Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Anyway, what's with the United States Postal Service? Back in the not-so-distant past in a previous career, I was the first to refute any claim that a lost or delayed letter was clearly a postal error. As my Mom might say "they're all messed up!" Why do I say this? Consider that both my Mom and I put a stop on delivery while on vacation a few weeks back. When we returned, both of us had other people's packages (O.P.P) and mail delivered to us. Wouldn't you be concerned that maybe, just maybe your mail could end up someone else's box? I am. This is beside the fact that for a few years I've received mail for my deceased father, and a Madeline with the same last name spelled differently who actually purchased my Mom's house nine years ago!
Why do my neighbors break the CC&R's? Call me crazy, but some prospective buyers specifically search for homes in subdivisions where homeowners do not allow their friends and relatives to park their R.V.'s on the street in front of their homes. We were such buyers. We don't appreciate having boats, business trucks and tow trailers on the street or the driveways for that matter........it's against da rules. I do not have a problem with grown-up toys, but please go live on a street that people aren't concerned about it or move further out onto some acreage.
I'll have to admit that Disneyland might be the "Happiest Place on Earth" after all. Seriously, when the family went a few weeks back, we had an absolute blast. The five-year olds walked the entire day and went on (almost) every ride we threw them on. No fear, no crying except after the Indiana Jones ride when Vivi said kind of a matter of factly "Daddy, that was scary...let's not go on that ride again." Lines were long, temps were high and the wallet took a major hit, but all in all, I'd say given the smiles and excitement totally worth it.
I can't believe how quickly the summer has vanished. School begins for our sixth grader and three Kindergartners a week from today. This will be the only year that all our kids will be attending the same school. Like most parents, I've tried very hard to make this final summer week as boring as possible especially for Bren the sixth grader so she can get into that scholastic frame of mind. The triplets will actually be split up with Alec and Vivi going into one class and little miss go-getter JuJu going into the other. JuJu and Alec have no fear, but Vivi might need a slight push come the first day of school. To be continued.......
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
That's right. I was going to list a couple "tripletisms." by my soon-to-be Kindergartners...
*Walking around Balboa Island last week (doggie poopy on the sidewalk)*
- Julia - "Ah, don't step in the dog poop!"
- Alec - "Gross"
- Vivi -"Super Gross"
*Yesterday morning on the patio (I'm explaining to my Mom about Julia's Nightmare)
- R.E. Dad - "She woke up crying and totally out of it"
- Grandma J. - "Nightmare?"
- R.E. Dad - "I'm thinking so, but she was totally delirious....she finally said "I shouldn't have poured all that water." "Whatever that means...????"
- Alec - (in his deep voice with a slight lisp due to a chipped front tooth) "What's a nightmare?"
- R.E. Dad - "It's a bad dream where you wake up scared and feel bad"
- Alec "Oh yeah...I had one of those last night...I see a robot in the park and he shoots me dead"
- R.E. Dad/Grandma J. - "OHHHH"
- Alec - "That's my nightmare!"
*This A.M. at Pre-school* (Vivi comes over to give me a hug good-bye)
- Vivi - "Dad you smell like a fart!"
- R.E. Dad - Vivi, I don't think I ever will smell good enough for you!!!
- Vivi - "Uh huh"
Gotta go and pick up Bren from the airport. She's returning from a week in Vegas Baby! (at her Grandma M's place)...
Friday, August 7, 2009
In case you're wondering....this isn't a lead in to a R.E. Dad confession!
Speaking of quotes, I never realized how often Mom MD and I actually quoted lines from the late John Hughes' movies. Recently, we were stuck on that scene from "Sixteen Candles" when the handsome Jake knocks on the Bakers' front door..........
- Long Duk Dong: [opens door] Oh, I'm so sorry. I thought you my new - new-style American girlfriend.
- Jake: Forget it, man. Just get Samantha, all right?
- Long Duk Dong: She not here.
- Jake: Don't jerk me around, man. Where is she?
- Long Duk Dong: She got married.
- Jake: What?
- Long Duk Dong: She at the church. She getting married to oily bohunk.
- Jake: Married?
- Long Duk Dong: Married.
- Jake: Married?
- Long Duk Dong: Yeah. Married [closes door]
- Jake: [turns around, under breath to himself] Married?
- Long Duk Dong: Married! Jeez!