Me: Jackson, is there anything you want to talk about in your bedtime prayer?
J: Jesus . . . I saw him yeserbay
Me: Oh, really? Where did you see him?
J: In the other class
Me: What other class?
J: (long pause) . . . Ummm . . . (sudden smile) . . . I just tooted
And this spiritual discussion is now officially over . . .
We took advantage of the last day of Spring Break (other people's Spring Break, mind you - I MISS Spring Break!) to take a trip to the zoo. It was a gorgeous day and we headed to Gainesville to check out the Frank Buck Zoo. It is a smaller zoo, which can be of ultimate importance when you are say, 8 months pregnant.
. . . and told me that it was a VACUUM CLEANER!!
No, it's not, Mommy. Look, here's its wheel.
I think that's a spur.
In his defense, the little boy does LOVE vacuum cleaners. But I am the same mom who threatened to drag a Ziploc of red dirt to the hospital with me if I was forced to relocate outside the Lone Star state before he was born. Being a Texan is important. Is there any other state bold enough to slap the image of their borders on everything from socks to dinnerware? Behold . . .
Amazing isn't it. Tell me where you can get pasta in the shape of Wyoming or one of the other squares.
In case you can't read it, the wrapper on the tissue paper says:
GATHER tissue from center of sheet
TWIST bottom of tissue to hold in place
PLACE tissue in gift bag; repeat steps to fill bag
I can't wait to see what is next. Instructions on the toilet paper perhaps?
Our new house was a true "investor special" when we purchased it. As in no floors. Just cold concrete slab. Not exactly where you envision hanging out making family memories. But we just chose to think of it as a blank slate. And when we found out we could get a great deal on hardwood flooring, we jumped on it. I was so excited. Hardwood floors have always been on my list of desired home amenities, but they were always just a little out of reach. These particular floors are dark wood with hand scraped detailing. Perfect.
However, there was one family member who was less than thrilled by our new spread.