my adventures

There was a little girl who had a little curl right in the middle of her forehead.
When she was good, she was very good indeed, but when she was bad, she was horrid.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Chicken nuggets are out of this world!

“The secret of poetry is never explained...In every house a child that in mere play utters oracles, & knows not that they are such.”  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Players

Mark:  Age 2 1/2; Unwilling to eat delicious dinner of teriyaki chicken and rice; Upset because he is not allowed to bring his favorite stuffed doggie to the dinner table; Distraught and crying alligator tears

Lisa:  Mother of Mark; Fixer of delicious dinner, Taker of stuffed doggie; Prepared to let her youngest son sit at table until he eats; Tired and fed up, not crying

Jeff:  Father of Mark, Husband of Lisa; Willing eater of dinner; Tired of hearing son cry; Worn down and weak in the face of so much emotion

The Scene:

Lisa: Markie, you need to eat your dinner

Mark (sobbing): I no like it. Is yucky.

Lisa: You didn't even taste it. It's good.  You like rice.

Mark (still crying): No, is yucky.

Jeff: Mark, please stop crying. What do you want to eat?

Mark (sniffling): I want chicken nuggets.

Jeff: Would chicken nuggets taste good to you?

Mark: Yes, Daddy, chicken nuggets in my bowl are like a diamond in the sky.

How can you argue with that?


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Life Lessons from Children's Programming

“Insanity is hereditary. You can catch it from your kids.”  ~ Erma Bombeck

                                A brief list of truths from Curious George:
                                  1. You can’t defeat the power of yuck.
                                  2. Some days having a working brain really pays off.
                                  3. Bubble wrap doesn’t make a good floor covering.

My husband recently played this song for us on his saxophone.  He was laughing so hard he almost couldn't and, while I'm a little biased, I have to say he rocks.  He wouldn't let me film him so here's Mickey:

The power of Jack Black is so great that he can make Yo Gabba Gabba tolerable (sorry about the quality of this video - best I could find):