Thursday, April 19, 2007

Joy Dearest

I hesitate to reveal the TRUE purpose of our visit to New York last weekend because I don't want anyone to think The House of Joy is, you know, DIFFERENT or anything.

But my
cousin Kathy needed to be taught a lesson.

Kathy introduced me to many new kinds of chocolaty treats and though they are "Weight Watchers" brand candies I don't need to get back in the habit of eating chocolaty morsels of almost-like-almond-joy goodness.

Cousin Kathy is an evil doer!

I believe she was sent by the very wicked Lady Flabina to distract me from the complicated and difficult task of counting all the way to TWENTY(!!!) each and every day in order to track the damned weight watchers points.

Kathy, will suffer at the hands of The Family Joy for this cruel act!!!

We have ways of extracting vengeance!


Cousin Kathy "assumes the position" under the authority The Mayor.

beating



Satisfied with her acquiescence,

The Mayor prepares to administer Cousin Kathy's punishment.

A beating



Commence the whup ass!

"NO TEMPTING MY MOM WITH
ALMOND JOY-LIKE TREATS, KATHY!!!"


Mayor beats his cousin


Way to go, Mayor!


Jessica


Balloons were given as rewards for services rendered, but The Mayor struggled.
He wondered if the paper towel roll flogging life might not be for him. He experienced the dread, "Floggers Remorse."


With Pop


The Mayor contemplated running away with this friendly balloon man.


We Give The Mayor Away to the Waiter


But then Hank...


Upside Down


...and Grandpa...


With Pop

...convinced him that paper towel roll tush tirades
are just part of our family joy.




(The trip to New York had nothing to do with a conference K had to attend. No. That wasn't it at all.)

52 comments:

BOSSY said...

No. Way. A conference? A free hotel room and the whole bit? Was K able to sneak the family free buffet croissants and a cup of free bad coffee? Bossy bets the conference was nowhere near the East Village and she gratefully assumes you didn't have to stay in the hateful Union-nay Air-squay Inn-nay.

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

Fun!
I love craziness like that.

Yay Family Joy!

slouching mom said...

You guys must be a blast to hang out with. Love love love this photo essay.

Good stuff, OTJ.

You so obviously know how to live.

Jennifer said...

I looks like you all had a great time! Nothing better than opening up a can of whoop ass.

Patience said...

I wanna go with you guys to the next conference. The rare times I travel for business I end up in Oklahoma City or Midland Texas. Nice vacation spots they both are, but looked like you guys were having lots more fun!

Great pics! But it really looked like Cousin Kathy was enjoying the whuppin' just a little bit too much!

Woman with kids said...

Paper Towel Roll Tush Tirades? Aren't those the norm for every family? Along with sneaky licks and Whose The Quietest contests?

jo! said...

i love the picture of the mayor with grandpa. That's a keeper!

Tabba said...

The House of Joy always makes me laugh/smile.
It was such a joyful thing for me this morning to see all of your purdy faces :)

SciFi Dad said...

next Christmas introduce him to the wrapping paper rolls... the tirades will never be the same again...

Em said...

Now why would we think your house was different? Aren't floggings standard fare in most families???

Karen Forest said...

You guys look like a bunch of fun!

Kendra said...

love the pictures, hope you had a flippin' good time!! always fun to hang with family.

QT said...

What great pics! You guys all look like you are having so much fun ~ methinks the car blowing up might have been worth it a little?

Jenny said...

The family that flogs together blogs together.

Or something like that.

crazymumma said...

mmmm chocolate. my downfall is stinky cheese and baguette.

Your family looks beautiful. Even the adults, you all just look...happy. I like that.

Lisa Milton said...

Good family flogging fun - like it. Seeing you with your kin cheers me up. You're good people.

Rach said...

Do you people know how funny the expression "opening up a can of whoop ass" is for us deprived souls in the UK? Unfortunately my sever-year-old, revelling in having a cool American stepdad, has taken to saying it. Luckily friends and family just say "pardon?" and as he's in fits of hysterical sever-year-old laughter by then, I can drop something/cough/laugh loudly and cover it up. One days we'll get caught, and I'll be arrested or something... yes, i do have a life, but it's funny, I promise...

gingajoy said...

agh! curses to the Weight Watchers brand of SUGAR! It's still sugar. Delicious sugar. How I love my sugar....

NotSoSage said...

Ah, Flogger's Remorse. I'm guilty of that, myself, sometimes. But Joe always makes it clear that when I flog him, it's all done in the name of fun.

Kevin Charnas said...

So, was he also yelling, "Bad Kathy's Dana's home! Bad Kathy's Dana's home!"

Maybe?

Maybe not.

The Sour Kraut said...

Cute story!

It's adorable that The Mayor is a mini K, and Rooster is a mini you.

Tracysan said...

I can't wait for my kid to be old enough to flog. What fun!

Kristin said...

Ohhhh... kinky kitchen antics... I think Eva might want to marry the Mayor... (I know, I know, I'm a pig.)

Chrissy said...

Now I can see why I deserve the paper towel to the tushie for my terrible brownie ways.

Also, so you know, your post about the non coitus ontopus was part of the discussion in our Wednesday night dinner. I do believe I recruited 3 more readers to your blog.

Groovy Lady said...

Good job! You're training that boy right. All little boys should grow up knowing that whup ass is a necessary and fair form of vengeance when the width of his mom's ass is jeopardized.

Lawyer Mama said...

The Weight Watchers eclairs are my crack of choice. They're just evil!

You have an adorable family!

carrie said...

You guys are so much fun.

Fake WW chocolates and all.

ps. I just discovered those GIANT cookies & cream ice cream bars . . . I'm really going to have a hard time counting now. :)

Carrie

ali said...

i, too, have suffered from floggers remorse...

jen said...

lovely.

i'll expect a flogging when in atlanta.

Jenny Ryan said...

Your family is way cool. If I ever happen across a park ranger uniform I'm TOTALLY acquiring it and sending it to you :P

Augs Casa said...

Come on over to Augs Casa. I love to bake. What's your pleasure. I make a mean apple pie. I also am well known for my cream puffs. Pick your poison...ha ha ha

The Davis' said...

Your family looks like a lot of fun! So glad you were able to enjoy the time together.

wendy boucher said...

I ate two lemon weight watcher nasties today. I'm bored of South Beach and counting points instead. Did you know that "treats" that are only one point taste like they are not even worth half a point? So not worth it. You did right to pass on the WW "goodies" and flog the cousin. Nice work, Joy.

Amanda said...

The brunette stunner in these photos who I have come to know in her comments throughout the blogging community is counting points? You certainly look like an after photo everywhere I have ever seen you.

I'd say enjoy the almond joyish thingies.

Damselfly said...

Well, thanks for clearing that up.

Now I want to be a part of your family! ;)

urban-urchin said...

Glad you all had fun, even if you didn't meet up with me *sigh*

Cece said...

I LOVE picture posts!

Terri said...

Aww... what fun

Dirty Birdie said...

Who cares why you went, at least you got to go! {{I'm psyching myself up for my trip to St.Louis to visit the in-laws}}

Kyla said...

Joy-larious!

wordgirl said...

You look mah-velous! That Weight Watchers has worked for many of my friends...but I'm so bad at math.

mamatulip said...

I LOVE YOUR FAMILY.

Cooks on the Coast said...

Um...why are YOU (looking downright skinny in your pics) doing WW?

KC said...

Serious joy. And I love that last picture too.

You guys have a lot of fun don't you?

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

Loved this comic strip!

That Mayor of yours is so so so cute! Love that face!

Mrs. Chicky said...

Youse guys is cah-raazy!

mcewen said...

Ooo I am a bit late in the day - almost tomorrow!
So I pop along for my little dose of 'joy' and what do I find! Typical - a dollop of torment instead.
It's just sour grapes on my part of course, although I can't eat those either. If you could refrain from any references to food for another fortnight I would be eternally grateful.
Yours [on the liquid diet for 89 days and counting] person.
Cheers

Lisa said...

Oh how funny.

YOu are SUCH a MILF woman. What are you counting points for? You look pretty hot to me!

flutter said...

*sigh* I love your life.

I've been thinking about doing the weight watcher's thing. I guess I could go online...I don't want to have to step my sizeable arse on a scale in front of others. Oh-ho no-ho!

QueenieB said...

Nice! Looks like a fun visit.

Aliki2006 said...

Oh, it sounds--and looks--like fun was had by all! And isn't that the whole point of everything?

Lotta said...

Those candies are like a gateway drug. 20 points. Holy Mom Of God! I was eating 30 and having a hard time. Is that your maintenance budget?

By the way, I'm so sick of meat.