Thursday, February 12, 2009

Random Thoughts Thursday

Lexi has a loose tooth. It’s her first one. Vicki, who is considered the resident loose tooth expert around these parts, has been coaching her on the dos and don’ts of tooth extraction. First and foremost, she said, is that Lexi should never, EVER use the string-and-door method. It’s good to know these things really do sink in.

Why don’t people update their blogs at my convenience?

Ellie thinks that “Row, row, row your boat” ends with “mice is but a dream.”

I have decided that I really hate markers. Crayons honestly make prettier pictures, and they’re way less messy. We have issues around here with markers. Now every time I find a stray one (under the couch cushions, in the dirty clothes hamper, and behind the TV are just few examples of where they like to lurk in our house) I just chuck them. No one's noticed yet.

Dreams are weird. I dreamed the other night that I was Alice in a stage version of Twilight (it was a musical!) and this guy from high school (who had the lead in every school play, dated my best friend, and is still acting now) played Edward. I haven’t thought of this guy in a long time, so I have no idea how he turned up in my dream. It made perfect sense until I woke up. Then it just kind of creeped me out for the rest of the day.

Has anyone else ever noticed that “weird” is a really weird word to look at?

What happened to our nice weather? Last week it was sunny and nearly 60 degrees. This week it’s back down to the 40s, and on Tuesday it snowed. I miss the sun.

Ellie and her friend Katie are playing their new favorite game, “Labeessessa”. It took me forever to figure out what they meant. They like watching Dora Saves the Snow Princess. There’s a scene where Dora repeats over and over, “Who will we save? La Princesa!” Ohhhhhh....

I’m becoming a clean freak. I like it.

Vicki’s been taking piano lessons for a while, and her teacher is always telling me how impressed she is with her ear. She can pick out just about any melody after she’s heard it once. But the other day she decided to play a song from the Primary songbook that she’d never heard before. Something we didn’t even realize was missing finally clicked into place. She called me in, all excited, and said, “Mom! Did you know that this note (pointing to a note on the page) means to play this key? And this one (pointing to another one) means to play this one? They all mean a different key! Then you can play anything!” Ah, I love lightbulb moments.

Valentine’s Day is coming. Do you know what that means? More chocolate!


  1. I'm starting to think I need to
    start a random thoughts Thursday because if they were all like yours I'd owe it to the world. They are so entertaining!!

  2. I'm impressed with you becoming a clean freak...I think I'm turning into a slob.

  3. "mice is but a dream"? I love it!! And nice dream, I have weird dreams like that that all the time. Bizarre!!

  4. Awe...your girls are SO DANG CUTE!!! I'm not ready to part with all my baby stuff yet. We're still hoping for at least one more. Pass some of that "clean freak" stuff over here.


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