Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Lots of prayers are going out to these people.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Miles: (giggling) Today in class Sam told me it would be funny if we took the letters "ed" off of that word.
me: (puzzled) You mean to make the word "yearn?"
Miles: (still giggling) Yes.
me: Why is "yearn" funny? Do you know what it means?
Miles: Yeah, it's the little hole on your privates where the pee comes out.
me: Ah, I'm not even sure if that part of your anatomy has a name. Yearn means to want something really bad.
Miles: No, mom. You know... "yearn"... it's on your privates.
me: (as a lightbulb comes on) Do you mean "urine?"
Miles: Oh, yeah, urine.
me: Urine isn't part of your privates. It's another word for pee.
Miles: Well, I guess it really isn't as funny as Sam thought.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Miles: "How were babies born before doctors could take them out of the mom's stomach? They must have used ropes or something?"
Dustin: (trying not to laugh) "They don't use ropes, buddy."
Miles: "Well then how?"
Dustin: "Maybe your mom should explain it because she's a woman."
me: (after giving Dustin "the look" at his cheap cop-out) " Well, some babies are born like Greta and the doctor has to do an operation to take the baby out. And, um...., er.... well, sometimes moms have to push the baby out."
Miles: (short pause, and then in a very serious tone) "Do you push them out of your stomach or out of your butt?"
me: (trying really hard not to laugh - or cry) "Not out of their butt. Moms, well, uh, moms push them out of a place from their privates."
Miles: (longer pause) "Was I born like Greta... you know, from your stomach?"
Thursday, February 14, 2008
- Real holidays - this includes Christmas, etc. where my kids don't have school, Dustin has the day off, and no mail is delivered.
- Semi-holidays - these are Veteran's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, etc. where the kids sometimes have school, Dustin has to work, but no mail is delivered.
- Made up holidays - this includes holidays that, although may celebrate nice things (such as grandparents), are made up by people trying to make money off of the general public. This is where Valentine's Day falls for me.
I don't mean to sound like a party pooper but Dustin and I don't celebrate Valentine's Day, at least not in a traditional way. His mom usually offers to watch the kids so we can go out. We don't pass up an opportunity to spend "couple time" together so we accept, but we have our own rules about Valentine's Day. No gifts, no fancy eating. In fact, the very best Valentine's Day we ever had was a couple of years ago. His mom had the kids and he picked up a frozen pizza, a 2 liter of Cherry Coke and a bag of Peanut Butter M-n-M's from the store. We ate and watched a movie together. I get really bothered by a society that tells people (men especially) that they have to buy flowers, gifts and jewelry to show someone they love them.
But enough of my negative-nancy attitude. Here are a few things I like about Valentine's Day:
- How excited my kids are to hand out their Valentine cards to their friends. I remember when I was a kid, decorating a shoe box and cutting a hole in the lid for the Valentines to be dropped in.
- The way kids usually say Valentines... Balentimes or Valentimes.
- The delicious conversation hearts made by Brach's that you can only get this time of year.
Those candies almost make watching sappy jewelry commercials worth it.
I'm not great at summarizing... this is a sweet sermon, one definitely worth listening to.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
This has also reminded me of another uncomfortable/funny situation I was in last week. Dustin's mom's dogs were here, Greta and I were playing. Out of nowhere Gus (the lab) started walking around, (for lack of better words) humping the air. Greta was staring at him and then looked at me and said "What is he doing mom?" I wasn't sure how to answer the question and then Greta solved the problem. She said, "I know, he's dancing. Gus LOVES to dance, right mom?"
The good news is that yesterday at church Chad Welch surprised me with a package of Mighty Putty. Who says that a present can't buy friendship? :)
The bad news is that my first attempted fix-up with the Mighty Putty wasn't very successful. On our refrigerator door we have the ice and water thingys. One of our kids was a little overzealous a couple of years ago and pushed the water lever a little too hard and it snapped off. We are still able to get water out of it but it's a real pain. I've kept the broken piece in our junk heap all of this time just hoping that we'd be able to fix it someday. Enter Mighty Putty. I tried to use some of the putty to secure the lever back on. It didn't hold. I'm thinking that I either used too much or didn't let it dry long enough. The lever didn't stay but the putty did so now we have a make-shift putty lever. I think I'm going to try to remove the old putty and re-do it.
My favorite part of Mighty Putty may be in the directions. Not only does it come with a rubber glove for skin sensitivity, it contains the line "After 30-40 minutes the epoxy will harden and form a tenacious bond." There's a word that isn't used enough in our everyday life... tenacious.
Friday, February 08, 2008
Thursday, February 07, 2008
I'm also frustrated. I saw the Ears/Nose/Throat doctor yesterday and and I'm back at square one. The fluid in my ears has cleared up but my symptoms remain. I've been having terrible headaches and earaches on and off for several months. In the last month or so they have been constant. I have been to the dentist (tooth pain can sometimes cause these symptoms), to a regular doctor (who tried allergy meds) and now the ENT. I wish people were like cars; you could hook them up to a computer in the shop and it would tell you what needs to be fixed.
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Saturday, February 02, 2008
Since the dogs have been here, there has been 1 puddle of urine on our basement floor, 2 outside of our bathroom and 1 inside the bathroom. Only one of these happened while we were gone. Our front yard, driveway, and sidewalk are covered in dog poop... I didn't know 2 animals could create so much waste. The real kicker was when we came home from KidStuf tonight... they had tipped our garbage over and dragged it all over the kitchen and dining area.
I do not have the gift of mercy toward animals and I'm trying very hard not to have a bad attitude toward them. Trying....very.....hard. I cannnot wait for Tuesday to come.
Friday, February 01, 2008
Let me just say this: Lost is back and it's better than ever!