Monday, September 19, 2005

It would be Monday.

My theory on housework is, if the item doesn't multiply, smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you?,,,, Erma Bombeck

I really loved that lady. Martha just doesn't put it out there like that.

I was really, really, sleepy this morning when my gruff-voiced alarm clock announced the 6 a.m. hour so after I wrestled the terrorist through breakfast, teeth brushing, getting dressed, and bus boarding, I went back to bed for another couple of hours of sleep. It didn't help much, I still feel like the north end of a south bound mule.
Could be just because it's Monday although Monday's shouldn't be that much different for me than the other days of the week.

I did have a sweet note in my email this morning that made me laugh with delight, mainly cause I've been there and done that and without nearly so much patience.

Jerri to me:

I went to the bathroom today and while I was in there
I cleaned it and gathered up dirty laundry. When I
walked into the kitchen Alexis had covered herself and
the floor in baby powder. I was so mad, but had to laugh.
She looked at me like to see what my reaction was
gonna be and when I laughed she was relieved I think.
She said, "boo moma I am a ghost" and then she
started taking off her shorts and said, "I have to get
my butt white too." The kid is crazy!
After mopping up the powder cause it doesn't sweep well,
we made fudge. I told her don't lick the spoon til we are
finished cause no one wants to eat something that has
your slobber in it! I hate when people eat off of a
spoon and puts it back in the mix! yuck! Anyway I went
to put the box in the trash and when I turned around
she was casualy stirring the chocolate, and I said, "did
you lick the spoon?" and she replied with an oh so
serious, "no" but the chocolate smeared across her face
told a different story! I will send that pic later! I
have not put it on the puter yet!

Hugs, Jerri Alexis and Jillian


Mary Lou said...

LOLOLOL I think Jerri has her hands full!!! and if the Hatchling is like the Chickie, OH MAN!!!!

Joan said...

"The North end of a South bound mule"....HA!!...You have so aptly described my mood this morning. I took a few tylenol and finally North and South are starting to meet in the middle...Lordy.

Holly said...

that's the cutest ghost ever.

what a powerful imagination!

Leslie said...

I love that kid too.


wanda said...

Oh boy, that Chickie is something else. To think there's another one who'll be following in her footsteps.

me said...

Jerri has WAY more patience than I had with my kids.

Dylan's sure been feeling his oats this weekend; we're blaming it on the full moon.

CultureShock553 said...

Can Jeri be my mom, too? That little girl sure is lucky to have a mama and grandma who enjoy and appreciate her so much! She'll grow up to have tremendous self-confidence.

Ms. Vickie said...

Chickie is just the most precious little one I have seen. I love the pictures you share of her here. Thank you for being so kind and sharing often. She is beautiful.

Kim said...

I think I would have snapped but then again look at that cute face! Hard to get mad I imagine.

chosha said...

Hi. I'm visiting today by way of The Funky Cowboy's blog.

Cute photo. I love how kids just do stuff without thinking too hard about it. I was babysitting this four-year-old once and found him dancing around the living room with a box of cornflakes - he just thought they looked pretty spilling out of the box in little shakes as he danced. And I wanted to kill him at the time, but actually they did look beautiful and playful. Crazy good fun.

Sally said...

That Chickie keeps Jerri on her toes!! Who could be angry when it's so darned cute! Can't wait to see what the new one does - I'm sure the chick will teach her a whole bunch of stuff!

Sally said...

Oh, and you're right about Martha - that woman hasn't an ounce of humor in her head - she's the only one who thinks she's funny. I am so OVER her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

David said...

"like the north end of a south bound mule" Now that is a new one for me.

Kids can do the most unexpected things. They make you angry but you can't help laughing. Joshua is into everything now I am can't take my eyes off him.

Hoot Nannie said...

Your DIL sounds like a jewel! She is so good to keep you informed on all the cute things going on in that household. You all should write a book on the chick's episodes....So cute.