Tuesday, January 24, 2006

All's right with the world again

I haven't posted in a while because a) I wasn't tired yet of getting yelled at to buy a furby and 2) Katie has had a very bad cold which finally seems to have let up - judging by the holes in my walls from her bouncing around last night. Bounce
But do not think that the cold made her lose sight of her goal. JC and I were in the office on Sunday and called her in to ask her a question. When she saw me sitting at the computer she asked if I had found a furby for four year olds. First time she's mentioned them since the night I posted about. I don't know where she gets her memory from - it sure isn't me!

Monday, January 16, 2006

Who says she can't stay focused?

Momma, momma, I want a Herbie...Furbie, Furbie!

Honey, those are for kids older than you.

But I saw one at Wal-Mart and I talked to it.

Uh-huh, can we please talk about this after dinner?

Some adult conversation ensues as JC and I try to talk. Out of the blue a few minutes later...

Cynthia says that they are for 4 year olds!

We are done talking about this right now.

Okay. No

Can I take the dog for a walk with Daddy after dinner?

Yes (great - we're off the furby thing).

I have one thing to do before we walk the dog.

Oh you do? What is that?

I have to check something on dot com.

What do you have to check on dot com? Try saying that without laughing. I was having trouble.

I have to check if a furby is for 4 year olds. Perturbed

Conclusion: I checked with her, they are for 6 and up. Thank you Amazon DOT COM for backing me up on this one. WooHoo

Friday, January 13, 2006

I've been tagged!

I was tagged by KimmyK

1.) Hum a jingle of which you know all the words.
"...fat kids, skinny kids, even kids with chicken pox love hot dogs, Armour hot dogs, the dogs kids love to bite!" How un-PC is that one!
2.) As a kid, you played a board game over and over. And you cheated you little bastard. What was the game? I'm obviously repressing this memory due to the shame that I am trying not to admit to.
3.) What is the name of the song that you have been singing the incorrect words all these years? What were you singing? What should you have been singing?My problem is not getting the wrong words, it's getting the words in the wrong order, I'm a dyslexic singer.
4.) What is the most embarrassing childhood story that your parents drag out just to f**k with you for their own private amusement. You must understand, it takes alot to embarrass me, especially since Katie has been born. My most embarrassing memory is when I was Katie's age or younger and went to my grandparent's house with my parents. My grandparents had a bunch of people over and they were all sitting around in a big circle talking. I got in the middle of the circle and started dancing/performing (no I have no idea where Katie gets it!). Everyone was amused but my Dad decided it was time for the show to end and asked me to stop... at which point I told him to "shut up". I have no recollection of what happened after that. I have erased it from my memory. If this isn't good enough, I'm sure my Dad will come up with something better.
4 Jobs I've Had:
1- Shift Manager Baskin Robbins
2- Accountant
3- Accountant
4- Do you see a trend?

4 Places I Have Lived:
1- Evergreen Park, IL
2-Darien, IL
3-Woodridge, IL
4-Chicago, IL

4 TV shows I heart:
1- Boston Legal
2- What not to wear
3- CSI, CSI New York, CSI Miami
4- Moving Up or Property Ladder on TLC

4 Places I have Been On Vacation:
3-Montreal, Canada
4-San Diego, CA

4 Web Sites I visit daily:
2-Blogs, blogs, blogs
3-Chicago Tribune
4-My Statcounter!

4 Favorite Foods:

4 Places I Would Rather Be Right Now:
1- Hawaii
2- In bed (had to agree with Kimmy on this one)
3- In a big chair with a blanket, hot chocolate and a good book
4- Eagle River, WI - love this place

Names of 4 People I DO NOT heart:
1- Cindy Sheehan
2- Tom Cruise
3- Mariah Carey
4-Michael Moore

Here are my five tags - Dad, Loveabulls and Libby. Libby, I know Christine tagged you for the first part, but since Kimmy added to it, I thought I'd tag you again!

Now Kimmy, did you tag Honey??? I would, but I'm afraid...

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

My little Ballerina

Can I just say that the first picture is true Katie. Half ballerina, half wild animal. I just love the second picture because I can see all the promise and opportunity that life holds for her in that one little shot. I'll ignore the fact that my child is once more glued to her image.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Email I wanted to share

My sister Becky sent me this and I thought it was pretty good so I thought I'd share. It's not about Katie, but I can picture some of this coming out of her mouth. My favorite is James.

JACK (age 3) was watching his Mom breast-feeding his new baby sister.
After a while he asked: "Mom why have you got two? Is one for hot and
one for cold milk?"

MELANIE (age 5) asked her Granny how old she was. Granny replied she
was so old she didn't remember any more. Melanie said, "If you don't
remember you must look in the back of your panties. Mine say five to six."

STEVEN (age 3) hugged and kissed his Mom goodnight. "I love you so
much, that when you die I'm going to bury you outside my bedroom window."

BRITTANY (age 4) had an earache and wanted a painkiller. She tried in
vain to take the lid off the bottle. Seeing her frustration, her Mom
explained it was a childproof cap and she'd have to open it for her. Eyes
wide with wonder, the little girl asked: "How does it know it's me?

SUSAN (age 4) was drinking juice when she got the hiccups. "Please
don't give me this juice again," she said, "It makes my teeth cough."

D I (age 4) stepped onto the bathroom scale and asked: "How much do I

MARC (age 4) was engrossed in a young couple that were hugging and
kissing in a restaurant. Without taking his eyes off them, he asked his
dad: "Why is he whispering in her mouth?"

CLINTON (age 5) was in his bedroom looking worried. When his Mom asked
what was troubling him, he replied, "I don't know what'll happen with this
bed when I get married. How will my wife fit in?"

JAMES (age 4) was listening to a Bible story. His dad read: "The man
named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city but his wife
looked back and was turned to salt." Concerned, James asked: "What
happened to the flea?"

TAMMY (age 4) was with her mother when they met an elderly, rather
wrinkled woman her Mom knew. Tammy looked at her for awhile and then asked,
"Why doesn't your skin fit your face?"

The Sermon I think this Mom will never forget.... this particular
Sunday sermon..."Dear Lord," the minister began, with arms extended toward
heaven and a rapturous look on his upturned face. "Without you, we are but
dust." He would have continued but at that moment my very obedient daughter
(who was listening!) Leaned over to me and asked quite audibly in her
shrill little girl voice, "Mom, what is butt dust?"

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Uh Oh...Libby we may have a run for our Queenship here

JC and I were putting Katie to bed tonight and she yelled "pillow fight"! So we began smacking each other with pillows. This continues for a few minutes amid her screaming and laughing. Then she yells "Peace!" (I guess that means truce?), I put my pillow down and she smacks me with hers!

I think she's going to be inheriting my other blog.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006


I'm putting Katie to bed and pointing out that she behaves until it's bedtime and then she stops behaving. I took away a set of toys last night for one day. Tonight I told her that I was taking them away for another day. She looked up at me and said, "That's two days. That's not that long." Perturbed

She did say no when I asked her if she wanted me to make it a week. Is that a good sign? Fainting

Monday, January 02, 2006

Hawaii Here I come!

My planned move to Hawaii when Katie becomes a teenager may be coming earlier than anticipated. I have changed the requirement from becoming a teenager to just acting like a teenager. I'm buying my tickets tomorrow. I'm sure I'll be able to post from there, right?
It's apparently time for the 6 month attitude adjustment. Although I think it may be less than 6 months from the last one. Does anyone else go through this or is it just me?