Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you. The highest courage is to dare to be yourself in the face of adversity. Choosing right over wrong, ethic over convenience, and truth over popularity ... these are choices that measure your life. Travel the path of integrity without looking back, for there is never a wrong time to do the right thing.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


Have I ever mentioned my baby girl is a PIGGIE?!?! Bless her baby heart! She drives us CRAZY with her little messes! Her nickname should be pig pen not Bobo. :0) Where ever she goes a tornado follows her! Now don't get me wrong, it is a cute, flat ironed, perfume smelling, fashion statement of a tornado, but...nevertheless, it's a TORNADO! I asked her a week ago to clean her room and let the excuses begin, "I'm tired, I have homework, I have to babysit, I don't feel good". "Please can I go to Nat's, I promise I'll pick up tomorrow" 3 days later...RIGHTTTTTT! Anyway, she wants her hair cut...she has chosen this style off the internet...Ok fine, no problem, your hair, not soon as your room is cleaned!! WHHAAATTT!! Apparently that was an unreasonable request?! So after a long pout in her room, she came to terms with it, lol! Thankfully she is a good girl, she doesn't talk back, she just pouts! :)

But a little bit more info...
A few months ago she had a queen size bed complete with matching bedding, etc. Well, she wanted a trundle so she would have more room and could still have a bed when her friends slept over (not that they ever sleep in there anyway). Daddy was completely against it, I mean not happy at all. His point was she would just have a bigger area to make a mess, she was only growing, not shrinking, plus she already has new bedding, etc. I let her *bad wife* as I agree it would give her more room...She SWORE it was a fresh start, A new Haliee, she'd keep her room clean if please oh please Daddy let her get a new bed...Hmmm...How quickly she forgets!

Here is the hairstyle she so desires.

Zoe & Sophie decided to be project managers for this apparently colossal event, lol. After about an hour, I went up camera in hand to check the progress....

I knew she was ticked so being the ornery person I am I decided to knock and make her answer me instead of just walking in. But..Sophie answered and informed me I COULD NOT COME IN, lol!
Well, the floor is clean! She could not understand why I felt everything crammed in her closet, on the vanity, the lamp table, under the vanity...was a PROBLEM!

Don't let this sweet smile fool you, she is so ticked at me right here, lol! I offered to interview her and post it so we could see who took my side and who took hers...She declined the interview.

She did manage to freak her Dad completely out when he found she had decorated her room with posters hung up with COLORED DUCT TAPE!

So as I sit here this morning, her closet is clean, the vanity and lamp table still sit, pillowcased and askew...she feels it is more than sufficient and it's haircut time. I crack the whip? ~ LOVE this girl and all her clutter :0)

A few minutes after the room pics Erin called to have the girls come home for dinner...Sophie was not havin it. After a few small tantrums as I carried her down the stairs, to the counter to put on her boots...She was relentless "No Way, I tant bo home I tay with you!" "I am MAD MAD MAD" How do you say no to that??? You don't! You make her Momma come do it, lol! I am already the bad guy for the room cleaning right!? I made a video while Erin was coming to get her so we could all laugh!
For the record, after reviewing the tape...I think she is saying: "Hey Pabba, I want the flour" Meaning she wants to bake something. It's my best guess :)

I LOVE these sweet babies! ALL OF THEM! :0)


~love said...

oh, man. how i remember those days for myself. my room was always a fashionista pit & i did NOT like cleaning it. when i finally had no other choice it would take as i sat and went through everything. i had to stop and read every note, etc!

and i have 4 girls....(so far!)....
surely ONE of them will be a neat freak, right?!

love her pink and zebra!! =)

Beki said...

oh girls. my boys are messy too, but they are still little. hopefully they will like clean rooms. Or I will rid them of the junk and clutter myself.

Jill said...

Stick to it girl ... a deals a deal. A room is not clean until all clutter is gone! ;) Watch out ... I'll crack the whip for you. 2 out of 3 of my girls already show crazy clean/organizing tendancies ... Lucy on the other hand would rather watch a movie! ;)