Thursday, October 14, 2010

So Honest!

This Photo by Joel

While driving home following a friend's event celebration, we realized that in our haste to make it there on time, we dressed in clothing that had been shoved to the back of the closet for the summer... 
Joel was the first to mention it... "Hey, do I (sniff, sniff) - do I smell like... closet, or something?" 
"I know!" I exclaimed, happy that it wasn't only me thinking this... "I thought I smelled like closet! Do I???" Joel was quick to reassure me that he hadn't noticed it on me, but that he thought he could sense it on himself. I felt the same way... In my mind, I was beginning to wonder whether we were smelling each other? Just then, a little peep out of the back seat remarked, "I think ya BOTH stink!" Ah, 4-year-old, blunt honesty. 
Suddenly, I didn't care if I smelled funny... I was laughing too hard to give a rip!

TIP: Rotate clothing stock, and/ or open the window in your closet when you are so lucky as to have one in there! ;)
A QUOTE: "An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.~H. L. Mencken  
WHIDFML: Bought 6 tops, 2 of which are sweater-dresses per my mood/ preference, a pair of kick-ass cowgirl-lookin' jeans, and a purse, all for less than $18 at the thrift store!!! Now that's what I'm talkin' 'bout!  

Comedians in Training

Myla: "Who is the person in charge of a restaurant?"
Joel: "A Chef"
Myla: "What did the gorilla say to the chef?"
Joel: "What?"
Myla: "DUH! Gorillas don't talk to chefs!"

Upon hearing the above interaction...

Addie: "Why does the froggie say ribbit?"
Joel: "Why?" 
Addie: "Ummmmmmmmmmmm......."
Addie: "Why does the birdie say 'tweet'?"
Joel: "Why?"
Addie: "Tweet Tweet! ahahahahahaha!"

TIP: Set a good example by following your heart. Then, allow them to do the same.
A QUOTE: "A friendly look, a kindly smile, one good act, and life's worthwhile." ~Author Unknown
WHIDFML: Joel & I shared gluten-free pizza at "the Luce'" (pronounced "looch" -  by us - as we lovingly refer to it) before enjoying the final Twins game of the season at the stadium. [Pizza Luce's gf pizza = heaven]

1st Day of School!

Sooooo... One piece of mother's vengeance that I will not have to endure: Children screaming, crying & clinging like Koalas, because they don't want to go to school! Hooray! Hooray! Myla loves school!!

However, I guess when one isn't crying, the other must be - or what would I do with myself??? 
Poor Ad, she felt so left out those first few visits. But alas, she's looking forward to school that much more. So be it.

I'm not so sure Addie will require formal schooling to get by in the world. After dropping Myla off for her very first day, she broke-down over her desire to stay and play with the big kids. I explained that she'd get to do this next year, and in the meantime Addie is too little, and mommy is too big, to stay and play. 

But boy - did she play... She played her cards indescribably well, in fact! While in the truck on our way out of the parking lot, she pleaded with her poutiest pout, and her widest eyes, "Mommy? Can we go to a store and pick out a toooooooy?? Pleeeeeease?!" 
How could I deny her? (Especially when there is a dollar-section in the local Target?!) 

She's way ahead of the game already! Hahahahaha. 

A TIP: This one is passed along from a friend... If you drop a stick or 2 of cinnamon into your jug of Vinegar, the next time you clean, the scent will be neutralized. It worked! Now Myla doesn't have to hold her nose every time I use it. 
A QUOTE: "You learn something every day if you pay attention."  ~Ray LeBlond
WHIDFML: Spent much of this delicious summer outdoors. (Hence, the primary reason for my blogging hiatus as well!)