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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Wet Bottom or Dry?

Who knew that Shoo-fly Pie comes in a wet variety and dry?? Guess those PA Dutch do!!!

Still never had shoo-fly pie or whoopie pie.

Check out the bottom of this blog for other PA-isms compared to the mid-west.

Friday, October 26, 2007

What I'm Reading

So far, so good. Better he than me!!!

Entertaining read. Humorous.


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

In a Perfect World....by Jason Love

  • pug dogs would have a reasonable amount of skin on their face.
  • boot would rhyme with foot.
  • we'd get paid for the time we spend preparing for, commuting to, talking about, and unwinding from work.
  • radio stations would keep their contest money and play some bloody music.
  • all of a woman's issues could be fixed with WD-40 and duct tape.
  • answering machines would come with a get-to-the-point button.
  • breeding laws would limit couples to one chile per 75 IQ points.
  • atheletes would retire only once.
  • no man, including the husband, would ever be invited to a baby shower.
  • traffic lights would change when we honk at them.
  • OJ Simpson would have married Lorena Bobbitt.
  • priests who hear confessions would get paid the same as shrinks.
  • every driver would understand the Merge Concept.
  • out TV's brightness control would turn up the intelligence.
  • if an officer has to tackle the suspect to make an arrest, the officer would be entitled to three free punches.
  • when people graduate high school, they'd also graduate high school mentality.
  • the game of 'peekaboo' would have an official end.
  • decaf coffee would come in a different color.
  • political speech writers would deliver the speeches.
  • freeways would grow at the same rate as the population.
  • all movies would be formatted to fit your screen without apology or explanation.
  • when a woman gets a permanent, that's it--no changing.
  • lawyers would speak a language that humans understand.
  • walkie-talkie cell phones would exist only in hell, where they were invented.
  • sick days would include when you're sick of work.
  • when teams lose on Fan Appreciation Day, spectators would get their money back.
  • naming your son Sandy would qualify as child abuse.
  • weight gain would be caused not by food but by some undelicious thing like televangelism.
  • the Meyers would get together with the Myers and settle the spelling once and for all.
  • a man and woman would never know which one will end up pregnant.
  • football games would never end on a field goal.
  • we could surgically remove that part of our brain that plays the same snippet of music over and over and over.
  • everyone would die on their one-hundredth birthday while having sex.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Pumpkin in Bed

Someone REEELLLLLYYYYY likes her pumpkin.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Another Milestone

Baby Girl reached another childhood milestone today at the age of 4 1/2. You know the one. It's not one people usually brag about, but adults can usually recall reaching this milestone themselves.

Baby Girl thieved some children's rings (two, to be exact) from a store today. And not just ANY store. It was the United Methodist bookstore called Cokesbury.....a christian store. Yup.

She had been admiring the rings at the back of the store and we looked at them together. Later, when we were in a different area of the store, a worker came over and said, "If it's okay with your mommy and daddy, you may have this ring." It happened to be one of the rings she had been admiring. How nice for Baby Girl!!!

We got home, watched Wizard of Oz, I awoke from my nap, and Baby Girl excitedly showed me her THREE rings! I knew immediately what she had done, but needed to check with Kerrfunk to confirm the situation.

Kerrfunk and I agreed that we needed to discuss this with Baby Girl and return the rings ASAP.

We asked Baby Girl to show us her rings. I asked which one was given to her by the worker and she showed me. Then I asked where she got the other two rings. She said that she took them herself. We explained to her that we were sad about that and needed to return the rings since we didn't pay for them. And she was going to have to return ALL THREE rings. Baby Girl immediately felt the consequences of her actions internally. She became sullen, embarrassed, and ashamed. She didn't want to go back to the store. Kerrfunk points out the power held within those emotions. He says, "If only we could bottle what she's feeling right now." His thinking is that by offering people a preview (of sorts) of those emotions, it might prevent people from committing acts which bring about those emotions.

We went back to the store and found the worker who had interacted with us before. Baby Girl was quiet, so I explained the situation. The worker said she understood and that her own son had done that as a child and again as a grown up (teenager) and he had to visit jail for it. The worker reiterated what we had talked about with Baby Girl....that we don't want her getting into trouble when she's older. The worker also understood the thinking of Baby Girl by telling her that if she had wanted a different color, she could have traded the original ring for a different color.

When out shopping with Baby Girl in the past, I have discussed the importance of always paying for what we want. That we always buy our things, otherwise we could get in trouble. This concept is not foreign to her. But the gray area surrounding the incident can be found when the worker offered the ring to Baby Girl. What I'm not sure of is if Baby Girl had stuck the other two rings in her pocket BEFORE or AFTER the offer of the ring. Hmmmmmm.

I know that I never did this as a kid. NO WAY!!! Kerrfunk said he remembers a couple incidents.

Hopefully this will be the last time for Baby Girl.

And the worker was very gracious. She told Baby Girl that we can come back another time (when Mommy and Daddy are ready) and essentially have a do-over.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Brit's Boys so tender at such a young age

We give comfort and receive comfort. Sometimes at the same time.


This picture says a lot to me. And also leaves me with questions--like, is that a look of terror in their eyes? or glee? Tough call, eh?

From the looks of it, at the very least they'll always have each other.

God Bless mother-Brit. Lord knows I couldn't sanely raise Irish twins either.

Those sweet brothers will be good for each other.