Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Gaaaackkk! I've got presents to buy, cookies to bake, suitcases to pack, charitable work to be done, meaning of Christmas to explain and all the other non-Xmas related domestic duties to take care of.
No time to blog. however, please enjoy a daily dose of my favourite Xmas clips....much funnier than I could ever dream to be.
Monday, December 10, 2007
I wonder if Shakespeare has this kind of inspiration for his plays?
The setting: Dinner on Sunday night, our dining room table.
Grace: MAMMAAA??? IS DADDY ALLOWED TO WATCH FOOTBALL DURING DINNER????
Edie: I wanna watch Max and Ruby!
Mother: No Edie. Hmmmm, ask Daddy what he thinks.
Grace: Daddy? Daaadddddyyyyy? DADDY!
Father: Hummm? What?
Grace: ARE YOU ALLOWED TO WATCH FOOTBALL DURING DINNER?
Mother: (hopeful look in my direction, my direction shoots daggers right back at him) errr, no. (turns off t.v.)
Mother: Edie, to the table please, it’s dinner time.
Edie; (playing with her dolls) I’m feeding my babies!
Mother: Well, it’s time for you to eat.
Mother: Edie, do I have to count to 3?
Edie: (scurries, hops, whatever that strange thing she does, to the table). I don’t like this! (pointing to a carrot)
Mother: It’s a carrot Edie, you eat them every day.
Grace: EDIE EAT YOUR DINNER OR ELSE NO DESERT RIGHT MOMMY!!???
Edie: (tears) I want desert!!!!
Mother: Then eat some dinner please.
Edie: (shoves hommos smeared carrot into her mouth, proceeds to put head on my lap, I get a good view of her snotty nose and chewed up carrot and hommus in her mouth).
Mother: Now let’s try some casserole Edie.
Grace: I LOVE IT MOMMY CAN I HAVE MORE?
Edie: No Gracie!
Grace: EDIE I DIDN’T DO ANYTHING EAT YOUR DINNER!
Edie: No! (shoots plate across dinner table at Gracie)
Grace: (some guttural noise I can’t type)
Edie manages to eat a little, and when desert came along (a yogurt tube), she (accidentally) squirted it all over the floor and then (quite purposefully) smeared it all over the floor with her foot. Mother reaches for the bottle of scotch
What’s Sunday dinner like at your house???
Friday, December 07, 2007
'Twas three weeks before Christmas, and all through the house, a mother was thinking "My kids don't need a damn thing".
Seriously, we went to get rid of some toys to make room for the inevitable onslaught of new toys, and mistakenly did it in the presence of the two rugrats. All of a sudden, the dingiest, most worn, least played with toys suddenly became "My Most Specialist Toy in the World!" and any effort to get rid of some extra crap was kaiboshed (sp?)
I am going to go through this crap (I mean Most Specialist Stuff) and ditch the broken and donate the unused.
On that last note of charity, Grace has expressed interest in doing "something" charitable this year. Any suggestions? I get to take a volunteer day at work and would like to do something special with her. Has anyone done something like this with a 5 1/2 year old before? Work at the food band for a few hours? Put Christmas baskets together? I'm open to suggestions.