Wednesday, April 23, 2008

My Super Villain

We are all superheros at my house these days. Something, I have until recently been completely clueless about. I didn’t even know that Spider-man was really a person in a spider suit. So now at night I am requested to tell stories about these superheros..gone are the cute stories I’ve told about Alexi the Alligator (future kid’s book there) who keeps falling asleep and getting mistaken for various things (a picnic table, a float in the public pool and so on). I’m good at those stories. My new stories are simply atrocious and I would be so embarrassed if the Marvel comics guys were listening in. I do like my sound effects though….THAWCK, THUMP, KABOOM…But after my story (which makes me laugh as I am telling it, because it is so bad), Jamie tells me that it was the best story ever. God love em’

Today Jamie asked what super villain I would fight. He would conquer Venom (the black Spider-Man who isn’t really Spider-man but the gooey black stuff…..)

“Dirt Devil,” I said

“Hmmm….cool, mom.”

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Little White Lies #1

My kids think that the vacuum cleaner will suck up their toys left on the floor no matter what their size (ha ha ha).

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Yep, it was me crying at the pharmacy counter…

and paying 150 bucks for 14 tabs of diflucan (the generic brand too).

It seems that with each child the parent may be less stressed (no more boiling pacifiers if they hit the ground etc.) but each child brings new ailments and issues. As of now I am an unofficial expert in: RSV and hospitalization, neck sonagrams, biopsies on 9 month olds, hip xrays on 9 month olds, thrush, mastitis, ear infections, drawing of blood in 3 years olds, and more….I could go on. We don’t do regular office visits, like for colds, a rash etc. we have to have cancer scares and trouble breathing (other than that my kids are healthy so I am thankful)….and I know many parents going through the same things as I have.

Today, I broke down at the Giant pharmacy and scared the bejesus out of the 70 year old grandma clerk. You don’t mess with a mother trying to feed her child, come hell or high water and she’ll pay a whopping ten bucks a pill to do it.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Old Proverb #1

“Wise woman does not take out anger on kitchen trashcan . Extremely wise woman does not take out anger on kitchen trashcan full of coffee grinds.”

Saturday, April 05, 2008


I was never good at math in school (or in “real” life)….but here’s an equation I know the answer to. A word problem:

Jamie has 5 Buzz Lightyear action figures. Colin has 5 Buzz Lightyear action figures. The action figures are all exactly the same. How many fights will erupt in a 12 hour period over said action figures?

a.) 1

b.) 2

c.) 3

d.) To infinity and beyond.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Funny Joke

Today both boys sensed that I was up from 3am-4am with uncontrollable chills and fever….they conspired to make it a most difficult day (what fun, they thought!). Of course, Anna slept through the night for the first time and ,well, I didn’t.