Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Bull Hurts

Chay had an erection today, which apparentally took him by surprise. E said that he came running down the hallway bottomless with diaper in hand yelling,



All the while grabbing himself.

So, please tell me. Do you laugh? You obviously can't explain an erection to a 2 1/2 year old. E just calmed him down and told him everything was OK and that it was a normal effect of being a boy.

Then he called me laughing his ass off...

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Weather Wimps

Its cold. Really, really cold. It is not supposed to be 30 degrees when I wake up. Maybe if I were in DC again, but no, not here in Florida. Its.just.plain.wrong.

So, imagine my surprise when I went to leave for work today, five minutes late of course, and I find a layer of ice on my windowshield. Ice? Seriously? How am I supposed to get that off? I don't even own an ice scraper!

I ended up leaving the car running with defrost on high heat for ten minutes to get rid of it. All that did was end up making me 15 minutes late for work. No wonder I left the cold north for the "heat" of Fort Myers.

Ray doesn't understand the cold. She repeatedly says, "Mommy, we're in Florida, its not supposed to be cold. Its not like we're in Virginia."

When we woke up to frost, her immediate response was, "Hey! It snowed!" She wanted to go out to build snowmen. And buy a winter coat. She really hates the cold.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

You Know She's Sick When...

...She puts herself to bed at 7:30. Normal nights we're forcing her to go at 8:30, and she manages to stall until 9. Not tonight. She was begging to go to bed.

Ray rarely gets sick. I can count on one hand how many fevers she's had. Chay, on the other hand, is always sick. I don't remember the last time he didn't have a runny nose, and he has a fever at least once a month.

So, when Ray crawled into my lap last night at 6:00 burning up, heart racing, and proceeded to fall asleep, I was worried. I know, its just a cold. But she never gets sick!

Obviously, she caught whatever E and Chay had a day or two before. But they shook it off within 12 hours. Little Ray's immunity hasn't built itself up quite as much because her body just isn't used to getting sick. Isn't it weird how that happens?

She refuses to admit she's sick though. "I'm not sick, mommy. I'm just cold." Then she shivers a fake little shiver. It would be cute if it wasn't so pathetic.

Monday, January 5, 2009

The Holidays In Review

Ray and I were discussing the order in which the holidays fall, and she had the following commentary for each:

Valentine's Day is OK because you get to give some people hugs. I don't like to give everyone hugs though, just the people that I like.

I like Easter cuz you get to pick up eggs.

Halloween is fun because you can dress up like a princess.

I don't like Thanksgiving though, because the slides at the soccer fields are closed and you make me eat too much food.

Christmas is OK, only because you get presents and stuff.


I love the mind of a 4 1/2 year old.