Thursday, August 14, 2008

Happy belated Bloggiversary to me!

Where the hell did the summer go? Seriously, I feel like it was only a week ago I was looking forward to the summer and now school starts next week. For both the kids and for me. So life has gotten hectic, as usual. Preparing the kids and myself for school. I spent all my free time on my manuscript and left my syllabus and assignment prep to the last minute, so guess who is hating life right now? Plus, trying to take off a few days to take the kids to all the fun places. Brother! I could shoot myself for procrastinating. Coupled with all those overeager, overanxious students who keep emailing me for an early copy of the syllabus. Sorry, I am so very lame this semester. You'll be lucky to get it first day of class at this rate!

So it comes as no surprise to anyone who knows me that I would completely forget my own first blogiversary, which was August 4th. I have been known to forget my wedding anniversary and my own birthday at times. So I decided to post about my one year blog anniversary on the day of my 14th wedding anniversary. That way I only forgot one.

Happy anniversaries to me!

I shall leave you with another funnyism from my silly girls.

I took the girls to the Museum of Natural History the other day and we went to see the insect exhibition. The girls were absolutely disgusted to see huge centipedes, beetles and cockroaches. Although, being a New York city girl, those giant cockroaches were nothing compared to what I've seen in the subways.

So there is a little tunnel that you can crawl through and see stuff and then come out at the other side to a pretend house. The girls crawl out and come face to face with a breastfeeding mom and her baby. No not an exhibit. A real life lactating kind. And I kid you not. She had her breast completely hanging out for everyone to see as she is trying to get her baby to take her breast which the baby is refusing. First off, the museum was crowded. Secondly, she clearly didn't care that everyone could see her boobies. And she is right smack in front of the pretend house exhibit! I'm thinking, ok the kid doesn't want the tit right now, give it up before some lecherous old man takes you up on your offer instead!

So youngest comes out of the tunnel and comes face to face with the very large breast and immediately cries out.

"That nimple is bigger then that baby's head!" Yes, she is still mispronouncing nipple. Yes she seems to have mistaken nimple with breast.

Angus comes up right behind her and starts giggling madly. Oldest looks, rolls her eyes and says, "Oh great! I really didn't want to see that!"

The mom is smiling at youngest as I run and grab her to drag her away. But I am not fast enough as Youngest informs the mom to try chocolate milk instead. I finally steer them away. Angus keeps laughing and Oldest announces in her most weary voice, "I don't know what was worse, seeing gigantic disgusting centipedes or a gigantic disgusting breast! Couldn't she use a blanket or something? Gross!"

Head motion, eye rolling all with accompanying flicks of the hand. Oh boy! It starts! I thought I had a few more years before she morphed into an ugly teen. But apparently signs of it begin at 9.

I don't know if I'll survive 3 of them going through puberty all at once. Let the heavy drinking commence!!!!

36 comments:

Vesper said...

Ello, I hope both your anniversaries were very happy! Manny happy returns of the days!

I missed your daughters' funnyisms! But they were absolutely right... Gross, indeed! :-) (I wonder what men were thinking... Hmmm...) :-)

Stephen Parrish said...

Why don't these things ever happen when I visit the museum?

Happy bloggiversary.

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

I'm sending you a crate of vodka - you are clearly in need of it!
As for giant boobies everywhere, hey, send your kids here - there's more than enough of that sort of thing to gross them out for eternity!

And happy anniversaries! Here's to many more!

Cindy said...

Happy Anniversaries!
I really enjoy your writing, especially all the funny things your daughters say. Makes me wonder what will be coming out of my baby's mouth once the babbling stops.

Charles Gramlich said...

Yeah, happy anniversaries, of what ever stripes. I'm already wincing for you, for when the teen years start. I'm kind of glad I had a boy.

Precie said...

Nimples. {giggle} I feel for that woman, but perhaps the center of an exhibit wasn't the best place to nurse that baby.

And HAPPY ANNIVERSARIES to you! Wishing you many, many more!

March to the Sea said...

Happy blogversary..

Funny you say about doing stuff before the kids are back to school. We went out of town for week..the day we got back to work my wife emailed and said "lets book 1-2 days NOW otherwise we are going to be kicking ourselves". So..we were off last monday..and this monday coming.

I like the nekkid boob story too..but I am a guy and a pig...

strugglingwriter said...

Happy Anniversaries! :)

That story made me laugh. Kids are brutally honest!

I'm with Stephen, though. These things never happen to me at the museum.

moonrat said...

hear hear to heavy drinking!

congratulations :) can you believe it's only been a year that we've been virtually corrupting each other? *amazing*

sylvia said...

ello, congrats on your 14th wedding anniversary. that's a long time to be married to da man. also, congrats on your 1st year on your blog. i know that i don't stop by often enough but i need to. you write the funniest stuff. keep up the great humor!

Lisa said...

Congratulations Ello! I so am glad I found you :)

The Anti-Wife said...

Happy Bloggiversary and Happy Anniversary. Love the comments from your kids.

laughingwolf said...

grats on the anniversaries, ell :)

yeah, i'd be as put off as your girls, seeing that woman first thing!

i'm all for breast feeding, but geez lady... pick a place other than directly in line with an exit point!

as for teens, my three are thankfully, all in their 20s... still not all smooth sailing, but then, whose life is?

Larramie said...

Brava, Ello, on both celebrations of commitment!

spyscribbler said...

That's hilarious! I guess I'm definitely in the "use a blanket" side of the breastfeeding debate.

But your kids, priceless!

And happy anniversaries! I forgot my blogiversary, too.

writtenwyrdd said...

Oh, and happy blogaversary!

writtenwyrdd said...

three kids...puberty...OMG...
Hilarious story, though.
I think a gin i.v. is i order.

pjd said...

Chocolate milk! A-ha ha ha HA HA HA!

I am finding the pre-teen years very interesting, but then again I have a boy. He clearly is experimenting with acting like a teen, but he doesn't yet know how to do it right. It's cute to watch. Sounds like your oldest is a prodigy, though.

Happy blogiversary. Both your blog and mine are Leos.

Colorado Writer said...

Happy blog-o-versary.

The blogland is a better place with you in it.

My oldest told me he wants to be a professional boob squeezer when he grows up.

He's. 16.

Stuart Neville said...

Congrats on both your anniversaries.

BOOBIES!

BOOBIES!





BOOBIES!

(Family Guy reference for you, there)

preTzel said...

Happy Belated Bloggiversary and Happy Aniversary to you Ello!

I'm cracking up about the BF mother. Heh.

I'd rather see a woman's breast than a man's that are bigger than mine. Moobies totally gross me out. I wonder what your girls would think of Moobies. :D

Mom In Scrubs said...

Happy Anniversaries!!

Don't you dare take your kids to an agricultural state fair.

We got to hear all about the giant pig/bull/horse scrotii. Very loudly!!

All kinds of blog fodder there for ya!!

Lana Gramlich said...

Congrats on the anniversary. Loved the story (& youngest's unabashed honesty.) I also love the Museum of Natural History. Whenever I venture to NYC I delegate a full day to its enjoyment. :)

Travis Erwin said...

Happy anniversaries to you!

Danette Haworth said...

Happy anniversaries! Good luck with the new school year.

J. L. Krueger said...

Happy 'Versaries to you!

Reminds of when wife and I were Edinburgh, Scotland one year and having a wee spot of lunch in cafe when a woman with boobs bigger than any beachball whipped one out to let her four-year old suck on. Talk about an appetite killer.

I'm on my last teen...Allah be praised! Of course I'm escaping for a time to the more rational part of the world so I don't have to deal with that last teen for a while.

Melissa Marsh said...

Happy Anniversaries!

Your kids crack me up. Chocolate milk! Hahahaha...

Steve Malley said...

Funny, this post came at the same time as the odd, North Island tradition of the, um, the, ah, oobs on Bikes parade...

Kel-Bell said...

My kid went through the tunnel and got bit in the nose.

It bled all over the palce and the mommy of said viper did not even care.

I'll trade that for chocolate breastmilk any day.

Happy Bogiversary!

cindy said...

your girls always crack me up! and happy anniversary, ello!! love love love your blog!!!

Ello said...

Thank you Thank you everyone! I am moved by everyone's sweet comments!Now if only I can get my act together! ;o)

JaneyV said...

Happy happy anniversaries! Especially for 14 glorious years with Da Man!

I remember when I was breastfeeding my main concern was that nobody should see the roll of fat that ran under my boobies. My discretion was totally founded on vanity - the boobies were completely secondary.

Oh and I finally got Daughter off the Boob at 17 months by offering her chocolate milk… How bad is that?

Josephine Damian said...

Happy blogiversary, Ello! Many bloggy returns.

"Coupled with all those overeager, overanxious students who keep emailing me for an early copy of the syllabus."

Ha! That used to be me who got back snarky replies from profs who were not quick on the sylli draw.

My semester starts tomorrow. Already have sylli w/lessons/assigns. but different homework q's are assigned to different groups each week, and so far my prof has not answered my emailed asking which group I'm in.

I await. Am eager to get head start on hmwk. since I'm writing thesis too.

Kappa no He said...

Three girls all going through those colorful teen years at the same time...my commiserations! But think of all the great blog posts you'll get from it all. *wink*

Kappa no He said...

Three girls all going through those colorful teen years at the same time...my commiserations! But think of all the great blog posts you'll get from it all. *wink*

Sarah Hina said...

Happy Belated Anniversaries, Ello! I hope you popped some bubbly.

And man, are boobs are hard to ignore. ;)

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