A few things

I've been a single mom all week, and half of last week, and half of the week before. I've shut down all auxillary systems and am only running life support. For me that means getting the oldest to school and back. Feeding the kids. Putting them to bed. Taking Boop to get her hair cut after she hacked half of it off with scissors. You know that reaction shot in cartoons, where the character drops his eyes to half mast and looks to the side. Calvin's dad is making it in the third frame. I make that look a lot.

Here are some of the things I've been fielding around home:

Boop: Mom, why do houses stand still but people move?

Later, I found her rolling a rolling pin* while I was making her nachos.
Boop: Look at this great rolling thing I found!
Me: That is what we use to make sugar cookies.
Boop: Great! Let's make cookies now to go with my hots?
Me: Your hots?
Boop: That's what I call cheese and chips, you know, because they're hot?

While eating lunch...
Boop: Can I have a refill of chocolate milk?
Me: In just a minute.
Boop: No! I need it now! I mean, I can't drink my cheese and chips, can I? Especially the chips- they're kind of hard, you know?

* rolling pin is a weird term. It's so weird that as I was typing it I thought, 'it can't really be called a rolling PIN. Why is it a pin? It's gotta be called something else and I just haven't had enough coffee to figure it out. But I googled "rolling pin" and that is indeed what it's called. Why? I have no idea.


Melissa Marsh said...

I adore Calvin and Hobbes. Made me very sad that the creator retired and we get no new Calvin and Hobbes adventures!

When my ex worked on the railroad, I was frequently home with the kids by myself - all three of them - and boy, I know how you feel.

November 6, 2009 at 12:23 PM
Anissa said...

That Boop! You can always count on her for blog fodder. :)

November 8, 2009 at 11:27 AM
Kathleen said...

I love Calvin's dad!!

November 10, 2009 at 12:08 PM
Sharon Mayhew said...

Robin, It sounds like you have a picture book living at your house! Very funny post. :)

November 13, 2009 at 7:33 PM

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