Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Random Bloggable Stuff

 Justice made a Nyan Cat costume for Nemesis.  She didn't appreciate as much as I did.
video 
The Antics of Ross and Mark



I apologize to my Facebook friends who already saw this, but Mark's class picture needed to go on the blog.








 Um, Ross in his various get ups?

Clayton's pajamas & Watermelon hat.

 Ben 10 ate all the cookies.

 Lydia and her beautiful friends getting ready for their first formal dance.
Here are Justice's plans for a machine that turns you into a super hero.  

Monday, October 22, 2012

Naked Astrologist

  ~ for my brother, John

(My parody to Paleontologist by They Might Be Giants)

I love lookin' at the moon
and the stars up in the sky
'cause they tell me when to brush my teeth
and how I'm gonna die

But I'm not your normal wacko

pedlin' fortunes of the week
'cause I talk about the future

while I show you my left cheek

But all the folks, just think it's heinous
When I start talkin' about Uranus

I am a naked astrologist
that's who I am, that's who I am
that's who I am
I am a naked astrologist
that's who I am, that's who I am
that's who I am

Could it be a great big fortune
or an accident you'll meet?
Will a tall, dark, handsome stranger
come and sweep you off your feet?

Put my fortunes into cookies;
took them to The China Wok
But when the moon made it's appearance
Chin Lee kicked me off the block

'cause all the folks just think it's heinous
When I start talkin' about Uranus

I am a naked astrologist
That's who I am, that's who I am
That's who I am
I am a naked astrologist
That's who I am, that's who I am
That's who I am

Monday, October 15, 2012

From Hulk to Ninja

So yeah, my 4 year old, Clayton, is almost never "Clayton."  This is one of the fun things about that kid, he is always somebody else, and if I call him "Clayton," he will correct me.  "Mom, I'm Spiderman!"  or "Mom, I'm Indiana Jones!"  or "...Ben 10!" or "...Thor!"  or "Captain America!" or any number of other characters.

Hulk-Spiderman-Indiana Jones-Ben 10-Godzilla goes everywhere with me, and the items that he wears / takes with him just crack me up.  If you are Indiana Jones, for instance, you must have with you at ALL TIMES, a jacket, a hat, a gun, a "gun pocket" (aka a holster on a belt), a whip, and a "purse" (aka a satchel) with a map in it.  These items must be carted all over the grocery store, the park, or where ever you happen to be going.   I don't mind though, because I think it's dang funny and cute.  Old people, where ever we go, LOVE him!  Since he is the youngest of four boys, we have accumulated a LOT of hand-me-down Halloween costumes that fit right into this kid's mania for get ups.  My favorite going-to-the-store memory is when I took Spiderman Magician with me to Aldi.  Just picture the looks we got when he walked into the store, no where near Halloween time, wearing the full Spiderman Halloween costume with the addition of a huge, black, velvet, magician's top hat.  Spiderman in a Top Hat, it was a hoot!

If you've read my last post, you'll know that he has been the Hulk pretty frequently lately.  The problem with the Hulk is that if we ever want to go anywhere, I have to convince him to transform into Bruce Banner first -otherwise he will refuse to put a shirt on.

You can therefore imagine what I must have been thinking when he turned to me yesterday, in the middle of sacrament and whines, "Mom, Ninja Turtles don't wear CLOTHES!"  I about choked!  I was seriously busting up as I told him, "You can NOT go naked in church!"