Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Random Tuesday Thoughts: Definitely Not All There (Here? Somewhere?) Today


'Tis Tuesday again. Hello!

It fascinates me that I began this blogging business strictly to talk about whatever (most likely child-related) thought popped into my head, and now eagerly look forward to Random Tuesday Thoughts and Thursday Night (personal deadline) Spin Cycles. And I am more and more tempted every week by the thought of Wordless Wednesdays and Fragmented Fridays and even Moaning Mondays. Wait- there aren't Moaning Mondays? Well, there definitely should be. Work has been kicking my bum lately and I think I need a day to whine about it.

But instead, let us randomly discuss my family shall we? My hubby is the most patient person I can think of at this moment. Elizabeth has entered a phase of obsession with playing hide and seek. It's all she wants to do from the moment Daddy walks in the door until she is forced to "hide" in her bed for the night. And he actually humors her. And appears to enjoy it. Or he is one heck of a faker. His only complaint tonight, after a hour straight of this? That Lilli insists on hiding with him and gives away his spot too early. He's a good daddy, and that's all there is to it.

I spent an hour with my mom tonight discussing Hawaiian Haystacks. Ever heard of those? It's a church dinner kind of dish. You take rice and top it with a mixture of shredded chicken and either chicken gravy or thinned down cream of chicken soup. Then you top it with cheese, green onions, pineapple tidbits, coconut, slivered almonds, whatever junk you have in your fridge. Economical and all, but *gag*. People like them though. I did finally say I would eat it, but only the rice, chicken stuff and cheese. She can just forget about the rest of it. The hour? Oh yes. That was spent googling "Hawiian Haystack Toppings".

Chick-fil-A has brought out some kind of internal monster that I didn't know I had. No, not the one who would pour their Honey Mustard Dressing on anything and/or eat it with spoon, one created by the kid's meal. They have meals for children, I have children. Right now they're giving away computer games. One of which is Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego: Treasures of Knowledge. It's a little (ok, a lot) beyond the girls, so now it's mine. And I can't stop playing the stupid thing. I'm 29, so that means in elementary school, starting in second or third grade, we had computer lab time. On those old computers with the green screens (First time I was exposed to Windows in a school computer lab was 8th grade if this helps you place me on the technology map). And we played Orgeon Trail, which is still my favorite game of all time, well, next to Kingdom Hearts, and we also played Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego. So it takes me way way back and that's part of the charm. I may also just like the Chief congratulating me on a job well done. I like to be a people pleaser, and that seems to extend even to the virtual ones. Sadly I have more than enough time suckers in my life already, but I'm sure you can guess what I will be doing the minute I post this.

Which is going to happen right about now....


Keely said...

Moaning Mondays? That sounds like a GREAT idea for a meme! You should get on that ;)

Your husband IS a good daddy. I'd be annoyed after like 10 minutes of that.

FoN said...

My three year old is in a hide and seek phase too. My oldest plays with her, but after a couple of rounds fails to actually participate in the 'seek' part of that game. I can't decide if it's funny or mean. Kind of both, I guess!

Sprite's Keeper said...

Sprite still doesn't quite get hide and seek. Right now she's really into "run and evade". I don't like that game either.

Shangrila said...

I had to explain the "rules" of hide and seek in detail to my now 5 year old last summer. Now, he's quiet when he hides, hides in multiple places, and doesn't call, "Mom! Mama! Come find me!" thereby giving away his location-lol!

Start Moaning Mondays-I'll play!

I loved Oregon Trail-thanks for the smile! :)