As I was leaving the house to meet up with Beth for a run (not the same day as the above story) I put Ethan in his car seat - then I put Sheila in the back - then I started the car to get the AC going - then I went to get Gabriel's booster as I had just washed the cover - when I got back to the car - IT WAS LOCKED! My car never does this. This is not like the automatic locks that lock when you shift into drive or close the doors. I don't know how it happened. It was a freak accident. Brandon wasn't anywhere nearby and I panicked. I called the police. The police, the fire dept. and an ambulance came tearing down my street sirens and lights ablaze; only to tell me that none of them had a slim jim so we would have to wait for a locksmith. Humiliating. I felt like the biggest dope.
Simon trying to coax Sheila with a treat to the front seat so she would step on the window down button. It didn't work.
I ate an entire pint of Ben and Jerry's New York Super Fudge Chunk - in one sitting - in less than one hour. For Shame!
Gabriel: When I get married, I want ot marry a girl who doesn't have a daddy.
Me: Why is that?
Gabriel: So I can rescue her from the monsters.
(Let's wait a few more years before we inform him of the emotional dangers of wanting to be the hero)
Simon watches the kids for us a lot so we can go do things together. It is awesome! We have had many an outing to run together to pick up some food, or walk around somewhere together - just an hour together, uninterrupted is fun! We came home one night and Simon said he was trying to teach the boys how to do a relay race with sticks. At point, Gabriel got Ethan's stick and so Simon just handed Ethan Gabriel's stick. But this didn't sit well with Ethan so he ran after Gabriel shouting, "MY DICK! MY DICK!"
I am such a big dork. How will I illustrate this point? I cut open an avocado to beautiful green avocado perfection! So I took a picture.
Then I cut open the second avocado and it was equally perfect. So I took a picture of that one too. That was a good night for salads in my house!
The Stiletto Mom posted a story after my prompting. I felt very special about this so you should go read it. Go ahead and do it now because this post is done. Then, if you have MORE time to kill you can read other random tuesday thoughts by clicking on the uber cool button below.