Monday, October 7, 2013

How much trouble I can get you in vs. how much trouble I'll get in, and the winner is:

There are two family members talking in the other room within earshot, this is where my attention was grabbed:

Family member #1:  "... I'll tell mom on you."

Family member #2:  "Ya, you have a lot of room to talk downing the only Hershey's chocolate there is in the house."

Now there are several parts of this conversation that are pretty funny to me.  First, family member #2 is my son.  Family member #1 is my husband!  Lol, so my son will get in trouble from me but not from him?  Ya, there are several times when it's that way so I can see that.  Then, my son knows his ammunition well enough to know he won't get tattled on if he uses what he has - chocolate.  The last of it and you're daring to eat it.  The implication is clear - you're not telling on me anytime soon Dad.

I'm still laughing.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Blueberry Pancakes

I just finished talking to my son about what to have for dinner.  Blueberry pancakes are really sounding yummy but he doesn't care for blueberries and wasn't too thrilled about that idea.  While trying to sell the idea, I let him know it would be very easy to make him regular pancakes.  (And thinking, he's made pancakes several times, he should know this... )  He tells me, "Ya I know.  You add the toppings after pouring the batter.  I learned about it from a computer game I use to play."

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Overheard Piece of Conversation

While at the store, I hear a mom kindly telling her child: 

"No - buying stuff SPENDS our money, 
NOT buying stuff SAVES our money."

Thursday, August 15, 2013


There's a certain 6 year old boy that my daughter considers her little brother.  Today that little guy was helping her collect the chickens eggs.  Now it's very normal for him to ask me if he can bring this or that to his house so it took me a little by surprise when he came in today, carrying an egg in each hand, and asked me:  "Can I have these to egg my house?"

Me:  "Do you know what that means, to egg your house?"

Him:  "Ya, it means to throw eggs at my house."

Me:  "I don't think your mom would like that very much."

Him:  "No, she's okay with it."

Thanks for Hulk!

My nephew, 2 years old, slammed his finger in the bedroom door.  It ripped his fingernail off completely.

My brother-in-law was there and had an army military issued first aid kit and after taking care of the finger, wrapped up his hand in the green wrap to make sure he didn't pick at the finger.  My 2 year old nephew's response?  After staring at it for a minute he replies:

"Hulk!  Smash!"

And proceeded to walk around punching everything he saw repeating very excitedly, "Hulk!  Smash!"

Monday, July 8, 2013

Ahh the Joy :)

4 - year old talking to my son:

"You have hairy armpits!"  ha ha ha

(After the laughter dies down)

"My dad has hairy armpits too."

"So does my mom."

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Better late than never?

Guess what was in today's mail?

A complementary 2013 calendar with year long savings!  

As an added bonus, it starts with December 2012.


Monday, April 29, 2013

Today's awkward moment brought to you by - unisex dressing

As I'm headed home today, I'm thinking I have time to get a few errands done before my kids get home, and away I go.

While I'm in the store, nature strikes and so I make my way to the bathroom.  TMI?  Well it's part of the story and that's the only reason why I'm bringing it up.

The bathroom is a single entrance, women to the left, men go to the right.  I turn to the left and stop dead in my tracks.  Standing a few yards in front of me with their back to me is a dude!  Crap!  I look around and don't see any urinals, and I'm pretty sure I went the way the girl sign was, thinking what do I do when there's a dude in the girl's bathroom?  And the guy turns around.  And it isn't a guy.  It's a girl!  And it must have been pretty obvious that I thought she was a he because she kindly tells me, "You're in the right place."

I've been caught and say the only thing that comes to mind, "Sorry."

She starts to walk out, gets by the door, when she turns and with a fair amount of anger in her voice said, "Didn't you see the sign?"

My reply, "I wasn't paying too much attention."

What do you do?  Casually toss out, "Hey - thought you were a dude - my bad."

(Bonus points:  can you guess what store I was in?)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Um, You're Welcome?

"Mom, can I say thank you?"

"Of course.  You always can."

"Well thank you mom."


"Teaching me stuff."

"You're welcome."

"I mean, I've gotten away with a lot of stuff this year because of one piece of advice you gave me."

"Really.  What's that?"

"If a teacher comes by and you act like nothings going on, they won't think anything is going on.  I mean, it works most of the time and I've gotten away with so much stuff this year.  Thank you!"

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Here's Something for You ...

Okay, so here's a little something.  And I'm sharing this just for your entertainment value, just saying up front.

Here it is, February 2.  Groundhog's Day.  Guess what we have?

Our Christmas tree is still lit up and fully decorated in our living room.  No plans yet for when it's coming down.  It's starting to droop, so it really should be soon.

We're just starting to make jokes about it now.  Like, we're planning ahead for next year.  Or, it's taken root.  (yup, had to go there ha ha)

Friday, January 11, 2013

Nature or Nurture?

With classes done for the day, I'm walking out towards my car and went to grab my keys.  I'll share my thoughts with you, "Hm.  Not in my pocket.  Isn't that where I normally put them?  Better check the other pocket.  Hm.  Not there either.  Drat!  Now I'm going to have to dig through my bag to find them.  That can wait till I get out to the car."  While my mind drifts to other thoughts, I look down and realize my keys are in my hand with my water bottle.

Have I observed enough times my mother looking for her glasses while they're on top of her head that I learned this skill?
Or is it just passed down in my DNA to get things done without realizing it?  (Isn't that a nice way to phrase it?)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


At our house, we don't buy a lot of ice cream.  When we do, it usually doesn't last very long.  

For New Years, our very good friends drove close to 2,000 miles to come visit us (which was wonderful!!!) and we bought ice cream.

Today after school, my son looks into the freezer and declares,
"Hey!  What happened to the ice cream?  
There use to be 2 things of ice cream here 
and now there's just a bag of corn!"