Wednesday, December 23, 2009


My daughter cracks me up. Tonight I took the dog to obedience training and was out past her bedtime. When I got home, I found this:

So I turned it on and found this:

Merry Happy, everyone!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Student of the Week

My daughter's classroom has "student of the week," which is a totally random/non-merit-based thing, fwiw. But my daughter has to go in front of the class and talk about herself. I'm proud that she is so comfortable about talking in front of others. I was never that confident. I'm also thrilled with what she's talking about:
1. Her love of Legos
2. How we've traveled a lot in recent years
3. Our Xmas cards
4. Her favorite animal being koalas and how we foster a koala in Australia.
Interestingly, she refuses to tell anyone in school that she dances competitively.

I've had massive computer problems this weekend, and we've been maniacally doing XMas stuff.

Here's a bad pic featuring our Xmas tree and a menorah, which we've been lighting all week. We happened to not be Jewish, but my husband got a menorah for a photo shoot idea, and we decided to light it. I feel like I'm back in New York again.

Here are some of our ornaments:

All of our ornaments are fairly unique and represent trips we've taken and places we've visited, or special interests of ours.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Flu Shot Moms Part Deux

I believe it's a special kind of irony when one of the Flu Shot Moms gets the swine flu herself. My poor friend R! She just called to see if I could cover for her tomorrow. Unfortunately, I am probably going to be out because my son is sick with a virus of some sort that's making him cough and have stomach issues.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Key Hacks

E-mail from my sister:

"[Her husband] wants to go to [my town] so we can leave "strange things" in your fridge Wendy. LOL."

Yeah, I left a bag of yogurts in her fridge. We were there for a birthday party yesterday, and I had bought the yogurts for my kids, who eat nothing anyone else provides for them. I stuck them in her fridge when we got there then forgot them.

I forgot one of the best "hacks" I ever read: when you're visiting someone else's house and have something you need to remember to bring home with you, leave your keys next to the item you need to remember to bring home.


My son, writing on the following prompt:

Pretend you are a turkey and write a list of reasons why you should not be on the menu for Thanksgiving dinner.

He wrote:

1. I wouldn't want to be tryed and puked out by little children that haven't had turkey before because that would be waisting my flesh.
2. There is an increasing number of people that like turkey so then all of my turkey friends will be very sad. But it would be worse because the turkeys that are related to me would die too.
3. If there are left-overs and everybody was full (even the pets) then I would be thrown in the trash can. So that would be waisting my flesh (again (see on Reason #1)).
4. It would be very painful being roasted and toasted by the hot and steamy grill. I would hate it so much; and so much that I would really, really want to be a human.

All errors are his.

He also had to write about what he was thankful for. He wrote:

"I am thankful for my family because my family brings me toys that I want. The stuff that I mostly want is lego. I even save up for lego! Right now, I am saving up for the recycle truck and the tow truck. They might sound boring but I know they aren't."

It's accompanied by a picture he drew of him asking me "Mom, can I have 9 dollars?" and me answering "No." Four times. In other words, a true representation of reality. :) However, it doesn't illustrate his point!

His teacher wrote on the side of the page: "Please stick to one topic: your family or legos!"