Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Public Safety Message Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!

If you are awoken in the middle of the night by an amazingly long haired 5 year old child who is practically sleepwalking and told by that child that "Ella isn't in her bed," do not panic.

(Because you will probably hurt yourself.)

But also, don't try to go back to sleep without checking Ella and her actual location compared to the proximity of her bed.

(Cause that sleep just ain't happening.)

And finally, don't be surprised if the whole experience doesn't really lend itself to a restful slumber the remainder of the night.

(Despite finding Ella perfectly sound asleep in her bed and even snoring a little bit.)

*This complimentary message brought to you from the Life Experiences of Bethany.*

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

A 10 Minute, One Sided Conversation With.....Well, Me.

I have always been a fan of Michael Kohrs, but now that his shopping bag is hiding my stash of leftover Easter candy, I love him even more. (Hello full bag of Robin's Eggs!)

Which leads me to the remembrance that my thumb hurts (I discovered it while opening the bag of Robin's Eggs) and I am not sure why....

Thumb. Thumb. Thum-B. You know what is fun to teach a kid who is JUST learning to read? Silent "b!"

Which reminds me, Lucy is reading! And it is so much fun!

Except for the silent "b" part. And the "Stop to Read Everything on Her Own" Part.

The Robin's Eggs are making me thirsty...

Oh! For Easter Sunday picnic (and additional EARTHQUAKE! that cannot be typed in anything but all caps followed by an exclamation point (and don't you think exclamation point should be spelled differently? Like "exclaim" and then the "-ation" part? Yeah me too.)) my sister brought sodas in tiny little cans. Like the kind you can get tomato juice or really sour orange juice in when you are on a plane. They were a hit and they are the perfect size for getting cold very fast when placed in a cooler of ice (pre EARTHQUAKE!) and also perfect when you just want a couple of gulps of soda, not a whole can.

But if you want more than a couple of gulps and you don't have Sprite in a regular full size can and you are heading upstairs to do some photo editing and other work (coughFACEBOOKcough) you grab 2 of the adorable midget cans and then feel pressured to drink the first can a little quicker than you normally would because you really don't want the second can to get too warm. Because it is a fact that Sprite must be served as cold as possible to fully achieve it's potential as an excellent drink containing both lemon and lime flavorings.

Like, I had to get scissors to open the bag of candy-that seems weird, right? Like an injury that catastrophic, so life changing as to keep me from my chocolate and hard candy shell covered malted milk balls would be something I would remember.

Ack! Robin's Egg went down the wrong tube! I need something to drink!

Well, there goes both cans of Sprite.

I'm moving on to the Cadbury Creme Eggs, the final 4 of the season for me.
Michael Kohrs, you are sooooo good to me.