Friday, May 25, 2007

Think Soda-Pop

50s day at school today...
absolutely adorable.

little girls in poodle skirts, loooove it.

mine are dressed like little greasers....

very funny,
and complete with candy cigarettes rolled up in their s
I didn't think they made them anymore, but they do!

Took a little trip to
Sweetie Candy Co.
...and low and behold....
candy cigarettes!
fabulous find, because t
hey also have....
mini moon pies!

Jack was as happy as...
as happy as a kid in a candy store.
I've been reading up on the 50s....
and daydreaming about what life was like then....
which is so funny because the dare this week is about documenting an era you love.
How cool is that???
I've always been such a big fan of the dares....
I just love the inspiration.
What else am I loving right about now....
the weather (FINALLY!)
Hint water (tasty)
Jack again on LOST (when he told Kate he loved her...wasn't liking him before that)
Scrap In Style (what a fun place, now I just need to post some work...err...yeah)
baseball season (my boys in the hats, with the gum in their mouths, and the tight pants....just about the cutest ever!, oh and the game is pretty cool too)
Thinking about Nisa, and her wedding....
and all the fun I'm missing (ok, NOT loving THAT part)
but I know it's going to be stupendous...glorious...beautiful...and everything good. And I'm just SO happy for her.
I'm VERY happy that my husband is coming home tonight...

after being in Utah all week.
He has informed me it's beautiful there...
which I most definitely believe...
the fact he got to go here...and i didn' just not fair.
He is bringing back some housing guides though for me...
because with us,
you just never know....
so that's exciting...
Happy long weekend!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Is Fudge in dis one Momma?

I read to the little boys every night before bed...
Right now we are reading
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler,
which is a switch from our Judy Blume marathon of Fudge books.
When I read each character has to have a very distinct voice.
I was pretty thrilled with this new book because there are no obnoxious toddler voices.
Last night I was reading...
one of the characters was using a "magic marker" to write with.

"What is a magic marker?" Jack
"It's just another way to say marker." me
"Why is it magic?"
"It's not Jack, it's just a marker."
"It's a magic marker."
"Right, but that just means marker."
"Do you have to write on special paper?"
"No, it's really just a marker."
" you have to write on special paper?"
"Then how is it magic?"
"Jack, it's not's a regular marker."
"Why is it called a MAGIC marker then?"
"I am not sure...but it's just a marker."
"A magic marker."
"Does it only write on special paper?"
I determined after this circular magic marker discussion that reading in silly voices is
MUCH easier....

Thursday, May 17, 2007

For fun

Found this little gem on Elsie's blog...
Try it...I want to see what you pick...just click "get your own visualDNA"...xe

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Maturation information

So, part of being the parent of a preteen here is going to the introduction meeting for the maturation program that is being presented to the 6th graders.
Let me start by saying that I realized instantly I was not mature enough to attend said meeting when I walked in the room with the anatomically correct girls/boys/men/women posters,
and the man wearing the white lab coat
and I wanted to burst out in hysterical laughter.
Not so much because of the nudes, frankly I've taken my share of life drawing, and that doesn't phase was the posters, the labman, and the very straight-laced parents attending....
It was just a Saturday Night Live skit waiting to happen....
I turned to my husband and pleaded with him to just not make eye contact with me.
I managed to hold it together despite the "uncooked hot dog" and "draining the dirty bathwater" analogies.
(Hello? They are in 6th grade)
I kept a straight face when he explained that he wanted the kids to know the correct terms, not the street terms, and so he is going to have them shout the words out and "high five their neighbor". Picturing the look on my son's face when he's told to yell out pubic hair while high fiving his buddy....yeah, that was kind of giggle worthy, but I refrained.
What almost did me in however were the parent questions.
I'm fairly confident that most 6th graders could come up with more intelligent questions for lab coat man.
Their main concern seemed to be that the instructor wasn't talking enough about sex.
I found this odd...but listened intently as the instructor explained that the program is designed to address body changes, not sex....only to have someone else raise their hand to ask a similar question
My favorite being that the instructor was too vague on how the sperm might in fact make it to the uterus.

Jared was overjoyed we attended the meeting....
and REALLY was just loving my commentary afterwards.
I asked if he wanted me to sit in on the lecture next week.
He declined my offer.

Otherwise things are ok here in Ohio.
Now that the weather is warmer, I'm feeling less vitamin D deficient and anti-social.
I kid, I kid, but's a good thing.
I really intended when we moved to update this daily, or close to it...
But I'm failing miserably.
I will work on that. xe

*Thank you too for all the sweet words about my last post. I'll update as things progress (or don't).