Thursday, June 25, 2009

I've heard it comes in threes....

First it was Ed McMahon (1923-2009)

Next it was Farrah Fawcett (1947-2009)

then Michael Jackson (1958-2009).....


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I got your definition....

Flabbergasted -–verb (used with object) to overcome with surprise and bewilderment; astound.

I have said this word at least 15 times in the last few days. Sometimes about personal stuff, sometimes family stuff, and then the blowup today fit the definition perfectly. Let me tell you what happened. It is a doozy.

What: An altercation and it wasn't like this kind of fighting....

When: 1PM

I had always heard about fights at Cheesy-chucks back in the good ole days when they served beer. I have never seen one any other time I have been there until today and of all things, I was involved.

How: I was sitting at my table and watching my son go from game to game playing. He found a helicopter game that was empty and he hopped in it and put his coin in the slot. So I turned my head back around to my plate and next thing I know my son is standing next to me crying telling me that a lady pulled him out of the helicopter game. He said he had put money in the game and she came over and told him to get out and pulled him out because her granddaughter was going to play it.

My inner momma bear came out full force. How dare someone pull my child out of a game for no reason especially if he put money in said game. I grabbed my son's hand and told him to show me EXACTLY who pulled him out of the game. We walked around the tables over to the game and encountered the grandmother who assaulted my son. My child was crying at this point when we walked up and (I call her the g-ma) G-Ma said "you don't need to be crying boy".

I turned around and said "Excuse me?" And then calmly explained how my child said that she pulled him out of the game and if that was the case, she should know that she should keep her hands off of my child.

She stated she did not touch my child but did tell him to get out. I explained to her that my son had put money in the machine. Then all hell broke loose.

The G-ma's daughter swooped in out of no where and whipped her sun glasses off and started waving them in my face. I politely asked her to please get her glasses out of my face and to calm down.

"Bitch, I will do whatever I want with my sunglasses!" she screamed.

I stayed pretty damn calm the entire time. She on the other hand was irate and per the G-ma a "hot-head". When I asked that she lower her voice and calm down her voice would get louder. Security was called over and a little girl who worked at the establishment came and asked if there was anything she could do as I asked her to please calm this lady down as I turned to ask my child and my friend's child to go sit down that we would be right back over there in a minute.

My friend grabbed my purse and ran to my aid when she saw what was going down and started talking to the G-ma as the daughter was screaming at me.

I turned back to the irate daughter who was yelling at the worker/security that I had called her rude in which I responded that I had not told her that but that was exactly how she was acting and especially in front of her children. Well that set her off again.....

My friend and I made eye contact and walked away from the situation and attended to our children. The psycho daughter continued on screaming at the security for a couple of minutes after we even left the situation.

It was embarrassing as I noticed that the whole eating area was focused in on exactly what was going down and I was in the middle of it. It wasn't what we asked for at all.

My first thought is I wonder what her poor children have to witness at home if she is this vile and abusive out in the public to the public. Most people have a face for home and vice versus for the public.

WOW.....I am still flabbergasted. Is this what the world is coming to? Stupid, uneducated, hotheads all over raising the next generation?

My son was promptly walked back to the game and allowed to play without fear of some crazy women.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!

I want to shout out to one of the best fathers I have ever hubster.

.....he has the best BBQ around.

.....he makes the best hamburgers (per the kiddo).

.....he builds his son rc cars.

......he laughs hard and long at our jokes.

......he races home to be with us when he is away.

......he taught the kiddo how to ride a bike.

......he takes the kiddo to the air show.

.......he provides everything we need/want.

........he is the love of our lives!

Thank you hubster for being my son's wonderful father. Thank you for being AWESOME!

I love you!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Day at the Aquarium

We went to the downtown aquarium today. They are running a "Two for Tuesday" special. The kiddo and I had a BLAST with some friends of ours.

Here are some pictures of some of the cool things we got to see.

These are gold speckled fish (that is not the actual name). The sides of their body actually look like shimmering gold in the light.

Here we have the octopus. He/She would not let me take a picture of her face. It was shy!

Here is a shark that swam above my head. It was an awesome sight. (I am quite fascinated by sharks.)

Ahh.....the jelly fish. How much fun I had standing and watching these amazing creatures.

At the end of the tour of the aquarium, there are white tigers. There are 4 on the premises but only one at a time on display. They change the tigers out every 2 hours to keep the tigers day changed up. The white tiger above was just chillin'.

The above tiger had just seen his "chef" that piqued his interest. He watched intently and then started pacing.

It was a great day! The kid got to ride all the rides he wanted as many times as he wanted and I got to hang with him and my friends and we laughed most of the day.

Laughter is my guage to how good the day is.....and today was Awesome!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

the mohawk, a shiner and crappy insurance

We gave the red-headed child a Mohawk for the summer. It is long right now because I can't wait to get him to sit still long enough for him to have it molded above his head. (pictures promised!)

The very next day after he got his 'hawk, he got slammed in the eye by the universe (actually a kid's accident) and tore his EYELID totally OPEN. There was OPEN FLESH, people!

Once I saw his open flesh, I freaked out just a bit and relied on another mother (Thank GOD she is First Aid trained) and I let her take care of the initial care as getting him the ice pack and applying it and had the kid totally calm.

I calmly got his father on the phone as we were at a neighbors house when this occurred and calmly told hubster that we were semi okay but to "get his butt in the truck and come and pick the both of us up immediately and get your wallet, cause we are going to the Urgent Care."

He got there before I was even able to get the child out the door of the house. My new found mama friends got my baby in the truck and we were able to get on the road immediately. On the way to the urgent care we got into a bit of a traffic jam. While I was calling the insurance company my child exclaimed "At least it wasn't my nuts!". Priceless.

Once we got to the dreaded Urgent Care, the child was more worried about the toys he was going to get to play with instead of how his eye hurt. Because we have crappy insurance, it would have cost us over $200 to have him seen. Hubster and I re-evaluated his eye with the nurse and we all agreed that his eyelid had already sealed itself and that we should just do what they would do and clean it and dress it.

Instead of $ cost me only $18 at Walgreen's and $30 at Gamestop this morning for the little man. He deserved a game after all of that. What can I say....I am just glad that he still has his eye. I was pretty scared at first at how it looked. Now it is just a little bruised and he thinks it is cool to have a Mohawk AND a shiner!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Doing the dance

So we have finally made it to the last day of school!

Here he is doing his happy dance.

Sorry it is a bit blurry....he was twisting around and I didn't have the right setting. Oh well....but I do see that my pile of stuff to be put away is in clear focus!

Later, pictures of his new summer haircut.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Countdown is almost over!

So we are gearing up for summer around here. Tomorrow (Wednesday) is the last day of First Grade for the little red-headed child that lives in my house.

He is so excited he can't stand it!

This is going to be our summer!

The countdown ends tomorrow at 3:45PM.

Instead of the teacher constantly hearing my son chatter all will be my job.

Talk to me at the end of summer, but I am sooooooooooooooooooo excited!

Bring it!