Monday, March 31, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Well, other than everyone getting sick, not too bad. Lots of dress-up and tattoos. And drawing. And reading. And chaining up small children (that's the boy, not me). It's still too cold to play outside much, and we *could* go do stuff, but that would require making an effort. We've all been down with the nasties, so we're doing a low-key break. Hoping to pull it out with a trip to the beach at week's end though...
Paul and Maggie are scared because they've learned a terrible secret about their mommy...I like ELO (Electric Light Orchestra). Enough that I purchased songs on iTunes. I'm mildly ashamed of this...sort of like admitting that even though you have the world's greatest espresso machine ($10,000, if you're looking for a gift), you secretly frequent Starbucks. Or worse, Dunkin' Dounts. Then again, Paul isn't too scared -- he's been dancing around like a little maniac. We've come into some songs off of "Thriller" (you know you love it too, come on) and Paul is a dancing miracle. If, by dancing miracle, you mean "small boy who has no rhythm and cannot move his hips independent of his entire torso". He's all over that. Last night, he tried break dancing. Wow. Wow. Wow. Personally, I blame Wilco for ignoring my meal invitation. I've had to resort to guilty pleasure music of the '70s and '80s. Stop me now or I'm going to start listening to Peter Frampton and Rod Stewart! Or worse! (Again!)
Finally, did you know that princesses have tattoos? Well they do! They also drool in chocolate. And they don't like to wear clothes unless they are "beeeuoooteeef princess dresses". I don't make the rules, but I do abide by them.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Thank you, Mr. Rogers, for your lasting contributions to children's television. We miss you. I miss you.
(And thanks to friend and neighbor Brave Astronaut for the heads up on doings in Pittsburgh.)
"For a multitude of moods, enjoy a single serving of Sofia Mini Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine. A distinctive blend as unconventional as the woman who inspired it, Mini is for the impromptu, impetuous, live-passionately-for-the-moment kind of person. The kind who lives like there is no tomorrow! "
Sooner or later, you will have to come out of the bathroom is good advice. Because yes, you will have to face crazy things (two- or four-legged) over which you imagine you exert some control. In reality, you do not. They control you. The earlier you figure that bit out, the better.
(This post may actually be about someone -- or something -- else. It may not be about the cat at all...)
On a different note, Maggie decided to investigate makeup. Again. This time it's mascara. All over her lips. She "needed something". At least she didn't lock herself in the bathroom this time... Paul's spring break begins in one hour, thirty minutes. I already told him that he has a lot of homework to do in the next week and a half. He believes me. Bad, bad, bad mommy.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
In summary, problem, problem, problem.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
You can still read my old posts at www.pricklygirl.com. Rest assured, they'll be (slowly) moved here, too.
I'm going to need to get used to all this interactive stuff...