Archive for May, 2008

Children are funny

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

A couple of weeks ago, we were down in Springfield doing some shopping.  We decided to stop in a certain home improvement store, that henceforth shall be known as “The Boring Work Store Of Doom!”.  As we pulled into the parking lot, Elizabeth (who is almost six) says, “oh no!  It’s the boring work store of doom!” and then proceeds to add the organ sound effects “dum dum duuummmm!”.

Dominic used to really hate that store too.  We used to tell him we were going to his favorite store, and he’d just groan and writhe around in pain.  And he’d mope the whole time we were in the store.  Now that he’s a little older, he really likes it.  He looks around and sees possibilities.  Maybe Elizabeth will learn to see the store in a new light as she gets older too.

It seems our kids have said several humorous things lately.  We bought bunk beds for our girls with our “economic stimulus” check.  Teresa refers to them as “punk beds”, which when you think about it is really a far more accurate description.

Not to be out-done, William (who is almost two) has picked up a new little habit.  Any time somebody…uh…passes gasbreaks wind…er, well, anytime somebody farts (or even makes a fart-like sound), he’ll say “Eeeeeeeewwww!  Pew, pew, pew, pew!” while fanning the air in front of his nose.  This is one of those things that’s really cute AT HOME, but is not so funny in public.  So far, he hasn’t been too obvious about it publicly, but I’m sure the day is coming.

Dominic has published a website of his own now.  I have to say that I’m rather proud of him.  He’s learned a lot about HTML, JavaScript, and PHP.  Not bad at all for a 14 year old.  That being said, I encourage you to visit his site.  Just be careful what you click on, because he has these little things called “Insanity Challenges” and other little JavaScript based things.  Lets just say that the average 14 year old learning JavaScript will find them clever and amusing, and leave it at that.  You’ve been warned ;)