- Recently, Isaac was having a bad night. He had not napped and was being very cranky, so he had gotten in trouble. At bedtime, he was being especially pitiful and asked me to sing him a lullaby. I asked him which one he would like to hear and he said “Rock a Bye, Big Boy”. A perfect song for those times when you want to be treated like a baby while simultaneously having your mature status acknowledged…repeatedly….to music.
- Jason bought us both iphones today. That’s right–after 5 years of using a dark blue Motorola Razr flip phone, I am making the switch. I will also be able to text, which makes my friends (who would apparently like to limit their phone time with me) very happy. So Jenny, tell your husband to pony up, because you are officially the last person on earth with a flip phone. Also, if you get an iphone, we can play Words with Friends!!!
- One morning this week, I was making breakfast and the boys were playing in the living room. I heard Isaac tell Matthew: you are the coolest Maffyou in the world. There is no other Maffyou that is better than you!
- I went to tell Isaac good night the other night and he told me that he had been throwing a lot of boogers onto the floor. So yeah, I really should be vacuuming right now.
- Last week, I was looking for a cupcake recipe that didn’t contain eggs or chocolate (or the million other things Isaac is allergic to). I googled “vegan cupcakes” and came upon a blog that seemed to be dedicated to just that. But as I was looking through the recipes, I noticed something strange. She kept using the measurement 2/4. As in 2/4 cup of soy milk. Now how am I supposed to trust something as important as a cupcake recipe to someone who can’t even reduce a fraction? Seriously, people.
- I was out of town this past weekend, and before I left, I gathered up a bunch of towels and put them in the washing machine. Apparently, I forgot to replenish the towels in our bathroom, because Jason told me that he got out of the shower, and realized he didn’t have a towel. So he decided to dry off with my robe. I am also guessing that was his way of telling me that I should wash my robe….as it was still hanging in its regular place.
- Walking out of church last week, Isaac stopped short and announced loudly, “Mom, Dad–I’ve got BAD NEWS!!!”. Everybody around us stopped to hear what might be going on, and Isaac announced, “Miss Norma does NOT recycle!”. This is his summer session preschool teacher and apparently he went all Al-Gore-in-An-Inconvenient-Truth on her when he looked around for a recycling bin for his raisin box, and alas none was to be found. Now he brings his boxes home to recycle them.
- On my weekend away, I got to listen to some new music. Jason put the Avett Brothers CD “I and Love and You” on my ipod and let me just tell you–it is fabulous. Like amazing. Like I was having a religious experience in my van–and not because of the amazing moonroof or the radio controls on the steering wheel. I think part of it is that the sound and the lyrics are perfect for me right at this time in my life. Kind of like back in the day when “Jagged Little Pill” came out and I was obsessed with it–you know because I was an angsty, pierced, hormonal, recent high school graduate. Anyway, I am loving the Avett Brothers and not to oversell them, but I am kind of thinking of turning my kids into gypsies with dirty feet and dreadlocks and my van into some sort of hippie-mobile that we can use to follow them around the country while they’re on tour.
- Okay, that’s not altogether true–you know I would not let a kid with dirty Piggly Wiggly feet get into my new van. But I really want to see them live.
- And yes, I agree–I do talk about my van too much.
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