Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Random Fat Tuesday Thoughts
Happy Mardi Gras, internets! In honor of Fat Tuesday (and per Keely's instructions) I will flash you my random. Please, wait 'til the end to toss me the beads...
->My kid is going to grow up to be a rock star. Any time he "dances" (we use that term liberally in our house) his head bobs to the rhythmn. It's pretty funny to watch. Ever seen someone head bang to The Lion King soundtrack? Hysterical.
-> I have just been let in on the secret to a successful life. Keep expectations low, both yours and others. Then nobody is disappointed, and frequently they're surprised at your success. They may even shower you with praise for just showing up.
-> My boss has decided to roll out a new initiative. He wants to make sure people aren't just looking at "inputs" but are checking on results, too. He made sure to stop by my cube to emphacize his point. Uhm, sir, that's the point of auditing. To make sure the results are right. Results are my job. I'm just saying, sir.
-> It's been a quotable weekend in our house.
Friday, upon arriving at home with two monkeys in tow:
MB: "Here, he's yours!"
PB: "I take it school pick up didn't go well."
MB: "He's lucky I didn't club him like a baby seal."
One of my finer moments in parenting.
LG: "Sippy! Mama, sippy!"
MB: "LG, please ask nicely."
PB (under his breath): "Sippy now, woman."
LG (not under his breath): "Now, snowman!"
MB: "When school calls, you're explaining that one."
At my in-laws house on Saturday night, as Grammie and PB tried to work together to arrange little o in his highchair with a towel to prop him up...
MIL: "I don't think that's going to work. Let me get you a different one."
PB: "No, Mom, it'll work just fine. Don't worry."
MIL: "No, it's too big, I'll get a smaller one, just wait a minute."
PB: "No, Mom, I'll make it work. Don't go get another towel."
MIL: "It'll only take a second. Just wait."
PB: "I'm an ADULT. I'm a PARENT. I can make it work, I said."
Hee, hee, hee. I'm just laughing at the memory. Nothing says, "I'm your kid" like having to remind them you're a parent, huh? My FIL and I were both smart enough to not get involved with that one. Stubborn, meet your son, even more stubborn. People always think PB is just like his Dad. I see a lot of his Mom in him, though.
-> Someone asked for a picture of little o in his christening toga. This is the best I can do:
The face clearly says, "I am not wearing a dress... Put that camera away, you idiot."
-> I'm still finding it hysterical that they had to delay the Olympic games in Canada due to lack of snow, and in Cleveland they've had to delay school because we have too much snow. While reporting on this, I've noticed that our local media has been taking English lessons from Alanis Morissette. Though this situation might suck (or be really funny, depending on who you are) it is NOT ironic. Can someone please call channel 3 and tell them that?
Ok, I'm all done. Head on over to "The Un Mom" and party like you'll need 6 weeks to repent!
(commence bead throwing in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1)