Sunday, May 20, 2007


Quote of the Day: "It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent." -Dave Barry

The cub scout campout was last night (I wasn't there - sadly (or not!) I had to fulfill my obligation to vendor at a crop and couldn't make it to the campout) so this quote seemed appropriate for today. I don't think it rained this time though so we could be in for it next time!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

And she doesn't even complain...

Walking home from school with Ryan the other day, the subject of parent volunteers came up. Clearly I'm not making the grade because I don't come in every week like a couple of the parents, but I'm not completely in the dog house because I have been there a couple times this year. I told him next year might be easier since I would have two students at the elementary school and maybe more time to help there.

Anyway, I asked him what sorts of things the weekly volunteers do. He told me that one mom sharpens the pencils. I said wow - sounds hard. He said that she does a good job and she doesn't even complain!

That's the sign of a good volunteer, I told him. Does a good job and doesn't ever complain!

Where do I sign up for pencil-sharpening duty? That's a job I think I could actually handle. :)

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Vaccuum Cleaner Kids for Rent

I may lose my babysitting job after this post but it's funny so I'll tell anyway! :)

I went upstairs earlier to clean up Bella's room a little. I couldn't decide whether to start with the movies (about 15 videos and corresponding empty cases stacked on the dresser and spread about the rug) or the dishes (about 5-10 bowls and cups strewn about the dollhouse, couch, and floor)... tough choices. I could make the kids clean up later but I'll probably forget until bedtime and I knew Corey and Felisa would be playing up there this morning and figured I might as well just do it myself. I decided on the dishes and started stacking the empty bowls. I was just about to start picking up the spilled cheerios and lucky charms off the floor when Felisa woke up. As usual, another project left undone...

I just went up to check on them (I heard the video locker closing) and decided to grab the dishes while I was there. And pick up the spilled cereal. Except there wasn't any spilled cereal. Hmmm.... Did you guys clean up the cereal that was here on the floor? Yes. Oh, thank you. That was very nice and helpful. We ate it, remember Corey? Umm-Hmm. Oh great... Good thing it was only dry cereal and nothing that will give them food poisoning!

So, if you have any crumbs about your house, I can rent my vaccuum cleaner kids to you. For free!

(They're better than my worthless, picky, you-might-as-well-call-me-a-cat, dog, Bailey!)