Thursday, August 30, 2007

musing on a thursday night

it is easy to forget that kids soak up your words even when you're not paying attention, or if you think they aren't paying attention. case in point- we listened to "helter skelter" by motley crew this morning. when i changed back to a local radio station, a little voice in the back seat demanded "motley clue!"

Sunday, August 26, 2007

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How quickly they learn

Yes, Milo can use a monster voice and say "Redrum" while making the finger talk.

It's so cool and creepy. Love it.

Let's take requests from our listeners.

As we are trying to impart a variety of music upon our children, here is a recent conversation between myself and our eldest, Milo.

Scene: Driving home from daycare, in the car.

Milo: I want Cure!
Mom: I don't have the Cure here, Daddy has it at home.
Milo: LIPS! (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Mom: I don't have Lips, how about R.E.M.? Can you say "REM?"

Well, that about says it all. We are sticking to moody music with performers wearing extensive amounts of make-up.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Good boys inspire new in-store signage

In a recent trip to Goodwill, we noticed some new signs on the front door. The signs are your basic "Parents, please keep an eye on your damn kids" signs in both English and Spanish.

Yes, this was the same location from this past June where Milo pulled the fire alarm.

Now if we could only get him to listen...

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Joey's pretend birthday

Ok... so he's only one and it's not like he's going to remember it anyway...

We didn't actually throw Joey a big bash for his birthday. However, knowing that the grandparents would be dying for pics... we went to the park and crashed another kid's birthday party just for the photo op.

Net savings = $40.... we put it right in his college fund.

"Daddy, you're a weiner"

I guess this would qualify under the 'play with fire' category...

The other day while I was putting a clean diaper on Milo he noticed that it was a little bulky in the front. Being the observant one, he said "Daddy, my diaper is too big"

Testing to see how he would respond I told him... "Perhaps it's not that your diaper is too big, but maybe your weiner is too small"

Milo looked at me and said "Daddy... you're a weiner"

With that... I think it's safe to say that he called my bluff....

Monday, August 6, 2007

Like father, like son...

Yes, there is a nearly identical picture of me at about the same age. It does make Daddy wonder at what point do you draw the line between child endangerment and a great photographic memoir... An unfazed Milo continues to eat his raisins.

Milo's helping organize the dressers

Milo decided he wanted to help Mommy and Daddy organize his and Joey's clothes by putting all the labels on the same drawer. I guess with hand-me-downs, it's hard to say whose clothes are really whose now. At least he was proud of his accomplishment.