Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sex ed..... Fail.

G asked me "What's the difference between boy dogs and girl dogs?"

I said, "Well, what makes boys different than girls?"

She said, questioning, "Boys stand when they pee?"

I said, "Yes and why can they do that?"

She answered, "Because they're inappropriate?"

Monday, June 29, 2009

Sum, sum, summer time!

It's summer! The warm weather has finally hit our part of the country with a vengence! Our school work is mostly done, the sprinkler's been pulled out and it's time to relax. Or something like that.

Last week the DaddyMan and I went to Park City, Utah for a conference for his job. The girls went to my dear, sainted friend's house for the week. They had a blast. I fell in love with Park City. What a beautiful place!

M learned a nursery rhyme. It could sum up their week with my friend (well, except for the 'beating' part).

There was an old lady who lived in a house with too manychildren and didn't know wha tto do. So she beat them all and put them in those guys beds.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Awww...so romantic

On Sunday, the girls and I followed an older couple into church. They were walking, chatting and holding hands.
A leaned in close and said, "See that? They're holding hands."

Before I could comment, she followed it up with, "Kinda makes ya sick, doesn't it?"

I'm writing all these down so that some day, all too soon, when she starts to like boys, I can remind her of how she used to be. ;)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I am loved.

I was talking to my favorite Uncle Tom tonight on the phone. He calls me regularly and we talk about almost everything. Tonight's conversation was mostly about a sewing project he wants me to do for him. He offered to pay me to do it to make sure he gets into my 'to be done immediately' queue. I laughed.

I also told him about a fun quote I read. Since he lives in a house full of women, I thought he'd appreciate it. It is, "Women aren't so hard to figure out. Just tell us we're pretty and give us chocolate."

He laughed and then said, "I better go, Beautiful. And there's a check coming your way."

Since I hadn't realized he seriously planned to pay me to sew for him (silly uncle!) I said, "What for?"

And he replied, "Chocolate."

Finally! A man who gets it! :)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

You can't make everyone happy.

Tonight after supper, we lounged on the couch and watched a movie. The girls wanted dessert. My tummy was happy so I suggested they wait awhile. They took turns asking for about the next 30 minutes and were starting to get on my nerves.

Then M stretched herself across my lap, lifted her shirt and said, "See my tummy? It's mad at you."

When I asked why, she informed me, "Because it wants some 'ssert!"

I let them finish the Rice Krispie bars. Heaven knows I don't need their tummies upset! ;)

Friday, June 5, 2009


You know how sometimes, you see something and you think, "This could turn out badly?" but you blow it off and thing, "Nah, that wouldn't happen."

Someday I'm going to learn to listen to that little voice.

Today we went garage saling. The girls grabbed their iPods, water bottles and magnifying glasses (the toy of choice the last 24 hours) and got in the car bright and early this morning. The first sale didn't appear to have much so I hopped out, leaving them in the locked van at the end of the driveway. I made a purchase and opened the door to tattling.

"Mom! Look what G did with her magnifying glass!"

Yes, just as I'd thought about earlier, she had indeed used her magnifying glass to burn something. What, you ask? Her little sister's Britax carseat cover. I understand now why they make them flame retardent. So that when your stinker big sister uses the sun and a magnifying glass to try to set it on fire--she can't.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Why yes

I am still alive. I just haven't been here. We're settled in back at home---why does coming back home and getting back into routine take as long or longer than the packing did? We're wrapping up the school year (yay us--math is done!) and I'm working furiously to clean the basement and prepare for a garage sale.

So... I still have more pictures to post, funny stories to share and other assorted randomness that is my style. It's coming. I promise. :)