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Children think they know.. but they have noooo idea!

Almost Friday!

ITS ALMOST FRIDAY!

Just in case you weren’t sure what day it was..

Looking forwards to a wonderful weekend of wine, friends, shenanigans, more friends, and laughter!

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There are worse things in life

I received this in an email today and thought it was too good not to share!

A father passing by his son’s bedroom was astonished to see that his bed was nicely made and everything was picked up. Then he saw an envelope, propped up prominently on the pillow that was addressed to “Dad” With the worst premonition he opened the envelope with trembling hands and read the letter.

“Dear Dad:
It is with great regret and sorrow that I’m writing you. I had to elope with my new girlfriend because I wanted to avoid a scene with Mom and you.
I have been finding real passion with Stacy and she is so nice. But I knew you would not approve of her because of all her piercing, tattoos, tight motorcycle clothes and the fact that she is much older than I am. But
It’s not only the passion…Dad she’s pregnant.
Stacy said that we will be very happy. She owns a trailer in the woods and has a stack of firewood for the whole winter. We share a dream of having many more children. Stacy has opened my eyes to the fact that marijuana doesn’t really hurt anyone. We’ll be growing it for ourselves and trading it with the other people that live nearby for cocaine and ecstasy. In the meantime we will pray that science will find a cure for AIDS so Stacy can get better, she deserves it.
Don’t worry Dad. I’m 15 and I know how to take care of myself. Someday I’m sure that we will be back to visit so that you can get to know your grandchildren.
Love, Your Son John

PS. Dad, none of the above is true. I’m over at Tommy’s house.
I Just wanted to remind you that there are worse things in life than the Report card in my center desk drawer.
Please remember I love you.
Call me when it’s safe to come home.”

There are worse things in life 🙂

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Aloha from Kauai

First off, it’s coming up on 7:30am, i have my morning coffee and this is my view

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It’s a little foggy, but I see blue skies creeping in over the mountains. A few early birds are swimming laps in the pool before it becomes over run with kids splashing and adults drinking Mai Tais.
Speaking of birds, a rooster is crowing somewhere from the courtyard below me, birds are chirping away in the trees, the waves are rolling into the beach, and the palm tree branches are strumming along in the breeze. *sigh* the sounds of Kauai..

20120518-073038.jpg And there is my blue sky, welcoming me to my first full day in Kauai!

Now, time to wake up my sister and venture through the Koi pond courtyard, through the palm tree jungle, into the open air restaurant for our continental breakfast. And maybe a mimosa 🙂

For all you moms and dads out there.. This is my FIRST vacation away from Dylan! I feel 😦 but then get 🙂
He is back in Washington with my parents, probably loving all the attention and getting spoiled rotten.

Well I’m getting spoiled rotten too, Childless, in Kauai, with my sister.

Happy Friday and Aloha!!

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Does Mom really know better?

Dylan’s bedtime story last night was a very large book called ‘Dinosaurs’. However he changed the name to ‘Prehistoric Times’. It is most likely meant  for kids at a 2nd or 3rd grade reading level, even though most of the dinosaur names are SUPER hard to pronounce!

  • Adeopapposaurus
  • Bothriospondylus                                        AHH SERIOUSLY?!?  
  • Pycnonemosaurus
  • Micropachycephalosaurus

Since Dylan can’t read yet, he didn’t know that I was COMPLETELY butchering the names. I think I even made up a few of them because I was too lazy to sound them out.

So this book had a few ‘chapters’ like.. The Mesozoic Period, Carnivores, The Jurassic Period, Fossils..  Each chapter has a brief 1-3 paragraph explanation of that topic, and then pictures of examples; types of dinosaur eggs, predators, which animal today is most like a dinosaur, with little captions under each one.

Dylan took it upon himself, being the super intelligent Paleontologist that he is (and I really only know what a Paleontologist is because of Ross from FRIENDS!), to correct me when I was reading. Who cares if I butchered the names of the dinosaurs, it was WAY more important that I know the TRUTH about how fossils are made. “The dinosaur stands really still and his friends bury him in the sand or in the dirt walls, and then humans dig up his bones hundreds of years later” Interesting… Or what baby dinosaurs are called. “That one is called a leopard dinosaur because when it comes out of the egg it has spots like a leopard.” Makes sense..

After a few pages of being corrected, I just asked Dylan about everything instead. He did recognize the Little Foot, Petre, Ducky, and Sara dinosaurs 🙂

This is another example of the wild and crazy imagination of the mysterious child. I don’t mind hearing him tell me “You’re wrong mooooom.” And yes he draws out the moooooooooom for dramatic emphasis.

Conclusion: Mom knows nothing about dinosaurs 😉

 

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