Thursday, January 31, 2008

Winter Haiku

Winter way too long.
Hope stinking groundhog is blind.
Want to feel the sun.

Friday, January 25, 2008

I'll Take Silly Traditions for $1000

Jeremiah loves to watch Jeopardy. He loves it so much that he records it everyday (DVR is a great invention) and we try to watch it before we head off to dreamland. I thought it was kind of corny at first, recording it and then watching it together. But it's kind of fun.

Jeremiah is very intelligent academically and I seem to be pretty current on pop-culture - we generally answer about the same number of questions. One thing we didn't expect to happen was a silly contest that has little to do with the game. We noticed that each day, after Final Jeopardy, the commercials always seem to be the same ("promotional consideration provided by...") Now when Jeopardy is over, we pause it and guess what commercials will be next. The most recent advertisements include RenewIn, Gold Bond foot powder, denture adhesive, Aspercream and Icy hot. (That alone should tell us that we are not the demographic targeted by those at Jeopardy.) Every once in a while we're surprised by some other ad that we just didn't see coming!

As I said, it's kind of silly, but the night hardly seems complete without it. Besides, if you can't be silly with your spouse, who else is there?

Friday, January 11, 2008

Let's Hear it From the Boy

Isaac sure cracks us up round here. Here are some of the things he's said recently that really split our sides.

(In the car) "I need to go potty"

"Can you hold it? We're almost home."

"Well, my seat belt is already holding it." (We still have him in a 5 point harness seat.)


"I'm sorry," he says after getting into trouble and being put to bed early.

"I'm glad that you're sorry," I answer.

"Can I get out of bed now?"


"But I said sorry."

"I'm glad that you said sorry but you still have to deal with the consequences. Saying sorry doesn't mean you're done being in trouble."

*pout pout* "But I hate consequences!"


"Aren't those underwear getting a little small for you?" I ask as he squeezes into some Spiderman undies.

His thoughtful reply? "Yeah, 'cause my pee-pee is getting too big."

The Eyes in the Back of My Head Need Glasses

I've always said that if I ever passed out or died, Kenley would survive for days on her own. She couldn't even wait for me to change the laundry before serving herself some cheese. I guess I should be thankful she didn't try to find a knife to slice it!