19 October 2008

Sunday Randomness

A line you don't want to hear when the kids are playing in the other room from one of the girls your son is playing with: "Dare me to stick my tongue in it?"

AHHHH. I don't even want to know. God lord, don't make me look around that corner. Then I heard a mechanical sort of "whirr," from one of his toys and thought, "Phew, at least it's only going to be a flesh wound."

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When you're driving down the highway and they have one of those signs that tells you how fast you're going in the construction zone and it's Sunday, the point is to get high score, right? I don't want to think I've been doing it wrong all these years.

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We went to pick pumpkins today at the farm that we go to every year. A view of the mountains today from the hayride. I think we're a little past peak here, but it's still a nice view.

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25 comments:

blissfullycaffeinated said...

First!!! Ha! Gotcha back dude! Now I'll read you post with the thoughtful attention it deserves.

blissfullycaffeinated said...

Oh my.

Your first segment reminds me of something that happened to us a while back. We were at the house of some friends, hanging out in the backyard and all of our kids (5 yo boy, our 4 yo girl, two 2 yo)were in the house playing. The other mom came outside and said real casual, "Gannon and Caroline are playing doctor."

I jumped up, yelled, "What?" and started heading in the house.

Then Gannon and Caroline came out, he had on a doctor costume and a stethescope and stuff. They were actually pretending to be doctors, not playing doctor. But I almost had a heart attack.

Also - Your pumpkin patch photo is gorgeous.

Sorry to hog your comments with my FIRST and my long story. But it had to be done.

Marinka said...

Where was that sound coming from?! And has the bleeding stopped? My husband and kids went pumpkin picking at the local market. It was beautiful.

Diane said...

So, what DID she stick her tongue in? Enquiring minds want to know...

The Stiletto Mom said...

That is so much better than the conversation I listented to tonight where my husband tried to make my son understand the sub prime mortgage crisis and the falling price of houses...can I come hang out wiht you guys for a while?

The Stiletto Mom said...

Oh, and sorry for the crappy typos...I have five seconds of battery power left so I'm typing fast and wisely spending it on you....

Heinous said...

Jen M: I understand. First is important ;) As long as they're not playing ob/gyn, you should be fine.

Marinka: No pics? PS you must be important, I added you to the spellcheck dictionary.

Diane: It was one of those spinning light things with Elmo on it. It just slapped her around a little.

Mary Anne: Sure, the attic's all finished. Bring wine.

steenky bee said...

I'm a single mom this week. I can't be first. I'm lucky if I'm in the top ten. And woo-hoo! I am so in the top ten.

I love the first segment. I wouldn't want to take a peek at it either. Cherish those moments. I'm with Stiletto Mom. I'd rather hang at your house than at hers and listen to subprime mortgage talk. Well, unless we could mock her husband when he wasn't looking. That would be fun.

anna said...

Oh my goodness--that is horrible! I am caught between dying to know what the tongue was stuck in and feeling like I'll throw up if I do find out. Quandry.

Ron said...

that pic...I miss PA. Went to the pumpkin festival today too. Thing is, there were no pumpkins - just a carnival and lots of tents with sponsors.

Bryan Wilde said...

I've always wondered the pupose of those speed detector signs. Thanks to you I can start using them to my advantage on Sunday. I love randomness. This was a fun post.

Zip n Tizzy said...

I saved my much youger sister, and her neighbor friend from some paintbrush action when they were about 4. I would have hated to have found them any later. They were still in the planning stage. Phew!

Mrs.D said...

lol, when I was little, my older sister and brother would dare me/convince me to lick 9volt batteries for their amusement. that reminded me. amd yes, the speed limit signs are dumb. ummm... isn't that why we have speedometers. we ignore them, too, and they are 1 foot from our eyes.

Vodka Mom said...

I love that! Things you don't want to hear......

The pumpkin patch shot was great. We go to Way's Fruit Farm over here for our pumpkin! THe one that Palin visited? I almost went THAT day, but something came up! Have a great Monday, dude.

Cameron said...

You know what's worse than 'Dare me to stick my tongue in it?'?...........Silence. How creepy to realize that you haven't heard anything at all from your children in like 2 minutes. You can only assume that they finally killed each other, then you run into the room and they are sitting quietly watching tv. Like zombies have taken over their brains.

Heinous said...

Jen: Woo hoo, it's a sleep over. You brings the chips.

Anna: Don't worry, no elmos were hurt in the conclusion of this story.

Ron: But it's a pumpkin festival...there has to be pumpkins. I mean what if you went to an octopus festival and there weren't any?

Bryan: Glad I could clue you in on those ;)

ZnT: I see you were a nice sister then.

Mrs D.:I still do that to test them.

Cameron: Yup. When I hear silence I worry that 911 is in my near future.

HeatherPride said...

My son calls his play medical bag his "doctor purse" which has us a little concerned. And that has nothing to do with your story at all, but I was reading BlissCaff's comment over there about playing doctor so there you go.

I hope your pumpkin patch experience was better than ours!

Sprite's Keeper said...

Hi, Heinous! I've been wanting to link over, but your cowboy hat intimidated me a little. :-)
I love the ramdomness of this post. Especially sticking a tongue into a whirring section of a toy? I fugure as long as you don't hear a resulting scream, you're good. And if you do, you can always sue Hasbro, so you're good there too.
Thanks for visiting and I think I'll stay a while!

Tara@From Dawn Till Rusk said...

Things you don't want to hear?
My 5-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter have invented a new game, they tell me.
It's called bottoms and willies . . .

Krystal said...

so totally wouldn't want to peek at the first one. and as for the speed indicators - yeah, duh! of course you gotta get a high score - I try even harder on the weekdays. My highest is 88, yours?

Oh and totally jealous of you being able to have such nice scenery. The highest piece of land here is the landfill - gorgeous huh?

Heinous said...

Heather: I saw the pics on your site. Ours was better. At least you have something to show him later in life ;)

SK: I'm mostly harmless, I just like a good hat. Thank you for coming by!

Tara: That is just striking fear into my heart. I could hear cries of "There will be NO more playing of bottoms and willies," coming from me. Fortunately, they're yours.

Krystal: I on;y get to 78. PA laws whack you with hefty fines. You should get goats like us for the landfill. It adds to the ambiance.

Nap Warden said...

Man...everyone is going to the pumpkin patch...I gotta get on that!

Miss Grace said...

At least it wasn't "Dare me to stick my penis in it?" I'm just saying. Could always be worse.

Heinous said...

Grace: Lol...I think I would have had to intervene on that one.

Casey said...

That picture is awesome. Nothing purty like that here in FL.
Wow, that conversation between the kids is hilarious yet frightening.
The point of the sign IS to get a high score but on the flip side, you shoot for the low score if anyone is riding your ass in traffic.