Friday, July 16, 2010

It's all about the kids - Fragment style

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I had a wonderful post to recap my 8 hours of unadulterated bliss that was my date night last Friday ... but alas, it remains in my head. I've got to get it just right to capture the moments properly.

So in its stead today, I bring you fragments brought to you by, who else... my kids.


At the grocery store produce section:

"Mommy, Daddy leaves his apples courts all over the house. It's not very healthy and dirty. I don't think he should do that, do you? He needs to set an example for me and L-boy, after all, he's not a BABY, is he?"

Totally unsolicited, I swear.

Poor Dad, he's not only got to deal with a superior wife, he's now got a superior daughter in the house too.


In the minivan when reminiscing about past summers.

"Mommy, why do some people have babies before they go to university, and THEN they get married?"

Uh, is she trying to tell me something? Perhaps not as she's only five years old. Let's probe a bit.

"Well, some people do that, but that's not the easier way to do things."

"But that's what you did, Mommy!"


The Boy piped in: "What do you mean, G? Mom went to university way over 20 years ago (I must interject, not WAY over, maybe a couple of years beyond...but I digress) and I'm only TEN!!!

The Girl (obviously upset, you know how 5 year olds get because after all, they know everything now...): "But don't you remember, when Mommy and Daddy went away to UNIVERSITY, and Yee Yee and Uncle Fibb-itt and baby J took us to the island and we buried you in the sand? That was last summer!"

Now I got it.

"Oh sweetie, Mommy and Daddy were away celebrating our ANNIVERSARY and we went away and left you with your uncle and aunt."


And I thought 'Whew'.


Remember my suspicions about a conspiracy theory? Well I was RIGHT!!!! I dropped the boys off, and looked around for other kids... and other than the birthday girl, there was one other girl invited. That was IT. It was a freakin' double date!!! Birthday party = Two 10 year old boys plus two 10 year old girls (+ a Dad, at least) = Double date in my mind.

The Boy thought it was funny though. And he suggested that we check out the ice cream and crepes at Cafe Demetrie, and that Despicable Me was a wicked good movie.

Nonchalantly. Perfect.

And he was right - about Despicable Me. It was wicked good.


Have a great weekend, guys.

PS. One other milestone that I forgot. Remember my MAD PASSION for all things BODYJAM? Well, geez, wouldn't you know it ... my instructor asked if I would join her on stage for the new release next week as they're going to be featuring BodyJam superstars! Whoot! Now I just have to dig something up from the disco era ...and yeah, I'm that old that I might actually have some remmants available. Sigh.


Life As I Know It said...

haha double date birthday party. Glad your son thought it was funny, at least.

brainella said...

Conversations with children about abstract concepts are fun; how do you explain D-Day without trivializing it? :)

Glad to know Descpicable Me is good. I so want to see it!

Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Kids are great - I love the apple courts thing - I need her to come to may place and have a talk to hubby!! LOL

Betty said...

Thanks for the thoughtful comment on my blog today. I love to meet new bloggers and your writing is so funny! I love that you write what your kids said. That will be such a ball to read once they are older. I have not done it and I have forgotten too many precious moments.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Date nights are soooo necessary! We have one coming up on the 24th.

The minivan convo is too awesome. Kids rock!

Kami's Khlopchyk said...

I love your posts! I laugh so hard. With you. WITH YOU!


Go Karen and be sure to get some disco footage!

Mrs4444 said...

How cool is that? You're going to be a star! I am way too lazy for that stuff.

Naughty daddy!

Mrs4444 said...

How cool is that? You're going to be a star! I am way too lazy for that stuff.

Naughty daddy!

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Knatolee said...

Kids say the darndest things! :))

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Melanie said...

LOL your kids sound so cute! :D

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Tara R. said...

A double date at 10? You are in so much trouble.

Jen said...

your kids are a riot! lol

despicable me was HYSTERICAL!

Tooje said...

I can only hope that my daughter gets after her father for being gross and dirty when she can talk. Send some of that my way, please!

Adrienne said...

Nice to meet you as well dropping in from FF and following along now...

Unknown Mami said...

Your daughter is HILARIOUS!

Doreen McGettigan said...

OMG kids are so funny! I am just dropping by to say hello from Over 40 and FF!
Have a positive week!

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