Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Gosh darn it

Some people in our family need to work on their language.

After the kid and hubby spent over 8-hours playing Skylanders yesterday I limited their playtime today. While kid and hubby ran over the Walmart the kid asked hubby if they could play a little more Skylanders today, "I think Mommy will let me since I did a s-h-i-t-l-o-a-d of reading today.


I suppose I should be happy that she spelled it out instead of just saying it. And she spelled it correctly. I would have preferred if she's used a different word, such as, lot.


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Boy friend or boyfriend?

The kid is seven. She's already had several boyfriends and future husbands.

But this latest one she hasn't declared as her boyfriend.  During the school lockdown drill today, she told me, she lay with her head in his lap and he stroked her hair. Have I mentioned they are both seven? And she isn't being very forthcoming about him being her new beau. But this is the first time I've heard of any physical displays of affection. Should I be worried?

BTW, I'd love to go the all day Scrapbooking event on January 21 at Scrapbook Queens.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

He has a voice

So, Hubby has decided to get himself a blog.

Now it is a race to see who can post a story first. This will be very helpful when I scrapbook!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Mouse tails

There is a mouse in the house again. At least there was.

My dear husband realized that it was back when the dishwasher started leaking again. Another hint was the cats increased interest in the kitchen. Turns out that the dishwasher hasn't been molested by mouse again. So, I thought maybe he was mistaken about a mouse.

He wasn't.

I went to clean the deep fryer (we have one to make Tempura with after I burnt myself). Opened it up and shrieked. Yup. Poor mouse drowned in gross chicken-flavoured oil. OMG!

The cats are fired.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

"Talent" runs in the family

The kid has been feeling every spare moment lately with song. There are many things that she is fabulous at. Sadly, singing is not one of them.

Although I think she is a better singer than her mother.

In grade 5, my school put on a production of Anne of Green Gables. I got the part of one of the school children. According to my mom they wanted to give me a bigger role but decided against it because I'd recently been diagnosed with Crohn's disease and had been rather ill. So, they gave me one of Anne's lines to sing instead.

And then, they took it back because I just couldn't sing it on key. So, Anne got to keep all her lines. And nobody had to cover their ears.

Monday, December 5, 2011


Yesterday, the kid announced to me that she is "very particular about her clothing". I asked her to elaborate and she did. Oh, how she did.

You see, the kid likes her clothes to come from specific stores. Nice stores. Stores like Justice, Bonnie Togs and Walmart. Apparently she sometimes likes clothes from Zellers. Somehow Gymboree and The Children's Place didn't warrant a mention.

Sunday, December 4, 2011


Today while the kid and I were running errands we drove past a Red Lobster. That used to be her favourite restaurant so of course she starting chatting about it

Kid: Red Lobster isn`t exactly my favourite anymore. I like nice, fancy restaurants

I`m perplexed and so I ask her to give me some examples of nice, fancy restaurants. The fanciest restaurant she has been to (other than a really nice restaurant my aunt took us to in Texas when kid was 3 or 4).

Here are a few fancy restaurants according to the kid (not in any particular order):
  1.  The Keg - okay, I can get behind that since they have low lightening and she usually only goes there on special occasions
  2. Lone Star Texas Grill -They have all-you-can-eat fajitas. That totally screams "fancy" to me.
  3. Jack Astor's - Classy is when the wait staff write on your table - in crayon!
  4. Swiss Chalet - yes, they deliver. And their marketing often revolves around being "good value" and a "family restaurant"
  5. The Melting Pot - she insists this is her favourite restaurant but she never eats anything except the bread.
  6. Outback Steakhouse - Bloomin' Onion. Need I say more?
Regular old restaurants seem include
  1. McDonald's - home of the Happy Meal
  2. Bob Evans - breakfast for dinner or lunch or breakfast!
  3. Red Lobster
 So, there you go. Take your date to McDonald's - it's cheaper and according to the kid, it is the same as a trip to Red Lobster. Sigh!

Great wake up call

Fast asleep on Sunday morning when the kid yells, "I was just going to the bathroom and the cat was in the bathtub and she just randomly hissed at me."

Not really sure why I need to be told these things. This cat hisses a lot. Heck, sometimes I wish I could hiss at the kid because she doesn't really consider that her actions can hurt others. Poor cat was probably trying to make sure the kid didn't try and pick her up. Or turn on the bathtub. Of course, this particular cat is evil so she may have just been randomly hissing. But we're all used to it and I don't want to hear about it at 6 or 7 am.