- 2 has become a Pogo Stick King. Something about seeing a kid pogo sticking brings joy to my heart. Ah, to be able to aimlessly jump up and down, not a care in the world.
Over dinner with my kids this evening, this conversation was heard…(Do note that names have been changed to protect the Guilty)
- 2 says: “Did Potential-Hoodlum-That-You-Two-Sometimes-Hang-Out-With have to go back to jail?”
Both the Manchild and the Manchild’s Sister looked at him much like Marcia Brady used to do Cindy when she tattled. “Nice going.”
You know what my favorite part about the kids going through this Stay-With-Dad phase is? Secrets! “Let’s not tell Mom this because she will be pissed.”
Ok, let’s pick this apart, shall we?
Why would Mom be opposed to my Darlings being friendly with Butthead-Down-The-Street-Who-REALLY-Likes-The-Feel-Of-Handcuffs-Round-His-Wrists? Hmmm….maybe it has something to do with that time I caught him destroying my neighbors Christmas decorations? Or the time I caught him destroying an election sign in my yard? And any number of other times I’ve caught this kid in the act of THINKING about doing something he isn’t supposed to?
He has asked my kids “Why doesn’t your Mom like me?” Ummmmm…..let me count the ways.
I can always count on #2 to fill in the blanks. I think stuff like this is the reason they like to stay at Dad’s more than Mom’s. Oh Lord Jesus, rock my babies…
Oh, how I wish I could elaborate on some funny things I hear at my workplace. Oh heavenly day…everyday I learn something new and it don’t have to do a THING with work. Next time you see me, axscht me.
And on another un-related note…I got to visit a tad with my oldest/newest close friend, Eric the Brilliant Singer/Songwriter/Film-maker a week or so ago. (This is him with our other school chum, the most wonderful and amazing John. (I still have a hard time calling him “John” for he was “Johnny” to me from First Grade on.
Y’all know my Old School Chums are people I’m quite sentimental and mushy about. Guys like these are dear to me in a way I can’t quite explain and being able to re-connect with the likes of them has been a huge gift. Something about knowing people pre-puberty and to be able to sit down with them and remember the Good Ol’ Days at 40 is just plain wonderful.
ANYHOO, I say all that to lead into telling you how you too can own your very own copy of Eric’s amazing movie “Everyone But You” that I have watched now probably 20 times. Listen to me people…it is THAT good. Go get you one. You will thank me profusely for the suggestion of adding this to your dvd collection.
Eric is one of the nicer guys around and you will absolutely fall in love with him, his songs and his cool metal house out in the middle of Wherethehayellisthat, Colorado? I’m not gonna shut up about how much I love this movie and how these songs of his are what the Nashville Hacks Cats SHOULD be singing. If the mainstream public could have a chance to hear this stuff…