Monday, May 21, 2012

Expecting a house guest.

"Ty, I love seeing you playing cars.  Will you stay four years old forever and always play cars on my floor?"

Ty nods (he's a people pleaser) then he stops and shakes his head and smiles. 

"Nope.  I've got to get big so I can do big jobs, like... rake."

"Well, when you are a man and have a 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 year-old, can I borrow him so that he can come play cars on my floor?"

"Sure.  You can borrow him any time you like."

"I won't keep him forever, cause I know how much you will love him and want him to be home with you.  Maybe I can borrow him while you and your wife go on a date?"

"Yep.  You can borrow him for nine days."

--I'm holding you to it little boy. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A two-year-old's life is a wonderful life

Step one.

  As soon as mom steps out of the kitchen head to the pantry.  Grab a box of kix cereal or some other puffed cereal.  Pour a generous amount of cereal onto the floor. 

Step two.

  Find your favorite toy hammer.  Most any will work. 

Step three.

   With one swift blow, strike a piece of cereal.  When done correctly it should change form immediately leaving only a fine powder behind.  Awesomeness.

Step four.
   Repeat step three.

Step five.

   When you get hungry instead of hammering the cereal, pick up a piece and pop the tasty puff into your mouth.   Deliciousness.

Step six.

   Continue steps three through five until all puffs are either eaten or smashed.  When there is nothing left but slightly sticky dust all over the floor, drop hammer and walk away.

Step seven.

  Look for something else to do, preferably away from the kitchen as it will no longer be a pleasant environment when Mom returns.  Favorite follow up activities: dropping small expensive things into the toilet or coloring in books, or picking up any other tool that has been carelessly left out by the contractors and sticking it in the nearest electrical outlet.

See illustrations below.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Fun things to do in Arkansas

We reside in Arkansas now because of our sense of duty to our country.  Mike swore to uphold, defend and protect... blah blah blah...  our nation, so we move where they tell us.  Therefore we are no longer in the great state of Texas.  We miss it, but frankly, being court marshalled just isn't as cool as it was in the 60s.

We are loving the people we have met here.  They are all really nice, except for that magazine editor who calls Texans "braggarts."  What's her problem?? 

And we've found a couple really cool things to do here in Little Rock.  There might not be one for every county, but there are several in the greater Little Rock area. 

Here's one for example:

A splash park.  Down by the river.  Park on the other side.  Pay a couple bucks, ride a trolley across.  Play in the water.  No one runs off.  No one's face goes under water.  Everyone's safe and the spray keeps the mamas and daddies cool.

See Texas friends?  It may not be the Fort Worth Stock Show, or New Braunfels, or the Rattlesnake roundup, but there are some reasons to come to Arkansas --and while you are here.  You better come see us!