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

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Never Tie Your Shoes Again!!!

So claims the box for Roman's new Skecher "Z Straps" which of course are soooooooo cool for the 5-year old starting kindergarten next Monday. When I read him the slogan on the box, he bought into the bonus of that feature right away -- because, as you might have guessed, he has never tied his shoes YET! He doesn't know how, and now, why learn?!?! I bought them anyway because really, you only start kindergarten in cool new shoes once, right?

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Missing: Portions of One Green Popsicle (and That's Not Good)

Several days ago an irate two-year old demanded a popsicle in the first-floor kitchen of our home. She proceeded out to the patio to eat same, as is her usual habit. Her mother went about preparations to leave for work (yes, she had a popsicle before 8 am -- so WHAT?!?!). The toddler eventually returned to the house sans popsicle. Her mother quickly checked the backyard for popsicle, wrapper, or stick and found none. Then checked the playroom. And the bathroom. The whole first floor. No popsicle, sticky spot, or popsicle-remnants were visible. Argggggghhhhhhhhh!!!

What happened to that thing?!?! Did it melt under a couch cushion? Was it abducted by alients? Did she actually finish it all? The toddler's mother is equal parts relieved and concerned that after one week, the popsicle and any portions thereof have not resurfaced. Also, the housecleaners did not find it three days later, which is also good. I hope so anyway . . .