Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Random Tuesday Thoughts

Hurry, hurry, hurry.  Step right up.  Click the ugly purple button and see some random.  All the random you can stand for the low, low cost of one click.  See Keely and her amazing stream of conscious.

->  At any given time, my two kids bear a striking resemblance to the 7 dwarfs.  Sleepy, Dopey, Happy, Grumpy, Sneezy, Bashful and Doc.  For Snow White it must have been like living in a houseful of toddlers.  Poor woman.  I'm not sure it was a step up from the Wicked Step-mother some days.

->  We broke out the big red wagon this weekend.  It was LG's "big" Christmas present, but either we've been too lazy to drag it up from the basement, or we haven't had an occasion to use it (you choose).  Either way it was a big hit.  Both boys were strapped in safely (I know, when did they put seat belts in wagons??), only one of us had to pull (leaving the other free to take photos, or hold a frosty beverage, or simply walk unhindered for more than 30 seconds), and the boys were excited about it.  It made parade going relatively stress free.  (see pic from yesterday.  apparently, I can't be the one pulling the wagon if I want pictures of it.)

->  Insert cute picture of o in bathtub here:
Thank god for strategically placed bubbles, or I'd probably be up on kiddy porn charges.

->  Did you hear about how the little girl who's parents are illegal immigrants ended up at a Q&A with Michelle Obama.  Seems she put the first lady in quite a tight spot.  Even more interesting is the president of Peru's response:

"I'm really proud that a young girl of Peruvian origin is highlighting the enormous problem with Latin American immigration in the United States," President Alan Garcia told reporters last week.
He said it would be scandalous if her parents were deported.
"Do you know how much President Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama would stand to lose?" he said. Garcia called the Arizona law a "completely irrational response" to the illegal-immigration question, and said he would express his thoughts on the matter to President Obama during his visit to Washington"

Uhm, is he serious?  People are fleeing your country, coming to the US, to leave poverty and horrible living conditions.  And you're criticizing our immigration policy?  How's about you worry about making things better in your country so that people want to stay, you idiot?  I mean, don't get me wrong, we both suck, but apparently you suck worse at this point (just ask the people leaving).
->  What happened to Home Ec classes in school?  You know, the ones where you learned to cook a little, sew a little, make a budget, put a diaper on a kid?  They were so unimportant compared to geometry that no one needs them anymore?  It seems to me that I use the knowledge of how to find the area of a circle a lot less than I do my stove.  I'm just saying.  Maybe our education systems needs more work that simply figuring out how much to pay its teachers.

Ok, that's all I have this week.  Go see Keely, she'll random you up good.


The Crazy Coxes said...

I saw the red wagon picture! Way cute!!! I can't believe they have seat belts in wagons these day! Where is all the fun?

blueviolet said...

I remember that rotation of classes in school: we had home ec, sewing, health, and then we had drafting, woodshop, and metalshop.

Wagons with buckles? Go figure!

Angel said...

they banned home ec the year before I went to highschool because it "went against modern teachins of feminism" or something to that effect it made me want to cry, thats the reason I looked forward to highschool!

gretchen said...

Yes, doesn't it seem like the Peruvian president should be incredibly embarrassed and just shut up?

Yikes, that's a cute bathtub pic!

VandyJ said...

Love the bathroom pic--he looks to be having a great time! So cute.

I like the cooking part of Home Ec way better than the sewing part. For us it was middle school where everyone had to try those classes--woodshop too.

Kerry said...

The middle school where I work actually does have Home Ec, but it's called Family and Consumer Studies: FACS, catchy eh?
Nothin' better than a little red wagon, even if it does have seatbelts!

Sprite's Keeper said...

I just went back for the red wagon, adorable!
Cute baby in bathtub picture >/= the amount of brain cells I have to process that AND words.
Therefore, I can only comment on o. So cute!

CaJoh said...

Seat belts in wagons— what will they think of next…

I remember having to take not only sewing, and cooking, but also wood shop and drafting. Everybody had to take all of them (boys and girls).

Thanks for your randomness,

only a movie said...

My son has a FACS class in his middle school.
Wagons are awesome. :-)

viewfromdownhere said...

Ugh, home ec...I hated that class in school. I took 3 years of it in middle school...sewing and cooking. Sure, I know how to cook now, but I couldn't sew a button if my life depended on it :-)

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

All kids need a little red wagon. My kids always played an elaborate game on vacation with ours called "the Alabama Express," which basically involved my son giving the girls rides back and forth along the side of the house we rented and them getting in and out. Simple minds and all that...That bathtub looks like a very happy place. It made Daughter #1 smile when I showed her.

Jan said...

Oh, my goodness - I was SO busy yesterday and look what I missed out on! A bubbly, adorable little o! (I love the duck on the faucet!)

I have a friend who has taught Home Ec in Canal Fulton for, gee, 35 years? She's facing mandatory retirement in February - they're dropping her course all together because of budget constraints. It's such a shame.

Mrsbear said...

I took woodshop instead of home ec, the lure of boys and power saws was just too compelling. Although learning how to put together a pine box is not quite as useful as you'd expect.

I have a few naked baby pics, luckily nobody at York photo has blown the whistle on me...