Tuesday, June 26, 2007
A short while later, Max and I were walking through the parking lot to get Corina from her friend's house, and Crazy Lady came driving in. I saw her and pulled Max over a bit so we were walking along the fence line. She then swerved over until her tire was right ON the fence line and started driving right toward us. I yoinked Max back and into a tiny little recess in the fence that we were lucky enough to be walking past. She barely missed us. She came within an inch of running us over.
When she got out of her car, she just stared me down, and I said, "What are you doing??" I was so confused, I couldn't think of anything else to say. She then started screaming at me, and it was a rant full of the F word and based on this statement. "Well if you weren't so f'ing skinny, maybe people wouldn't try to run you over!" She yelled and yelled about me being so skinny. Apparently that is now reason enough to be murdered. I didn't say anything at all. I just stared at her with my mouth hanging open, feeling confused and looking skinny, and finally she stormed off.
I called the police, even though that was so tv show of me. Things are being dealt with. She was nice enough to leave really clear tire tracks that show exactly what happened, so I don't have to worry about her lying or anything. The officer was quite concerned with her behaviour when he finally got in her house after nearly beating her door down. Things are going to happen. I may be murdered. I'm a little scared.
Monday, June 25, 2007
Today we went to see Are We Done Yet, which was surprisingly funny. We ate candy and chocolate bars and popcorn and drank litres and litres of Dr Pepper. We played video games at the movies too. We ate at Subway, and then we walked around the mall for a while and bought matching shirts for Max and Corina. Corina really wanted a cool shirt, and these were cool. They really like being twins. Max also got a Circa shirt, because Circa is awesome when you're a ten year old boy.
And now Corina and I are going to play Police Officer. She needs to ask me some questions.
Friday, June 22, 2007
Max kicked butt at the high jump, and he looked so very cute!
Corina was on the other side of the school in the smaller field, where they had games that weren't quite so hard. She laughed her way through the potato sack races.
I don't know what they would call this game, but the kids had to carry cups of water on their heads as they ran to a bucket, where they would then dump the water. It was hilarious.
And look at my tiny little Corina doing hurdles for her very first time. I was so impressed with her. Those long, skinny legs made it over easily.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
We had a lovely ride on the school bus...
Corina tried very hard to do the hula hoop, but they weren't actually hula hoops. That made it difficult. They were weighted hoops for games where you throw stuff in them or something like that.
This was Corina's secret fort in the trees. She was nice enough to invite me in.
I love being a mommy.
"I had tooken a course in that when I was in school."
I fainted. Not everyone has perfect grammar, and I sure don't have perfect grammar, but "tooken"? It hurts me every time I think of it. I don't think I can spend my time with someone who speaks that way. It's a good enough reason to cut someone off, right?
Monday, June 18, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
They each had a speaking part, they sang us lots of songs, and they got diplomas. Very important stuff. Corina had the first part in the program. She said, "We want to welcome you to our year-end celebration. We hope you enjoy the show."
And next year she'll be in grade one. Full days of school! She is growing up way too quickly.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
We were wrong. We were so very wrong. We were the first group to ever have a field trip to the lake, and those people do not know how to do field trips. We sat on this windy, freezing cold hill for the entire morning while the woman pointed out different species of grass and leaves and other stuff no one should care about. And especially ten-year-olds don't care about.
We were so cold that for a while, Max and I were lying down to get out of the wind, and I was warming him up with my hair.
Hours later...still sitting on the hill. For about half an hour, I had my group move to the side and we pretended to eat poisonous plants, and then we pretended to be dead. It was probably the highlight of the trip.
Honestly, it's a beautiful lake, but that field trip was torture. Oh, and after lunch they had the kids spend almost an hour weeding a field. Really! They made them pull weeds, and if they didn't get the roots out they had to go get a park worker who would come dig the root out with a shovel for them. Such fun.
And just because she's so cute...here's Corina on our playground.
Monday, June 11, 2007
(That's Jake, sitting on my lap in the wagon. He's bigger now. The other two are Nick and Katie.)
Friday, June 08, 2007
I was so proud of those girls. I've been laughing about it for an hour now.
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Right now the kids are down there watching Nacho Libre. They could be watching it up here in the living room on the massive tv we inherited, but they prefer their own room with the little tv.
Saturday, June 02, 2007
Friday, June 01, 2007
If you like old-timey barbers or Jewish mother stereotypes, you'll like this. A comedian from New York called up phone sex girls and told them he's into some bizarre stuff. These are real calls, and I love them.
I'll post something nicer tomorrow maybe.