Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I've moved... again

So since I last updated in 2011, I lost my job, separated from my husband, moved to a new state for a new job, was widowed, left that job to teach... whew! Exhausted just writing that.

I'm blogging again because there are a few things going on in my life. Email me if you want the new address: parentville@gmail.com.


Friday, January 7, 2011

New year, new home

Is this thing on... hello? hello?

If anyone is still out there, I've started a new blog in a new, top-secret location. Contact me if you want the URL.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Career Day

This morning, Pumpkin told G what he wanted to be when he grows up:

"A weather pointer."

To you and I, that's a meteorologist, but think about it...what do they do? They "point" to the weather.

It's a much more realistic (and appropriate career aspiration than last month when he wanted to be a "bad guy" or an alligator).

More posts to come when I figure out my photo issue. Apparently, I'm at my max.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

St. Pat's Day - Pumpkin Style

I've been traveling a lot over the last year. This year, I was gone on St. Patrick's Day. I missed the corned beef, the Irish beer, the shot of whiskey. (Of course, I was out of town with a client. Who. Doesn't. Drink.)

But more than all that, I missed this:

Saturday, March 14, 2009

A Pumpkin First: The Curse Word

When I picked Pumpkin up from school yesterday, his teacher pulled me aside and started to whisper.

Teacher: Pumpkin said a bad word today.

Me (hand to mouth in "shock" hoping it wasn't an f-bomb): What?!?

Teacher: He came up to me and told me that "Zach p'd him off."

Me (still feigning shock): Oh...

Teacher: Then he said it again. And then all the other kids started repeating, "p'd me off, p'd me off, p'd me off."

Me (surpressing a giggle): Oh...

Teacher: Maybe he heard it on a television show he shouldn't have been watching?

Me: Um, yeah. That's probably it.

I'm not advocating kids saying "pissed" but honestly, his first public curse could have been much, much worse. G and I really work hard not to curse - we usually spell it out, which has caused Pumpkin to spout random letters when he's upset. (Block tower fell down, "LRPQ!" Crayon broke, "HVBINNJ!" Dinner isn't what he anticipated, "SICPLAQ!!!")

It's hard when "pissed" and "ass" are common on just about any TV show. Back in the day, these were among the words NEVER heard on primetime outside of cable. But now, these words everywhere. Where does it stop?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

You'd think he spends all day in front of the TV

Since he was born, we've really limited Pumpkin's TV time. He gets an hour on weeknights, right after dinner before bed. On the weekends, he gets a little more - maybe one kid movie on top of his dinner/bed hour. (Recent fave: Bee Movie - go figure, those bees wore clothes.)

Recently, however, P's been spouting the best in television commercials. See, even though kid content isn't on the TV, sometimes, it's just on, especially in "boy world" (i.e., the basement) where ESPN and other sports run virtually nonstop.

His three favorite:

Snuggie - Because, really, who isn't obsessed with the Snuggie. I mean, the commercial is EVERYWHERE and like it or hate it, everyone's talking about it.

P: "Mommy, you need a Snuggie. Regular blankets slip and slide. The Snuggie will let you reach for things!"

F-150 Trucks - The trucks are big and the commercials are loud and fast paced. What's not to love!

P: "Grandma, if you had an F-150, you could bring home a BIG swimming pool for me. F-150s have the greatest towing capacity in the whole world! They're the best trucks on the road!"

Capital One - The commericals are goofy, and if you're in the market for a credit card these days, you may have the mentality of a four year old.

P (over dinner): "Mommy, what's in YOUR wallet?"

Now, I'm in a marketing-related career, and I certainly enjoy hearing when the messages I've written are repeated, or someone references an event or project in which I've been involved, but it's really startling when you're own kid is spouting ad-speak and taglines.

I really just hope he doesn't start quoting from the ever-present-on-sports-content ads related to ED. Really don't know what I'd do if P started quoting from a Cia1is or Vi@gara commerical.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Pumpkin Says, volume one

Pumpkin's latest words and phrases:

Bad Hiccups: throwing up.

Hot Modifier: humidifier.

Housekeeping: playing house. Involves "one girl dusting stuff, one girl cooking pretend food, and one girl taking care of a doll."