Monday, May 15, 2006
I love this photo Ken took of the bleeding hearts we have growing by our front door. It's a perfect visual metaphor of my mother's day. See the obvious breathtaking gorgeousness of nature? Spring? Birth? Life? And with a mention of bloodshed? Yeah. I'm currently the mother of an angry teenager and a mouthy adolescent. Nice. Got some really cute earrings out of the deal though.
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Happy 14th Birthday, Honey! I realize being 13 was something of a wild ride for you, as it is for most of us... But you handled this past year with your usual grace & elegance. Dad and I are very proud of you & we couldn't love you more. Best wishes for a totally swell and highly delightful 14!
Love & kisses,
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Emily: What type of lunch box did you use when you had a job?
Ken: (muffles laugh) I didn't usually take my lunch.
Emily: So you got hot lunch most of the time?
Ken: I guess so.
Emily: How much did hot lunch cost?
Ken: About $7 or so.
Emily: Huh. (continues singing her way through making her lunch)
Monday, May 08, 2006
Lisa: Thanks. I love you too.
Emily: You'd better get ready for when I'm a teenager.
Lisa: What does that mean?
Emily: Well, because when I'm a teenager I won't just walk by and say I love you anymore.
Lisa: Why not?
Emily: I'll be into teenager things.
Emily: When I'm thirteen I'll be really busy with teenager stuff.
Lisa: Teenagers don't love their mothers?
Emily: Oh, I'll still love you. Believe me, I will. I just won't say it. I'll be too busy.
Lisa: Thanks for the tip.
Saturday, May 06, 2006
Lisa: You mean Mufasa? (shudders, then giggles)
Ken: (sighs) Please do not call him Mufasa.
Lisa: I know. It's wrong. I'm sorry. But I can never remember his name, and every time you say it, I hear the Whoopi Goldberg hyena when she says...
Ken: I know. And now so do I.
Lisa: Mufasa. I just like saying it. All that power! Mufasa! Mufasa! (shivers)
Ken: (rolls eyes, goes back to typing)