February 28, 2011

Mean Medley

My kids like to compose music at the piano.  Luke's actually learning to read music, so it's exciting to hear familiar tunes from him.  Lydia, on the other hand, plunks out random notes and sings lyrics that are quite spirit led.
At times, it can get p r e t t y interesting.
For example...
Do you know the song, "Forget You" by Cee Lo Green?
Well, she does.
(the CLEAN version, of course)
Do you know Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors"?
I love to sing that song with the kids.  It's all about letting your true colors show and how beautiful you are.
Awwwww..... isn't that nice?!?!!!!

Well, Lydia's medley didn't come across too nicely
this week as she combined the two,

I don't know that she'll be winning a Grammy anytime soon.

February 25, 2011

Dofey Shoes

Lydia: "Mom, can I wear my Dofey shoes?"

Me: "Yes, you can wear your Dorothy shoes."

I am so glad I speak preschooler!

February 24, 2011

Luke ain't no fool!

Today, Luke pulled me aside to tell me something that he apparently thought would be highly important and secretive. 
He shared, "Mom, I've been thinking about
how I might like to spend my gold." 

Now, I had to think on this for a few seconds. 
Ooohhhh... he's had a small pouch of
pyrite (fool's gold) for probably over a year now. 

So I answered, "What have you decided?"

"I think I need to save it for my son someday,
so he can have a good life."

This boy of mine makes my heart
laugh and smile and cry all at once sometimes.

February 16, 2011

Thank You, Mr. Skunk. (and thank you, Craig)

FINALLY something to laugh about!  Well, maybe not yet, but I'm sure I'll be able to look back on this experience and laugh about it.  I HOPE.

Craig woke me at 5am to tell me, "I think Abi (our dog) got sprayed by a skunk."  I sat up confused.  My senses were not quite alert yet.  I saw Abi laying down by my feet on the bed.  I reached down and grabbed her to hug and pet her.  Still, my senses - or at least my sense of smell hadn't woken up yet.  I'm petting her and THEN I feel something a bit strange right below her neck.  Maybe a little bit wet feeling.
Yep, then my nose started to sniff a bit.
Is that what I think it is?!?!!!

I bust out of bed, grab the PERT from the shower and race down the steps.  All the way down, I'm holding poor Abi as far as possible away from my face and body.
Mind you, Craig is CRACKING UP at this point!
I toss Abi into our laundry room tub.  Then I ran to get my laptop to google.  I read about the traditional tomato juice (don't have any on hand) and that it's not perfectly effective.  Plus it warned that it can dye your pet red.  Several sites tell me to mix some concoction involving hydrogen peroxide and baking soda.  It gave warnings that it could be dangerous for a pet's eyes AND it's combustible!!!!
I read on another site to try dish detergent, specifically Dawn!  GOT IT!  I start rubbing it through her fur.  All the while the smell is getting worse and worse.  I run back to the computer and a couple sites instruct NOT to lather up and rub it all around, because it can spread the oil :(  CRUD!  It explained the scent can last for months and even up to 2 years.
I decided the best thing I can do is shave her.  Typically, I do all of her haircuts, but I don't want my shears stinkin' after this.  I hope to be the very first customer at the groomer this morning.
Poor Abi.  Poor ME, because I think it's on me and I don't want to smell like poo poo.  And my poor quilt!

Craig's gone to work now, but I imagine his sense of smell will be nice and refreshed when he comes back home this afternoon.  I fear this stench is here to stay in the Myers' household for awhile!