Friday, January 18, 2013

Mom! Where's the car?

Getting ready to go this morning my oldest child comes back in the house from the garage and looks at me and says:

Mom, what car are we taking?

Me:  The Mini.

Is it in the garage?

Me:  Yes.  Your dad took my car last night.

I didn't see it.

Me:  Seriously?  Its the little red car in the garage.

I really didn't see it....It's too mini.(with a look of mischief and his fingers about an inch apart)

Me: Sigh....Get in the car!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Concussions and the Neutering of Cats

I love having my boys home.  They give me such joy, love and blog fodder.  Tonight is no exception.  No, not at all. After retrieving them from their dad's house we spent the afternoon getting their skype, mine craft and Internet fix.  While we are getting ready for shower time Zachary decided to get his phone off the top bunk of his bed.  As he was retrieving his phone he slipped and fell cracking his head on the small table in the boys room.  The goose egg right behind his ear was nothing short of spectacular!  Really, it was blue and a lump that protruded almost an half inch to inch from his head.

Needless to say, I called his father to ask for the signs of a concussion and to let him know that his son was pretending to be an acrobat again. When I didn't get a hold of him I spoke with my favorite guy who looked up for me the symptoms of a concussion. Then Zach's dad called back and gave me a few more to look for.  Goodie for me I get to shine a light in my child's eyes.  I iced his head and shined the light in his eyes, maybe more than once for good measure and proceeded to have the following conversation:

We are going to have to catch the kitties to fix them.

Z: What do you mean fix them?

I mean make it so they can't have babies/

Z: Oh like the do to bulls?

What's that?

Z:  When they are done having babies they cut their balls off.

I prefer a different term for that but it pretty much sums the act up.

Z:  Oh and when they are done cutting them off they eat them.

We are not eating cat balls.

Z:  Yeah, I didn't think so that's gross.

Ya think?

Z:  Yup.

When I texted his father to let him know that he was okay and our conversation his only response to me was:
Great. Glad his is coherent.

A normal day in an abnormal life.  Yup that's my life.  Some days even my own family can't believe the things that happen. Believe it or not I live through stuff that fiction can't even touch.

Friday, January 4, 2013

The children should be grateful for long hold times.

I got my Comcast bill yesterday and about had a heart attack.  They doubled my rates!  This morning I have been on the phone with them already for over 70 minutes.  I spoke with someone who said they would fix my problem that was 60 minutes ago.  What to do while out waiting a corporation?

I made waffles.  The kids woke up and were so excited.  Zach asked me why I gifted them with waffles.  I pointed at the phone and said:

I got bored.

Z:  Can they put something else on there other than that guy saying the same thing over and over?

Nope, they want to weed out the impatient people.

Z:  Yeah that would do it.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Some take Mine Craft way to seriously.

Listening to the boys talking about Mine Craft this afternoon I have learned that some people take this game a little too seriously. 

For instance, my 12 year old has been banned from a Hunger Games version of the game because he killed the games creator....Seriously, if the 12 year old beat you without cheating suck it up and admit defeat don't ban the little monster unless you are just afraid that he will continue to beat you even though you have all the major things to protect you.  Seriously? 

The next instance beats the first.  How does my 4 year old beat a 42 year old person who is making the games?  Seriously, you can't get mad at him and curse at him (I will be grateful that he doesn't read curse words well yet) because he killed you.  Seriously, if my 4 year old is beating you, you might want to think about playing another game more suited to your capabilities, I think leap frog makes some that would be more suitable for you.

This concludes my complaint session about adults who need to get a grip. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Here Kitty, Kitty....

What an amazing Christmas season.  Almost completely free of any major drama, the boys learned that two Christmas's might be to their advantage, no one died on my birthday, and a quiet new years!

The boys were particularly excited about the gift they got from my favorite guy (who isn't related to me).  He brought them two kitties.  Smokey and Toni.  We welcomed them to the family exuberantly and then let them outside and......they were gone.  Smart kitties ran for the hills like a fire was chasing them, and Corbin was. 

Fortunately, they are smart kitties all the way around, later that night they reappeared when food appeared.  Though they promptly disappeared again when the food was gone. They return every night to eat and tease us with allowing a slight touch and then they are gone again.  Hey, I've had worse pets!