Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Manic Monday

Other wise titled, "Mom's Cracked".

Sunday night while we were at church, the sleet started. By the time we left church, it was icy in the neighborhood. The Professor likes to drive on this kind of stuff, so he drove us home.

As we drove, we noticed that the sleet and ice seemed to stop. We had pretty good roads until we hit our little 'burb. ICE!!!

Monday, the kids wanted to play in the ice. So I let them. It was during this outings that it was discovered that, despite my previous thoughts, I had 3 children with ill-fitting coats. It didn't stop them from heading out to play. Hats, coats, gloves and they went off sledding and having fun!! So we really didn't have school time until the afternoon.

My giggles started on facebook earlier in the day and continued into school. School work started with Mini-Me working on a geography review. "I can't remember where the coyote lives. Is it the desert or the prairie?"

I tried to have a mysterious, Spanish accent and said, "The Coyote howls at the moon."


"The coyote howls at the moon."

Her eyebrows lowered at me, "You're. Weird."

I thoroughly enjoyed her response and laughed.

Then her next question pushed me over the edge.

What she said was "The Grain elevator is in the prairie."

What I heard was "The GREEN elevator is in the prairie."

I started laughing immediately, "The Green elevator is in the prairie?"
Being visual, I could see it! Green = prairie.
"So what? Do they put the silver elevators in the frozen tundras and cold climates?"

"No...The GRAIN elevators..." It's too late. I'm long gone.

"And do they put the blue ones on the coast??"


I'm just laughing and laughing -- tears rolling down my cheeks.

She looks at me and says, "You're cracked."

Peals of laughter erupted ...
still makes me laugh.

It was funny.
Still is.

Green Elevators.



Growin' with it! said...

all right, who's spiking Comfie Denim's egg nog?!☺

Livin' Life said...

We must be long lost hippies sisters. I love it. I get crazy like that around my kids and they smile real big and say "Stop that mom, your embarrassing me." i love it!!!!

A&EMom said...

This makes me love you more!

(E just HATES it when I do the same to her! Honestly, it just fuels the fire!)

ThoughtfulMom said...

I can see the look on her face as she announced, "You're cracked." And it cracks me up. :)

I love doing that kind of thing to my kids.

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

You're weird. And I do mean that in the best way possible!
I guess that's why we get along so well ;-)

Mrs. Darling said...

Kids can be so funny!

CrossView said...

LOL! And I thought it was only at our house....

Our weather here is highs in the mid 70's and lows in the 50's. We do have ice. In the freezer.... =P

Our Peculiar Life said...

ROFL!!! that's hysterical. I love your stories!

jugglingpaynes said...

I think I need my eyes checked. It looked like you said The Professor LIKES to drive on sleet and ice. Does he work part-time as a race car driver too? :o)

I love how you crack up. I do that too! And I crack up Marina, but I think she just laughs at anything. I usually mishear what Chase says to me because he's started to talk with minimal mouth movement. You might call it a mumble. ;o)

Peace and Laughter,

Poopsie said...

What a hoot!

It's good to know I am not alone...

The Gang's All Here! said...

Clearly you are suffering from a merriment sugar high. Christmas music, Christmas cookies. Good combination :)

appleleaf said...

School sounds like fun at your place. Enjoy your icy Christmas. People under 10 don't ever seem to feel the cold when they're having fun.
BTW thanks very much for your lovely card!

TobyBo said...

it's discussions like this one that make me sure it's time for a vacation from school.

Toni said...

ROFL! This is soooo a conversation that would occur in our home.

Dapoppins said...

I need a case of the giggle too. Where can I buy that?