Mr. D. congratulated me in front of the whole class on four years in Canada...– M.A. 10 years old and a real pioneer
just another dinner conversation
daughter: so i am reading the next alex rider book, it's called scorpio and they want to recruit him!
son: who wants to recruit him, scorpio or mi6?
husband: they want to hire him as a plumber?
daughter: daaad, he is a secret agent! and his dad was a hitman!
husband: so? he could still be a plumber. i am a plumber, do you think that's not cool?
son: not as cool as 007
husband: well i'd like to see him try and fix your toilet
husband (to me): by the way, can you cut my hair right after dinner, i need to be done by 7
me: you are making a plan? what's going on? you have never made a plan in the 12 years we've been married
husband: you know intervention is on at 7!
addendum: my husband made it to the tv by 7 and is now watching intervention. i just heard the woman who is getting the intervention say that doing crack is almost like doing yoga. that is all.
Febreze Anti-Bacterial to freshen up the puked-on sheets: $ 4.00 New shoes to...– yes, that would be me
strep-throat and my life-expectancy
My son is sick. If I just left it at that, everyone would probably still know what this means - the only thing worse than a sick man is a sick male child. Well, my child has a strep-throat-mid-ear-sinus infection and so far it’s probably taken five years off my life. If doesn’t get better soon, I won’t live to see my 41st birthday. My son is not a sickly child, but he is sick...
What if kids actually grew on trees? Imagine that. Like head down, hanging there...– P.J., 14 years old and my cruel offspring
We have lots of dinner conversations, our dinners are my favourite part of the day. My husband, who is German like the rest of us, says some really funny stuff sometimes - unintentionally. The kids and I see it as our mandate to correct him and point out the humor in it, it is only for his own best... This is one of my favourite dinner conversations we had, we still laugh about it lots (including my husband)!
daughter: I didn't do so well on my mathtest, but I get one re-take
me: i told you that you should study a little more
daughter: (rolling her eyes)
husband: i told you that school comes first. you need to make more of an effort, otherwise i won't let you do squid on the weekend
daughter: i don't want to make squid on the weekend, i don't even like squid
me: what your father is trying to say - and you know his english is not that good - is that you won't get to do squat on the weekend
husband: (rolling his eyes) quit making fun of me
me: i didn't laugh as hard this time as i did when you ordered a schoko-shake in the mcdonalds drive through
husband: schoko is universal, everyone should know that, but they don't know squid.
daughter: mom, can you please come here? we have a question about hygiene.
me - going to their room: what about hygiene?
daughter: does this hair on that lego person look more like my hair color or this hair (switches hair on lego person)
me: the first one. what are you doing?
son: she is building the statue of puberty out of lego and it's supposed to look like her.
daughter: no! it's the statue of Pauline, it's supposed to be me!
son: looks like puberty complexes to me
me: (rolling my eyes) so what about hygiene?
daughter: oh nothing, I just wanted to say something interesting so you would come here.
not a good idea // keine gute Idee
I like to think that I am pretty smart and when I see something that’s a neat idea, I like to try it out. Turns out this time it was not so smart (the idea was, but not me)… ...
Week in Review
Read my new blog, it’s been quite the week and even though I usually don’t do weekly reviews, I am making an exception this time. Lucky me. Here is the blog.