Monday, January 23, 2012

Never a dull moment

Max came into my office while I was working and started making a very annoying noise.
When I asked him to please stop, he said "I'll stop if you say a big word"
So naturally I said......

"A big word"

"No!" he replied, "I meant a big word like discombobulated or something like that!"



Last night, Aaron showed me a picture he had created on the computer.

(chocolate + mom = happy mom)

What can I say, my kid understands me.

I told him that he should add some Diet Dr Pepper, because combined with chocolate, that would make me even happier!

A few minutes later, he comes back with this.

I'm not sure if the addition of the delicious diet drink made me insanely happy, or just insane. It certainly appeared to have caused me to lose a bit of hair.

I told him that it would be awesome if he could give me a little more hair and while he was at it, he could give me a nice pair of shoes.

Yep, that's much better :)

Friday, January 13, 2012

What a difference a day makes, just 24 little hours........

Earlier this week Max decided to make himself a 3 year calendar. He stapled about 36 pieces of paper together, and has spent the last few days drawing grids on the papers and filling in the days of the month.

Max was very upset about the fact that June only has 30 days, he feels that it should have 31 days.
In his calendar, he went ahead and gave June 31 days, because apparently, he does control the universe.

This wasn't much of a problem for him until he got to the end of December and discovered that he only had room for 30 days.

He informed me that now December will only have 30 days. (again, supreme controller of the universe)

This is actually a very big problem for me because December 31st is our wedding anniversary, and I'm not about to give that up. Next December we will have been married 20 years, so to get rid of the 31st this year would be unacceptable.

Max, being the clever little manipulator that he is, had an argument ready for me.

"If we take away the day in December and use it in June, we'll have an extra day of summer vacation!"
I have to admit, he almost got me with that argument. I love summer! An extra day in June would be lovely.

We were about to give Max a very long explanation of the reasons why we couldn't create June 31st, but we decided against it because we realized that it would be much easier just to add the extra day in June than it would be to listen to Max whine about having to erase and re write all of the numbers on his calendar.

Is everyone on board with this? June 31! Mark it on your calendar.
Perhaps we should make it into some sort of holiday so we don't need to go to work that day.

He also said that February 29th should be called Farch because it is half of February and half of March.


A completely random comment I heard by one of my children today.....

"Ask her to log in one more time and I'll show you my toenail!"

I'm going to assume it would have made more sense if I had heard the whole conversation.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I want my two dollars!!!

Occasionally, the kids will find free games or Apps online, but will want to purchase the full version so I will go ahead and buy the game or app for them, then they will give me the cash.

Last night, Max mentioned that he didn't have any money left in his piggy bank.

"What about the two dollars that the tooth fairy brought you for your teeth? I asked.

"I gave those to Aaron."

I look at Aaron who is trying not to smile.

"Why did you give Aaron two dollars?"

"Well......" Max replied "I was playing this game called "Hit Aaron with a box" and Aaron said that if I decided to play the free version that I could only throw the box at him three times, but if I bought the full version I could throw the box at him more times and Aaron said that the full version costed two dollars, so I bought it!"

Aaron is now hiding under the kitchen table.

I tell Aaron to give Max his two dollars.

"But he bought the game! He gave me the money!"

"Give it back!"

"NO! He paid me for the game, hew WANTED to give me the money!

"Aaron, give him his two dollars!!"

Just then, Brielle jumped in and said "Hey Max, can I borrow your "Hit Aaron" game?"

Max said yes and so Brielle threw the box* at Aaron. Then she picked it up and threw it at him again. And again.
And again......

I think I'm going to create a game called "Stop people from throwing boxes at Aaron." The full version will be $3.00.

*It was a very small, empty box. It hardly left a mark.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Give or take a few hundred.........

Tonight when my husband and I got home from our weekly Friday night date, we found Max, sitting at my computer, taking pictures of himself in Photo Booth.
I asked him who taught him how to use the program and he told me that he had figured it out by himself.
He was making up all sorts of faces and poses as the camera clicked multiple pictures of him.
After a while, my husband said "Hey Max, that's enough. All of those pictures are taking up a lot of memory on the computer, you've taken about 30 or 40 pictures."
Max looked closely at the screen then turned around and said "No Dad, it's more like 623!"

Monday, January 2, 2012

My obligitory New Year's resolution post

OK, here's the deal.

I don't believe in making New Year's resolutions.

There! I said it! I won't do it!

Mostly because I don't believe in starting on something where I know I will fail.

Yes, I would like to lose weight. Yes, I would like to be more organized. There are so many areas in my life where I could improve..................

But the simple truth is that there is something that works much better than stating a general goal on January first.

Would you like to know what it is?

A deadline!

Because nothing is more motivating for weight loss than a High School Reunion.

As it turns out, my High School reunion was last year, and I didn't go to it anyway, so by the way I look at it, I can push this weight loss thing back another 3 or 4 years.

Or better yet, I can just forget about the weight loss, have plastic surgery to look like that one really stuck up girl, then go to the reunion and tell everyone that I'm her.

Actually, as far as New Year's resolutions go, if I'm forced to come up with something, I think I might make the same ones that I came up with a few years ago.

1. Shave my legs.
2. Put my ironing board away.
3. Attend more blogger lunches.

Bonus for me, because my ironing board is currently stashed nicely behind the door of the laundry room :)

Happy New Year!!!