Sunday, October 26, 2008

Now this is what I call a cool kid

"Mom, when I get grown don't make me move out. I just want to spend a little more time with you."

"There is anger in me right now. If you look at me I am probably going to end up in time out."

Upon hearing about his appointment for a check-up and flu shot, "Mom, I don't want to get a flea shot. I don't even have fleas!"

Friday, October 24, 2008

Haiku Friday

Daughters have a way
of wrapping Daddys around
those little fingers

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I, Democrat

I have been a Democrat since before I could vote. I attribute this to my Dad and his pro-union - anti Reagan politics. Growing up in Mississippi, I knew that my Dad was one of the only Democrats in either side of my family. What I didn't know was that he was a minority all over the state.

In Mississippi it is assumed by many that if you are an African American you are a Democrat and if you are white you are a Republican. I am not sure why that is, but that is pretty much the gist of it.

In this election season it has become more apparent than ever that most people assume that I am a Republican (This is despite the Bright blue dot in a really red state sticker on the back of my Accord...go figure.) and that being a Democrat is almost as wicked as being an abortion Doctor. People will say the craziest things to me. More specifically they will say ugly uninformed things about Barrack Obama. I am not a great lover of all things Obama. I started out as a Hillary supporter. But I do think that he is a smart man and that he will be a good President. I don't want to hear about him being a closet Muslim. I don't really care what his religion is. I know, I am crazy like that.

Let me get this straight, I don't mind talking about the issues with anyone. 96% of the people I love disagree with me on most issues. Please please, just don't be ugly. It is okay that my beliefs are different than yours; be polite and be informed. If you are going to spout something as the truth, make sure that it is the truth.

Anyway, I am just amazed by the stigma that is suddenly attached to being a white Democrat in Mississippi. It is confusing. Because believe me, I am just as southern as that guy over there eating grits in his John Deere hat. I say ya'll. I love sweet tea.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Princess H is 3!!

It is hard to believe, but Princess H turns three today. I am not sure where the last three years went. She is now older than Super Z was when she was born!

My baby has changed a lot in the past year. She is as fearless and beautiful as ever, but now she is also sneaky and smart. I am not sure if this is an upgrade that I am ready for. The Princess is not nearly as reasonable as her older counterpart :) She seems to think that if she wants it bad enough (screams, cries, hissy fits loud and long enough) that she will get it.

I love the optimism, not so much the noise :) Do you think that year three will issue in a period of calm or are there more storms in the future? Either way, the Princes is awesome. I have loved every minute of my three years as her Mommy, damaged eardrums and all.

PS - There will be no party pics until November as we are delaying the party. All in good time :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Haiku Friday

Haiku Friday
Green motorcycles,
super heroes and magic:
That's what Z's made of.
Dirt, noise and laughter
follow him throughout the day
and fill up my life.

15 Words I Could Use to Describe Princess H

  1. Bossy
  2. Sweet
  3. Opinionated
  4. Independent
  5. Soft
  6. Loud
  7. Volatile
  8. Lovely
  9. Uninhibited
  10. Wild
  11. Friendly
  12. Talkative
  13. Brave
  14. Tough
  15. Beautiful

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

We love new pajamas

The kids both got new pajamas today. We were celebrating the fact that Super Z has gotten 5 stickers in a row at school!!!!If that doesn't deserve brand new footie Transformer pajamas then I don't know what does. The princess was just celebrating the fact that she is turning 3 next week. We are going to celebrate in lots of little ways this month because she isn't getting to have her party until November 8. I know, it sucks. We are only delaying so that her Aunt Lee Lee can come. A party wouldn't be a party without Aunt Lee Lee.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Friday, October 3, 2008