Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Things explained

Tristan told me the other day that at his birthday party a kid noticed I have a small tattoo of a daisy on my ankle. The conversation went something like this:

"Your mom has a tattoo??"
"Because she was dumb."

And thank you Tristan!

Taj has the habit of waking up at random times and seeming to be wide awake, but he's really half-asleep. Last nite he woke up and a shot me with a web. I don't know if I've mentioned before but when he shoots a web he doesn't do it out of his wrist like Spiderman. He "shoots" it out of his butt. Why out of his butt, you ask??

"Taj, why do you shoot the web out of your butt?"
"That's how spiders do it, duh."

Yes- he actually said "duh." He sounded like a 15 year old.

This last one was actually one of the boys at my husband's youth residential treatment facility. I mentioned that I was having a hard time getting motivated to run on my treadmill because I had been running outside until it got cold again.

"I just don't feel like staring at a

"So... draw a road."


**PS. My husband sent me the sweetest e-card this morning. I love him!


Code Yellow Mom said...

These are brilliant! Love the tattoo commentary...and "draw a road." Shoot. If life were that simple. :)

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

"draw a road" is classic! That is really great advice!

"Because she was dumb." LOL, did you have a "don't get a tattoo like Mommy did" discussion or something?

Amanda said...

LOL! Kids are great for putting things into perspective aren't they!?!

swampbaby said...

LOL! LOL! Love my nephews!

Mel said...

Oh, I love it when kids make comments like that! LOL.

Kayelyn said...

Kids say the darnedest things! And they are really smart, too!

txmommy said...

that's funny. I guess it might help though, or watch TV while you run.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

My Papi and I have a joke about getting a tattoo of a butt on our butt with a tattoo of a butt on the tattoo of the butt.

Maybe I should have kept that our super special privatey inside joke.

Toni said...

You should just do DDR!

Robin said...

Oh Tajy- of course real spiders do it the right way!
Charlotte has just started shooting webs- she uses her wrists.

No Cool Story said...

Well DUH! I have now learned so much from this post :)

Taj shoots out of his butt, he he he!

Stepherz said...

Too funny, Tori!

E-cards are fun. My old man doesn't like computer stuff, so I have never gotten one from him. My 77 year old grandma sends one to me all the time though, and it makes me smile!

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

SO FUNNY!!!! Gosh, you must always have a smile on your face with so many comedians in the house!

Love e-cards from the hubs... so sweet!

tara said...

At least he said she WAS dumb and not IS. (=

Can you still send ecards for free? if so where at?! I was thinking JUST this morning "a nice love note from my husband would be great... I don't care if it's on the back of a perscription paper, just written would be nice!"

Maybe I'll try sending HIM an ecard... do you think he'll get the hint?

probably not.

Tori :) said...

tara- you can send free ecards thru