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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Top Five


Thanks to Mama's Losin' It and the dudes I've been inspired.

Today's post will cover the Top Five Things the Dudes Talked About Today (in random order).

1. School. Today was the first day back from spring break, so they (and I) were all consumed with what they did there (#1 went to recess & #2 had snack), who they talked to (#1 talked to Jack & #2 talked to no one), what they learned (#1 forgot & #2 learned about birds and bees, actually I think the topic was spring but this is all he remembers), and if they had a good day (#1 yes & #2 would have if I would've come back faster). As for Mommy, I had a wonderful day. At least until the bus pulled up and the complaining ensued. Which leads me to the second hot topic of the day.

2. Dinner. I served them dinner at 4:30 today. It was early because #1 had karate and they couldn't wait until afterwards. I hate serving early dinner because then they want me to make them various snacks throughout the evening. Tonight's early dinner was even worse because all they could talk about was how much they hated it (teriyaki noodles with edamame and tofu) and they fought tooth and nail to avoid putting even one morsel of it down their skinny little throats (I won b/c they both ate at least half of it, but not without a fight). See, this is why I find it so frustrating to serve them healthy, home cooked meals, because the whole time all they do is b*tch and moan about how disgusting it is. I give up. They are getting chicken nuggets and mac and cheese tomorrow, for real.

3. Books. We finally got our library suspension lifted! $11.28. That's how much I paid in fines today. So I checked out some really fun, new books (one of which will be making it into the Books for Boys Club very soon) that they read together tonight. It was all good, no fighting, no whining, no tattling, until #3 ripped a page outta one of the books. Blast! This is why we don't have nuthin! Seriously, that librarian probably hates to see us coming. I bet she puts up all of the good stuff when she spots us on the floor. At least I was able to expertly reattach the missing page with a bit of twine and a very small needle. Actually, I just taped that bad boy back in and called it a day. Maybe they won't notice until after the next patron checks it out. I know, I'm bad.

4. Bo. Yep, the furry friend of our Commander in Chief was an exciting topic for the inmates at Casa de Dummies tonight. And, for the record, Mr. President, I really didn't need you to go and get your kids a dog right now as we are having an ongoing battle discussion about that very topic over here. When it was on the news #3 pointed at the screen and screamed, "DO! DO! DO!" about 1,000 times. And #1 expressed his moral outrage that, "Even Obama gets to have a dog?" while he is stuck with nothing but brothers. #2 suggested that we sell #3 or Dad and get a dog instead. Now, that kid might be on to something.

5. Nothing. After quite an exhausting day at school, a trip to the library, and the whole Kung Fu Panda routine, my little dudes were T-I-R-E-D. They were asleep before their smelly little heads even hit the pillows. This is why I love school:)

14 comments:

Jenners said...

Visiting from Mama Kats...

I loved this! I felt like I lived a whole day with your family...you know, without actually having to endure it! Cracked me up!

Michelle Hoad said...

I am currently banned from the library for over $15 in fines. So much for free entertainment.

Cupcake Dessert said...

LOL i love that they were going to sell their brother for a dog.. too funny!!! thanks for sharing

Denise said...

I'm too chicken to go find out what our library fees are from 2 years ago. Pathetic. And #2, I definitely like his way of thinking LOL!

blueviolet@A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Those measly little library fines add up in a hurry, don't they?

otherworldlyone said...

Funny!

Tsquared417 said...

I also try to get my kids to eat healthy and then get majorly POD when they don't like it. Although, to be fair, I never made them try tofu. HA! :)

Jen said...

Now that is a lot to talk about! Love it.

badmommymoments said...

You should be ashamed of such a hefty book fine.

Do you know how long we've been waiting to borrow that Henry and Mudge book you guys have had for the last, what, 3 years?

Shawn said...

Ahahahahaha! I. Loved. It. Those boys sounds JUST like my little creeps at my house!

Oh and love that pic on your header. That baby face...just adorable.

BTW, I believe that's why God made kids so darn cute, so we won't strangle 'em! Bwahahaha!

joanofalltrades said...

Bad library book bandit. Don't ya love when the kiddies run themselves to exhaustion and go to bed at a reasonable hour with no issues.

Shawn said...

You used to live in Kansas?!? I'm so sorry to hear that you aren't here anymore...the pockets of us cool people just keep dwindlin' down.

I tend to radiate coolness though, before long my whole town will be covered in my coolness! Bwahahaha...oh wait, that's fat cells not coolness. Nevermind.

Rae Ann said...

I just paid $17 in fines today. And that doesn't even include the book(s) we can't find. Sigh.

faemom said...

lol I love it! I see your boys do the whole Kung Fu Panda routine too.

Giving away two copies of the movie Extract starring Jason Bateman and Ben Affleck. Contest ends 4/2/10.
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