Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Blogable Moments?

My sister once commented asked, jokingly, "do your kids know that everything they do can be considered a blogable moment?"
Then this weekend, while my mother-in-law was in the car with our crazy joyful family, she said (after witnessing our craziness) "now I understand why you have so much to blog about!"

I have to admit, I think our little family of multiple personalities come up with some doozies that feed my desire to blog. trouble is, sometimes there are so many, I spend too much time thinking about which ones to blog about, I run out of time to blog about them......hence the last time I blogged was a week and 1/2 ago.
There have been many blogable moments over the past 2 weeks that I wish I had mentioned - so guess what?... I'm going to mention them all right now. - a condensed version.

1. Kerrigan has an obsession with flip flops. She has been taking over Vivian's flip flops for about a month now. She doesn't care that they are 2 sizes too big. She can indeed run in them (most of the time). If she can't find two matching flops, she is not above mixing and matching. She has a meltdown if she spills her milk, and the milk gets on her flip flops.....and I might be able to get her to take them off when she goes to bed.

2. Our latest experience at the drive thru of Micky D's:
Gary: you guys hungry? you want to go thru the drive thru?
viv: No...
Kerrigan: (head shake NO)
Kyle: I just want a hot fudge Sundae

Gary : O - k ? (that never happens)
Kyle: Vanilla Ice Cream Dad!!!!!
Gary : OK

Gary orders a hot fudge sundae and pulls up to the next window....

Kyle: Dad, I didn't want hot fudge - I just wanted Vanilla Ice Cream!

Gary pays for the unwanted hot fudge sundae and then orders a plain Vanilla.
we get the ice cream and pass it to the back of the van to kyle. Gary pulls away.

Kerrigan: WHERE'S MY CHICKEN NUGGETS???????

3. We picked a million green beans out of the Garden on Saturday and spent the morning washing, cutting, and bagging them up. When we took our share home, we headed out to the store for Bean and Potato soup ingredients. As soon as the soup was done cooking, we put it in Tupperware, and headed to the Cemetery.....( what's the matter, you've never had dinner at the Cemetery?) We set out our folding chairs and enjoyed Grampa Hoddie's favorite meal - with him! Vivian outwardly and quite loudly RAVED about how "totally good" the soup was, and she was going to "totally eat the whole thing"! Gramp was chuckly I'm sure.

4. Today I will see my husband clean shaven ( go -T -less) for the first time since he was about 18! - I am a little nervous. at 18 and no facial hair, he still had the hair on his head......now his whole head will be naked! He has to be clean shaven for the physical fitness portion of his exam he is taking to become a correction officer. Keep your fingers crossed! Think speed at around 5:30 - he needs to run the 300 meter dash in 66 seconds......and we have no idea how far 300 meters looks like.....nice huh?

AND LASTLY :

5. - yesterday, Gary informs me at 3:45, before leaving work, that he borrowed his dad's boat......we were heading to the river for a relaxing ride after work....

I had a great idea - lets ask my parents to go ( My mom is a nervous Nellie - especially on a boat.....with 3 kids) but It was going to be fun !

Gary packed up Kyle and Viv, Headed out first with the boat. Kerrigan and I ran to his Mom's to get the kid's life jackets, stop to get drinks for the cooler, then swing up to get my Mom and dad, and we would all meet at the boatlaunch........dun..dun...dunnnnnn

We arrived at the boat launch just in time to see a good Samaritan with a pontoon boat, pulling my hubby and 2 children in the boat up to the dock by a rope. They had taken off in the boat, circled around for a little bit before they heard a load clunk, and the motor stopped.
Our relaxing boat ride was over before it began. My mom and dad went back home, and we returned the boat to it's home with a big band-aid. whoops........ It wasn't until later that Gary told me that him and kyle were actually paddling upstream, trying to get back to the boat launch, when the man came out and offered them a pull. Whew If that had happened with Nervous Cindy on board, She surely would have thought we were doomed. Next time I ask my parents to go for a boat ride.........Mom will probably pass.

These stories brought to you by BLOGABLE MOMENTS

6 comments:

corin said...

and i am sure those few stories are only the tip of the iceberg....

apparently your faithful readers were thinking something besides speed at 5:30 this evening. Yikes.

Jennifer W said...

I am rolling on hte floor laughing. Nervous Cindy! Is that going to replace Nervous Nelly?

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

Hahahahahaha.....the drive thru story is a regular here! I should start recording it all.....

Anonymous said...

NERVOUS NELLY: YOU CAN SEE WHY IT SOMETIMES PAYS TO BE MY RATHER "CAUTIOUS" SELF?? IN MY HEAD IT CAN GO SOMETHING LIKE THIS: US FLOATING HELPLESSLY TOWARD THE BRIDGE WITH AN ANCHOR THAT CAN'T REACH THE BOTTOM, OR IS DRAGGING ALONG THE BOTTOM CAUSE IT CAN'T HOLD US IN PLACE. PADDLING UP-RIVER BECOMES AN UNDERSTATEMENT. THE KIDS ARE ASKING A TRILLION QUESTIONS, WON'T SIT STILL, AND FIGHTING OVER CHEESE CURLS UNTIL KYLE "ACCIDENTALLY" DROPS A FLIP FLOP OVER THE SIDE. KERRIGAN SWAN DIVES IN AFTER IT, SCREAMING AS IT (AND SHE) FLOATS QUICKLY AWAY; MY BREATHING IS RAPID AND SHALLOW. MARK AND GARY ARE LOOKING AT EACH OTHER, LOOKING AT US, MARK IS JUST SHAKING HIS HEAD, HE'S NOT VERY NAUTICAL. THEY ARE DISTURBINGLY UNPHASED WITH NO LIFE SAVING ANSWERS. I HEAR THEM SAY BIG GARY IS GONNA BE MAD! THEN COMES THE PONTOON BOAT AND I AM TRYING DESPARATELY TO BALANCE MYSELF ON THE EDGE OF OUR CRIPPLED CRAFT IN ORDER TO REGAIN CONTROL AND HOP ONTO THE DECK OF THE OTHER "SHIP" WITH THE REMAINING GRANDCHILDREN UNDER EACH ARM. YEP, ALLISON KNOWS HER MOTHER, - NERVOUS IS A GOOD DESCRIPTION.

reagan said...

wow beanie thats alot of things that have happened over the past 2 weekss!!

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

My life is FULL of bloggable moments! I usually use the "memo pad" on my blackberry to jot down thoughts to remember what has happened so I can blog about it!