Random bits

Brian woke up at the crack of the middle of the night again. How am I supposed to function like this? Kevin seems to be getting a jump on trying to adjust to China-time as his sleep schedule has been wonky too.\
I find it really infuriating that Marie Osmond is pimping Jenny Craig/NutriSystem/some diet even though we all know she lost her extra weight by working out 12 hours a day for Dancing With the Stars. Super duper big boo to her.\
Deadliest Catch is back. YAY! I can never tell the ships and their crew apart though. Boo. I think they should give the crew different colored rain slickers. Or use colored lens-filters-thingies. Something! All of the men look the same- old and bearded. There is one clean-shaved Asian guy though. Him I can tell from the others.\
Yesterday Brian called me stupid. I think it’s the first time either of my kids have done that.\
At Brian’s school when one of the kids does something the teachers don’t like, they say, “No thank you. Make a better choice. Blah blah…” Brian totally stole this phrase and says, “No thank you” very adamantly whenever Kevin or I do something he doesn’t like. It’s so cute and hard not to laugh.\
As part of bedtime, I ask Brian what his favorite and least favorite part of the day is . I usually rephrase the least favorite question, because he doesn’t seem to understand, into “What didn’t you like?” The other night he thought about it for a long time and finally replied, “Cucumbers.” Ha. And no, we didn’t have any cucumbers that day.\
No matter how hard I try, I can’t get the lived-in look out of my house. I think I should stop watching Design To Sell -type shows and start watching Clean House and just be grateful my house doesn’t look like that. Who knew I was such a minimalist freak?\
Sometimes, I feel like I should get a life. But then I decide to take a nap instead.\


  1. “Sometimes, I feel like I should get a life. But then I decide to take a nap instead.” Yes. Me, too.
    Paul has also had terrible sleep habits like Brian. It’s a curse. Paul even got up at 2 AM and decided to go play video games by himself. But, maybe he will be a doctor some day because he certainly doesn’t seem to be effected by his lack of sleep like we are.

  2. You crack me up!
    About the house – when the girls were young, I used to complain to Sparky that my house was a wreck from all the toys, etc. He used to look at me and say… I KNOW! It looks like we have…kids!!! RELAX!!”
    God I love him.
    Anywho… here’s a poem that I just recited to Sweet Pea.
    Cleaning and scrubbing
    Can wait ’til tomorrow
    For babies grow up,
    we’ve learned to our sorrow
    So quiet down cobwebs,
    dust go to sleep
    I’m rocking my baby
    And babies don’t keep.
    (changing rocking and insert playing, giggling, living!)
    It’s all good!!!!!
    Love you,
    Auntie M

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