Archive for May, 2009

Tea party

For quite some time now I couldn’t wait to send you off to a friend’s house to play. Maybe I’ll have a little more time to get things done. Maybe you won’t be so bored all the time. Maybe this summer we won’t want to scream at each other so much. In our current situation, one could only hope, right? We didn’t know anyone. Would they accept us? How do we make you some friends?

Then today it happened. You came home and told me that the lady across the street wanted you to come play with her two daughters. Our new neighbors. This is what I’ve been waiting for! Finally.

Except that after you walked toward their house, I felt lost. And I wondered. Is this how other parents felt when their child grew up and moved out of the house? Is it worse? IT CAN’T BE WORSE THAN THIS! I’m only slightly freaked out about it. Really.

Yet. I also felt proud. The lady came over and asked if it was okay. She said to me, “Every day I look at her and think she’s sooooo cute. I want her to play with my children!” and my heart exploded. Into a million tiny pieces that I’m struggling to find. Someone wanted MY daughter to play with her kids!

Our neighbors are new to this neighborhood. Even more than we are. So maybe they’re as lonely as we are and desperate for some friends. And I know how bad this may sound, but I’m happy. I probably would never have had the guts to go over there myself and try to make friends. I’m a little scared. And shy. Sounds insane, I know. But it’s true.

I worry that someone will think I’m an awful mother. Or that you and your sister are not good enough for their kids. I’m afraid we’ll be rejected by the other families. So imagine my surprise that our neighbors wanted you to be friends with their kids just because YOU’RE CUTE! That’s it? No 20 questions? No interrogation whatsoever?! Really? Awesome!

You said you had a good time and that you liked them. There was a tea party with cookies! They were so nice to you. I’m happy. We might make it through this summer after all. Will you be going there again tomorrow?


Do you think you can bring your little sister with you? Just kidding. Kinda.


Laughing gas

Warning: This is that kind of blog post.

Lately the whole family has been giggling over fart. Every game Niki plays ends with her saying FART! or POOP! and then she laughs uncontrollably. The hubs and I can’t help but laugh too. Then, whenever one of us lets out an audible one (usually by accident or when we think no one will notice), Maeby giggles and says “Heehee, you fawted!” or “I fawt!”. It’s sooooooo cute.

And the two girls love, Love, LOVE to make fart sounds with their mouths. Sometimes they stick their butts out toward us to enhance the experience. Most of the time it’s too funny or cute to get upset at them and tell them to stop. I know I should probably teach them that it’s not nice to do, but I can’t. I’m usually too busy laughing.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but even though fart stinks, in this house it’s funny shit.




Beach crazy


This was the first time I was actually able to take Niki to Coulon Beach Park. When I said it was okay to go in the water, she completely lost it.


Funny things she says #2

Niki quotes from March to April 2009.

On March 2, 2009

“Mama. I made you something! It starts with P! … P-A-I… ? Noooo.. It’s a pie!!”

On March 6, 2009

“the kitty’s feets aren’t cold because they’re kitties. we’re just people.”

On March 9, 2008

“Where’s my Obama, Mama?”

On March 13, 2009

“I don’t like sparkles in my hair.”

I guess they had an assembly at school and someone was putting sparkles in the kids’ hair. She told them she not to put it in her hair.

On April 1, 2009

“Mommy! (@mamastony) There’s a spider on your head! April Fools!! Ahahahaha!”

On April 13, 2009

“I love everybody. Even YOU, mommy.”

On April 19, 2009

“I know, mommy. I heard what she’s thinking.”

Apparently she’s a mind reader. She “knew” what her sister was thinking.

On April 20, 2009

“@mamastony What? It’s only a wish..”

In response to this! You HAVE TO click it!

On April 23, 2009

She was upset with her sister. Then she told her daddy this:

“I should have told mommy I don’t like babies!”

On April 27, 2009

“maybe I’ll make a book about making chocolate milk”

She’s been making chocolate milk for all of us. She puts a LOT of chocolate syrup, stirs it up and adds whipped cream on top. When her daddy said he loved it and it’s the best chocolate milk ever, that was her reply.
*We started a twitter account for Niki to keep up to the minute updates of the funny things she says. We’ll be (attempting) to post digests every two months.