Thursday, June 30, 2005


My plans for getting back into shape over the summer have been pushed somewhat to the back burner.  I did managed to get some eye exercises done last night though.  I stared at the treadmill for a full 20 minutes!  I don't dare pull it out or I will have half a dozen little humans stuck to me like velcro as I try to keep my balance on the belt.  Sometimes I really feel like a Human Ionic Breeze!  Those kids just cling to me pollen spores and no matter how hard I shake, they keep coming back.  I have completely forgotten what it is like to go to the bathroom uninterrupted.

"Mom, whatcha doin?"  (duh... I'm in the bathroom on the toilet... What do most people do when they are in the bathroom on the toilet?)

"Auntie, I need you!"  (can you pleeease wait to need me until AFTER I go potty?)

When I was a child my favorite condiment was soy sauce, no doubt because of my mom's oriental upbringing.  Dickidoo introduced me to the versatility of ranch dressing, he even puts it on steamed rice... yuck!  And then there is Tabasco sauce which goes on what ever the ranch dressing doesn't.  My children have inherited both of our tastes, so our dinner table Lazy Susan always sports a bottle of Tabasco sauce, soy sauce and ranch dressing.

Enter the Southern Loompas.  And to the Lazy Susan add Frank's hot sauce, ketchup and peanut butter!  One neice puts Franks on everything that doesn't have sugar in it.  My nephew dips everything into ketchup, even brussel sprouts!  (Now thats just gross!  No wonder he didn't like it!)  I suggested that next time he try dipping it in Ranch.  And then there is the Littlest Oompa.  She is my Peanut Butter Oompa!  I made a ham and cheese sandwich for her the other day, but she would not eat it until I spread some peanut butter and jelly on it.  And yes, she ate the whole sandwich!

I hate where my computer has been relocated to.  Initially I was excited because of its proximity to my Bunn-Omatic, but its right next to the television set in the upstairs livingroom.  Right now I've got Bear and the Wiggles screaming in my ears.  As obnoxious as they are I find myself getting distracted and tapping my toes along with the little songs about everything they see in forced rhyme.  I am in a Romper Room nightmare, stop the music!  Agh!  Time to vacate this seat and go downstair for some serious news.  If I hear someone sing the word 'happy' one more time I shall surely hurl.  At least its not Barney, or the Telly Tubbies!


judithheartsong said...

pollen spores............ yes, I remember that:):):) judi

ikoiko33 said...

I have forbidden The Wiggles and Bear and Teletubbies from my house when my cousins come over - which isn't too often now that they have moved.


deshelestraci said...

I just happened onto your journal.  You are hilarious!  The Oompas are a constant source of amusement.  And you are a saint to take your sister-in-law's kids for an extended period of time!  I am really (quite unfairly) close to your grandson.  I live about an hour from FT. Campbell in TN.  Yeah, what is it about exercise and the kids.  I used to try to do yoga, ha.  Dripping with kids. Nuts.
nice to meet you, Traci

sdoscher458 said...

Too bad Mr. Rodgers is gone you all could of enjoyed "a walk in the neighborhood" least it's not the purple thingy Barney!  I know it's distracting..everytime I hear "It's a small world isn't it" I start singing poor daughter has a treadmill that she tries to use..she immediately has four clingons wrapped around her like saran wrap!....enjoy these times...they grow too fast...Sandi

heathyrxmarie said...

Wooo!  Yay for the eye excercises! LOL!  The Oompas sound like today will be a day in RARE form ;)

jackiebenice said...

Ha.. When I was little I used to always wait till my mom went into the bathroom to need something, Or to get the urge to just scream.. MOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM... for no reason... I think every kid has to do that... I know that will happen to me sometime later in life, but I'll know why.. It's payback for all the times I did it to my mom.. What goes around..comes around I guess..

take care


jouell3935 said...

So right on the bathroom thing. These guys could ignore me for hours...until I hit the bathroom thinking{first mistake} that I was in the clear! LOL...great entry!!

purplectigger said...

Little kids are a lot of fun unless your on the phone or in the bathroom. I use to tell my kids " this isn't a growth on the side of my head it's a phone ". They never bothered me much in the bathroom.
I agree with you Barney and Telly Tubbies are the worst.
Hugs, R.C.

sunnyside46 said...

if I ever felt lonely , I could go to the john!