Friday, April 25, 2008

It's Glamorous

Fer sure. My daughter has discovered the joys of crayons. She often wanders off, clutching one in her little hand. I have no clue where she's going or what she'll be getting into, so I have to hop up and follow her.

I pity the fool who tries to take the crayons away from her. She can carry on for a really, unbelievably long time.

The other day, I went to the police detachment near my house to renew my vehicle registration. Sissy and I had been at lunch with a friend of mine. We went to LongHorn (yum!). They serve those loaves of bread there and I had cut off a piece for Sissy to nibble on while my friend and I talked.

We finished up at the restaurant and Sissy was still holding that little piece of bread, so I let her hang on to it while I strapped her into the carseat. We got out at the police detachment and she brought along her bread.

She was jumping around and she dropped it. I picked it up and threw it in the little trash can next to me. I turned my back for a few seconds and when I turned back around, she had retrieved the piece of bread from the trash can.

I sternly told her to put it back in the trash, because it had fallen on the floor and it was dirty. She looked up at me, smiled sweetly and


Well, I almost passed out. If I wasn't so tired, maybe I would have had the energy to do that. Instead, I looked at her and sighed, then said, "If you get eColi, it's your own fault."

I'm too old for this crap.

The Evil Twin will be 50 next summer. What were we thinking??? Most of his peers have grandchildren by now. We've got a 10 year old and a 2 year old.

Every night, after the kids' get in bed, I tidy up the house, vacuum my den and dining room and clear off the coffee table. Every morning by just after 8 AM, the floor is covered in crumbs and half of the contents of Sissy's room is dumped in front of the TV.

Today is gonna be special. I don't have a damn thing planned and there is something else on my mind. You'll get two blogs today. How's that for Value Added Service?


  1. Don't worry, I think 2 year olds have a special anti-body to protect them from germs gathered by eating things dropped on the floor :)

  2. LMAO! I was going to say the same as Ron.

    Once my sister was watching her baby sister-in-law. They were in the check-out line at the store and she heard the little one say, "Gum," so she turned to see what kind the kid wanted her to buy...just in time to see the kid nab a still-gooshy piece of gum from the underside of the check-out counter and put it in her mouth.

    She didn't even get a tiny bit sick.

  3. Kids eat dirt and worms and other bugs too, lol. Added goodies!

    Anyhoo, we toyed with having another kiddie, then decided we are toooo old for it since we already have a 3 year old grandson.

    Have a wonderful, great weekend!

  4. Lol that reminds me of my experience in Maggie Moo's last week. A girl maybe 2 years old, was running around the store. She trips over onto the floor face first and the mom cries out from the line "Honey! Are you ok??". The little girl just lays there turns over, smiles at her mom and then eats a chocolate chip that had made it's way from the floor into her hand lol. Funny.

  5. I guess the 3-second rule for dropped food doesn't apply to 2-year olds, lol!

  6. The 'e-coli' comment made me cry from laughter.

    Sissy wasn't the little girl I saw LICKING PRODUCE in W*l M*rt last summer, was she?

  7. The old saying when I was growing up..."you have to eat a peck of dirt before you die!" My kids must have consumed BUSHELS of dirt - I'm sure. I chalked it up to replenishing their mineral content.