Saturday, June 26, 2010

Nathan's Expressions: An Interpretation

My boy. My oldest. My firstborn. Or as he describes himself: "the holder of the birthright."

Nathan. My strong, silent, but secretly witty and hilarious child.

He turned 9 this week. Nine! That's only a year away from double digits. Sometimes I'm startled by the fact that he'll really remember things from this part of his life. Then I just have to hope I'm not screwing him up too much.

Anyway, I will now interpret his stoic expressions for you.

"WOOO-HOOOO!!!! My first present of the year! YESSS! Grandma rocks!"

"geez, what'd they have to wake me up for? Haven't they learned that I'm not a morning person? Hey...there's a bike there. Nice...I guess I forgive them."

"mmmm....donuts" (Dave got up early and drove up north to get the best maple bars in town fresh from the oven. I think Nathan ate 4 or 5 of them himself.)

"Dude. My friend is awesome. Check this out! He totally knows what I like."

"What kind of wrapping paper is this supposed to be?"

We finally got to the cake right before bed after a long day.
"Mo-om. Are you seriously still taking pictures? I'm really sick of being the center of attention"

And later in the week he promoted to brown belt in karate.
"Yeah, I know I'm bad with my black eye and brown belt. You wanna take me? Ha. Go ahead and try."

I love that kid.

But really, for all I know, the Sponge Bob song could have been playing in his head all day. Or maybe he was watching a movie in his head. I remember doing that when I was a kid and I wanted to tune out...

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Diabetes - it's not always drama

My last diabetes post was pretty dramatic, and a lot of the time, it is. But sometimes...sometimes I just can't help but laugh. A lot. At Dave.

When I know he's in the safe but stupid zone, it's okay to laugh. This is when he or I noticed he was going low and got sugar into him before it got scary, but we still have to wait for him to come up out of the low, so he hangs out in the "drunk" zone for 20 minutes or so.

There was the time he squirted Pam all over the babies swing because it was squeaking.

There was the time he was in the car and the door was open, keys in the ignition, so it was beeping and when I went out he was repeatedly hitting the dashboard to try and turn off the alarm clock.

There was the time he went in to our friends house and hugged his friend and was all "I love you, man" ( cliche, I know)

There were times he would hold his food up to his face and closely inspect it before eating.

There was the time he was annoying me, so I just pushed him off the bed with my feet to snap him out of it.

The funniest was fairly recently. He had been watching Star Trek as he went low and he started trying to have a conversation with me. It didn't take long before I realized he wasn't all there and I actually started recording the conversation with my phone. The TV was on static or something similar at this point. It distracted him and he looked over at it and was all "it's not working." I told him it wasn't on and that wasn't good enough. We debated for a couple minutes on whether or not it was broken or off when he suddenly stares at the TV, points his finger at it and says "Increase magnification....four....EIGHT!" and then flopped back on the couch.


Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Clara's new favorite outfit

She wants to wear it every day.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010


Sometimes I really wonder about the randomness of those random word generators that are supposed to prevent spam.

Sometimes they make me giggle, but sometimes...well, see for yourself. I was just voting for my friends little girl and this popped up.