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7 Quick Takes Friday

7 Quick Takes Friday

1. I am typing with a cup of coffee in front of me. If you know me at all, you will understand how shocking that is. I am a DIE HARD tea fan. I have a cup every day of my life–cold in summer, hot every other time. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

But I found THIS:

For someone who CAN’T STAND the taste of coffee, but loves caramel, Bailey’s Coffee Creamer in caramel is Ah-MAZING. Now I can have the joys of coffee-strength caffeine without the nasty, awful, rotten taste.

Sorry, coffee lovers. Please no hate mail!

2. Jim left today for a 9 day trip (including drive-time) to Michigan. We are sad. We love him and want him home with us. He does this every year and we are sad every year. I have no clue how mom’s with husbands who are deployed do it. I can barely handle a week!

3. I had the distinct pleasure of sitting through (well, part of at least) my first math class since, oh, about 1990. One of our two cyber kids is struggling in this class, so I am working with them. Did you know I had completely forgotten how to estimate fractions up or down to whole numbers? I DID! I learned it all again two days ago. How DID I live without this skill, lo, these past 25 years as an adult?

4. Pursuant to #3, and I’m not really mocking middle school math like it sounds, but why can’t they teach kids how to balance a checkbook or make up a budget or figure out how much rent they can afford? These are all very useful maths, none of which I personally learned in school. I didn’t learn how to balance a checkbook until my sister taught me when I was 21!

5. I’ve been watching Sleepy Hollow lately. It’s amazing what Hollywood can do to the book of Revelations. As someone who has read it, I’m intrigued (ok, and a little disgusted) by what they can twist around to try and make a television drama. I’m not saying I’m going to stop watching it, but I’m not keeping my Bible open to compare, either!

6.  Just watched THIS and howled for 15 minutes straight. Warning: Not kid friendly.

7. One of the advantages of having older kids? Neater pumpkin carving! We didn’t get pumpkin guts all over the table OR all over them! WooHoo!

Posted in Funny, Kids

Funny Morning Around Here

I gave Ethan a shower and then got him dressed in our room (clean clothes already there). I grabbed Jim’s antiperspirant and put some on him, telling him what I was doing. As I went to put it back, I heard him sniff—deeply—his armpit and say “Oooh!” in a delighted voice.

Then, after I came downstairs:

Looking at a picture of Daddy holding preemie Ethan (to take into pediatrician’s office for comparison)
Laura: Ooh! He doesn’t have a beard!
Bennett: It looks so wrong!
Laura: Beards are manly!

Posted in Funny, Kids

Speech Impediment

Backstory Part 1. Ethan has difficulty with saying TH (he says f) and L (he says w). He practices a lot and sometimes gets them right and sometimes gets them wrong.

Backstory Part 2. I told him about Elmer Fudd and his difficulty saying R’s (wascally wabbit!). On Saturday he said “someone should work with him to fix that.” (like a speech therapist). So cute!

So this morning we were sitting at breakfast and I was hurrying him because we were fairly late and the bus was coming soon. I said “We’ll have to be like Speedy Gonzales!” and then I explained who he was and that he was always running away from Sylvester, who said things like “Sufferin’ Succotash!”, except he has a lisp and says “Thufferin Thuccotash!” instead. Ethan thought that was pretty funny and repeated it.

Remember the backstory part 1? Instead of Th we get F? You say it out loud and see what YOU get!

Posted in Funny, Me

I Think I Hit Middle Age

Yesterday our church had an “old fashioned Sunday School picnic”. Food, sack races, tug’o’war, peanut something or other (search? find?), pin the shoe on Pastor Nate (his picture, actually)…a good time was had by all. Jim and I led worship and got all our equipment set up and taken down.

We came home and took naps. Seriously. We walked in the door, I made sure the perishable stuff was dealt  with, I used the bathroom and wham–I fell asleep on the couch. And still slept fine last night.

The average female lifespan in America is (according to google) 78.7. At almost 43, I’m definitely past the half-way mark if one is being specific. (although I can definitely handle 86 if I’m healthy and of sound mind and still have Jim). So middle age, yeah. I think I’m there.

Posted in Funny

Limited Time

Guess what I just found out?

There are only 24 hours in a day!

I know! Who knew?!

If I’m reading books from the library, then I’m not on Facebook. If I’m reading my blogs then I’m not reading books. If I’m playing Garden of Time from Facebook I’m not doing anything else.

THERE ARE ONLY SO MANY HOURS IN THE DAY and I can only do so many things with them!


Posted in Funny, Kids

Ethan Funny

Yesterday Jim’s mom was over for dinner. We put Ethan in between her chair and mine. He kept banging on the wood of the chair, even after several requests to stop. I asked him to leave the table. He did so, but had a tantrum. At that point I excused him to his room. On the way through the living room he bumped his booster seat with his foot. He stopped, picked it up and yelled at the top of his lungs “AND NOW I’LL THROW MY BOOSTER SEAT!”  And then he followed through. We were shocked, but laughing hysterically (but trying oh so much to be quiet about it) because he was so adamant!

Posted in Funny, Hershey Feeding Clinic, Kids

Hershey Funny

Ethan was at the Hershey feeding clinic yesterday, showing Dr. Williams what he had done in the past five weeks (baby chewing, but that’s it). Dr. Williams tried to have him chew some pancake pieces. Ethan would put them in his mouth and promptly swallow them whole.

Dr. Williams “Buddy, don’t swallow them whole.”

Ethan “Can I swallow them half?”