Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Thankfully, I guess since I was expecting the worst, everything went smoothly. Even when we had to wait in line at the tax office for the new license plates on the truck. Wow. That was NiCE! The lady even said how nice they were and gave them each a "s-u-c-k-e-r". Yes, she spelled it for me when asking if it was okay. I think I stared at her for about 10 seconds before my brain caught up with her and went, "oh, yeah! a SUCKER. They'd love one. Thanks!" Duh. I miss my brain. I truly do!
Anyway, the next stop was the movie theatre to buy summer kids passes for $5 which get you in to TEN different movies all summer. Ten movies for $5? You can't even go to one movie for $5. I had bought one for each of us, but then I was rethinking it, and so I was going back for a couple of extras for bringing someone with us. Again, things went smoothly, and we had a pleasant walk in the sunshine over to the other side of the shopping mall. It's outdoors. It's huge. But the day was really nice, and it just wasn't worth parking and carseats and all that again, so we walked.
On the way back, I overheard this lady passing us. She was talking to another lady. I don't know if it was her mother, her sister, her friend, or what. This is what she was saying:
"If I died today...."
(okay, I'm thinking, that sounds interesting...)
"If I died today the thing I would remember about you...."
(Oh, that's sweet. What would she remember?)
"If I died today, the thing I would remember about you would be that sour puckered up look on your face."
(What? Who says something like that? That's not at all where I thought she was going with that sentence!!)
Besides, if she died today, she wouldn't remember ANYTHING!! She'd be DEAD!!
Weird. Just weird.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
kicking the covers,
drumming on his stomach,
conducting music in the air,
making weird noises, etc.
All of a sudden, he turns to me and says,
"Mom, what does shoulder mean?"
ME: This is your shoulder. (Pointing to my shoulder)
He then proceeds to start singing to himself:
Head.....shoulders......knees and toes....knees and toes.....
And of course he's doing the motions too, touching his head, his shoulders, etc. Except he was singing faster than he could keep up with the right motion to the right body part with the right words. IT WAS HILARIOUS. It was so hard for me to not fall off the bed laughing hysterically, but I somehow managed to keep quiet and just watch. Since I don't have a video, here's the replay:
Ethan singing slowly:
Head (touches head with right hand)
Shoulders (crosses all the way over his own body and touches the shoulder on the far side)
Knees (touches his knees)
and toes (touches his foot)
Knees (touches his knees)
and toes (touches his far shoulder)
Singing a little faster:
Head (touches head)
Shoulders (crosses all the way over his own body and touches the shoulder on the far side)
Knees ( touching knees)
and toes (touches toes)
Knees (touches shoulder)
and toes (touches head)
And faster still:
shoulders (Far shoulder)
and toes (toes)
and toes (knees)
and toes (toes)
and toes (head)
So, he's singing head, shoulders, knees & toes, but he's TOUCHING:
head, knees, shoulder, toes, shoulder, head!!
Then he rolls over, pulls up the covers, and says,
"Mom, I know what a wedding looks like, but I've never been to a wedding."
Uh-huh. 'cause that's EXACTLY what I'd be thinking .5 seconds after I finished five verses of Head, shoulders, knees and toes!!
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Joe said, "I'll be SHOCKED if he eats that."
I said, "Watch and see!"
Okay, back up a bit and let me tell you that Ethan needed some allergy medicine because his "nose has buggers in it" which means it's running and itching and driving him crazy. Joe, however, asked him if he wanted some allergy medicine.
Joe: Want mom to mix it in some root beer for you? (He was trying to be so helpful!)
Me: (Crap, now I can't mix it in the root beer, since he probably won't even go near a root beer now even without medicine in it!)
So, I'm starting to fix a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for Ethan, and I think....hmmm...that allergy medicine is grape flavored. It's clear. I wonder if I can sneak it in the sandwich with the jelly? So, I did. And it worked!! At least until the liquid starting spilling over the sides of the bread, and dripping out the middle. Yeah, nothing suspicious about a peanut butter and jelly sandwich that is dripping clear liquid out the middle, right? I hold up the sandwich....drip drip drip. Put it down. Laugh. Listen to Joe say how disgusting that is and how crazy I am to try that.
Then I think, "What the hell." I pull out a new plate that doesn't have allergy medicine dripped all over it. Cut the sandwich into dinosaur halves. Yes, I cut his sandwiches into dinosaurs. It's a $1.50 cutter that I got at walmart that is worth it's weight in gold. They love it, even though the blobs that come out don't look like dinosaurs to me! ) Hand the dino sandwich to Ethan with a glass of milk. The result? 3 minutes later...an empty plate! WOO-HOO!!
Me: Ethan, show daddy your plate!!
Ethan: Look dad, I ate all my dinner!
Joe: Your mom is crazy.
Me: Ethan you know what? I just gave you your allergy medicine!
Ethan: What? No you didn't.
Me: Yep. I waved my magic wand and got the medicine in you!
Ethan: That's not real.
Me: I used my magic mommy wand!
Ethan: The one that's invisible? I NEVER see that one!!!
Hey, I try really hard not to lie to my kids, but sometimes you need to keep a few secrets (for now) and use a little mommy's magic wand!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
ETHAN made this with his Lego Mosaics:
(I call it Pinoccchio Penguin)
and this is his other version: "Alien Penguin"
And this is Ethan playing his new, most FAVORITE game ever. Spongebob? No. Dora? No. Thomas the Train? No. Not my kid. HIS favorite game is a bunch of math problems called "Math Missions!". His teacher was cracking up that I ordered it from the bookorder and she knew he was so excited about it! (That's her solution whenever he gets upset about something. Just pull out some math and he's instantly happy!)
And finally, I didn't get a picture of this because Joe had to take the camera to work, but when Ethan pulled out his T-shirt and shorts last night to wear to school today, this is what he picked out:
On top, a LONG SLEEVE (it's 85 and MUGGY here) olive green t-shirt that is small enough that the sleeves only come to his elbows. On the bottom (this is the hysterical part) : A pair of bright green and blue PLAID BOXER SHORTS that he pulled out of his underwear drawer instead of his shorts drawer.
You know, it crossed my mind to let him wear that (at least long enough to take a picture!) but then I decided I'm not THAT mean a mommy! He's going to be humiliated enough by this blog when he's 15. I can spare him one humiliating photo. (But I still BLOGGED it!! ) LOL...
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Me: You mean lots of brothers and sisters?
Ethan: Yeah!!! I wish we had twenty hundred kids! THAT would be AWESOME!!"
Me: (Feeling faint at just the thought!)
Ethan: Mom, mom!! I know what we can call him?
Me: Huh? Call what?
Ethan: I know what we can call HIM!!
Ethan: You know, if you have another one, and it comes out of your tummy?
Me: (Like Alien?) You mean another baby?
Ethan: Yeah!! I know what we can call him. Cause we can call him anything we want, right?
Me: Yes, we could call him anything we want. (But we're not, 'cause we're DONE!!) What do you want to call it?
Ethan: Ankle-0-saur!!!!!!!!! That's would be awesome!!
Me: (Um, yeah. And that would prove my point that I'd have no brain left if I had another baby. What's your child's name, ma'am? Ankle-o-saur Acker? Um, I don't think I heard you right. Could you say that again?)
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Anyhow, this is the new place to read all about their hilarity and adventures. The title, i LOVE you, but you're driving me CRAZY!! is something that I say to EB occasionally when he is just driving me nuts and I have to somehow tell him so I don't have to yell at him!
"I LOVE you.................................
Then we both laugh and feel better. It's actually been quite awhile since I've said that to him. A couple of weeks ago we were at the store trying to shop in the middle of the afternoon (BAD IDEA....DON'T go to the store with kids in the afternoon. BAAAAADDDDD Idea!! You'd think I'd learn this as many times as I've told myself this, but I continue to torture myself.)
Anyway, little Nick had decided that it was a GREAT time to practice screeching in this high-pitched, better-than-any-girl-could-ever-do scream. ALL THROUGH THE STORE. It was awful, and it was making Ethan and I cringe.
Ethan looks up at me and says,
"Mom, I know what you're going to say to Nick!"
Me: "Huh? What do you mean you know what I'm going to say to Nick?"
Ethan: "You're going to say I LOVE you...........BUTYOUREDRIVINGME CRAZY!!!!"
April 1, 2008 - Tuesday
Ethan comes up to me and tells me that he knows why he’s been getting scared at night in his room.
March 28, 2008 - Friday
I know why it rains....
Sometimes the best stuff comes out of Ethan’s mouth as we’re laying in bed trying to get him to go to sleep.
March 27, 2008 - Thursday
I overheard this last night while I was in the garage trying to fix the sprinkler timer which keeps freaking out and turning itself back on with six hour run time. Grrr...
March 12, 2008 - Wednesday
Ethan: Even I know karate! I took karate classes and learned how.
March 9, 2008 - Sunday
In my eye!!
Ethan: Hey mom, I need to tell you somefin.
March 8, 2008 - Saturday
Again with the TRex....
Again today we had a conversation abou the T-Rex that lives at Ethan's farm and apparently does all the cooking.
March 7, 2008 - Friday
I’m making spiced cake...
Ethan is playing his new Ratatouille video game on his leapster.
If I were you.....
Yesterday, we were getting ready to go pick up Ethan from school, and we were getting Nick dressed and ready to go. I had Nick up on my hip, and I was looking in the playroom for his shoes. Nick looks down, see a shoe, and looks back at me and said, "shoe, shoe mama?" I love that he's really talking now!
His other thing since this weekend is all about his new favorite show....Blue's clues.
Nick: A kwoo, a kwoo!!
Me, Daddy or Ethan: A clue?
Nick: (looking around)Way-yah?? ('Where?' in his baby boston accent)
Nick: (pointing) THERE!!
Repeat endlessly all day long in between outbursts of :
kwa, kwa, kwa, kwa (quack quack quack)
Twickle, twickle stah, (Twinkle twinkle little star....)
how i wubba what wa wa
Twickle twickle stah!! (Again, in the baby boston accent....)
As for Ethan...
Ethan: Mom, you're sick?
Me: Yeah. I have a cold.
Ethan: Mom, if I were you............. I wouldn't be sick!
Me: (Hmmm....yeah if it were only that easy!!)
March 6, 2008 - Thursday
6 years ago
Yesterday was Ethan's birthday. We got up extra early and went out to breakfast before we dropped him off at school. While I was helping him get dressed, this was our conversation:
OLD myspace comment:
Ha! that so cute. I often forgot-ted that my mom wasn't a mom at some point. so weird.
anyway, HAPPY BIRTHDAY ETHAN!!!!
February 28, 2008 - Thursday
Me: We're having giant pizza rolls for lunch.
picture of Ethan with his Valentine stuff):
Joe: Who the hell is THAT??
February 23, 2008 - Saturday
Chicken little practice
I was informed this morning that today I needed to do my Chicken Little practice, so I could play videos with Ethan. Once I sat down with him to do my "practice" this is what happened:
(Note the guitar playing fingers and headbanging during the opening song....)
Me: (You mean for the whole 90 seconds I was out of sight?) I was on the moon.
Ethan: Which room was you in?
Me: I was on the MOON.
Ethan: Oh. How'd you get down here so quickly? (Not disbelief, not laughter, not why were you on the moon, not you're crazy mom, just... how'd you get back so fast?)
Me: How do you think I got back down here?
Ethan: A rocketship?
Ethan: A airplane?
Ethan: An umbrella??
Me: Yep, I came back on an umbrella.
Ethan: That's how you got here so fast, on an umbrella???
Ethan: Huh. THAT's weird!
OLD Myspace comment:
oh yeah... that's weird part. love that kid.Posted by megan on February 23, 2008 - Saturday at 4:58 PM
February 22, 2008 - Friday
just a quickie
Okay, I'm really in the middle of cleaning the bathroom, and I really need to get that actually DONE, so this is just a quickie, and I'll post a LOT more later, BUT
February 17, 2008 - Sunday
You’re a genius...
Me: Tomorrow we might go to the park if it's nice out.
OLD myspace comment:
When I need a moment of laughter, I come to read your blog! Hilarious!!! I love it.Posted by Christina on February 21, 2008 - Thursday at 10:51 AM
February 17, 2008 - Sunday
Maybe you’ve had too many....
Last night, we got out the new (to us) ping pong table and got it set up for the first time. Ethan played a bit with Joe, and absolutely loves it. He's not bad, either. Just a little short for the table!
OLD MYspace comment:
How fun!! My husband is like a regular Forest Gump at Ping Pong! When he tried to teach me, he said the SAME THING about tennis. When in my life have I EVER played tennis???
I did crack up at the "black hole" in the brain. I have that too!
February 13, 2008 - Wednesday
Do you ever wonder...
Do you ever wonder about things just as you're ready to fall asleep at night? These are the strange questions Ethan wanted answered as we were falling asleep last night:
"Mom, do flies bite people?"
"What about ladybugs? Do ladybugs bite people?"
"Why are there stinger bugs (wasps, etc) in Texas?"
"Mom, what are dogs afraid of?"
February 12, 2008 - Tuesday
That’s the bestest...
We were reading bedtime stories last night, and Ethan chose An Underwater Alphabet. We get to the F page.....
OLD Myspace comment:
If he only knew how many other people "laugh so much!" :)Posted by Christina on February 21, 2008 - Thursday at 10:53 AM
February 8, 2008 - Friday
You’re taking a movie.....of what?
Ethan may not like jumping in the leaves with the dog, but they do enjoy this together:
(Trying to eat the water coming out of the sprinkler)
Yes, it was almost 80 again today!
Oh, and at bedtime/storytime Ethan pointed to a map and said:
"My new grandma lives here (in Georgia) and I'm from here (Nevada) and my little brother lives here (Mexico). My brother didn't DIE!! He's here now (nevada) with me!!"
Slightly disturbing, right?
February 7, 2008 - Thursday
How is it that...
Warning: This may make laugh until you cry or pee your pants (or both!)
But first.....How is it that guys can spending hours in the bathroom, making their own stinky messes (with the heater on to make the smell worse) and then have this reaction to a little tiny diaper?
Saturday, April 19, 2008
February 6, 2008 - Wednesday
What doesn’t belong?
This afternoon I opened the dishwasher, and realized that after I ran it last night, I had started to fill it again with more dirty dishes. Yeah (Happy Dance!) That means I don't have to unload it right now! So, I start to pile in more dirty dishes, silverware, etc that those pesky dirty dish elves left all over my kitchen today. Those nasty little elves just love to visit and make a mess when I'm not looking, and to top it off, the "Dish Fairy" (you know, the one who sneaks in and DOES the dishes for you when you're not looking) well, the Dish Fairy either A) Doesn't have our new address, or B) is not legally allowed to cross state lines. I'm not sure which, but she never comes around anymore!
February 3, 2008 - Sunday
Going to school
I scored big points on the cool mom scale for this one:
February 2, 2008 - Saturday
What does this spell?
Ethan: Mom, what does this spell? ( EhaKLOJGLOG) I wrote this when I was four. What does it say?
January 31, 2008 - Thursday
So, I open up Ethan's daily folder from school on Tuesday and find this HUGE stuffed envelope, along with a note from the school.
January 26, 2008 - Saturday
Random Thoughts, by Jack Handey.
Ethan: Mom, I'm vaccumming! This is my special way of cleaning these things up!
Now, if you know Ethan at all, or if you've read any of my older blogs, you should be asking yourself WHAT are these things he's trying to clean up??
I'll give you three guesses............
NOPE that's not it............guess again......
Wrong again........one more try.......
No, sorry! That's not it either. GIVE UP?
PEAS. Yes, peas. Ethan is sitting and eating dinner. His special request for dinner was green beans and peas. Nothing else. Just peas and green beans. No taco, no burrito, no pb & J, just veggies. Okay by me. At least it's healthy! (My 5 year old loves broccoli too!)
So he's eating, and I hear this huge slurping sound, so I ask him what he's doing. And I get the "Mom, I'm vaccumming! This is my special way of cleaning these things up! SLURRRRPPPP....." as my answer. And he is actually sucking up peas like a Hoover vaccuum.
O-kay...(guess I need the camera for this one....)
Yes, I know I'm a terrible mother. I should be teaching him better table manners, not taking pictures of him vaccumming up peas. But it was too funny to not get on camera!
I snapped another picture, and it just wasn't getting the full effect. You have to see it and HEAR it too......Sooo........ Here you go. I'm sharing the love. Make sure your volume is on so you get the full effect and don't miss the surprise ending!
Now, I never expected for him to get peas up his nose. How lucky am I to get that on film? How exactly does one suck something up the nose while sucking stuff into the mouth? I didn't think that was physically possible, but of course my EB can do it! :) I'm a terrible mom to think that's so funny too, but it was hilarious. By the way, the peas came right back out of his nose, and that was the end of the pea vaccuumming!
It's been awhile since Ethan has done something TRULY hilarious. This is not quite PANDA video funny, but I was still laughing my butt off!! Bad mommy!
Old myspace comments
ask joe about peanuts in the nose. Or do you know that one??????
Posted by Sooner96 on January 15, 2008 - Tuesday at 1:04 AM
priceless!!! LOVE IT! Posted by Christina on January 25, 2008 - Friday at 1:12 PM
January 8, 2008 - Tuesday
He strikes again
Okay, the 'upside down art' bandit has struck again....this time in the boys room....
And here he is..........the artist formerly know as "EB":Actually, I do think I remember him telling me that we are all supposed to start calling him "Rex" when he turns six. Get ready everyone!
And not to be left out, poor little Nicholas with a fever and ear infections really ate lunch today for the first time in several days. Applesauce, JELLO, and american cheese........YUM-O! Hey, he's happy, right?
How long do you think it will be before "Yum-O" ends up on one of those banned words lists?
A picture is worth a thousand words, right?
Today is JANUARY 7th, 2008:
And here it is LIVE:
(after looking at this again today, maybe I should mention that it was 80 degrees outside, and that I'm not actually aiming the hose AT him. I was too lazy to unhook the hose and move it closer, so I'm trying to reach that evergreen in the background to give it a drink. )
(Sorry these are on here twice....couldn't get the 2nd set deleted!)
January 5, 2008 - Saturday
Yes, it’s January....
Yes, it is January, but this is the song Ethan has been singing for the last 2 days:
Friday January 4th, 2008
Have a great day....
So this morning, we pull up, he gives me a hug, and when we get to the front of the line he hops out. This is the goodbye as he went out the door:
Me: Love you.
Ethan: Love you too Mom!
Me: Have a great day!
Ethan: Happy Valentine's Day Mom!
Then he was gone. I'm glad he didn't see me laughing at him! You just never know what he's going to say!!
Old comment from Myspace:
Yay! I love laughing first thing in the morning.
You know... if there was a guarantee that I would have such an awesomely random child, I would consider having a kid.
January 2, 2008 - Wednesday
One of Ethan's favorite games is Pictionary, but we never have enough people
around to play. We had enough people at Thanksgiving, so we played then.
Ethan had his own turns drawing, and this is what he drew for 'front row'
which honestly beat the pants off of what I tried to draw for front row!!
money and a train. I guess money train didn't make any sense to him,
I thought that was hilarious. I guess it makes more sense to a
5 year old then a money train!
with the J over their head) because Jerame goes to camp, a tent and a tree!
Mars is very very brown."