Lost conversations

I wrote these conversations down --I think last fall-- and then misplaced the paper. Okay, I didn't "misplace it." It was right where I left it. In the giant pile of papers on my desk, but that's not the point to this story, Mom!

Me: Gman, how many toes do you have?
G (pointing to feet): 2!
...argument ensues over 2 vs. 10
Me: Lets count! 1 toe, 2 toes, 3 toes....
Me: So how many fingers do you have?
G (holding up hands): Alot!

Later that day:
G: Mommy, I got a secret!!!!
Me: What?
G (whispers in my ear): Go get me a drink


Tween Words of Wisdom

I may have to start a new series.

"Real men shriek like a girl. That's how we roll, baby!"


A Cautionary Tail

Please be careful when passing through the green space at the entrance to my neighborhood. Signs were just put up to advise everyone that our pond is now inhabited (or invaded?) by cartoon ducks.


Memory Lane Monday (#15)

While looking for the picture of Red Fred for Memory Lane #13, I found this pic. I'd forgotten, but I guess I've been taking pictures of funny signs for years! I was about 13-14 yrs old, taken in Garmich, Germany.
As you can see, that chair lift is WAY UP IN THE AIR! The text at the top of the picture is the English version...."Do not rock chairs! Do not jump off!".....DUH!


Big Al

Our local minor league baseball team are the Lexington Legends. Their mascot is Big Al.
Which is which? ;-)


Note to Daddy

Craig, Gman said to tell you:
Guess what? I saw a ring with 3 very sparkle-y blue marquis rocks and shiny white rocks at Zales next to the playground at the mall. And the man said on April 1st, they are having a special where they will credit your balance due with any decent jewelry you bring in that you don't want anymore---like say a gold golf bag pendant. And I love you, Daddy.


Memory Lane Monday (#14)

Memory Lane takes us back not too long ago...just back to last September. I was taking the kids down to visit Ma, Pa and Momaw. We stopped at the McDonald's in Berea, KY and shockingly enough, Ronald McDonald himself brought us our food and some stickers! Princess and Gman were stunned speechless!!


Happy Pi Day!

That's right, if it's 3/14, it must be Pi 3.14 Day!


A Colonel-rific Birthday!!!!

Yay!!! It's Craig's Birthday!!! He's NOT thrilled about it.

Any birthday post I could have come up with would PALE in comparison to the one that came in the mail. Craig attended EKU for awhile, but eventually transferred out. Because he married an alum, he is in the Alumni Association's database anyways. (They've never sent me a birthday card and I have 2 degrees from them!!!)

We love you, Sweetie! Happy Birthday!!!!


Motherly Advice

Gman exits living room.
Gman starts up the stairs.
Gman enters parents room.
"Mommy!! Princess kicked me!! WHAAAA!"

Mom: "You need to figure out how long her legs are so you can stay farther away"
Gman (stares blankly, looks at Daddy)
Dad: "Sit in the chair so you aren't in the way when its her turn on the Wii."

Mom (figuring that wasn't the real reason for the kick):
"Maybe you should run away faster"


Secondary uses, part 2

I've heard of box seats, but really....


Interview with my children

I got tagged on Facebook to do this, but thought some of it was funny and wanted to publish it here as well. It's an interview with my children, all questions about me, their mom. I tried to ask them individually so that one's answers didn't influence the others, but that wasn't always the case. Gman age 3.5, Princess almost 5, Al age 12.5 (as if their ages don't show in their answers)

1. What is something mom always says to you?
Gman: Go potty! Flush the toilet!
Princess: How was school?
Al: Brush your teeth

2. What makes mom happy?
Gman: I go toilet!
Princess: When Gman goes potty
Al: When I don't make her life stressful

3. What makes mom sad?
Gman: Potty in my pants
Princess: Gman doesn't go potty
Al: When I make her life miserable

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
Gman: Throws bubbles (mom doesn't even know what that means)
Princess: Tickles me, tells funny jokes
Al: tells me the funny things the little kids do

5. What was your mom like as a child?
Gman: A baby
Princess: A kid, duh
Al: I wasn't alive then

6. How old is your mom?
Gman: 4 (but holds up 5 fingers)
Princess: 100
Al: 37 (but jokingly holds up 4 fingers)

7. How tall is your mom?
Gman: This tall (holds hands about 16 inches apart)
Princess: I don't know
Al: not very

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
Gman: Go up in the clouds
Princess: play on computer & do dishes (for the record, of all the chores, dishes is the one I DETEST)
Al: Bug me

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
Gman: Go home
Princess: Go to playgroup
Al:I don't know

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
Gman: ?????
Princess: Dont know
Al:Not sure if she'll ever be famous

11. What is your mom really good at?
Gman: Use the computer
Princess: Playing Wii with me
Al: bugging me

12. What is your mom not very good at?
Gman: Wii games
Princess: no answer
Al: Not bugging me

13. What does your mom do for her job?
Gman: The kitchen
Princess: Tell us not to do things
Al: She doesn't have a job

14. What is your mom's favorite food?
Gman: noodles
Princess: apples
Al: baked ziti

15. What makes you proud of your mom?
Gman: going potty
Princess: when she wins Wii
Al: That she doesn't embarrass me every 4 seconds

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
Gman: Backyardigans, they're cool!
Princess: Stephanie on Lazytown
Al: Mickey Mouse

17. What do you and your mom do together?
Gman: play
Princess: get our nails done
Al: bug each other

18. How are you and your mom the same?
Gman: teeth
Princess: our eyes our blue
Al: we both like to bug each other

19. How are you and your mom different?
Gman: mommy uses the potty
Princess: my hair is longer
Al: different color of eyes

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
Gman: kisses
Princess: hugs me
Al: She lets me live

22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
Gman: Stay at home
Princess: Walmart
Al: Away from the 3 kids


Secondary uses

I went looking for a laundry basket...you know...to do laundry.


That's not @ all suspicious!

I bought part of Princess's birthday present today and had it hiding in the back of the van, but it was still fairly visible so I needed to get it out. I didn't want to go to the hassle of opening the garage and risk her running downstairs to see who would dare leave without saying good-bye and giving 23 hugs and 87 kisses first. I had the great idea to send Al to climb thru the van and retrieve it.

Me: I'll keep her up here getting ready for bed, go climb into the back of the van and bring it in for me.
Al: But if I bring it up here, she might see me with it.
Me: Just put it on the couch. She's staying up here. I'll hide it in the basement after I get her to bed.

5 minutes later, as I'm reading her a story Al comes in & whispers in my ear: "I hid it under the pillows & blanket." I'm so glad he told me, otherwise, I would never have figured that out on my own.

That's 2 small blankets & 1 queen size quilt, 3 toss pillows and 2 couch cushions on the back side!
Here's a reference for the size of the present:

PS---Happy B'day to Jenn!!
PPS---Happy Square Root Day! 3/3/09 The next one won't be until 4/4/16