Lest I be chastised by my dear friend Salt, I better update my blog despite not knowing where my camera is. The three littlest all have their own digital cameras, but mine takes better pictures, so it often disappears.
The last time it disappeared, my dear youngest son "found" it, but before he did, he wanted to know how to "we-leet" pictures. I said I would gladly show him once I had my camera. He "found" it in his closet, and gave it to me while looking rather guilty.
Upon perusing the pictures of shoes, hands, toys, and several of our cat I came across a picture of his private parts! (Taken by him, as evidenced by his hand trying to hold "it" up to the camera!) He looked guiltily at me, trying to gauge how much trouble he was in, and stalled for time.
I, trying to wear my best serious face, asked him..."What the is this a picture of?" The look of relief/shock/confusion on his face made me wish I could have taken a picture of his face at the time! He quickly blushed, and said "Um...I fink I accidentally taked a pick-sur of my wiener." I then calmly explained that it was not appropriate to take pictures of private parts, even if they are your own, especially with Mommy's camera.
Dear Husband happened into the room during "the talk" and asked what we were talking about, so I showed him the camera. It was one of his finer daddy moments! He managed to cover up the urge to burst out laughing, looked at the camera, and cast a confused look on his face, then said "What IS that?" I couldn't have planned it better! He then gave the dad version of the speech poor Squish had just heard, and we happily "we-leeted" the picture!
These are the things books and magazines forget to write about! I just read Parents magazine. I picked it up because it had an article entitled "Why Your Child Wants to be Naked" I am no more informed than I was before reading it. It was just a bunch of fluff about letting your child choose his or her own clothes. Then at the end, they had a recipe on how to make black olives into penguins, using carrots and cream cheese. It involved poking eye holes with a toothpick and filling them with cream cheese. I think I shall never read this magazine again. This is why...
My kids would grab a handful of aforementioned black olive penguins, shove them in their mouths, and chew with their mouths open while arguing over who lost the DS charger. All the while they would not be noticing the black olives were lovingly shaped into penguins! These same kids could then dress themselves and take those same clothes off ten minutes later. My older boys would leave on their underwear...the younger three...NOTHING! Except of course their glitter boots, or cowboy boots (depending on the child) and then proceed to sing Christmas Carols in the living room. Explain that Parents magazine!
Perhaps I should give up and start writing my own articles for parents of WalMart clearance rack clothed, non-vegan, (there was an article about Vegan babies too...) disposable diaper wearing, snot stuck in their hair providing they didn't cut it all off, only eats cheese puffs and Oreos with chocolate milk for breakfast children that I must continue to believe exist less I completely lose my mind.....
I digress...Interesting things that have happened lately....
1) Noah turned 11. We had a party at Zap Zone. Everyone gave him money. He is very happy.
2) Alyssa turned 18. We sent her some money. We haven't heard anything from her lately. I can only assume she is happily buying lottery tickets in Ohio.
3.) My mom turned 60 (sorry Mom!) Her significant other planned a surprise dinner for her. It was very enjoyable, and just made me all the more determined that we must all spend at least one of the holidays together all in the same room...even if it is the basement of Banfields.
4.) We had a too cold for school day on Friday, making this a four day weekend. Woo hoo!
5) I've started walking with friend almost every day after school. It's great to exercise after work the health benefits, but more importantly the friendly conversation, (even if it's mostly me talking) gives me something to look forward to at the end of the day.
Another completely random picture....just be glad we "we-leeted" the other one!
God is good. All the time.