Saturday, September 29, 2007

No Dogs Allowed

K took Friday night off to eat out, see a movie and pretend he was young wild and free.

[Sunday is mine, MINE!!]

I needed a plan of action for entertaining the children by myself so I decided to call Kristen.

She's new in town, she doesn't know a lot of people yet and she has one of those Wii thingies.

I invited myself over and demanded that she do some advance grocery shopping so the kids could make their own pizzas and sundaes.

[Who's bossy now, huh?]

My children had a great time flinging legos and blocks around her living room and sprinkling ice cream jimmies all over the kitchen floor.

Kristen's daughter dressed my son up as a dog despite the fact that he begged and begged to wear the princess costume - which was, admittedly, pretty darn cool with that pointy pink hat and all.

The Mayor dutifully suited up in the dog costume from a Halloween long gone by and did what his host asked in the "bark like a dog" category.

While he aimlessly "ruff ruffed" around the room, Daughter Uncensored and The Rooster dragged a miniature pack-n-play designed for dolls out into the middle of the living room.

Rooster started to climb into it so I said,


"No, Rooster. That's not for kids. It's for dolls."

Mishearing us, The Mayor suddenly looked as though he'd won the lottery.

The look on his face said,

"Dogs? It's for DOGS?!! I'm a dog!!!"

He slung a leg over the side of the doll pack-n-play and started to climb in only to hear me scream,

"DOLLS! DOLLS, NOT DOGS!!"

Drat the luck!



30 comments:

Motherhood Uncensored said...

If only we had caught that on tape. I've never seen a happier boy.

Twas almost Christmas in September.

Queen Karana said...

Do I have cotton in my mouth or do my kids have cotton balls stuffed in their ears? It seems like almost everything I say comes out mumble-jumble and moments like you describe are very common around here.

slouching mom said...

I can't think of a more awesome pair than you and Kristen. Watch out -- your town may soon be giving Toronto a run for its money as blogger central!

ewe are here said...

qnSounds like a fun day!

Assertagirl said...

I love that you called Kristen's daughter "Daughter Uncensored." You know they should totally go right out and buy that domain name...

Stepping Over the Junk said...

This is the reason why I never take my kids to other people's houses. We just meet outside somewhere.

Jenna said...

Hi there! Popping in for some fun reading, like your blog always is. I love how you write about your children. All of us moms can find our lives there as we read. Cute kids!

leendaluu said...

Wait!Wait! Wait! Would you please send me the language in your marriage contract that allows for the husband to have Fridays out, if Sundays belong to the wife? My katuba is missing that clause but I'm thinking it's not too late for an amendment....My husband is whooping it up in Portland, ME this weeks (ok, maybe whooping is the wrong adjective)...I'm herding twins and cleaning the chicken coop back on the ranch.

carrie said...

Glad you guys had fun with the Wii!

The pictures at her place speak for themselves!

Gah! The you-tube idiot!

Lori at Spinning Yellow said...

Oh, the Uncensored Joys! You two are going to have a lot of fun together.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

That is funny! Around here....we call that selective hearing! :)

AmandaD said...

Sigh, feeling very Eyore-esque about my own environs and the lackluster potential for mayhem packed playdates such as you both beautifully detailed.

Jenifer said...

That sounds like fun! I would have won for sure if it was songs from Grease!

Rimarama said...

There is nothing better than a playdate at someone else's house. I always try to schedule mine at mealtimes, as well.

Alpha DogMa said...

HEY - your video link is not working. Youtube disapproves of the content. So I must know: WAS IT PORN?

We tried to put our dog in the human play pen. To protect her from the nefarious children. And eat the remains of arrowroot biscuits in the bottom. Hillbillies, we are everywhere.

liv said...

Well, now that I know you'll drive that far to see another blogger, it's up to you to descend on the new casa de madness in the woods!

allrileyedup said...

So you tease me with your comments of Wii and no talk of it? What did you play? I love the boxing and bowling. If I owned a Wii myself, I'd never get anything done.

Jonathan said...

Excellent post :) Sat here with a huge grin on my face now...

Perhaps all children hear their parents voices in Charlie Brown "whaa whaa whaa whaaa" speak ?

Deb said...

YEah um, my kids dont do well at other peoples homes, too much going on! If you have DVD's in your house, just llock them up, my kids will have them in alphabetical order, and memorized in 30 minutes! LOL

Redneck Mommy said...

Still trying to suppress my jealousy over the fact you two live close together while I'm stuck in another country.

Life is just not fair sometimes.

PunditMom said...

I'm moving to Atlanta. Who's place can I crash at first! ;)

notfearingchange said...

Awesome how was the wii?

slackermommy said...

Sounds like it was fun. I'm a Wii addict myself.My kids fight with ME to get a turn.

Lynda Lehmann said...

Very cute!!!

Mrs. Chicky said...

I'm still trying to get over the guy attempting to penetrate a balloon with his whole body.

Jen M. said...

Playdates and blogger bonding. Lucky!

creative-type dad said...

Oh, the Wii thingy is amazing...

Ruth Dynamite said...

The bonding of blogger offspring - love it!

Lawyer Mama said...

I'm so jealous!

And that balloon guy is just freaky.

~JJ! said...

So MUCH fun!