Thursday, April 21, 2011

A great comeback for "I can't promise you anything"

Well, I have stumbled onto a new comeback this morning.   One that you "yourself" can utilize.  

My daughter Jenna loves it when I get a chance to go to school and have lunch with her.  Lately though, I have been a very, very naughty mommy by being forgetful about the proposed luncheon.  With my luck it is probably Alzheimers setting in.  It is probably something I should not joke about as it will come back to bite me in the arse, I'm sure of it.  I've been a crazy scatter brain lately.  It gets a little hairy, between being a mom, going to college, my homework and work in general.  Work has me pulling my hair out this last week so I am going to push the blame to that side of the scale.   

Jenna asked if I would go to lunch with her last Thursday and I accepted her invitation with a big smile and a sounding "Yes, I would love to."  I however had "the lights are on in the brain but nobodys home" syndrome that day and failed to show up.  I'm in floral sales and was pre-occupied with getting my holiday orders in for Mother's Day.  I felt so bad as I had forgotten on that Thursday that I said I would for sure go on Friday.  AGAIN, that Friday I did it again!  Since it was Friday,  I promised to her that I would come in for sure on Monday.  Once the word promise came out of my mouth, I knew I had a huge responsibility to own up to.

Even after the promise, the kicker is that I was finishing up my holiday orders on Monday and had my head so wrapped around work that I overlooked going again!    I felt aweful but luckily Jenna has the best dispositon that a kid could have and she was not only understanding but forgiving.   I apologized to her over and over once she got home from school and I even said I would offer up some purchased store bought gift for being such scatter brain.  A monetary trade off always seems to work with kids!  I learned a leasson not to promise anything and then I won't feel so bad if it does not come to fruition.  

So, going back to the promise comeback...this morning Jenna was on me to come to school to have lunch with her at school today.  I said to her "I don't know honey, I am not going to promise anything.  If I can come, I'll come and if I can't come...I won't be there."  It's funny how a kid thinks as her reply to me was... "you really don't have to promise anything, just say YES!"  I was rolling with laughter on her comeback!  I am going to use that line one of these days...

Just because something doesn't do what you planned doesn't mean it is useless.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

CSD: That crazy fluffy white stuff is BACK....


CSD: That crazy fluffy white stuff is BACK....: "We got snow today.... YIPPIE SKIPPY . Can you tell that I am excited? ......NOT! Gosh, I am so over this white stuff and so ready for sp..."

When you have low temperature, your feet are cold; when you have high temperature, your head is hot

Aliens in the Attic

We got the pleasure to watch the movie "Aliens in the Attic" this last weekend. Pleasure?... or was that torture? It's a wacky movie to say the least. Anyways....quoting from the movie ....they were harshing that there was bad 80's music! Seriously people, there is no bad 80's music.... LOL!   Corny, maybe, but not bad.

Here is one from my top 100 fav's.... "Hair Cut 100".

No one knows of your honesty and sincerity unless you give out some samples.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Comical Leapin Lizard

lizard, plastic

Usually I am talking about the funny things that my daughter Jenna says, but this time it's all about my nephew.

Jenna has this plastic lizard that she has been carrying around lately and it somehow made it's way into Uncle Timmy Tim's vehichle.  Jenna must not of been all that fond of it because it ended up falling to the floor of the car.  Timmy Tim found it while cleaning out the car and decided that it would look nice sitting up on the dash.  So he threw it up there and that became it's new home.

Tim came home from an afternoon of driving around with my nephew and said that  he had a pretty funny story about the 'ol lizard that has been sitting on his dash.  I said to him...."oh yeah? tell."  He said that my nephew picked up the lizard, kind of looked it over and then tossed it back up on the dash.  Timmy Tim replied, "I really like that lizard of Jenna's, I think I am going to keep him up there and that'll be his new home."  My nephew replied "Dad, how do you know it's a boy lizard?"  Half joking, Tim said back, "you're right, I really don't know if it is but it looks like a boy....why don't you pick it up and look underneath it to check it out and make sure."  My nephew who is pushing his pre-teen years picks it up out of curiosity and starts to examine it.  After looking at it for awhile, he pipes up and replies back to Tim "no Dad, your's a girl."  Surprisingly Tim replies back, "well, how did you figure that out?"  My nephew says back to Tim in a firm voice "well look Dad, you can tell it's a girl because it has  a va-China on the bottom."  Tim started laughing hysterically....another day of the funnies!

The best way to keep your daughter out of hot water is to put some dishes in it.