Friday, March 22, 2013

Just Call Me Quick

 Joining Jen again with some takes that are quick.  For real this time. 

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At dinner the other evening, the sound of passing gas broke through the chatting.  Cuckoo sheepishly raised two fingers and said, "I tooted."

One of the big kids must not have heard and asked, "What?"

Cuckoo held up three fingers and said, "I threeted."


"Which means fart."

Cuckoo is now a full-fledged, card-carrying member of the He-Man Woman Haters Club. 

Hubby couldn't be happier.

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I took the kids to a wonderfully historic ice cream parlor today.


(Just curious, did I use that hashtag correctly?  I've never tweeted in my life, but I want to give folks the illusion that I'm cool.)

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This next take happened more than a week ago, before the foot injury, but I kept forgetting to write it down.

Me to Hubby: I know you won't believe me, but I've actually had the urge to go for a run a couple of times lately.

Hubby's response: A run to the bathroom? I do that several times a day. It's called getting old.
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People who do landscaping for a living should have a gorgeous yard.  Folks who paint houses should have a house free of peeling paint.  It's just good marketing.   Clearly, this guy didn't get the memo.

Unfortunately, we were going 60 mph on a freeway, Buttercup was taking the photo, and we were two lanes away from the van.  I reeeeeeally wished she would have gotten the back of the van in the frame.  This take would have been a whole lot funnier.

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We are in period of transition.  Three pizzas aren't enough to feed our family, but four are too many.  We got four last time (each a different kind), so there were some leftovers, which we consolidated into two boxes.  I saw Hubby writing on the boxes, and I said to him, "Aren't you smart, labeling the boxes?"

He spoke not a word.

The next day, I found this in the fridge:

On his headstone, it will read, "He was helpful."

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On Saturday, Buttercup, her friend, and I got to spend many long hours at the regional science fair.

I hate science fair projects, for many, many reasons we won't go into now.  Let's just say, I'd rather pluck every single hair off of my entire body (I've given birth to five boys, which filled me with lots of testosterone.  There is a lot of hair growing in lots of odd places. (That probably went too far into TMI, didn't it?  (I needed to make a point.  You'll live.))) than spend many hours at a science fair.

The girls didn't seem to appreciate my generosity in agreeing to take them.  Their body language seemed to be saying, "I do not want to be here."   The feeling was confirmed when they said, "Do we really have to stay here?"

If I am spending many hours doing something I don't want to do for my child, my child better be thrilled with whatever it is we are doing.

They darn well should have looked like this:

(Buttercup may be kinda, sorta, probably mortified when she sees this.  Her friend will be cracking up.)

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See?  Quick.

Have a lovely day!

7 quick takes sm1 7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 211)


  1. Love the pizza label. That would be my husband, only he would put duct tape and a lock around the boxes, too! :)

    I'm giving out "Very Inspirational Blogger" awards today - and you are a lovely recipient!

    1. Thank you!!! That's so sweet of you! I'll go have a look-see.

  2. The pizza labeling thing has happened in my house and is now a running joke. But, the joke's on them, since the only time they race to clear up dinner is when we have pizza!

  3. Congratulations on the quick :) I now need to know what's not to like about science fairs. Are they not full of wonderful innovation and fresh young minds bursting with curiosity? Or do they suck? We don't have them here, you see.

    You sure your Hubby's gravestone won't read "He helped...himself"

    And yes, you tweeted correctly. If you want to be really cool, you can use it in real life, too by saying "Hashtag" before whatever amusing quip you come up with. It raises you to the level of 'Totes amazeballs' in one fell swoop.

    (Can you fallingly swoop to a level you're being raised to? That seems counterintuitive.)

    1. They suck. Utterly and completely. You have given me a very strong reason to move to the UK.
      Even the mother of my daughter's friend doesn't like science fairs, and she is an actual, real-life scientist.
      Your comment about tweeting made my laugh. Heartily. "totes amazeballs"???!??! Cracks me up. I can't believe you, Grammar Guru, even know that phrase.

  4. Oh woman! My stomach hurts now. I was laughing at the first threeted post. And it just got better from there. Yes, you used the #hashtag correctly but they are dumb. I am on twitter and rarely use them. Ach I don't even know where to start. The fact that your husband labeled "dad's pizza" on both boxes still has me cracking up. The running comment? CLASSIC. And you know that most of all, I love the face-altering photo of the girls. They DO look happy. So there's that.

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the post. My photo-altering skills are lacking, I know, but they make the point. I'm not a pro like you. :)

  5. LOL! Tooted and threeted! I've never heard that one before!

    1. I hadn't either. The boy is constantly coming up with new words.

  6. Haaahaaahaaa...I'm with everyone else too...the pizza box cracked me up. :D


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