Thursday, April 24, 2014

It was bound to happen.....

....sooner or later.   Quite frankly, I am amazed that it took 6 and a half years.  I am quite proud to say that I stayed VERY calm through the whole thing.  Oh, I haven't mentioned what it is yet?  Well.

Abigail came into our room tonight with her finger up her nose telling me that she couldn't get the round thing out of her nose.  I assumed that it was a stubborn booger that didn't want to move out of her cute nose.  So, I asked her what round thing.  She said "The pink thing."  That was my first indication that just maybe it was not a naturally occurring phenomenon taking up residence in her nostril.  I, very calmly, said "Did you put something in your nose?"  Internally, I was screaming my head off and running around in circles.  I am quite proud of the fact that after 3 kids, I no longer freak out (at least outwardly) by some of the things my kids do.

I took Abigail to the couch with my trusty tweezers, mentally thinking about how I was going to get her to let me put them up her nose, and once I had them up there, how I was going to extract this pink thing.  Then inspiration hit.  I plugged my one nostril, and showed her how to blow out the other one. We practiced mom doing that for awhile (the results were less than pretty), and then Abigail tried it.  The pink bead stuck in her nose came out after two tries.  I like to think that we were practicing for labour.

Well, I am going to take off my super hero mom cape for the night!

Thursday, April 03, 2014


The memories of my childhood are better left in the past.  Do you ever have that happen?  I have been watching some of my favorite old movies with my kids the past couple of weeks.  A short list is as follows:

1.  That Darn Cat
2.  The Happiest Millionaire
3.  The Gnome-mobile
4.  Condor man

And then today, we watched Darby O'Gill and the Little People.  I remember that when we were little, my sister did not like that movie, but I did.  I think I have changed my mind.  I'm not quite sure what I ever saw about the movie in the first place.  The only thing remotely interesting about the movie is that the leading man who is the love interest for Darby O'Gill's daughter is a VERY young and rather handsome Sean Connery. 

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Cute things Annika says - part seventeen

We were driving home tonight when Annika asked me how many days it was until next week.  I asked her why, and she said:

Because we are going to watch a video at school about the cycles of frogs.
Me:  oh!  Like tadpoles!
Annika:  And horses and chickens.
Me:  Are those part of the cycles of frogs too?
Annika:  Yep.