Saturday, September 27, 2008

I want to play football

John wants to be a football player when he grows up. You may wonder what has caused this recent phenomenom--perhaps we got to go to a recent football game, maybe he has a buddy who plays pee wee, or maybe he just really enjoyed watching the Colts play last week. Nope--none of those things. Honestly, I'm not sure if he could even tell you what football is. (Sunday is a work day around this house so we don't always get to catch the games.) So what has caused this new excited anticipated career for him? The homecoming see homecoming is a HUGE deal here. In what small town America is homecoming not a big deal? The weekend of homecoming here they let school out early on Friday, people take off early from work and everyone gathers downtown for a huge parade. Candy, candy & more candy was the driver of most of the excitement in my kids. The band ranked up there on their cool list as well. But then the football players arrived--the stars of the parade presented at last at the very end of the parade (well, in front of the horses of course!). The football players come in on the the ladder fire truck and they sit on top of it in between the rungs on the ladder. I pointed this out to John and told him who they were and he was immediately sold. With eyes wide and complete awe in his voice he declared "I want to play football."

Monday, September 22, 2008


Winnie the Pooh was on the reading list tonight before bed. We had just returned from the library and I actually found a Winnie the Pooh book in which I hadn't read any of the stories. I was pretty excited. It was about halfway through the second story that it was determined by the reading group (who happened to be all my family) that I am a lot like Rabbit. Now in case you haven't read Winnie the Pooh lately, I will share a few Rabbit quotes and descriptions so that you can fully understand who I am being compared to:

A Honey of a Cake "Let us help you, Rabbit," Pooh pleaded...."No,no,no" Rabbit insisted, lining up his mixing bowls on the kitchen table. "I want this cake to be the best--and too many cooks spoil the honey cake."

The Best Gift of All (Roo is in search of the perfect gift for Kanga for Mother's Day) Roo hopped off to see Rabbit, who was busy watering his garden. "Careful!" he (Rabbit) called..."Stop jumping about there! A garden is a very serious place."

Rabbit's Reunion "Rabbit was always a very busy person..."

You get the picture. It isn't the most flattering comparison. However, after that one was made it was determined that Joe was like Owl. That made me feel better....

Sunday, September 21, 2008

If you feed a cold and starve a fever...

what do you do if you have both? I mean, does the runny nose trump the shivering fever? Or does the fact that you have both mean that they cancel each other out and you have the flu?