Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Variety Pack

Back in January, I was visiting my son at his house. We were sitting around the kitchen table, waiting for my DIL to get home from work, when my son looks up and says, "Ooh, look at that gigantic cobweb." He gets up from the table and proceeds to do the following:

This definitely fell under the, "Hang on, I gotta get a picture of this," category. I think I was prouder of him at that moment than I was when he graduated from college (kidding). He got up and cleared the cobwebs and didn't wait for his wife to get home and do it. Ladies, don't give up on these boys, here is proof that there is hope after all.

My oldest daughter, Leslie (we call her Les or Lester if we want to annoy her), is a Scrabble addict. She is also cutthroat, she wants to win at whatever the cost and if she doesn't (which is rare), you will be playing again. Emily, who is her complete polar opposite, would rather have her fingernails ripped out than to play Scrabble.
On this day, Emily looked over Leslie's shoulder and said, "Oh look, you can almost spell platypus. That's my third favorite word."

Okay, I'll bite, I said, "What's your first favorite?"

"Biscuit. Then face."

"You know what?" I said, "I don't even want to know."

"Biscuit because it rolls off your tongue. Say it with me bissssssss kit. Face because you can put any word in front of it. And platypus, well, who doesn't love platypus?"


If you are a grown-up and only if you are a grown-up, and you like Twilight, you will love this book. You think the cover looks hot, you should read what's inside. It's an adult vampire novel and it is goooooood.

There is a disclaimer on the back. Ooh la la!

Yesterday, the weather was so wonderful, in the 70's, we couldn't bear to stay indoors, so we thought we would go play a little miniature golf. I caught sight of something I have never seen before and will probably never see again.

If you knew how these girls fight, you would know that seeing this was about as likely as seeing the Loch Ness Monster. I frantically dug in my purse looking for my camera, fearing it would disappear just as quickly.


  1. Isn't it just lovely to see you actually taught them something? After all the words we parents feel are hitting the walls instead of somebody's ears... Well, seems they reached the right address, after all! :)

    I'm happy for you!!

  2. Just goes to show that kids can actually have nice human traits after all. hehe

  3. I am with Emily on Scrabble. I would MUCH rather go to the dentist, or the OB, or the the...well you get the picture, than to play scrabble!

  4. Thanks for the pics! I now have proof that other MEN really do clean their homes!

  5. Oooh I've GOT to get that book!

  6. Kids. Just when you think you have them figured out. Well, then there are teens who are just plain weird anyway.

    Can you find that book at the library??

  7. Are you telling me there is the SLIGHTEST bit of hope that my girls will get along one day?

    I LOVE that she has her favorite words and that at some point she obviously put some thought into the choices!


If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. No need to point out my mistakes, I have family for that.