Monday, March 31, 2014

One, Two, Three and to the Fo'

Aubrey: Ring around the rosy, pocket full of posies. .....We all FALL DOWN!
Martin: Hey Aubrey, how about you sing this song: One, Two, Three and to the Four. Snoop Doggy Dog and Dr. Dre are at the door!
Aubrey: Daddy, No! I don't want to sing that song!
Martin: Come on! Don't you want to sing the counting song?
Aubrey: Daddy, no.
Martin: Do you want mommy to sing?
Aubrey: Yeah!
Martin/Me: One, Two, Three and to the Four. Snoop Doggy Dog and Dr. Dre are at the door. 
Aubrey: No! Not that song! The ring around the rosy song!
Martin: Don't you want to learn the puppy song?
Aubrey: Daddy, no!
Martin: This is so frustrating. It's like she knows it's not a kids song!

Some of the bigger trials of parenting...obviously

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

My New Favorite Song

This is my new favorite song...its called Thunder Clatter by Wild Cub and it's Amazing! It's the type of song that really just warms my heart every time I hear it on the radio.

PS. I'm not actually that great with music but I've been listening to 107.7 pretty exclusively lately and they have GREAT music. If you live in the Rochester or Buffalo area you should definitely check it out!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

You Know That Song

Shortly after a reunion of college roomates in the Baltimore airport

Amanda: So. I keep thinking about this song. I think you guys would really like it. .....Do you know what song I'm talking about???
Katie: What? No. Not based on that description.
Amanda: Well. It could be a line dance or it could be played at a rave. I can really see Jenna dancing to it. Do you know what song I'm talking about????
All of us: No. Definitely not. Try to sing some of it.
Amanda: Da. daaa.  I can't really think of the tune. You know! It could be at a rave OR a line dance!
All of us: We have no idea.
Zach: (starts searching for top forty songs on his phone and randomly calling off names)
Amanda: I think its a girl that sings it. It could be at a rave or a line dance. 

Two days later driving down red dirt roads in Georgia:

Ginny: Hey, I think this is the song Amanda was talking about!

And it was.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Post Wedding Trantrum

Me: Ok, Katie. It's time to leave. The wedding is over and our shuttle is leaving.
Katie: I don't want to leave. I want to keep dancing!
Me: Yeah. I know. But we're leaving. Come on.
Katie: I just want everyone to know that I AM NOT HAPPY WITH THIS DECISION!

back at the cabin.

Katie: I want to keep partying! I want to dance!
Me/Ginny: We'll stay up and hang out. But I'm pretty sure we're done partying.
Katie: I want to party! You guys are lame!
Me: I think you're being a little dramatic.
Katie: I want to be dramatic! I AM BEING DRAMATIC LIKE AUBREY!
Me: You've got to be kidding me (walks away into bathroom)
Katie: Oh fine! Walk away from me! You're lame!

Katie: They are having a party at the cabin next door. I'm going to go over there with those cool people!
Me: Bye Katie!
Ginny: Are you going to let her go there?
Me: She'll be back in five minutes.

...less than five minutes later

Katie: I did not fit in to that party. 

...Katie, we love you! Also, you know you're in a good place when you're legitimately comparing yourself to a three year old. 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Spirit Animal

Server: Hi, My name is Brandon. I'm going to be your server today.
Ingrid: What is your middle name Brandon
Brandon: Umm, people don't usually ask that. It's Joseph
Ingrid: That is solid
Brandon: Most of my friends call me BJ. You know, Brandon Joseph
Me: They do not call you BJ! Do you know that that means?!
Jolene: I'm pretty sure he knows what it means
BJ: Yeah. I like it. It's a good nickname. 
Ingrid: Ok. BJ.....what is your spirit animal?
BJ: My spirit animal...
Me: I'm thinking maybe Falcon
Ingrid: No, he's definitely a meerkat. I definitely see meerkat. Don't you?
BJ: Ummm.... I guess I could be a meerkat.

End of meal. At this point we know a lot about BJ. His nickname. College major. Dream job. Dream place to live. That he's the best man in his brother's wedding. That he likes to play mud volleyball while drinking. That he is 24. That he despises dark chocolate. Probably a few other things that I don't remember at this point.

BJ: Ok, with your bill I'm going to put a little survey card. You can go online and complete the survey. There are some questions about me also. I put my name on the back of the card. I actually put BJ. Normally I put Brandon because I don't usually get so personal with my guests. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Got to Go Check Something

Aubrey: (walks by Ingrid)
Ingrid: Aubrey, did you just fart?
Aubrey: (smirking, sheepishly) Yessss.

...a few minutes later

Aubrey: (walks by Ingrid)
Ingrid: Aubrey, did you fart again??
Aubrey: (sheepishly, smirking) Yesss.
Me: Aubrey, did you fart or did you forget to wipe your butt?
Aubrey: (pause) Ummm....I just got to go check something

From the bathroom...
Aubrey: uh, MOM. We're gonna need some new underwear in here.

within 30 minutes

Aubrey: (exits bathroom)
Me: Aubrey, did you wipe your butt??
Aubrey: (annoyed) Yes Mom!
Me: Did you wash your hands?
Aubrey: (pause) I just have to go do something.