Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Right now there's a tiny stormtrooper helmet tucked into the corner of our little nativity scene. Bet you've never noticed that in there before!
Yesterday my son caught me in a disciplinary "faux pas." He had his Sit-n-Spin (are you familiar? did you have one too? I did.) upside down on the tile floor rolling it around. Loudly. I was, at that moment, on mommy auto-pilot (are you familiar? do you have one too? ) , so I told him if he didn't stop it I would confiscate the Sit-n-Spin and put it up in the cabinet. A person would have to have a mighty big cabinet to fit a Sit-n-Spin inside it. Jonah pointed this out to me. Am I the only one who has mommy auto-pilot? I think not. I once witnessed our own Shelly cut the crust off her own toast then cut the toast into tiny, bite sized squares while she was on mommy auto-pilot. This is not to be confused with "mommy reflex," which causes a mommy to do things like put her hands directly into the flow when her child throws up, as if she could somehow catch it. Strange, but, I believe, almost universally true. Also universally gross.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

I'll go once more:
1. Did you know that until I was an adult I thought ranch style beans were called "Cowboy Beans" because that's what my mom told my brother and me so that we would eat them?

2. Did you know that I'm very uncomfortable around any animal that's paid a visit to the taxidermist, and, in fact, have trouble turning my back on them?

3. Did you know that as children my cousin and I put mud on our fingertips, stood on a picnic table and tried to conjure up some "spirits" and for years after that I believed I had committed blasphemy?

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

I've decided to adopt a, "Did You Know?" format for the time being. I'd like any readers of this blog (all 1 of you) to join in please. The rule is you have to list the "Did you know"s in threes. They can involve past and present items of trivia about yourself, your family, your life, blah blah blah. At least ONE of the items must involve a personal idiosyncrasy or neurosis. Why? I don't know. Why not? I'll start.
Did you know...I had to reprimand my son twice yesterday for licking the bottom of his shoe?
Did you know... I am really germophobic, which, ironically, causes me to struggle to clean toilets, do laundry, etc.? Sad but true.
Did you know...I had a ladies' style mullet in 6th grade?
Your turn...

Sunday, December 10, 2006

I just saw a commercial that literally made me clutch my throat and, for lack of a better word, gulp. I saw a naked, plastic baby sitting in an empty room. Creepy. Then it started moving and little tears came out of its eyes. Yikes! That's when I clutched my throat. Then I think it said "Mama." Gulp! Turns out, the robotic baby was looking at a TV with a Playstation 3.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Todd pointed out today that if we're ever channel surfing and come across a Harry Hamlin made for tv movie, I always stop and watch it. At first I was offended...then I was just ashamed. How I wish I could say he was wrong. Curse your cleft chin, Harry Hamlin!