Thursday, February 3, 2011

FF: The Nots Have It

* My youngest son survived his birthday party even though he did NOT want a party. He brightened considerably when I suggested a Nerf war and he realized he could fire at will. Do NOT lecture me on the gun thing, okay?
*My middle son did dress up for his brother's party, but was distraught on Sunday morning when he could NOT find his accessory just before we left for church. Hope springs eternal, however, because he FOUND it yesterday and another Sunday is right around the corner.

*At last count, I had more friends and acquaintances name Suzanne or Susan than any other name.

*My oldest son was part of a brass trio who a) got superior ratings for a competition last week and b) were invited to play at the elementary schools yesterday to recruit the incoming 6th graders for band. I had threatened encouraged my middle son to NOT make fun of his older brother. When the trio began to play, my middle son was horrified! He remembered my threats and thought furiously of what neutral comment he could make regarding their terrible playing. He was SOOOOOO relieved when he realized they were tuning and NOT really playing yet.

*Following the tour of elementary schools, the band director, guidance counselor, and principal all took the trio to McDonalds for breakfast and I thought that was uber cool. They did NOT invite me to go with them, however.

*My daughter told me all about a poop dryer her friend has. I could NOT understand my daughter's fascination until about 10 minutes later when I figured out that she had said, "Boot" dryer.

*No. I do NOT need a hearing aid, but that does remind me of how my nephew once asked for a hearing aid for Christmas. I think he was being a bit of smarty pants. He didn't know whether to be horrified or delighted when his grandfather made sure Santa delivered an old hearing aid on Christmas morning.

*And lastly, I have learned that boxers canNOT wear earrings, and thus ends any threat of me getting into boxing. Let all hearts rest more easily.

In order to assuage your disappointment from that last fragment, go visit Mrs. 4444's. She has an unlimited measure of energy and Green Bay enthusiasm.
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Unknown said...

There is always something fun going on in your house!!!

I love your Friday Fragments.

Cranberry Morning said...

Well, it's a good sign that he can tell the difference between tuning and playing. LOL

Busy Bee Suz said...

Your home should come with a 'laugh' warning. Thanks for all the smiles.
{boy, do young men grow facial hair earlier these days or what???}
What is a boot dryer for? boots? Are boots like flip flops with closed toes?? :)

I only know one other Suzanne. But lets not forget, I am an original. :)
Have a great weekend.

Amy said...

The poop dryer reminds me of an episode of myth busters where they were trying to determine whether you could polish poop. Don't ask me why. And don't ask me if you can. I had to turn the channel. Just couldn't handle it.

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

I convinced both my children not to have birthday parties this year... I'm not sure it saved me any money, as one went to Stars on Ice and the other to a pro football game instead, but it felt like a coup and saved me a lot of stress!

Cyndy Bush said...

At our church, the name Theresa is like, ridiculously common. It's a very small church and we have Theresas, Thereses, a Terez, and some Teris. Crazy!

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Mrs4444 said...

Oh, dear. I had your green and gold boxing shorts all ready for you, too. Oh, well...

Loved the band stories :)


Kristin - The Goat said...

No boxing for you, huh? Me either. Too bad, I'd be perfect, I never wear earrings!