Thoughts and photos by Lois. It's supposed to be funny, or thought-provoking, or both.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Falling Falling Falling

Well, it's fall! That means Arizona rewards year-round residents with highs in the 70s and 80s and relatively crisp evenings. The stores with really good buyers stock real Brachs mellowcreme pumpkin candies. I'm not speaking from personal experience mind you, but eating a whole bag can give you a bad, bad headache. I heard that somewhere. Never mind where! On the other hand, they are fat free!

I am back at work, Mondays through Wednesdays, and it's going well. That means four great days with the kids, and more time to talk with Roman (nicknamed The Little Mayor by one friend of mine). Four-day work weeks mean I get to have experiences like the following.

A conversation with Roman:
REV: I have a really great joke for you.
Me: What is it?
REV: Why did the train cross the ravine?
(I am already cracking up on the inside, because if he says "to get to the other side," I am going to fall over laughing. But no . . . read on).
Me: Why?
REV: Because (pause) he was there. Then the freight cars fell in.

Now that is almost as funny as "to get to the other side," but in a Zen way. Never a dull moment with Roman in the house! And don't you love how little kids always have the random pause when they tell a joke? Well, don't you love it sometimes? Oh, right. Maybe it has to be your own kid. Well, whatever.

Simultaneously, Delaney is charming and adorable in her own gurgly way. She is sleeping up to 8 hours at night, yessssssss (pumping arm victoriously)! We could not ask for or find a sweeter, nicer, cuter, more agreable baby and are definitely keeping her!

Happy fall to all!