October 6, 2009
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As you could probably guess from my last post, things have been a bit off in the Collins house. Writing hasn’t been a priority for me. It’s sort of settled down now and I am ready to dive back into the blog.
Now, just because I haven’t been writing, that doesn’t mean the general strangeness of life hasn’t been occurring. So, in my usual catch-up fashion, I am giving you a lazy bullet point post of all the thoughts I want to share. I wish I had been taking some notes over the last ten days. I’ll do my best…
- I completely stopped shaving my legs when Tony’s pain started. He wasn’t interested in seeing them and it’s been cool enough for jeans, so what’s the point, right? I finally shaved them last night because Jack called me man-legs. For real. He’s seven-years-old and called his mother MAN-LEGS. I’m so proud.
- I actually diagnosed Tony with shingles before he went to the doctor, and before he had the tell-tale blisters. Too bad I’m so lazy squeamish, I would be a kick-ass diagnostician.
- I have cleaned up twelve piles of poop since I last wrote. Ten were of feline origin (nine located on top of the dryer, one under the bed). Two were of human origin. Cooper is proving difficult to potty train.
- I took a picture of a pile of Cooper poop and emailed it to Tif. She was at dinner with friends and showed it to them. I am telling you this to demonstrate that I’m not the only freak in the family.
- Jack scored his first (and possibly last) soccer goal. He described it to me in great detail. It sounded like a complete fluke. I’m so proud.
- Cooper has finally started saying please and thank you.
- Jack lost a front upper tooth. I thought he would look cute like this. I was wrong. He looks like trailer trash. I want to dress him in nothing but knit polos and cardigans to counteract the hillbillyishness.
- I made up a new word: hillbillyishness.
- Cooper’s hair is so long it looks like he has the Dorothy Hamill cut.
- I worked the book fair at Jack’s school and did a little subbing at his school. I have decided I don’t like kids.
- There is a weird phenomenon having to do with the earth’s electromagnetic fields where you can sometimes make a broom stand on it’s own. It won’t work at my house, but it does work at Jack’s school. I know it’s for real because I “accidentally” knocked one of the standing brooms down and stood it up again (Oh, like you wouldn’t have done the same thing). Check out these photos:
That’s all for now. Thanks for sticking with me!