Thursday, June 17, 2010

Witches, baby of wisdom, Juicy, and poor hygiene

Jane, poolside, yesterday, as I applied my SPF 70 sunscreen: Mom, you look like a white-faced witch. When she saw my horrified expression, she backpedaled: But you know, not in a bad way. It's the green-faced witches you want to avoid.

Kids like to play a pool game they have named "baby of wisdom." It involves one child holding another in a cradle hold, and then dunking the 'baby' for incorrect answers to trivia questions.

Whenever we get in the car, Tommy yells "Juicy!" and then everyone sings Better than Ezra at the top of their lungs.

At our fancy lunch over to the Peter Piper today, my genetically closest female relative (who will be unnamed, so I don't get beat up) said: See this dress I'm wearing? I slept in it last night. I was pretty impressed, cause she'd paired it with some three inch gold wedge sandals, and was looking pretty fresh. I replied: See this dress I'm wearing? I wore it as a bathing suit cover-up yesterday.

Yeah, she continued, unfazed by my admission. Summer hygiene can get kind of lax.

Which is so true. I find myself sniffing my kids and asking: have you had a bath this week?

What are you letting slide this month?






12 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's the allegedly oh so foxy beeswax husband.
So, are some of our kids being suspected of witch-hood? Does it have something to do with you being accused of being a witch? I seem to remember that if you find yourself being asked questions to which wrong answers get you dunked, you might be suspected of being a witch. This also sounds a little like water boarding, or at least what I know of it.
Were the kids asking each other about the whereabouts of Bin Laden? Maybe there are some witches that we could waterboard into giving up some key information?? I think witches deserve to be waterboarded. Like that witch in hansel and gretel. She was mean.

Anonymous said...

Dinner. I've been letting dinner slide. Do cinnamon rolls count?

acte gratuit said...

Now that all the kids are home for the summer, I've decided to stop parenting. I'm just going to give in and let them do whatever (and eat whatever) in the heck they want. As long as they let me sleep in and keep the noise level to a minimum.

Diamond in the Rough said...

Definitely letting the kids get their own breakfast while I attempt to sleep in. I love when they tell me Teddy Grahams make an awesome breakfast. It's all down hill from there. And Juicy... it's a great summer song :)

Layne said...

I like how much "Juicy" reminds me of "Idiot Boyfriend."

I'm paying my kids to do the stuff they normally do for free. It seems to be working. Our car is kind of cleanish.

Tiffani said...

Everyone knows that if you have a swimming pool the kids don't need to bathe during the summer...chlorine=soap. Dang, I wish we still had a pool.

Wonder Woman said...

The blog is sliding this month. Everything else is slowly spinning out of control.....

Gini said...

Everything so far.

Kelly said...

I love the game "Baby of wisdom" Does swimming at the pool count as a bath? It does at our house.

Hailey said...

I'm with Tiffani. They swim every day, the germs come off! Except for today, when we found a small log in the pool. We hauled out of there and had a good scrub down.

Anonymous said...

Hi. You are funny. For that I thank you. This is my first visit to your blog and I'm annoying hubby by snorting and snickering aloud while he is trying to work. Too bad for him.
I'm enjoying the hell out of all your arizona stories. I live in New Jersey, scorpions are not a problem here. Nor are tarantulas. We have stink bugs. So called because when you squish 'em they stink. Not life threatening unless you are a tomato plant.
Also incredibly jealous after seeing the pics in your Gila Valley post. Horses and kids and Grandpa, wow beautiful. I've never seen a Mormon Temple either but that first photo of it is lovely....I suspect that there may not even be a Temple in NJ.
THX, Jen

Brett and Shireen said...

Housework. And dinner. And bathing the kid since she swims every day at swim lessons. I don't even have the "kids home for the summer" excuse. I'm just lazy because it's too hot outside to do anything fun. At least when you don't have a pool.

White faced witch, me likes.