Tuesday, November 22, 2011

So they take the kids skating.

Once every three weeks they walk over to the arena and all these kids whip around on the ice have way too much fun. They ask for any parents who are brave enough to come along and help supervise. Last time I fell once and Ben fell lots. He clung to the boards and was very disappointed that he was not an expect skater after an hour. This week he fell much less and went around holding onto a pylon. All in all he's making great progress!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Back in my day this wasn't a milestone we celebrated.
It was almost too much cute. The best part was when each of the children said what the wanted to be when they grow up. Here are my top three:
"When I grow up I want to be a rock star!"
"When I grow up I want to be a cashier!"
"When I grow up I want to be a paleontologist!" (sp? My son wants to be it and I can't even spell it lol)
Also, the parents and their mad picture taking rush really put me in mind of the paparazzi Especially when the principal had to come out and tell us all to sit down and we could take pictures at the end.....

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Actually brass but solid gold sounded better :)
Currently mounted on his bedroom door.

Quote of the day April 7th 2011

Benji came to my room this morning with his huge plush shark and I grabbed the shark and Ben said:
"Mumma, that's not a cuddle-pie, that's a shark!"

Friday, March 11, 2011

"Don't I look scary Mummy?"

"No darling you look adorable."
"But I have fierce dinosaur feet and a scary Halloween costume on my head....Grrrrrrrrr!"
"Nope. Still adorable."

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Almost too sweet quote of the day February 12 2011

"Mummy, I'm really sorry you're so sick but it's really great that you don't have to go to work today!"

Friday, February 11, 2011

Random quote of the day February 11th 2011

"Mom, I really hate blowing my nose.........but I love getting presents!"
And no, in case you are wondering, we have never given him presents for blowing his nose.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

This morning...

I said to Ben, "Where are your mittens?"
And he said "My mittens? I'm not sure, I seem to remember putting them in the cold weather accessory basket.....Ah here they are!"
Cold weather accessory basket?!! I mean yeah, sure, I guess that's what it is, but I know *I* don't call it that. I call it either "That basket by the door" or occasionally "the mitten repository."

Sometime later he was showing me how fast all his sharks could go.
Then he asked me if I wanted too see how fast Tyrone could go. (Tyrone is a dog) Not as fast as a shark. But then to my surprise Tyrone went very fast by riding on the back of one of the sharks!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

But it's what you were thinking!

Short preamble, there was an incident over the weekend that required all Ben's winter gear be washed, and during the washing the mittens were somehow detached from the jacket. We left for school yesterday and I didn't notice right away that the mittens were missing. As soon as I noticed we had to head back.......
Me: "Ben, do you know what I thought when I saw you standing there with no mittens?"
Ben: (thinks for a moment) "Oh sh*t?"
Me: "Ben! You're not allowed to say that!!"
Ben "No Mummy I didn't say that! That's what you thought!!"
So okay that was what I was thinking, but that's not what I was going to say.......

Monday, January 10, 2011

Talking about mammals

Conversation I was having with the boy today:

Me: "So what makes a mammal a mammal?"
Ben: "They make milk for their babies."
Me: "And?"
Ben: "And they feed that milk to their babies."
Me: "And they give birth to......"
Ben: "And they give birth to alive babies."
Me:" As apposed to?"
Ben: "Dead babies."
Me: "Um no."
Ben:" No? What then?"
Me: "Eggs."
Ben: "Oh."

Monday, January 3, 2011

Quote of the Day January 1st 2011

Our good friend Tristan made up a game to play with Ben. The game involved a beach ball that is also a globe. You pick a spot on the globe and come up with an insult that rhymes with the name of the place you chose for example "You have ugly pants, France." or "You're too skinny, Papua New Guinea!" (you get the point) and then you throw the ball to the other person and they have a turn. It was good fun until it got a little bit out of control. I had to put an end to the game when Ben whipped the ball at Tristan and screamed "I'm gonna shoot you in the face, Sharktown!"
Why? Well, it obviously doesn't rhyme does it?
Seriously though, Even though Ben insisted that even though he could not find it again, there was such a place as "Skarktown" on his globe. And we did have to have a conversation about the subtle difference between insults and death threats. Good times.