Wednesday, July 11, 2007

She's Got Huge Fire Trucks

The other day I was reading Matthew's Dream by Leo Lionni to The Mayor before his nap.

During the story the main character (Matthew) meets his future wife, a mouse named Nicoletta.

When Nicoletta was introduced, The Mayor interrupted me to say,


"Mom! I had a dream about Nicoletta!"

"You did?"


"I did!" he said. "And in the dream..."


[The Mayor cupped his arms in front of his chest as if he were carrying two watermelons.]


"...in the dream she had these huge fire trucks!!"

The Joys.






62 comments:

PunditMom said...

LOL! And, as always, nice art!

aimee / greeblemonkey said...

Huge fire trucks! awesome.

Patience said...

Huge fire trucks???? Boys and their toys!

slouching mom said...

That Mayor, he's pretty precocious, isn't he?

We lovelovelovelovelove Leo Lionni around here.

mcewen said...

Love Leo Lionni - the froggy one gets our vote. Have a good trip.
Cheers

furiousBall said...

Like a derelict pirate of children's literacy, I swooped in upon ye vessel and I added Matthew's Dream to my library list.

Arrrg

Philly? Have fun in the city I'm enburberated to

enburberated - n. meaning or have to pertaining to being the closest city to where your happy ass lives.

3carnations said...

My son frequently has dreams involving trucks, too.

Queen Karana said...

Hm, we haven't read Matthew's Dream yet. Guess we will have to check it out. I'll let you know if we incur any strange dreams on our end. :)

wordgirl said...

Philadephia will never be the same.

Lawyer Mama said...

You are the QUEEN of photoshop, baby!

NotSoSage said...

A Park Ranger? In Philly? I'm just an ignorant Canadian but I'm guessing you'll want to go a little further off the beaten track, no? Those are the kind of assumptions we get about OUR cities.

Major Bedhead said...

Wow, I didn't know Leo Lionni had written so many books. I have Frederick The Mouse from when I was a kid. I loved the illustrations.

Huge fire trucks. there's a euphemism if ever I heard one.

urban-urchin said...

fire trucks and dana. this kid has naming privates down to an art form.

philly is only an hour on the train from nyc... just sayin'.

QT said...

Dude, I will have to exhange some snack recipes with you - I have stand-ins for the carrots, I promise!

I wish I could express surprise at the Mayor's comments, but I just can't.

Have fun on your kid-free trip - I am sure you will.

Damselfly said...

The Mayor's Dream?

Did you know Philadelphia has a place called Free Love Park? Might be a place to look....

Above Average Joe said...

Do I want to know what comes out of the firehoses?

Tabba said...

OMG and I'm LMAO!!!

Cece said...

I've never heard them called THAT before! lol

Kyla said...

Two of men's favorite things...big trucks and breasts. The Mayor is a man's man for sure. *lol*

~JJ! said...

Hys-terical!

We love Leo Lionni!!!!

You know, philly isn't all THAT far from NY!!!

Jim said...

I'm going to have to start using "huge fire trucks", maybe I won't get slapped so much.

Bubblewench said...

Fire trucks! Now I've heard them all.

I'm warning our mayor to put our city on lock down. Oh wait, he's too busy in line for a new iPhone...

Come up to Valley Forge park, you'll definatly find your park ranger there.

I'm stealing furiousballs line too..

I'm enburberated also.

Em said...

I love it! Now I can refer to "them" in public and no one will know what I'm talking about!

mamatulip said...

Huge fire trucks?

That's BRILLIANT. I'm so stealing that one.

Omaha Mama said...
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Nikki said...

uh oh. My son like fire trucks....A LOT.

Omaha Mama said...

I love when kids start to remember dreams. Brenna has just started that. So cute and FUNNY!

I hope your dream comes true and you get yourself a ranger uniform to dress up K. Don't they just rent those things out???

carrie said...

Have a wonderful trip to Philadelphia! I'm sure those cheesesteak sandwiches will help the might wind along nicely!

I love that book, good choice!

Carrie

Jenifer said...

Firetrucks! I love it and I too am stealing that one.

Have fun on your search for those men in uniform...

Catizhere said...

Hey! I'm.. whatthehellwasthatword?? Enburberated also!

We'll be at Chuck3Cheese in Springfield tonight if you wanna stop over.

BOSSY said...

Luckily Philly has many smelly smokestacks - there's a chance we may never notice you've arrived.

WILLIAM said...

I would have to guess that Matthew has a very long hose.

Park Rangers at the Liberty Bell. Also you could probably flirt with the people dressed as Thom. Jefferson and Ben Franklin

painted maypole said...

Have fun in Philly - I used to live there! Do some shopping on Belmont for me, would you?

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

Have fun on your trip!

Wherer does one find a bra large enough to accomodate fire trucks, I wonder?

Cathy said...

Um...how does she keep those fire trucks so perky? Is there a non-surgical method I should know about?

Hol&J said...

If a little mouse has big ol' firetrucks, what do we have?

Have a great trip!

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Big firetrucks? So is that what we're calling them now?

LOL, great story! Have fun in Philly!

Mama en Fuego said...

Yeah, that's why my husband married me, my huge firetrucks.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Hi, I found you through the fab CamiKaos.

I only just discovered Leo Lionni through Susan as Herself and read Frederick to my two little monkeys last night.

It's such a cute story.

I'll have to buy them 'Matthew's Dream', Miss M aged 2 loves Fire Engines at the moment...

Ok, I know, it was just a dream, but very funny.

Gingers Mom said...

Men and their fire trucks...the bigger the better.
Have a great time in Philly. Never left hubby with all 3 kids. REALLY want to.

theotherbear said...

fire trucks? that's what they're calling them these days?

L.A. Daddy said...

Fire trucks?!

What starts with "F" and ends in "UCK"? Fire truck! Yay! What? Oh, get yer mind outta the gutter.

Parenting alone? Brrr. Scary.

Queen Heather said...

Honestly I must start wearing depends before reading your blog!

mommiebear2 said...

Dude, huge fire trucks!?!?! He is so going to be a hit with the ladies. *Turning her sirens on* ;)

tulipmom said...

Our sons must be on the same wavelength this week. Thank goodness I'm just schlepping around "2 big mushy rocks in my chest" ...

Slackermommy said...

Rock on! Have a great time on your trip. Just think, 4 days of pooping by yourself!

Momish said...

At least he didn't say, "fire f*cks" as my child would have. Can't get her to pronouce "tr" right for the life of me. They are tr-tr-tr-trucks, honey!


P.S. YO!! I LIKE LIVE IN PHILLY!!!
I know some great cafes...hint hint.
(sorry, no park rangers in my cicle of friends)

Mrs. Chicky said...

*snort*

I don't even want to know about their hoses.

Virtualsprite said...

Well, there's a euphamism I've never heard before...

Have fun in Philly!

Suburban Oblivion said...

I totally snorted at the firetrucks.

flutter said...

that testosterone really kicks in early, doesn't it?

EE said...

Love it!!!!

GoteeMan said...

Nothing like a great set of fire trucks. My 8 year old is fascinated by them every time he sees a big pair.

LMAO....
J.

Lotta said...

You are rais'n em up right!

andi said...

Fire trucks? If only mine were large enough to merit such a comparison, but as it is since I started breastfeeding the baby my daughter just calls mine "holes". Ouch.

Alpha DogMa said...

Hub-a-hub-a, Nicoletta!

karrie said...

The Mayor naps?? Was that in the book you recco'd too?

Have fun in Philly!

Jenny said...

Is that what they're calling them these days?

Queen Karana said...

Just as an update, I read the girls "Matthew's Dream" at the library yesterday. No dreams yet... of fire trucks or peanuts or anything else. :)

Motherhood Uncensored said...

I know I'm cute and all but seriously, stop stalking me.

Oh wait. Maybe I'm stalking you.

If you need a break, or a good laugh, you're welcome to stop over and meet my in-laws.

megachick said...

cuz the world needs more euphemisms for body parts.

rangers in philly?
why haven't you just checked out a costume store? do you need the authentic sweat of a ranger in the uniform first? in all it's foresty goodness.

Nancy said...

Fire trucks? Where did that come from? ;-)