Sunday, August 23, 2009

And so it begins...another school year.


Big happenings around here. Jack started Kindergarten and I really can't believe Megan is in 3rd grade already.

I was anxious for Jack's first day on the bus and was hoping it wouldn't end up like Megan's .

I was really hoping that Megan would show Jack the ropes but in her excitement, she left the poor guy in the dust. He climbed on to the bus with his huge backpack, and gave me a final wave while I choked back the tears. I watched him slowly walk down the aisle of the bus and I silently urged him on, Sit down buddy...just find a seat and sit down.... Then I saw the bus driver pick up his microphone and call out for Jack to take a seat. Ugh...my heartstrings were aching and Jack finally took a seat and the bus pulled away.

But I must say, as much as things change, on some level, they seem to stay the same.

Megan still humbles me. The first morning she came downstairs and she was dressed and ready to go. I hugged her for a moment and then she looked up at me and declared, "You smell like coffee and Grandma's pull out couch." Uh... thanks????

Jack still needs me. This morning he came around my side of the bed, set his new Bionicle next to me and said, "Mommy, I was picking my ear and got earwax all over my hands...and all over my Bionicle. Can you help me clean it?" Uh...gross????

Thursday, August 13, 2009

All time most uncomfortable eyebrow wax. Ever.

Yup, that happened to me the other day. I don't know about you but an eyebrow wax should be relatively low on the social awkwardness scale- but alas, not for me.

As I lay on the table, the lady made a few attempts at small talk.
Her:Do you live around here?
Me:Yes. Just a few miles from here.
Her: Do you have any kids?
Me: Yes, two they are 5 and 8.
Her:Do you wax anywhere else?
Me: Excuse me?
Her: You know...bikini?
Me: Um, well...uh...no. Just the eyebrows for now.
Her:Some people try to do it at home, you know?
Me: Mmm hmm
Her:I have one client who is an emergency room doctor and she told me the other day about this couple that came to her emergency room.
Me: Uh huh...
Her: The husband apparently tried to wax his wife...practically tore her labia right off.
Me: ...

Um, yeah- true story. W-T-F???

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Momma lurves the Nintendo DS

A little quiz... Q: What could possibly cause two kids who normally bicker to drive in total silence for almost two whole hours? A: Nintendo DS.

The Nintendo DS is my best friend today. I drove back from Jay's hometown with the kids in our car that does not have the DVD player. I made sure both Nintendo DS were fully charged and we were on our way.

It was almost as if I was alone in the car- quite blissful if I do say so myself-not a peep out of the kids for about two hours until Jack broke the silence with this...

Jack: Mom, can I tell you something?
Me: Sure.
Jack: Um, the character on my Transformers DS game said a bad word in their language.
Me: Really? What did he say?
Jack: He said the other Transformer had a defective sensor- that means idiot in their language.
Megan(giggling): Defective sensor???
Jack: Uh huh. That means idiot.
Megan: No it doesn't. It just means the sensor doesn't work anymore.
Jack: Oh.

...and back to silence.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Well boys and girls, it's time for another video.

It has been quite a while since I've posted video of the kids. But alas, the time has come. In this installment, we have Jack entertaining us with the musical stylings of Black Eyed Peas, Boom Boom Pow accompanied by some serious dance moves.

You will hear me start laughing about 30 seconds in and I'd like to think I was laughing *with* him and not at him, but you be the judge.

I love how he fake lip syncs when he's not sure of the words. But all in all, Jack is just a good time.