Archive for the ‘Kids’ category

Baby sitting co-op

February 2, 2010

So, we had our monthly baby-sitting co-op the other night.  All the kids were in the basement, enjoying a raucous time.

Then, through the din, I heard A yell:

“Look out guys, I’m bringin’ the thunder!”

I didn’t know whether to be scared or impressed.

If I were the pig, I’d be a little worried

January 22, 2010

I found this animal arrangement on the kitchen table:

I don’t know what the pig did, but I think bacon is on the menu.

What word strikes fear into the hearts of formula-buying parents?

January 20, 2010

Walking through Target the other day, I saw this out of the corner of my eye.

And I broke into a cold sweat.

If your children ever had to use Nutramigen as formula, you know what I mean.  After spending 6 weeks in the NICU and developing some fun gastrointestinal issues, we were told to supplement J’s diet with Nutramigen.

I believe we’re still paying off the second mortgage required to pay for this stuff.

Holidays are for napping

January 18, 2010

Follow-up from yesterday

January 14, 2010

For those of you who are visual people, I present a small photo collage of the problem that will be leading to my death, i.e. the fire hazard that is going to cause us to move our church’s Christmas wreath storage:

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas …

… everywhere The Fire Marshall goes.


I’m having flashbacks of being forced to kneel
next to my Benevolent Overlord at my wedding

It’s like a little archaeological exploration.

I think I found Jimmy Hoffa.

What I learned today, part II

January 13, 2010

Had another fun day with a Fire Marshall.  I’m starting to be on a first name basis with several of them.  Today, there were no loud noises involved, but I did learn a thing or two:

  1. An interior storage closest may not be the best place to store a full propane container.
  2. Using wire nuts on electrical work is not just a suggestion.
  3. Even with several hundred square feet of building space, you can never have too much storage space. 
  4. Unfortunately, this storage space cannot include stairwells, on top of the fire alarm system, and over exhaust vents.
  5. Because fo #4, the several hundred Christmas wreaths and other Flower Committee items stored in a stairwell will have to find a new home. 
  6. Did I mention my wife is the chairwomen of the Flower Committee?
  7. I am a dead man.

How not to spin news to your daughter

January 11, 2010

On Saturday, we had two places to be at the same time.  The kids had swim class and we had to be at a friend’s surprise birthday party.  While Nana could cover for us at swim class, she could only take one kid with her (since this class is a parent/child class).  Since A loves swim class, we decided that she would go to class while K and I took J with us to the birthday party.   We described Saturday’s plan while at dinner Friday night.

“A, you’re going to go to swim class while J is going to go with us,” K said.

“Where are you going?” A asked.

“We’re going to a birthday party.”

As soon as the words “birthday party” left her lips, K knew she had made a tactical error.

A lives for birthday parties.

Approximately .0126 seconds later, A’s lower lip started to protrude.

Then the thumb went into the mouth.

Then the tears started.

I think K learned her lesson.

Next time, we’ll tell A we’re going to the dentist.

And yes, I actually took pictures during the entire episode. Yes, I have a blog.