This is going to be an interesting ride...

I've moved my blog over to Tumblr.

I can now be found over at my new MeshBoats site.
If you have bookmarks, please update them, as any new content will be at Tumblr. Most of my posts will still be duplicated here, but check on the Tumblr, just to be safe.


Sunday, January 9, 2011

A Conversation with Oblivia (the 7-year-old)

Livy: I want to give Trin my dollar, because Julia spent all her dollar and I spent all my dollar then PopPop gave me another dollar and Trin and Phoenix don't have anything.

Me: But they don't have anywhere to keep it, so you might as well put it back in your wallet and keep it yourself.

Livy: I can just keep it in MY wallet for them!

Me: (facepalm) In your wallet! Gee! Why didn't I think of that?! (this conversation is hurting my head)

Livy: ...Really, Dad? You never thought of that??

Me: (facepalm number 2) I'm walking away now.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Li'l Chaos 1/8/11

I had gotten Trinity vanilla wafers and milk for a snack today. I put a small amount of milk in a tiny bowl, figuring we'd save milk and it would be easier to dunk and harder to spill. I had turned away from the table and headed back down the hall when I heard:

Trinity: Um, Dad... I spilled it.

Me: You did what?

Trinity: It spilled... (pointing at the bowl, which is now resting on its side in a puddle of milk)

Me: How did that happen??

Trinity: I don't know. It just happened.

Me: Well, I'm not sure how you pulled that one off, Trin. I gave you a bowl because it was supposed to be harder to spill! 

Trinity: It was a accident!

Me: Well that's a bit weird. Bowls don't just flip themselves over while you're dunking cookies.

Trinity: ...

Me: I'm just saying it's a strange thing to happen... Unless you did it on purpose.

Trinity: But I DID do it on purpose!

Me: ...

Another eyefork conversation comes to an end.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Happy New Year and some such rot...

Well, I hope everyone had a great, fun, and safe holiday. I know mine was chaotic. Not a bad chaos, mind you, just the usual that can be expected with 4-5 kids (depending on the day) aged 8 and under. But this isn't about the kids. No, it's about me. Hi, I'm over here!

(incoming sarcasm)
It's that time of year when everyone makes their New Years Resolutions and attempts to change their lives. Well, that's fine for some people. Not me. You know what my New Years Resolution is? To not have a New Years Resolution. Yeah, I said it. No resolution. I want nothing resolved. I want to leave life wide open. Come and get me. Every year it's the same thing, and don't act like you haven't done the like. We pick one (or a few, if we're feeling especially delusional that day) thing that we'd like to work toward for the year to make it a good year. Then we try to work toward it. Simple, right? Then halfway through the year, we've either forgotten all about whatever resolutions we made or have given up on them altogether. "Oh, I'll try again next year," we'll say. Uh-huh.

I don't know about you, but I've been working on resolutions year after year, and have only had a few go to completion. That's why I'm simplifying my life this year. This is foolproof, people. If my New Years Resolution is to not have a New Years Resolution, then I've already won! I feel good about that. Only a week into the new year, and I've already accomplished what I set out to do. This also leaves me wide open for random opportunities to present themselves while I'm not trying to do anything special. Because that's how life works. And you know what? I think I may do it again next year. (exit sarcasm)

That said, I hope you all have a great year ahead of you. Stay safe and sane. To quote Counting Crows, "Maybe this year will be better than the last."

Peace OutSide!