What do you do all day when school is cancelled because of the cold, you already baked cookies, and read books, and you are housebound with three rambunctious boys? Well, you watch them bounce balls all over the kitchen for a good hour,
play with their Hot Wheels in the sunroom for another hour,
and then find a warm spot to sit, and watch too much crazy television.I want to know what kind of drugs people are on when they write childrens' television shows. Some of the shows are clever and funny. But those shows are becoming fewer and fewer. Most of the shows are like the one we stumbled upon yesterday. Yo Gabba Gabba. Have you seen it? It is the craziest thing I've ever seen. I can't stand it. My boys don't even like it, thank heavens. I think it insults their intelligence. After about 3 minutes we just had to turn the channel. Before I could grab the controller this woman came on and did an odd little dance.Tommy looked over at me and said, "Mumma, WHAT is she wearing? What is she THINKING?" I had such a hard time not laughing because I was thinking the same thing. Seriously, look at that! Do you see the long fringes hanging from her arms? And really, I know I'm being not-so-nice here, but I just don't get it. Why? WHY, would someone think that is a good idea. The only thing I could think of to say to Tommy was, "Well, honey, I wouldn't wear it, but she looks like she is having fun, right?"
Luckily, my freezing cold day was ended with warm fuzzies sent to me by OhMommy at Classy Chaos. She gave me The Spreader of Love Award! Thank you so much!!!! I want to give it right back to her because she is one of my favorite reads and she really does spread the love. I also want to pass it on to Brittany at 4LittleMen who spreads the love through her gorgeous pictures and fabulous, healthy recipes. Please go and check out her blog. It's fabulous!
After I read this whole post I realize how grumpy I sound. I apologize. I think all of this cold weather is starting to shrink my heart. I promise I will be back to my "love spreading" ways as soon as the thermometer makes it over 10 degrees. And to make up for this grumpous post I will leave you with this amusing little story:
The other night Todd and Joey are sitting on the chair together reading the newspaper. Todd gets to the advertisements and begins looking at the Sears catalog. Todd and Joey are flipping through, talking about the big tractors, the power tools, and the big screen televisions. Then they got to the clothing sections, and Todd starts turning faster out of boredom when I hear, "Wait dad! I like THAT girl." Todd looks up at me with a quizzical look on his face and turns the Sears catalog towards me. What girl does he like? Why, the girl standing in nothing but her underwear modeling lingerie, of course. Great. I am at a loss. How is this possible? He isn't even 5 yet! Do I really need to start hiding my Victoria's Secret magazines already?
I look at Joey and ask, "Why do you like that girl?"
He says, "I don't know. I just do." Ha! That's probably what most men would say. "I dunno."
I say, "Well, don't you think she is kinda silly to be standing around in her underwear? I mean, don't you think she is cold? Maybe she should put a sweater and some pants on, huh?"
Joey just shrugs his shoulders and says, "Yeah, I guess. She is probably cold."