Why He’s In Trouble Tonight

I was busy working, and totally not paying attention to whatever Conner was talking about.

All I caught in the sentence was, “You… are… ordinary…”

Yep, he’s in trouble. I think he might have been saying something totally different, but I wasn’t listening.

Gender Stereotypes (Sunday Oliverism)

As Oliver figures out his world, I think it’s normal for him to classify things into groups based on what he sees.

This morning at breakfast, Conner was singing a silly made up song, and ended it by asking Oliver if he wanted to go to work.

Oliver looked at him very seriously and said, “I am a boy. Girls go to work. Boys go to school.”

Things Grownups Learn

1. People let you down. Sometimes over and over again.
2. You have to clean up after yourself (or pay someone else to). Or things will just stay dirty.
3. Cars need oil. And when your car is low on oil and sounds like a tank but is really just a Toyota Corolla with two children in the backseat, you don’t look cool.

Things grownups may not know yet:
If it is spelled “grownup” or “grown up”. Perhaps when you have grown up you become a grownup?

Some Limericks

While I was sitting in a meeting today (errr), I wrote some limericks about a friend of mine.

There once was a man named Wylie
Who loved to listen to Miley.
He saw her acting in a flick,
And started to get sick,
And told Katy he was feeling “bile-ly”.

I once knew a guy named Mike
Who said “Cheerio” and “Oh Crike!”.
He fancied himself from Wales
He loved to visit their jails,
And rode around town on a bike.

And finally, about Mike W-
He was sad, with no one to blubber to.
He remembered when he was a kid,
I’ll tell you just what he did.
He sat down and ate lots of rubber glue.


1. Brownies are good and will be done in about 40 minutes. Brownie batter is better, but gone.
2. Saying “myself” a lot doesn’t make you sound smarter. Especially when you use it in place of pronouns like “I”. For example, saying, “Myself and my boyfriend are going to the store,” makes you sound dumb, because that is not a situation where one should use ‘myself’.
3. Hazel pooped while she and Oliver were in the bathtub tonight. Thank God for Conner, because he cleaned it up. I was gagging and asked to please leave the room. It was really really gross. Conner also cleaned the bath toys, and rewashed both children.
4. Traffic was so bad on I-495 today that I left work at about 3:15 and did not get home (26 miles away) until 5. Unreasonable.