Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Today I took my kids to see the movie, "Hotel For Dogs." They loved it. The theater was packed with kids. There was one line in the movie when a said, "I'm going to sue you!" My 6 year old turned to me and whispered, "What does sue mean?"

I hushed him.

Then I heard the little girl next to me say to her mom, "Mom, what does sue mean?"

Her mother replied, "It means getting money from a person."

So true.

Friday, July 23, 2010

How Can You Eat That??

Today was my kids' last day of chess camp. We out to IHOP afterwards to celebrate. My 8 year old read the list of flavors of syrup. Suddenly my 6 year old looked worried and said, "How can you eat that?"

I didn't understand what he was referring to. Then my 8 year old said, "It's Boysenberry, not poison berry."

My 6 year old replied, "Well, that's a scary name!"

So far no deaths have been reported by eating Boysenberry syrup at IHOP.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I Take That Back

Yesterday my kids were inside playing video games. It was a nice afternoon and I was planning to do some yard work so I sent the kids outside to play.

My 8 year old asked me if he could cut some blackberry bushes that were invading his fort by the swing set. I told him, "Sure, go ahead."

About 40 minutes later I surrendered to my weeds and was putting the garden recycling can away when my 8 year old said, "Mom, come over here and look what we've done to our fort!"

OMG. They had cut all of the ivy on the hill. The ivy that needs to be on the hill so that the hill remains a hill. We do live in Seattle. The rain will be here soon enough and the hill will be gone.

So I take back what I said earlier. "Please go back inside and play video games."

My husband is going to be really mad when he sees the bare hill. So nobody tell him, okay. Hopefully it will grow back before the Autumn monsoon starts.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Uh Oh

Usually my blog is about my kids and the silly things they do or say. Today I'm writing about me and the silly thing I might have done.

On Saturday I went to a friend's house to meet up with some friends and play Bunco. I brought an hors d'oeuvre to share. It was crackers with cream cheese and jalapenos. Simple and yummy! My husband took the kids out to dinner so he used my car and I drove his car.

I came home and my bag was wet. The jar of jalapenos had leaked. Just a little. The jar remained filled with jalapeno juice. So I dropped the bag in the laundry room.

On Monday when my husband drove his car to work it stunk like a jar of jalapenos. Whoopsie. Never thought that it may have leaked through my bag and into his car.

When he came home I used some carpet cleaner and then some baking soda to try and get the smell out. When I was done he car still smelled but then it smelled like cleaner, not jalapenos.

He sent me an email today saying it still smelled.

So now I'm shopping for a new car.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Spelling Test

The other day while in the car my 6 year old said, "Mom, do you spell 'gum' 'G-U-M'?"

"Yes, that's right." I replied.

Then he said, "So do you spell 'come' 'C-U..."

I started to slam on the breaks and scream "NOOOOOO!" But luckily before I could, my 8 year old interrupted laughing, "no, it's C-O-M-E."

Whew. Good thing the 8 year old was there.

Why do they learn how to sound out words anyway?!?!