No Speak English at the Grocery Store

January 16, 2012 by  
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I have a tiny little rant.  I was at the store looking for something and another product caught my eye.  I was attempting to read the front of the packaging so I could find out the information I needed and the specifics.

I stood there for several minutes flipping the box around at all angles to find the instructions in plain English.  I am running across things in our stores where the first language I see is something other than my own.  Last time I checked, I wasn’t visiting in a foreign country, but it sure felt like it.  After looking hard, and looking long, I found the description I needed in English in a tinier print than all the rest on a product made here.

I don’t know about you, but this completely irks me.  Last time I checked, I was in the good ole U S of A and the language spoken here is English, LAST TIME I CHECKED.  I understand we are a melting pot of individuals and cultures but seriously? When in Rome, do and speak as the Romans do.  When I visit other countries, I don’t see any special provisions for myself on product shelving.

When did this become so bass ackwards?   Keep the foreign language classes as electives in the classroom, and let me grocery shop without feeling like I have to enroll in French or Spanish just to do so.  Maybe, I have a strong opinion, but this should not be happening.

Rant Over Amen! Or Should I say…. Despotricar Sobre Amén?

What Is It With Bugs and Boys?

August 31, 2010 by  
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What is it with boys and bugs?  Why is it that, they must bring them to me like a cat brings you a dead mouse or a bird?

I am a girl!  And I do not like the creepy and the crawly, and somehow God had a sense of humor and gave me two very bug loving boys.  We have to search for worms in the garden and aptly name all of them.  Anything that has legs, we have to put in a cup or a jar and examine.  As long as there is a screen that separates me and the creepy crawly, I am ok, but sometimes I am not so lucky.

My husband laughs at me, when I am squealing out in the garden, and I am sure I amuse the neighbors with my arms flailing and me running from what may appear to them as the air. Thankfully, I do have boys and a husband and anything I see, they can go and get.  I guess you could say I have a pretty good set up!  Thank heavens for little boys, gloves, and bug spray.

Jack and the Beanstalk, and A Child’s Imagination

August 30, 2010 by  
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We recently picked up some of the fables and fairy tales, at the library.  It had dawned on me that I had never read any of the classic fairy tales, that I knew as a child.  My husband and I spend the time before bed reading two or three books to the boys and they look forward to it each and every night.

The most wonderful thing about being so young, or being four years old, is the ability to have an imagination and engage in imaginative play.  And if you think they aren’t paying attention when you read to them, they are!  I love to see how their little minds work, and as an adult you find yourself going back to your own childhood experiences.

I was doing my normal evening clean up while the boys were on a walk with their dad.  When one of them came running in the house, shouting “mommy!  mommy!  I brought you something!”  He held out his hand, “guessssssss what mommy, guess what you can do with these!, and filled my hand with mostly acorns and something I could not identify.

“Mommy you can plant these magic nuts in the ground and grow a giant beanstalk so you can reach the sky!”   All I could do was smile.

Encourage your child’s imagination and you might get a few of these!

A Four Year Old’s Solution

July 20, 2010 by  
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I haven’t been online much lately, because I am getting ready for a garage sale.  I willl be glad when it is over because my house looks like World War three in here.

It was a day like any other and the boys were playing, and fighting over some toy.

One of the boys came to me upset and the conversation went something like this:

Bubba:  “Mommmmmy, brother is not being nice!”

Me:  “Why isn’t borther being nice?”

Bubba:  “He isn’t sharing the toy and is being selfish.”

Me: “Well what should we do about that?”

Bubba: “We should sell brother in the yard sale.”

Me: (can’t stop laughing)

I have been telling them that in order to get new toys for their upcoming birthday, we had to sell their old toys.  So his solution was to sell brother so he could have his toy  LOL!

Toddlers Are Inventive

October 16, 2009 by  
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Well….

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I was on my way to the laundry room this morning, and around the corner I  see this.  I had to laugh because it was just a funny finding!  Maybe it’s their way of adding a decorative touch  LOL!

How Old Are You?

August 25, 2009 by  
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I am seriously laughing my butt off at my son.  He has taken to telling everyone how old he is and this is his response ever since we celebrated their birthday over the weekend.  I have it on video about 6 or 7 times, and I  laugh every time I hear him.  It is too funny!  ENJOY!

Two Talking Cats, Plus Geico Gecko Parody Video

April 24, 2009 by  
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This video it involves two cute cats, Stina and Mossy, “talking” with each other. These adorable kittens exchange meows back and forth as they lie next to each other on a couch. Sometimes they even purr as they cuddle with each other! My cat back home used to talk just like these two but only to humans lol. Even better is the Geico Gecko talking back, he seems to pop up in the funniest places. The boys simply adore this Gecko, so naturally they had to watch the video a few dozen times! Check it out!

You can also log on to YouTube http://www.youtube.com/itsthegecko and check out some other really fun videos! The laughing baby Gecko is really funny too!

Dentyne and Blog Smog

March 31, 2009 by  
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If you are a blogger (Hi my name is Laurie and I Blog) then you know how much time you spend in front of the computer. I am surprised that my eyes don’t have a permanent picture of my computer screen glowing in them. I got a big chuckle out of this, because I sheepishly admit that I do tend to sit in front of my computer blogging.  Well it is my second life.  Check it out, too funny!

Superbowl Sunday

February 1, 2009 by  
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Anyone watching the Superbowl?  We just started here at 9pm because my husband recorded it.   Me, I am not really into the  Superbowl.   The commercials are really entertaining and I think one of my favorites is the first Doritos commercial.   I laughed so hard at that, because that would be just my luck.   It was hilarious.

So, for right now I don’t know who one, and well truthfully I don’t really care  LOL.  I am so tired after grocery shopping, bathing our dog, getting the kiddos to bed, that well, football is farthest from my mind.   Am I the only one who doesn’t get much from watching the Superbowl?   I told my husband that all it is, is the same thing you see all season just more hype, he gasped at my statement  lol.

Here is me…well his head looks big, she can’t sing, is it hot in here?, I need brownies, did you close the garage honey?, where’s my camera?, this is boring, I am going to bed.

Enjoy the Superbowl, not sure who won but I loved the Doritos commercial!