Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Groceries and pee

After picking up the boys from school, I ran to the grocery store.

Because I am in fear of the boys peeing in their pants, I keep a spare potty in my car so that they can pee if they can't hold it before we get home.

We got through the shopping trip with minor scratches and only a few angry faces from fellow shoppers - I let the boys push the cart...at high speeds...through the store. They are short. They cannot see over the top of the cart. Scary and Funny at the same time.

We were almost home.

Nathan: "I gotta pee!"

Jamie: "Me too! I gotta pee!"

I ask them if they can hold it.

Nathan whimpers: Nooo.

I pull over to a shopping center and let each one out to pee. and pee. and pee. and pee.

Finally we are back in our seats and headed home.

As I make a sharp turn, I actually think - Oh no! The groceries and THE PEE! I can actually hear it sloshing around!

I realize I must drive carefully to avoid pee. on. my. groceries. Nice.

Minivans. Potties in the backs of cars. Mom.

I made it home, only to get pee all over my hand and shoes as I am taking it through the garage.

Just another day in paradise.

~ Just this mom.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Dinosaurs and little boys

I so was NOT a SciFi geek growing up, unless you count Star Trek and for the sake of this conversation, it's not included.

I was sick on Saturday and had very little energy. This usually means a day of the boys playing together and watching tv with me, intermittently.

I stumbled on a series, 1 - 3 all in a row, in the SciFi channel.

We all laid on the couch with our pillows and blankets and watch them. After the first, I recorded the other two so we could watch without commercials. and. they. LOVE IT!

The people and the dinosaurs living together in harmony. The fantastic costumes and flying Terranadons. They even reenact scenes...

Jamie: Take my hand! You CAN DO IT!
Nathan: I CAN'T!

The switch off, each being the one to help the other cross from the couch to the ottoman. The scene is between two of the characters but they are actually acting it out!

I was so excited, I went on eBay and ordered the original big color book (apparently goes for as high as $250) and several of the children's books. The artwork has a bit of a cult following.

I can't wait to read the books to the boys and it makes me wonder what they will be like when they are 2nd or 3rd grade with their little sci-fi books. I can only imagine the books they will introduce me to and for that I am so excited to be a mom of boys.

Maybe I will go to one of those crazy conventions!

If you get a chance, take a Sci-fi moment, and enjoy a little series called Dinotopia or escape into another Sci-Fi fantasy. I highly recommed it.

~ Visitor to Dinotopia Mama