Wednesday, October 29, 2008

WFMW: Backscratcher

I love participating in the Works for Me Wednesday carnival over at Rocks in My Dryer. Giving and sharing tips is fun, but some weeks I "come up empty." Especially during one of those weeks when it seems like nothing is working the way it is supposed to. (I know you feel my pain...)

Well, before you think, "She's got nothing," my 5 year old gave me a helpful tip while reaching for his toothbrush. In his sweetest "matter of fact" voice he said to me, "You know, I've used this as a backscratcher."

Makes me itch all over...

And bust into giggles...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Addicted to...

...candy coated sunflower seeds. Yummmmm. I have to drive to Cracker Barrel for a teeny tiny package, but they are so tasty. Give 'em a try.
(This is a picture of the Fall seeds. The Halloween ones are orange, black, green and purple. How can you turn down a cute snack?)

And, head on over to iknowwhereyoucanfindit to see other stuff people are trying today.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Spanish Lessons

One of our new experiences since we've moved to Florida is Spanish. It seems that everyone else speaks at least a little Spanish and most people seem to be quite bilingual. At the boys' school I often hear other parents carrying on conversations in Spanish and English.
The boys are all new to Spanish and take Spanish lessons as part of their school work.
One morning at 7:59 (we leave at 8) A came running up to me, "I have to dress up like a policeman!!" Why?? is the obvious answer to that. "It is for Spanish class! I have to dress up like what I want to be when I grow up!! You have to help me, MOM!"
I grumble about the timeliness of his request and then say, "Have you considered undercover work?"
Immune to my sarcasm, he says, "I just need a pair of jeans and a blue shirt."
"You don't have a pair of jeans that fit anymore. I've only seen policemen wear blue pants and you are already wearing blue pants. Can you find a blue shirt?"
"Hurry up and get it and let's go!!"
(Disaster averted Go SuperMOM!)
After school I asked him how his presentation went. He replied, "She let me do it in English because she said I didn't know any Spanish." :) Well, at least he was dressed the part, right?

Another Spanish story...
Every morning we pass the school custodian on our way to the boys' classrooms. I always say, "Good morning," and the school custodian always says something just as nice in Spanish. And then D walks past him, and with a giant wave says, "Hola!"

And, yet another Spanish story...
One afternoon I was at the school helping with a pizza lunch and I was looking for somewhere to put all the pizza boxes. I asked the custodian where I should put them and he said to me, "I don't speak any English."
I smiled and said, "Well, that makes us a good team because I don't speak any Spanish."
He smiled and said, "Isn't that... 50/50?"

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Daddy's Future

The other day 5 year old S and I were snuggling on the couch when the following conversation took place:

S: What is Daddy going to be when he grows up?

Mom: Well, how 'bout a pastor?

S: No! He's already a pastor!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Just Not What It Used to Be...

My Dad had a doctor's appointment yesterday. He met with the doctor and then caught up with me in the waiting room. As we were getting on the elevator he snapped his fingers and said, "I forgot to ask her what I could take for my memory."

Bahahahahahaaaaaaa! I love him.