anniversary the recruiter will obtain the ranking of Sergeant Major.
Sergeant Major of the Military Wife Recruiters – When the couple celebrates their ten-year wedding anniversary the recruiter will obtain the ranking of Sergeant Major of the Military Wife Recruiters.


This came about shortly after I arrived at my husbands first duty station. A few of my friends came to visit and all of my husbands single buddies wanted to be "hooked-up" with my friends. It's all in fun, nothing serious. I'm a Master Gunnery Sergeant.... Soon to be Sergeant Major.


Mrs. Marine

Monday, November 05, 2007

Missing Hubby.....

Hubby's job currently has him leave on Thursday evening and not return until the following Friday (8 days later). Every week for the next Month and a half. Hes home 6 days gone 8 days. Its frustrating, I keep having to explain to Princess (no that's not our daughters real name) when daddy will be home and why hes gone. I get used to him being gone after a few days then he comes home, leaves a few days later. Repeat.

I hate to say it but its almost easier to adjust when hes gone for several months. I love him and its his job. I just gotta vent sometimes. Things like this just drive me nuts. Whats really annoying is he is only 20 minutes away. But he cant come home at night and I cant go visit him....


Mrs. Marine