Sunday, March 30, 2008


TWO APPLICATIONS TO MENSA PLEASE

Sometimes I think we don't stimulate our girls enough. You would not imagine the excitement and heart palpitations, and yes, fighting, one little change in the mini-van caused on Friday. Was it a new video console? Nope. Was it a hotly desired big-girl booster seat for Edie? Nope. Was it a much desired leapord-print steering wheel cover for Meanie? Alas, no. It was this:



With the warmer weather arriving, the smell of rotten snacks was starting to repulse me, so I bought a tacky little air-freshener to take the edge off. Well, I have never been bombarded with so many questions about a scented piece of cardboard (to be truthful, I have never, ever been asked about scented cardboard). Can I touch it? Can I smell it....WHAAAA! UP CLOSE! I WANT TO SMELL IT UP CLOSE! What is it made of? Can I lick it (actually, Grace is the only one who asked, Edie went ahead and sampled it without asking (WHAAAA! IT TASTES YUCKY! I NEED JUICE!) Can I colour it? Do you have more? How long will we have this? Do other people have these? Are there other "flavours"? Can I bring to Show-and-Tell? I think you get the idea.

Jo and I are planning a 13 hour road-trip this summer. I'm thinking that after the titallation this freshener caused, if I stick a bobble-head on the dashboard, that just might be enough to keep our girls occupied for the whole trip.

6 comments:

Carrie Wilson Link said...

OMG, you are hilarious.

HILARIOUS!

alissasanderson said...

Or, get 'em each their own air freshener!

My kids, at 6 and 4, still love a good cardboard box!

MeanMommyDoc said...

Great reminder of how it's the simple things that make the most impact! I remember the games we played on our road trip-- ISpy, License Plate Alphabet, Doodlebug- oh wait, that was the one where my brother whaled on my arm every time he saw a VW Beetle... that one wasn't so fun.

I'm going to place a link to your blog from mine, so other MeanMommies can share.

Anonymous said...

A bobble-head?! No way! Go for a Hoola Girl! Classic. And it might inspire the road-trip soundrack...

- Your friendly neighbourhood curator

alison said...

Bwahahaha. But I totally get it. My girls will play with a paper-towel roll, you know, the thing that's under all the paper towels? And they are totally fascinated with the cloth shopping bags, the black ones from Loblaws. Go figure.

And I tagged you with a meme. Hop on over to my blog and check it out.

A. & J. said...

lol so much fun. did you end up getting a bobble head too :P