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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

late night ramblings

Having friends who blog is usually really fun. But, it's a bit of a nuisance when something really funny happens and you think "Oh I should blog about this!" just as your friend says "I'm totally blogging this." If you dare mention blogging about it yourself, she will look at you like this:

She totally scares me, so I'm not going to blog about it. You'll have to check out her blog to hear the funny story.

Today was the first day of preschool. Sad mom? NO WAY! I am thrilled to have someone else listen to Little Boy's incessant talking and answer his five-billion questions for 6 hours a week! He was more than a little excited in his new school clothes that are too big and his new Nemo backpack. I couldn't get him to stop dancing and act normal for the picture, so this is what you get:Who the heck sizes kid's clothing anyway? Size 5T fits him perfectly, but I don't want his new clothes to fit him perfectly. If they fit perfectly now, they will fit very imperfectly in two months. I want a little big, not looking-like-an-orphan-drowning-in-my-clothes big. So the next size? Kids 4/5. Huge. Apparently kids are supposed to hit a huge growth spurt between those sizes. Little boy didn't get the memo.

I painted Little Sister's room over Labor Day weekend. It looks fabulous, but it doesn't smell very fabulous. The paint smell is overwhelming. I've had a fan on and the window open for days now and it still smells toxic when I open her door in the morning (and it's not just her diaper). I've tried Febreze and air freshener and now it just smells like citrus paint. Any tips here?

This Febreze air freshener? Lovely. Just not mixed with paint stink.

This painting tool? Incredible. We are now very good friends and may take on more new and exciting projects together.

Little Boy has been redecorating again. This is our new window treatment: You get 10 points if you can guess what it's supposed to be, specifically, the red cup taped to the window. No guessing, Emily, I already told you.

19 comments:

jauna said...

umm first guess was a steering wheel of some kind.
it kind of reminds me of the cup telephone thingies too.
a flower??
Telescope???

ALI said...

a handle?

Jami said...

A Walkie Talkie? To talk to the brothers when they are in their monster truck?

abc momma said...

Yeah, my guess is a steering wheel too.

BTW, I'm afraid of Emily too. :)

Char said...

Where are the pictures of Little Sister's room????

Sabra loves that painting tool, too.

I've got no guess.

:o)

ellen said...

My friend and I call that tool the "handy dandy". I always use it when I paint.

The Constant Gardener said...

No correct guesses yet!

I'll take some pics just for you, Char!

frugalmom said...

Put some plants in the room, like Boston fern or philodendron or rubber tree. They suck the toxins out of the air and give back nice clean oxygen. No idea on your window thingy there.

EmLouisa said...

I know what it is!!!!! Are you sure I can't say????

PS--be afraid. Be very afraid.

The linguistically Impaired Mormon Mom said...

I so got jipped. I only get 4 hours of peace a week.

sheri said...

I wanna see the painted room, too!
And I've got no guesses. I have no imagination.
You can add me to the list of people afraid of Emily

Nikkie said...

I'm going to guess a speaker!

Alissa said...

um, a coathanger?

and i, too, want pics of L.S.'s room.

Valarie said...

she looks like she means business. I have no ideas that haven't been posted.

Lei said...

The sad thing is those clothes will be tiny on him at the end of the year and you will be both amazed and heartbroken at how much he has grown up!

Rachelle said...

Such great pics! I love them. And I'm lost on the mystery pic.

Valarie said...

come on now, how long are you going to leave us in suspense?

sheri said...

I was just coming here to ask the same question as Val!
Maybe you just want to catch up to Emily on your blog hits by making me check every hour.

I'm cool with that.

smartmama said...

i am so with you on the size thing- we're dealing with the 5/6 s to 7/8 medium jump- like 4 inches in pants wth?