Monday, June 2, 2008

A few extras

I forgot to mention that I had two interviews on Saturday at the job fair. After the first one was over, I heard my friend call my name, and then she grabbed something from my hair. It was my nametag. My second interview they pointed out that my nametag was upside down. Hmmmm...and I wonder why I didn't get a job?

When we were in St. Louis for Christmas last year, Abs kept talking about wanting to go to the Black History Museum. We were only there for a few days and with the holiday hours, we weren't able to make it materialize for her. She hasn't mentioned it since. Last Thursday I took Abs to the doctor and she asked Abs what she wanted to do if she could do anything in the world. Without hesitating Abs replied "I really want to go to the Black History Museum in St. Louis".

I was talking to Gunner online today. Here's part of our conversation:
ABW: How was your day?
Gunner: Okay. We had to stand down and do safety classes.
Gunner: Some stupid kid shot a bullet in the floor of a hummer today.
Gunner: Stop the war, some kid shot the floor.
Gunner: We're just glad no one got hurt.

The kids are supposed to be sleeping, but Abs is engrossed in A Tale of Two Cities. How can I argue with that?

Today was the last swimming lesson.
10 weeks of swimming lessons $400
10 weeks of gas $399
40 red bulls so I didn't fall asleep on the way to and from lessons $80
3 free taco coupons from the pool people, Priceless because I didn't have to cook dinner tonight. My life is sad.

I JUST had this conversation with Em:
Em: I need to write my story.
ABW: What story?
Em: The one I have to do.
ABW: I asked you if you had homework and you said you didn't.
Em: Well I have to write two stories and I have only done one.
ABW: watched tv after school today, so I'm sorry you don't have time to do it.
Em: I can do it now.
ABW: I think you need to go to sleep.
Em: But I'm not tired and I need to write my story.
ABW: Well you should of done it instead of watching tv.
Em: You never let us watch tv.
ABW: Sounds like you think you never get to watch tv.
Em: Do you read books on this stuff?
ABW: What stuff?
Em: Stupid parenting things to say to us when we don't do what we are supposed to.


Gypsy at heart said...

LOL....I love it when this stuff comes home to roost. I remeber one of you announcing to the others..."Oh no! Mom is reading a new parenting book! Watch out!!"

Anonymous said...

I'm sure my day is coming, so I had better giggle now. I usually read your blog first thing when I get to work. I now have 3 co-workers that stop by my desk to see what craziness you have had bestowed upon you by your kiddos! Your blog goes w/ our coffee!


Uncle Dan said...

The attitude has set in.

cj said...


Being an outsider here, I try to limit my posts but I've got to say that I'm in love with your kids. They are simply adorable.

And yes, that is said from a very safe distance. I know the reality of the situations isn't always adorable and I truly admire you (and the others like you) for the sacrifices you make.


trying said...

Oh this makes me so excited for the age when my kids can REALLY talk back. now at what point do we as parents stop knowing anything and the kids know everything?

MaryLu said...

Oh my! Where do they come up with this stuff!?