Thursday, September 30, 2010

Things that make me go 'hmmmm'.

That Thomas says "fart, fart, fart" with a big smile every time he passes gas and we all smile along with him but no one tells him to say excuse me.

When Cecilia came crawling into the bathroom covered in little white baby stickers from our Creighton NFP charting system. You got it baby, that was you.

Rosie figured out that we had "3 boys and 3 girls and one boy named Dodge" (the neighbor).

How I accidentally walked in on Anthony going to the bathroom today and he apparently goes number 2 crouching over the pot with his feet on the rim. So much for civilization...

That I got into my van yesterday and was immediately surrounded by a swarm of fruit flies. That combined with the trash and old chicken nuggets almost drove me to clean out the van but then...seriously, what's the point? I drive around a pack of savages. Cleaning is just the preamble to frustration. The silver lining to the whole fruit fly fiasco was that I remembered that I had a bushel of apples from the orchard in the back of the car and managed to rescue them.

Sorry for the long absence, I've been informed that it's been 6.7 weeks since I've posted. I guess that when life is fullest the blog is emptiest. I want to be better about posting because Lord knows I'm not going to remember any of this without the blog. But it's worth remembering so it's worth writing down. Thanks for visiting! It's nice to hear from folks and know that you are enjoying this life along with me. It [life] is always funnier or more profound when it's in writing then when it's taking off it's diaper and running out into the front yard so it's good to have the impetus of sharing it with you to get it down on paper. Hope to be back soon but I try not to promise anything because that's how I roll.


  1. THANK YOU!!! This makes my day entirely!!! Dying over all of it: fart, fart, fart. NFP stickers. Rosie counting (or not). The crouching really puzzles me, but maybe this is a long standing habit since the days of "the hole is too big for my butt!" Oh I just love it!!!! And I love you. THANK YOU.

  2. The crouching - I once saw an ad in some crunchy magazine extolling the benefits of the 'crouch' posture, and selling a riser to the seat for just such a purpose. The rest of the world does it, early man did it...Anthony is just ahead of the curve here on this department! Me, I have no balance, and am to old to try such things!

    Fruit flies love vinegar - if you make a little paper funnel for your mason jar mug, fill it with a few inches of vinegar, and leave it in the car you'll drown the little guys. I sound so 'together' this morning, but am dishelveled in my robe with breakfast dishes...just so ya know...

    Sophia is also noticing her gas, and yells 'poop' repeatedly. She is very insistant!

  3. Alexis,
    You have abandoned me in my darkest hours: 8am on tuesday & thursday during my Hostetler class. But this post was so refreshing, it made the wait well worth it
    --I cant believe he crouches!!! I am gonna try that.

  4. Hurray for your return! I've been stuck on the couch with a bad back, repeatedly checking blogs b/c what else can I do? So thanks for posting. :) I just have to know: what was your reaction upon seeing Anthony crouching? - did you a) act natural? b)appear shocked? c) something else? Too funny!

  5. thank GOD! ok, true fact: your blog is the most interesting one I read. Does that motivate you to write just a teeennnyyy bit more often? Why do I laugh? Because we are in the "look mom, I can take my own diaper off" stage too. Also... the "look mom, I can turn the oven up to broil and reduce your batch of cookies to ash in 9 minutes" phase.

    oh me, oh my.

  6. I totally understand the long silence between blogs, and the wait is worth it. When you write you come alive through your words ... and out of pure joy I laugh out loud. Thank you!!!