Monday, November 03, 2008

From The Mouths of Babes

Sorry I haven't been around much; not even lurking, which is usually what I'm doing when I'm conspicuously absent. I think I'm having computer withdrawal!

I actually got to be home all last week, which hasn't happened since May. Forgive me, but I didn't go near the computer at all, except one day when I had to do some online expense reports and miscellaneous "housekeeping" chores for work. Other than that, I just enjoyed my kids, my husband, my house, my yard, and my most-favorit-est holiday: Halloween.

Pics to be posted later this week, I hope. For now I am posting a quickie before I embark on my first of 3 flights in the next 3 days.

I try to decorate the yard a bit for Halloween. This year, I put some candy-corn lights in our tree, hung up some ghosts, and made a little pretend graveyard in the flower bed at the corner of our house. I did all this in about an hour on a day when I had to fly out; I wanted to leave the kids a little surprise for when they got home that evening.

When I talked to JeepMan that night, he said the kids loved it.

Lulu sat at the window for about 15 minutes just taking it all in. Then she got up from the couch, walked downstairs, and turned off all the lights.

When JeepMan asked her why, she put her hands on her hips and said, "Daddy! We need to save the batteries for Halloween!"

Plato has been big into his school's "Election" goings-on. He has been speculative about many aspects of the campaigns. He has already voiced his opinion about who should be president.

The other day he told me that he knew that he could run for president after he turned 35, but that he didn't think he would ever want to be president.

I asked why, and he said it was a lot of work, and that he would probably rather be vice-president.

Again, I asked why. He was thoughtful for a few moments

"Well, the vice president doesn't have to do ANYTHING. Unless the president dies."

Well, honey, the vice-president gets PAID to be vice-president, so he must do SOMETHING, don't you think?

"Well, I guess so..."

(thinks on it a while)

"Well the White House is pretty big...the vice-president must have to be the butler."

And lastly, we were all getting dressed to go out to the park, and JeepMan walked into the room with no shirt on. Now, he's no, ahem....Brendan Fraser...but my man looks pretty good to me.

Apparently Lulu doesn't agree. She took one look at him, and her jaw dropped.

"DADDY!! I didn't know you had big boobs like Mommy!!"

Poor guy. Guess I'll have to get him a "BRO:"


Monnik said...

You're alive!!!

The butler of the white house. That's good! Do you suppose Cheney answers the doorbell on the first or second ring?

Poor JeepMan. That's like when Vali was watching me change and said my breasts look like Hippo Eggs.

Can't wait to see the Halloween pics!! Glad you got to spend some down time with the fam.

Travis Erwin said...

You're family sounds a lot like mine.

JaneyV said...

I'm so happy you're still out there!!! You're Halloween deccies sound fab. Growing up in Ireland where Halloween actually has a Bank Holiday (well it did originate there) I do get withdrawal at this time of year because the English just aren't that into it! Glad you guys are into scaring for fun!!!

Plato sounds like he's go the White House gig sussed - I love the thought of Joe Biden in an apron with a feather duster don't you!

And as for poor Jeep Man - well Hubby can sympathise. When I got pregnant with our eldest he put on quite the paunch. His grandmother (a woman known for not mincing her words) saw it she asked "So which one of you is actually pregnant?"


Tiff said...

I can't wait to see pictures of the kids. I don't think I ever heard what they were going to be for Halloween. Did they go into a sugar coma after trick or treating?

And thanks for the great Christmas idea for JM!

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Merry Monteleone said...

Your kids are awesome!!!

Tell jeep man not to feel too bad. My oldest son walked into my bedroom while I was throwing on a pair of sweat pants (I always think I can do these things quick enough not to have to close the door...)

I knew he was there when he screamed, "I saw mom's underwear! I saw mom's underwear! I'm blind!!! I'm blind!!!" He had both hands clamped down on his eyes, too...

writtenwyrdd said...

Kids say things you couldn't possibly make up. Jeep Man must have been a bit shocked, poor guy. I hope you made him feel all sexy again, lol.

Whirlochre said...

Whoops. My gran got me some of those last Christmas and I've been wearing them as crotchless panties.

SUV Mama said...


I hope the travel is going well, but I'm glad you got a week at home with the fam! What was Lulu for Halloween?

Now that Plato got his wish, is he pretty excited? :) I personally think January can't come quick enough. Then again, I am due that month. LOL!