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Sunday, November 04, 2007

The song that got on everybody's nerves

Driving home from the mall tonight, Catherine taught Alex and Lauren a new song that she and her friend sing sometimes. A few hours later, it's still in my head. Sing the following to the tune of "The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round:"

I've got a song that gets on everybody's nerves
Everybody's nerves
Everybody's nerves
I've got a song that gets on everybody's nerves
And this is how it goes

Snappy, huh? You're welcome.

On a totally separate note, I took the kids to see "Bee Movie" today. I (and the kids) really enjoyed it. There were times that I even laughed out loud. There were a lot more famous people in there than I knew there was. Oprah, Sting, Kramer from Seinfeld, Chris Rock. And as much as I despise Renee Zellweger, I thought she was really good in this. I suppose that since I can't stand the way she always looks like she just smelled something foul, I can stand her in a movie where I don't have to look at her.

After the movie, we went to the mall because Alex needs a new winter coat before he goes to Boy Scout camp this weekend. We ended up buying Lauren a new one too, and new shoes for Catherine.

As we were walking through JCPenney toward the parking lot, we found some Minnesota Wild fuzzy throws. Jason and I enjoy watching the Wild and going to games when we can. Being that the blankets were on sale, I asked the kids if they would like to get Jason one of the blankets for Christmas. They thought it was a good idea. As we were looking at them and deciding between 2 different styles, Lauren was looking at some items nearby. I didn't think she even realized what we were picking out. When we got to the van, I reminded the kids to just forget that we bought a Christmas present already, and don't mention anything to Dad.

When Jason got home tonight, I said to Lauren, "Tell Dad what we did today," meaning that we saw a movie. "We bought you a hockey blanket!" Niiiiiice. That secret was kept for about a half an hour. Good thing that kid's so cute.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Life Lessons

I haven't posted anything for a long time, but something happened tonight that I'll probably forget about if I don't write about. I always think I won't forget, but then, of course, I do. This way, I'll be able to look back and laugh on it. I sure laughed earlier tonight when it happened.

This evening while Catherine was getting ready to get into the shower, I went into my room and turned on the TV for a few minutes before I had to go in and help her. The TV was on NBC when I turned it on,
so for a little bit I watched the show that was on so I could figure out what it was. Turns out it was "Friday Night Lights," which I have never watched, but have heard good things about.

From the previews I sometimes see during the week, I know that the coach's wife recently had a baby. She came home and was talking to her husband about the book club she had just attended, and how nice it was to finally get out again by herself and be around other adults.

At this point, Catherine came into the bedroom and the TV caught her attention. The wife on TV started talking about how her breasts were really sore and felt "like concrete." She said she needed to go pump and dump. Catherine asked why she was sore there. I explained that after a woman has a baby, her body goes through all sorts of changes and weird things. I said that since the woman feeds the baby with her breasts, sometimes they get so filled with milk that they get sore.

Catherine: "You mean the baby eats off their breasts?"

Me: "Well...yeah," thinking that it was weird that she didn't know this, since she saw me breastfeed Lauren a million times.

Catherine: "Oh. I thought they just ate whatever was on the mom's stomach."

Me: "You mean like whatever crumbs happened to fall on her stomach from whatever she ate earlier in the day?"

Catherine: "Yeah," now laughing, realizing how silly that sounded.

I about lost it. I laughed so hard. Sometimes she can take something like that really personally and feel hurt when someone laughs at her like that, but for some reason, she just laughed too. I guess she was only 4 when Lauren was born, so if at any point she did realize where Lauren was eating from, she has probably forgotten. This will be good for a laugh for a long time!

P.S. Catherine got her hair cut tonight, and looks so cute! The lady gave her some layers since her hair is so thick. Check it out...