Feliz Navidad song on the radio anymore?"
"Feliz Navidad is a Christmas song and it's not Christmas-time."
"Can we get it?"
"I'm sure we can listen to it on the computer."
"No, I need the vinyl. I'm doing my own record collection, like Daddy."
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
1. Something for wiping your runny nose besides your hand and pajammies shirt.
2. Those little ice cream sandwiches that taste like s'mores.
3. A special bed that your mom sets up for you on the TV couch.
4. Stuffed animals and Captain Rex.
5. Your cat should check on you.
6. Juice in the special cup that has the guitars on it.
7. Batman books from the library.
8. The medicine that tastes like purple.
Monday, February 27, 2012
"Mom? I feel like junk."
"What's up, Boo Boo?"
"My nose is still stuffy and when you were gone today I missed you so much I was crying inside my mind for two hours but on the outside of my mind with my face I was eating popcorn and gummy bears and watching Star Wars 3-D so it was pretty okay but I still missed you anyway and I think my cough medicine is wearing off and do I have to go to school tomorrow?"
Labels: perhaps a nap is in order
Sunday, February 26, 2012
These photos of couples wearing each others clothes are oddly compelling.
I had a great time this week hanging out with my lovely pals Lisa Arch and Kim Tracy Prince on my friend Dr. Tina Bryson's show, The Intentional Parent. We talked mommy blogs, raising boys, and boobs and stuff.
And 48 pictures that perfectly capture the 90's.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
"Mom, I'm tired of going to the vet. When is Violet going to get better?"
"She's not going to get better, Honey."
"She has a thing called chronic renal failure and it's not going to go away. We just have to keep bringing her in twice a week to get fluids to make her feel more comfortable."
"I hope we get to keep taking her for a long time."
"Me too... Can I carry her?"
Thursday, February 23, 2012
"It's your turn to play, Bob. Here are the dice."
"Mom? You just spit on me when you said that."
"No, I mean really, super spit on me."
"I'm sorry. I didn't mean to."
"You spit on me the way babies spit when they think they're talking but they're really just spitting spit at things. You spit at me like that."
Labels: not on my resume
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
"But, Dad! I never get to do what I want!"
"Today you ate pancakes, rode your scooter to the park with me and Daisy, played Frisbee, baked cookies with Grandma Jan, went in the Jacuzzi with Pops, you beat Mom at Monopoly, and played Oregon Trail on my iPad."
"Okay, but besides that."
Sunday, February 19, 2012
I have been known to tune in to Glee just to see what Emma Pillsbury is wearing. This site is made for me. Totally worth it for the cardigans alone.
This is a lovely version of the ubiquitous song.
And one minute and forty-seven seconds of a sad French bulldog listening to Adele.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012
"Do I have a Chinese accent?"
"But I speak Chinese."
"I can say 'hello' and 'happy new year' and 'orange.' I learned it on one of my shows."
"That's great but it's not enough to give you an accent."
Labels: say what
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
"Wow, Bob! Look at all that stuff!"
"I got candies and pencils and some bubbles and all these Valentines and one of the cards has a picture of Anakin Skywalker that when you move it makes two different faces."
"That's called a lenticular picture."
"Yeah okay, Mom."
"You sure do have a lot of Valentines."
"Mom? You're my triple-Valentine."
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
"Hey, Mom! Guess what! We had a fire drill at school today!"
"How was that?"
"It was great. There was this big sound and it sounded like WAAH WAAH WAAH!"
"That must have been the fire alarm."
"Yeah. It went WAAH WAAH WAAH!"
"That sure is loud."
"WAAH WAAH WAAH!"
"WAAH WAAH WAAH!"
"WAAH WAAH WAAH!"
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
"Bob, when you're coughing, don't forget to cover your mouth and cough into the crook of your arm."
"You don't want to spread your germs."
"But if I cough into my arm, I'm spreading the germs back to myself."
"That's okay, they're your germs."
"So my arm is saying, 'Hi! Welcome home!'"
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Guys! This is my thousandth post. I've been writing in this space every day, for a thousand days and you've been with me for so very much of it. Thank you. Thanks for hanging out here. Thanks for commenting and reading and being excellent. Really, thanks. You guys rule and everything. I appreciate you all. As always, more tomorrow. xo
Friday, February 3, 2012
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
"Mom? Can we go to the store? I want to pick up some things."
"Lego Ninjago Destiny's Bounty set, Fangpyre Truck Ambush, Wrecking Ball, Jay's Storm Fighter, Rattlecopter, Cole's Tread Assault, Forest Police Station and the Police Dog Van, Dirt Bike Trans--"
"Bob? I need to interrupt you. That's quite a dream-list but I think we're only going to the supermarket today."
"Oh... Then can we get strawberries?"