Monday, June 22, 2009


So, my sweet husband bought me a gift card for a massage last year for Mother's Day. Very nice, right? Well it seems as though I had a terrible time finding a good time to go and use it. It expired on May 31, 2009 so on May 29th I went.

Just in the nick of time.

I did decide to have a facial instead of the massage though. So off I went.

Very relaxing. A little bit of pain during the "extractions" but overall very nice and my skin felt oh so smooth afterward.

Now in the meantime, my husband was home alone with the kids. 9 times out of 10 this is no good for the green team (that is me... I am the only one with green eyes, so the blue team - everyone else - tend to team up against me.)

I walk in the door and I was talking to a friend on the phone.. I wander into my room and my daughter follows me in... "Mommy" (note the disregard that I am talking to someone else) "Mommy - your face looks nice!"

"Thank you sweetheart" then she leaves...

Not five steps out the door - "OK Dad. I told her!"


Later that day Noel and I were going to finish our fence project we had started the weekend before. I kept telling him to go to the store (read "gently reminding him to go to the store") to get the lumber we needed for the project.

Before he goes, we decide to play a little family style picture Bingo.

I win the first game and Daddy wins the next 4. Sonshine is getting frustrated and simply states "Dad. It is time for you to go to the store."

A family history of poor losers perhaps?

Summer Pool

So, it is crazy hot this summer, right? Just officially the start of summer yesterday and I am already paying over $200 for electricity... Goodness knows what it will be in Aug... yikes..

So, I was looking at the Sunday paper and saw that Target had their blow up pools on sale... so I got one. Went to Target, got the pool, brought it home.

Little man decided that I was not able to swim in it. I didn't think much about this... just thought he was just talking... you know... cause that is what he does now...

Anyway, when Noel gets home, little man lets him in on the plan... "After dinner, you, me and sister are going to blow up the pool and go swimming."

Noel doesn't really think about it and goes "OK"

I inform him that I was not included in the pool group.

He asked why

"Because she isn't on the box."


Apparently on the box, there is a girl, a boy and the dad. Thus I was not able to swim in the pool.

Noels thoughts were that the mom was the one taking the picture.

I told him "No.... Mom blew the thing up, so she is over passed out on the grass!"

I love 4 year old logic.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


So my daughter has been playing on the computer alot, right? I have been doing the "proper parenting" thing and checking what she is doing and all that. So, the other day she asks me ...
"Mom. Do we have Microsoft Word?"
Me: "Yes."
Her: "Where is it?"
Me: "Let me show you."

(note the absence of my questioning her about why she wants it - I can figure that out later - gotta love auto save)

A little while later I am reading and I hear her voice from the computer room :

Her: "Mom"
Me: "Yes?"
Her: "How do you spell 'pona'"
Me: "Huh?"
Her: "How do you spell 'pona'?"
(surely I have misheard her. Years of vocabulary words float through my mind... Is she saying 'Pony'? No. 'Pawn'? No. hmmmm

Her: "MOM!"
Me: "Yes?"
Her: "How do you spell 'pona'?"
Me: (i give up) "P-O-N-A"
Her: "thanks!"

I forgot about it.

So today I am listening to her play on the computer.

Her: "Mom! I opened Microsoft Word."
Me: "OK"
Her: "Now I can type. I called it 'Lauren'"

(she actually saved her document and renamed it lauren. I don't know how she knew to do this)

Tonight I get on my computer and notice her document is open....
I read it and what do you suppose it says?

"Once a pona time......"

he he