Kids..

Kids…To Be More Precise, Boys!!!

Today was not the best day ever.

It started off with being a great day, and then soon went out the door…. until I just wished that the day could be started all over again.

I was woken by two beautiful boys, Hayden and Zachery going out the door to the movies.  They kissed me good bye so I jumped out of bed and got the day started.

Baby Sitting.

It was going to be a different day from one of my normal every day to day…I needed to baby sit for a beautiful friend. Which in itself is not any thing different in our house. I normally end up with one or two kids extra on a regular basis. I think because we already have five kids, that friends think we can handle any extras. Which is so true….I prefer to have extras in the holidays because it takes away the fighting going on between my five.

But this was not a everyday baby sitting job. Today was different….Today I had the pleasure of baby sitting a gorgeous horse. I have been on this gorgeous horse many times, and he is just a dream to ride. So smooth and so full of grace. But today was not a good day. He was very sick….so sick that I spent most of my day trying to get him to drink water. I followed him around with a water bottle full of Mangosteen Fruit Juice, a dish of water, and a watering can.  I poured the water into my hand, I even brought over the other horses to show him that the water was yummy. NOTHING worked. I could not get him to drink…..

Nothing Worked

All day I tried and tried to get him to drink water….I pleaded, I asked, I even followed him around….but nothing would entice him to drink.

I spent over an hour just brushing his coat….a coat that was hiding the fact that all his bones were showing through. All of his muscle and shinny coat was gone. The feeling coming from the horse was not good….even baby woody who is four, picked up that the horse was really sick.

Out of the Mouths of Babes.

NOT sure how this works….but Kyle Wood said to me today “mum, that horse just let me know he is feeling really bad….His not well Mum”.  He is only four but his words stopped me in my tracks.

He was right.

Late this afternoon the Vet was called again. The most beautiful horse was no longer able to stand.  He was swaying from leg to leg….his heart rate was way above 90, and for a horse that was huge. It should not be above 45.

The vet was able to check him over one last time.  His liver had packed it in….and there was nothing they could do. I was not there when the horse was put to rest, but was called back just after….to give my goodbyes.

It was a bitter sweet goodbye….I knew that he was in a better place, but why did he have to be in the situation where going to sleep was kinder for him…..

Makes you question life all of over again…

Then to top the day off, my boys get home from going to the Movies…To tell me that they were pushed around at the bus stop this morning trying to get on the bus. And then on there way home, the same boys tried to chase them down.

I was not in a good mood by then…so I let loose. I walked down to the end of the road and told the two boys and there two girlfriends what for…

Of course they laughed in my face and said “They were looking forward to hitting my boys again”…..I was so close to hitting them, really close…

I rang the police but of course there is not much they can do….We need to attend the police station and make a statement, and let the police see what they can do. But because the boys are under age (and they know that) the police hands are tied.

KIDS!!!

Here’s to a better day from here on in….

Here’s to your Kids!! Here’s to trying to stay sane raising five boys!!

Lisa Wood

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Mad House!

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Mad House!!!

Sometimes I feel like I am caught up in a Mad House, with five very active woody boys, and all their different personalities.

These Kids look they had fun...so glad I they are not in my house!!

These Kids look they had fun...so glad that they are not in my house!!

Days when it is like to talking to a brick wall, and the boys just get wilder and wilder….

Those days are far and few between now (thanks) to our Health Fruit Juice Beverage but when they do happen….gosh is hits our house hard.

Today is one of those days where I feel like I live with Mad Kids.

It starts off with high pitch screams, running through the house, teasing each other until there is tears, ignoring my voice (even when i am starting to hit boiling point!!), and running around like a Mad House. It seems like they are climbing the walls, and sending me around the bend.

Is this Me as a Mum or the Kids?

Is this Me as a Mum or the Kids?

Those are the days that I wish I could just climb into bed, pull the covers over my head and disappear for a few hours. Is that selfish of me? As a Mum…I know that I should be the one in control, and setting a good example BUT some days I feel like the 2 year old that just wants to lay down, and throw a huge tantrum….

If it is good for the kids why isn’t good for the Mum?

OH well….a better solution is up ahead….Get Out Of The Mad House!!!

So our second oldest Zachery has packed the drink bottles, got the fruit ready, has the hats/beanies and we are off to the beach for afternoon fun times 🙂

Its either that or hide under the dona.

Until next time….

Stay Healthy, Well, Sane, Smiling and Enjoy your day..

Life is far too short to worry about the smaller things in life:)

Lisa Wood

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Its A Caravan World!

Caravan show in Brisbane.

Yesterday (Monday 8th June) David and I took four of the Woody Boys to the Caravan Show In Brisbane.

Where we got to drool over all the wonderful caravans. We got to see the good, the bad, the ugly and the down right tacky. There was such a variety of quality of vans. From going inside to the top of the line, to the next shed where the vans are massed produced so they lack detail. To heading outside where the vans are budget line, and it shows.

The first shed had the best of the best of all of the Caravans. Top quality, with fine precise details. Quality layouts, Quality fittings and quality material. You can see that the Caravans have been given special attention, right down to how the wielding  looked on the outside.  Caravans in that shed cost more, but you know that you are getting the top of the line that will last forever.

Woody Boys Delights.

Our four Woody boys were in heaven….in and out of every single van they came across. It was like watching them looking for chocolate at Easter time. They were so hyped up, checking out the layouts, comparing the one they saw to the one before. It was actually very funny to watch and see their faces. We soon could tell which ones they liked compared to which ones they did not like!!!

Kyle and Cameron even got to have balloons made into shapes from a balloon guy while we checked out the Surf Life Savers prize that was on display. A huge Truck with a fifth wheeler, that is going to be drawn on the 17th June, which the Woody’s are going to win because Cameron brought a ticket.

Oh I forgot to mention that. Cameron wins no matter where we go or what we do. If there is a ticket for a raffle, and it has his name on it, then he almost certainly wins it!!!

He wins raffles at school, CD’s from Paul Blackburn The Mental Toolbox Workshop, chocolate from that competition at the moment where every mars bar has one in six win (he won three in one day)  and lots more. He has the Secret Working for him. He tells us “Mum/Dad I am going to win this….” He tells everyone…”I am very lucky”.

Here are some photos from The Caravan Day Out…..

Gym (locker room) made out of a caravan

Gym (locker room) made out of a caravan

I took this photo for my older son Hayden…he is sport mad but could not come with us on Monday because he had to go to work. Its a Retro Caravan Turned into a trophy/gym/locker room.

Here are Four of the Woody Boys:)

Cameron Woody (was meant to be our baby!)

Cameron Woody (was meant to be our baby!)

Baby of the Woody's with his dog Balloon. Baby of the Woody’s with his dog Balloon.
Nicholas Wood

Cheeky Grin Nicholas Wood

Woody Teenager Who does not like the Camera!!

Woody Teenager Who does not like the Camera!!

Did You get to see the Caravan Show In Brisbane?  What was your favorite Caravan?

Stay Safe, Happy and Well, and keep on smiling.

It’s the only way to stay Sane while Raising five boys!!

Lisa Wood:)

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