Saturday, October 11, 2008

two silly monkeys

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Tom spends a lot of time w/ the kids on the weekends and today I think he hit the wall. He said watching the kids is like watching two retarded monkeys (I mean no pain or insult to anyone by this comment!). :) He said this as they were acting like crazy wild maniacs as we tried to have family dinner. As the kids ran around the table screaming Tom and I fell into hysterics laughing over his comment. Which of course made the kids scream and "perform" even more. I am NOT exaggerating. :)

It has come to my attention that Lily is in desperate need of a new stylist. I am quickly wracking up many photos that will cause her ulcers when she is in junior high and highschool and may possibly cause her to lose all of her friends should they get out around say 7th grade. Here are just a few examples:

yes she left the house in this:
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And this: (sorry it's blurry.. it's hard to get her to stand still)
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Lily has also decided that she will only nap occasionally and when she REALLY wants to. When she doesn't nap I still have things to do .. normally in the kitchen so she usually hangs out on the counter while I'm doing my thing. She didn't leave the house in this outfit, but it's a pretty good one too.. Who dresses this kid anyway!?

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And here is a photo of Jason and Lily helping Tom make pancakes this a.m. I've been so impressed w/ how much Tom lets them help lately. We are trying to embrace this stage. They did a really good job helping today, but when we won't let Jason help w/ the hot stuff he gets really mad.

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We are watching Mama Marie's dog Daisy while they are on vacation in Palm Springs and Jason is LOVING it. He feeds her and lets her out in the yard when she needs to go potty.. tells here where to go, what to do and what not to do. Jason and Lily follow her around giving her hugs and kisses. Today Jason said he wanted Phoebe to come stay at his house. I was really sad... I'm not positive that they remember Phoebe as their own dog that lived at their house, but we still talk about her so they still talk about her some. He was unprompted today and we were talking about Daisy when he said he wanted her (phoebe) to come home. Walking Daisy is a challenge only b/c both kids want to hold her leash, but not at the same time. We walked her w/ great success yesterday a.m., but this evening when all of us tried to go (tom and kids and I) there was a total melt down and we had to come home and throw the ball for her instead.

this is Daisy Dog:
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And here's a photo of J and I as I was trying to distract him from harassing his sister while she was swinging w/ daddy.
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Lily swinging w/ daddy.
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And Jason joining in on the fun.. look at that smile!
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Jason is still a mama's boy for sure, but the kids have FINALLY entered the DADDY phase. Lily ALWAYS wants her daddy and Jason wants him unless he's hurt. I am LOVING this! :)

It was nearly 80 degrees here today... I'm hoping that this stays for a while, but I'm still scared for winter.

5 comments:

  1. I'm sure you didn't mean to cause any pain over your husband's "retarded monkeys" comment. As the mom of a child with special needs it's very hurtful to see other parents use the word retarded to describe their kids who happen to be "normal."
    Slurs and stereotypes hurt. You don't have to have a family member with special needs to know that.
    Thanks for listening.
    Mary

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  2. Mary... I am TERRIBLY sorry for causing any pain. It was certainly not my intention.

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  3. That last photo is a classic one! THAT'S the one you need to save for high school! LOL

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  4. Kelly6:23 PM

    This is quite possibly the best post you've done. I remember those days and I only had one at that age. Age 3 is a blast. Enjoy!!!! And, uh, yeah, Lily might need a new stylist. Though I remember when Jen and I took John Michael out wearing dog print PJ pants and some shirt that clashed and his construction worker helmet. Oh yeah!!! Now he dresses himself and wants it all to be one color. Like red pants, red shirt, red underwear, red socks and red shoes -- because he wants to "match". :)

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  5. You need those photos. Just picture it on a slide show at their rehearsal dinner.....classic.

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