Snippets of Today

8 Jun

Sean – Can I make grilled cheese for lunch?

Me – Sure.  Oh, we have ham.  Have you ever had a grilled ham and cheese?

Sean – Not yet.

(Yep, made himself two.)

Sean (handing me one of those “if you can read this” brain teasers) – Can you read this?

Me – reads it off – Yes.

Sean – stands gaping with a “How did you figure that out” look.

Me – Dude, I’m not dumb.

Later on…

Sean – so there’s this vampire hunter, Helsing…

Me – Oh, Van Helsing, yeah.

Sean – You know about Van Helsing????

(Apparently my son thinks I am the village idiot who lives under a rock, bless his heart.)

Meanwhile, elsewhere in the house…

Me, cursing about the dog as I pick up dirty chewed up panties that said dog swiped out of the clothes basket next to the washer.  So when the dog decides to gnaw on an empty Pringles can she swiped out of the recycling…I suddenly don’t mind.

Mental note – buy better recycling can.

I woke up at 5 am this morning to the sound of what I thought was my dog yakking in her kennel.  After her stunt with the step stool yesterday, I was a bit concerned…until I realized the sound was actually these two birds squawking outside my bedroom window.  I considered opening the window and throwing stuff at the birds, but that would have required me getting out of bed.  Luckily, they stopped before I had to get up to throw stuff out the window.  My neighbor’s think I’m pretty normal, I’d like to keep it that way.

I turned on “Singing in the Rain” – I adore Gene Kelly, but now, I adore him more for the smile Maura gets every time she sees the actual “Singing in the Rain” scene.

And now she’s grinning at the Gene Kelly/Cyd Charisse dance scene.

Speaking of Maura, to entertain her yesterday, the boys gave her a dead laptop to play with.  She’s been typing away for two days.  I wonder what she’s trying to communicate…and with whom…

And now the girl’s walking around the living room in the flippers that came with a snorkeling set.  I keep hiding these flippers.  She keeps finding them.


3 Responses to “Snippets of Today”

  1. charlie June 8, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

    Our granddaughter was not able to speak. It was obvious she was acutely aware of everything going on and had opinions. Then she got a ‘talker’. This is a computer where thousands of words are programmed in and you can program your own. The keys have photos for everything imaginable (colors, numbers, faces of family & friends, jokes). Finally, after about eight years, we were not only able to talk to Rachel, she was able to ‘speak’ to us. We learned how she felt what she wanted to do when she grew up (sell hamburgers and cokes!). I’m sure you have probably checked this out, but just in case you didn’t know about it I wanted to mention it. Maura sounds and looks like an absolute darling.

  2. Jessica June 9, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    When I was ten years old I got the 1st generation Nintendo gaming console. I still play games. My niece, now 12, was utterly surprised when I told her that I had been playing nintendo since I was ten and that the 25 years of tv gaming experience was probably why I keep beating her. They have the newest Nintendo. Seemed impossible for her to imagine that there was even a remote chance of ME having been a gamer from age ten.

  3. lexiemom June 9, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

    Sweet snippets of your family life! Thanks for sharing.

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