Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Independent Hasty Kids

Gabriella looks so cute in her outfit today. Quentin is getting dressed by himself. He can pee standing up and brush his own teeth. Unfortunately, Molly has been independent for some time now so as her siblings take their time practicing their independence she is doing chores (i.e. taking the laundry downstairs).

Morning times in this house (when we have somewhere to go) are crazy especially during the week. I am excited that the Hasty Kids are learning about what it takes to be independent and what jobs are "must have's" in life. I can't wait for the summer learning to begin!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Gods got it!

"I ain't gonna worry 'bout the money in the bank. I ain't gonna worry 'bout the gas in the tank. I gonna worry 'bout the things I can't control. I ain't gonna worry 'bout it all I do is pray about it. Why? 'Cause God's got it!" ~J. Moss, Gods Got It

I reveled in joy as I heard both of my girls singing this song in the car this morning. What a blessing and an honor that my girls know that they don't need to worry about anything. Being a Christian and having a relationship with God is more than not having to worry but it makes the days that more enjoyable.

My kids are awesome!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Fevers are us!

Poor Quentin is sick! He isn't throwing up but he has a fever. I don't know where it came from but today (Sunday) I noticed a rash on his neck and the rest of his body.

I am so sad my little boy isn't feeling well but it was inevitable because he never gets sick. Moreover, I had to call out of work because only I can take care of him (my wife doesn't have any days to take off from work).

I bought an interchangeable thermometer to measure his temperature over time.  His temp was a 101.4 but has since lowered to a 98.3 and then back up to a 99.4. I inquired with the doctors in what my next steps should be they were helpful and the verdict is that we just have to wait it out.

The next day Quentin and I took the girls to their drop-off location weekday mornings. He was very patient in the car when I took them, which never happens. While at home we played video games, ate, he took a nap, and when he awoke we played more games. I was beginning to think that he really wasn't sick at all but if you saw this rash, I'm sure you would be convinced.

Although Quentin's fever has been non-existent since last night, I am not taking any chances. I called the Dr's help line and requested a call back in regards to the steps I need to take next. My wish is that they clear him to go back to school but I am patient and giving it to God to handle.

Sunday, January 6, 2013


The other day I was in the car with the Hasty Kids, taking them to school at their respective drop off locations, when I started on the topic of balance.

Molly loves to watch her TV shows, play her iPod, and just relax but I told her that all things should be balanced. For example, her entertainment can be the fun part of her day combined with the following: studying her multiplication tables or playing her recorder can be the work part of her day, maintaining her good health (e.g. not eating too much junk food, taking showers and brushing her teeth, getting enough sleep, exercising, etc.), speaking to God, and socializing with family, friends, or via reflection.

As I struggle with balance in my life, I want her not to do this when she gets older. As the responsibilities pile on for all of us in life, starting good habits while we're young is ideal. For the Hasty kids, I'm trying to make it real!